Kiwa Gastec provides consultancy, testing, certification and training services in the fields of fuel, energy, carbon and heating appliances.
We are a leading testing and certification body for hydrogen technologies and other gas appliances and components. We also specialise in fuel cell power, mCHP, portable device and fuel cell systems – whether fuelled by pure hydrogen or using other feedstocks.
Our team of experts is led by our Technical Director and internationally renowned chemical engineer Mark Crowther, who has decades of experience in the field of gas consultancy. The team has provided technical support in many recent high profile hydrogen projects, including H21 Leeds City Gate, HyDeploy and HyHouse.
Our services are most often engaged by utilities, government departments, appliance manufacturers and automotive component companies, and include technical advice, field trial management, feasibility studies, proof of concept, technical due diligence, risk analysis and mitigation, regulatory advice, techno-economic analysis, data analysis, compliance services including CE Approval.
We are recognised for our technical expertise and knowledge of energy usage in most of its forms: combinations of solid, fuel, gas, oil and biomass as well as renewable technologies such as hydrogen, solar, wind, heat pump and m-CHP. We work closely with government bodies and trade associations, in an advisory capacity, both at home and internationally.
We have long and wide experience in domestic heating and carry out comprehensive and detailed field trials of several technologies (condensing boilers, m-CHP, solar thermal, controls). We can also verify greenhouse gas emissions under CCA, EU ETS or other local or National schemes (whether voluntary or mandatory), such as The Netherland’s ‘carbon ladder’. We also offer a carbon footprinting service for products, services and businesses.
Our accreditations include:
UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No.0692) for product testing
UKAS accredited (No.0217) to provide Product Conformity certification under the:
• Gas Appliance Directive (2009/142/EC)
• Construction Products Regulation (EU) – 305/2011 (Testing Laboratory System 3)
• Microgeneration Certification Scheme
UKAS accredited Verification Body (No.0217) for GHG emissions data under EU ETS
Notified Body (No.0558) for the:
• Gas Appliance Directive
• Construction Products Regulation
• Hot Water Boilers Directive – (EU 92/42/EEC)
OFTEC approved test laboratory and training centre
One of the six UK-based Kiwa businesses, Kiwa Gastec is part of the Kiwa Group, one of the top twenty global testing, inspection and certification (TIC) organisations, with a presence in over 50 countries. We serve a wide and diverse range of industries. Our markets include energy, automotive, food, construction, manufacturing, fire safety and security, medical, mining, maritime and education.
Kiwa aims to bring Trust, Quality and Progress to the world. We create trust by contributing to the transparency of the quality, safety and sustainability of products, processes and organisations as well as of personal and environmental performance.