The International Gas Analysis Symposium & Exhibition (GAS2015) once again drew a strong audience from the world of gas analysis and related equipment earlier this month.

Held for the eighth time by NEN and ISO/TC 158 (Analysis of gases), the event attracted over 200 experts in gas analysis from 30 countries around the world.

Sponsored primarily by Air Liquide, GAS2015 was held at the World Trade Centre Rotterdam in the Netherlands from 10th-12th June and focused on calibration gases, equipment, and the optimisation of industrial processes – combining science, standardisation and practical analytical techniques.

The three-day event was officially opened by Michal Malicki from the European Space Agency (ESA), who gave two practical examples of gas analysis – off-gas measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and CO2 – that occur during space missions.

This was followed by parallel sessions on natural gas and biogas, metrology, standardisation and certification, analytical applications, and health, safety and the environment.

The symposium programme consisted of almost 70 lectures across these parallel sessions, and around 40 poster presentations. Lectures were well received and provided input for discussion and gaining new ideas. The best lecture was awarded to Minami Amano from the National Metrology Institute of Japan.

An exhibition floor with 26 participants was a convenient meeting and networking place during the breaks and opening drinks. Exhibitors included AGC Instruments, Air Liquide Specialty Gases, Bronkhorst, DeMaCo, Inficon, The Linde Group, Tiger Optics, and V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik.

Air Liquide was the event’s main sponsor, while fellow sponsors included Agilent Technologies and The Linde Group.