CONCAWE - Fuel Quality and Emissions Management Group
As part of our participation in CONCAWE - Fuel Quality and Emissions Management Group and its working groups, we maintain a set of important links with various organizations that lead in the development of fuel quality.
At Galp, we have been monitoring the work carried out, either through participation in CONCAWE or through participation in the Technical Commission - CT38, within the framework of the Portuguese Quality System, in order to be ready at all times to supply the most evolved fuels.
ADH - Marine Fuels and ADH - Aviation Fuels
In the field of marine fuels, we are participating in the ADH groups - Marine Fuels, and in the case of aviation fuels, we participate in the ADH group - Aviation Fuels, through Galp Energia.
The creation of these groups establishes and consolidates links with organizations such as the IPIECA (International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association), ISO (International Standards Organization) - ISO/TC28/SC4/WG6 and IMO (International Maritime Organization) in the case of marine fuels, and with the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) and the AFC (Aviation Fuel Committee of the Energy Institute) in the case of aviation fuels.
The work groups cover several areas of fuel quality and enable interaction with other companies operating in the market. As a result, at Galp we have positioned ourselves in an advantageous position that enables us to anticipate risks and consolidate strategic scenarios.
EUROBITUMEN and CT153
In the case of bitumens, we have been monitoring regulatory developments through participation in EUROBITUMEN, and in Portugal, in the CT153 Technical Committee. The work carried out by this committee with a view to publishing the national annex to the standard EN12591 that establishes the specifications for pavement bitumen is notable.
We have laboratories of acknowledged expertise that employ a vast team of experienced technicians and technically complex equipment.
Our laboratories have maintained their accreditations granted by IPAC, in accordance with the NP EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard. This qualification is recognized internationally as having the highest requirements for testing laboratories, and it is still one of the main supports of the quality assurance system, because of the confidence it gives to stakeholders.
Compliance with regulatory requirements requires the participation of laboratories in international inter-laboratory comparison programmes, in which our laboratories have been excelled due to their high levels of performance.