History

FARECOGAZ History

1969FACOGAZ  year of foundation
FACOGAZ Fabricants des Compteurs du Gaz
 President: M. Dutruy, Compagnie de Compteur, France
 Vicepresident: and Head of the German Delegation:     
Dr.Otto, Kromschöder AG, Member of the Lower Saxon Landtag,
Germany
 General Secretary: Mr. Seebacher, Germany
  
1971FAREGAZ  year of foundation
In Paris, the Association of the European Manufacturers of Gas
Pressure Regulators and Safety Devices was founded and named
FAREGAZ with the main object to create an European standard
for gas pressure regulators in order to do away with obstacles in
International trade
FAREGAZ Fabricants des Regulateurs du Gaz
President:                    M. Dutruy
Vice President:            Dr.Otto
General Secretary:      Baron de la Croix, France
First FAREGAZ organization :
25 manufacturers ( Six from Germany, one from Belgium, eight
from France, five from Italy and five 5 from the Netherlands)
  
1971TC FAREGAZ year of foundation
Constitutional Meeting of the FAREGAZ Technical Committee in
Milan; President of the TC: Mr Minkner (Regel-Messtechnik)
  
1972TC Facogaz year of foundation
Constitutional Meeting of the FACOGAZ Technical Committee
President of the TC: Mr. Schulz, Kromschröder AG, Germany
  
1973 
The Liason Technical Commission CL 12 MARCOGAZ/FAREGAZ has been decided in the joined meeting in Frankfurt with the purpose to eliminate obstacles for European harmonized technical rules.
The Liason Technical Commission CL 12 MARCOGAZ/FAREGAZ has been decided in the joined meeting in Frankfurt with the purpose to eliminate obstacles for European harmonized technical rules.
  
1974 
 Foundation of Liaison Committee MARCOGAZ - FACOGAZ
Comité de Liaison CL 6
President of MARCOGAZ
Prof. Schelberger (CEO Ruhrgas AG)                                         
Support by Dr. Dienelt, Hamburger Gaszählerfabrik, and
Chairman DVGW Technical Committee Low Pressure Gas Measurement
 Annual FAREGAZ and FACOGAZ Meetings
held with rotation in the Countries of the Members
 Further Rotation of the General Secretariat
Dr.-Ing. Tillmann, FAREGAZ and FACOGAZ
Baron de la Croix, FAREGAZ and FACOGAZ
J. Senave, FACOGAZ
Dr. Burger, FAREGAZ and FACOGAZ
  
1988 
 FACOGAZ President M. Brodin proposes to the President of Marcogaz, Mr. Molinary, to work together on elastomers in a common working group (Comite liaison CL 5). The document CL 5 (requirements for gas meters) has been the basis for the future European standard on diaphragm gas meters.
 For further details of the above mentioned document  please refer to history-facogaz-1988.pdf
  
1997 
 Revised statutes have been approved by the FAREGAZ and FACOGAZ Plenary Meetings in Germany and Austria (existing statues modified and adapted to the new economic situation in Europe taking into account new technologies, new requirements amd new legislation).
  
2011 
 Merger of FAREGAZ and FACOGAZ
 The two associations FAREGAZ and FACOGAZ were merged into a new association named FARECOGAZ – The association of European manufacturers of gas metering equipment, gas pressure regulators and associated safety devices and stations in Brussels.
 Like its two predecessors, FARECOGAZ will not pursue any economic purpose, but sees itself as a technical and scientific ambassador for its members.
 These represent 90% of the European market for gas metering equipment, gas pressure regulators, associated gas safety devices and instrumentation and control systems for the gas infrastructure.
 The significance of the market position held by the members is underlined by an excerpt from the Statutes of FARECOGAZ.
 The Plenary Meeting in Brussels elected
  • Michael Calovini (Elster GmbH) as President and
  • Dr. Cristiano Nardi (Pietro Fiorentini SpA) as Vice President
  • The other members of the Presidency are Omero Borghesani (Emerson) and Heinrich Bertke (Elster GmbH).
  • Dr Norbert Burger (grzi / figawa) is responsible for the General Secretariat.
 The merger of the two associations offers clear synergies and it will now be easier to leverage these. In addition, bundling their technological competence under one common roof gives the new association an even stronger voice in the gas market, which is growing rapidly in significance. Many member companies are active today in overlapping product segments, and the number of issues addressed by both FACOGAZ and FAREGAZ has grown, such as maintenance recommendations for control and instrumentation systems (stations). A further reason for the merger can be found in the fact that the same contact person with a customer or authority is often responsible for both associations; communication with these should thus be both smoother and more intense in future.