The section hosts an annual gas advisory forum (Gas TAF) where all the stakeholders are invited to discuss the latest challenges in the field of gas analysis. Proficiency testing scheme results are presented and discussed. Workshops such as measurement challenges are presented. Proficiency testing schemes and bilateral comparison are provided to assist the laboratories to achieve measurement capabilities that will ensure their competitiveness in their market and improve the results being reported to stakeholders for regulatory purposes. The section is ISO 17025 and ISO guide 34 accredited by SANAS for the production of Primary Reference Gas Mixture (PRGMs) to industries with the smallest measurement uncertainty level.
Various techniques are in place together with highly experienced scientists in the field of gas analysis. Due to changes in technology and the needs of the country, the section is pleased to report to our stakeholders of the new equipment's such as Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer, Fourier Transform Infra-red Spectrometer, Ethanol Analysers, New 10 and 5 litre cylinders, Latest Automatic Weighing Device from KRISS (South Korea), Agilent - Gas Chromatography coupled with different detectors such as PDHID, FID/methaniser, TCD, uECD, AED, Mass Suspension Balance (MSB) for low mole fractions etc. The gas analysis laboratory has recently acquired high-tech instruments National Ozone Standard Reference Photometer (SRP), GC-micro-ECD etc in order to fast track the services to the fast-growing industries who needs the traceability of reference gases and calibration service.
Recently, the section submitted 20 new CMCs for approval. It is our pleasure to report to all our stakeholders that all submitted 20 CMCs were approved by international Key comparison working group (KCWG). The total number of CMCs including 20 New CMCs is 37 CMCs. Results of the comparisons operated by the CIPM-CCQM are used to compile internationally-recognised Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs). A table of Gas Analysis Section CMCs for gas analysis can be downloaded from the BIPM Key Comparison Database.