A draft of IGEM standard IGEM/GL/10 Gas Quality Specification for Conveyance of Group H Gases of the Second Gas Family is available for comment.
This draft for comment has been prepared by an IGEM Working Group chaired by Angus McIntosh and is submitted to industry for its consideration and comment.
The draft can be found here and the comment form can be downloaded from here.
This draft Standard is supported by a new supplement which can be found here and has been prepared by IGEM Secretariat which describes the IGEM Governance for the Gas Quality Standard.
A Consultation Document “A key step on the pathway to Net Zero emissions - EVIDENCE REPORT” has also been prepared which explains the proposed changes to the gas specification and provides references to the supporting technical evidence. The proposed IGEM standard will be a dynamic framework for changes in gas quality but the enduring safety of domestic consumers will be paramount. This document can be found here and should be read in conjunction with both the Gas Quality Specification for Conveyance of Group H gases of the Second Gas Family and the IGEM’s Governance of Industry Recognised Standards document.
The Gas Quality Working Group was formed to propose a standard covering the UK gas quality specification in support of duty holders required to demonstrate compliance with the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations, GS(M)R. This standard has been produced against a background of declining gas supplies from the North Sea, increasing reliance on imported supplies, both via interconnector and LNG, and the need to decarbonise the gas networks. The proposed new IGEM standard would ensure the gas networks have access to diversified sources of gas to enhance security of supply, whilst continuing to deliver gas to customers safely and efficiently, to support deep decarbonisation through biogases and hydrogen.
Please provide your response or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th July 2020.