of technical service of the VGB GroupMORE
VGB expand their services with oil laboratory
Oil analyses for efficient and reliable electricity generation
As of January 2018, VGB PowerTech expand their services for electricity supply with their new oil laboratory. The new oil lab offers all services for oil management with its state-of-the art lab for the analysis of lubricants and insulating oils.
Technical Services now part of the organisational structure of VGB PowerTech Service GmbH
As of January 1, 2018, the Technical Services of the VGB Group are part of the organisational structure of VGB PowerTech Service GmbH.
VGB POWERTECH JOURNAL 12-2017
Download selected papers from the latest December issue free of charge:
- The transformation of the European utility landscape
Christophe Brognaux, Jens Burchardt, Jérôme Hervé, Frank Klose, Jan Limet, Tobias Pfingsten, Dominik Thiel and Ferdinand Varga
- ČEZ’s Hydropower Fleet – past, present and future – Current utilisation and prospective new projects
Petr Maralík, Roman Mašika and Václav Lagner
Latest media data 2018: Your advertisement in the VGB PowerTech Journal
Also in 2018 the VGB PowerTech Journal will continue to provide current information and latest news and findings about the trends in the power business. Make advantage of our renowned journal and print advertising and address your customers and stakeholders to draw the attention to your products and services.
Individual consulting on RDS-PP®
Fit in RDS-PP®?!
You have the task to encode plant components with RDS-PP® and to do this economically and according to the rules of the valid VGB standards? VGB offers support!
Network Codes: Impact of the European Guideline on System Operation on Existing and New Generating Units
Since 2009, VGB is working together with EURELECTRIC on the European grid code topics: VGB is in charge of the technical and operational codes and EURELECTRIC of the market codes. Their complementary actions have been recognized by the EC and ACER since both associations got seats when the EC created the grid connection and system operation European Stakeholder Committees.
Maintenance in Power Plants: Register now!
Detailed reports about strategies and practical examples on how to achieve good maintenance with few resources will guide you through the conference.
Steam Generators, Industrial and Cogeneration Plants incl. Workshop CHP: Programme online!
The conference will focus on the future of power plants in 2025 to match current and future requirements of the energy policy with best possible technologies. Current operating experiences with new technologies and practical applications will be discussed.The conference includes the Workshop CHP. It takes accout of the continously growing relevance of internal combustion engines in the generation of power and heat.
Maintenance in Power Plants 2018
28 February/1 March 2018 in Bonn, Germany
This biennial event is addressed to all experts of the conventional and nuclear division, to the experts of maintenance in power plants and service companies and to the independent inspectors and deputies of governments, who are concerned with new developments in the divisions maintenance, inspection and repair.
Steam Generators, Industrial and Cogeneration Plants
21/22 March 2018 in Rostock, Germany
The Conference will focus on storage technologies, flexibility, conservation and the “future of power plants in 2025” in order to match current and future requirements of energy policy.
16/17 May 2018 in Potsdam, Germany
Every two years, VGB PowerTech organises the KELI – Technical Conference on Electrical Engineering, I&C and IT Technologies. Operators and planners of all types of generation plants like conventional, nuclear and hydro power as well as renewable, decentralized and industrial generation are addressed.
Steam Turbines and Operation of Steam Turbines
6/7 June 2018 in Koblenz, Germany
Aim of the conference is to ensure the steam turbine operation on a high availability and effectiveness also in the future. Changes of the market and the reactions on the manufacturer and operator side as well as in the complete service sector make this experience exchange still more necessary.
PowerTech Journal 12/2017
- VGB Congress 2017
- Power Plant operation
- Evitalisation for European utilities
- Flexible power plants
- ČEZ hydropower fleet - past, present and future
and further news from industry, development and research
Electricity Generation - Facts and Figures 2017/2018
The update of the information brochure Electricity Generation - Facts and Figures 2017/2018 had been published. Periodically, since 2003 this VGB publication informs about facts and trend in electricity generation.
Recommendations for thermal/mechanical generator protection
To detect incipient damage to generators in power plants, protective equipment is installed. For electrical protection, in 2012 VGB published recommendations in the VGB-Standard VGB-S-025 “Electrical Generating Unit Protection”. The VGBStandard in hand, VGB-S-164-11, shows the protective measures that can be taken when thermal limits are exceeded or leaks and other malfunctions occur. These protective measures relate to so-called thermal/mechanical generator protection and cover generators for thermal power plants, hydroelectric power plants and wind turbines.
Document Designation for Energy Supply Units
Documents should be quickly available for certain tasks. To achieve this, a designation of documents with identifying and classifying information is necessary. Essential parts of the designation of documents are statements about the object represented and the characteristic content of information.
Analysis of Unavailability of Power Plants
The report provides information about weak points of equipment and power plant systems. VGB is analysing the annual unavailability (UA analysis) in order to identify the root causes, i.e. those systems causing unavailability to be able to upgrade such weak equipment.
Media Information 2017
The Media Information for the technical journal "VGB PowerTech" and other event-publications of VGB are now available for download.
Monitoring, limiting and protection devices on gas turbine systems
Monitoring, limiting and protection devices must satisfy stringent requirements in order to ensure safe and reliable operation of gas turbine units. The revisied VGB-Standard aims at considering the state-of-the-art and the current codes of practice and ISO and VDMA standards. This standard applies to stationary gas turbines (single-shaft and multi-shaft turbines) used to drive generators and other machinery.
Standards for professional leadership behaviourVe
Rather than sharing generally known theories and fundamentals on leadership behaviour, the VGB-Standard VGB-S041 is meant to serve as a basis for operator-specific requirements for leadership behaviour and focus content-wise on essential tasks of managers in day-to-day business.
Amendment sheets at a glance!
The listed amendment sheets include all amendments regarding to the VGB-Standard. Its structure complies with the chapters of the VGB-Standard. It documents the amendments with naming the chapter number.
benefits for members
- Provide an international platform for the exchange and transfer of technical know-how
- Identify, raise and organisation of joint R&D activities
- Offer technical services, engineering consulting and construction supervision
- Guarantee access to a pool of expert knowledge
- Generate technical and operational standardisation
- Organise and offer training
Facts and Figures
Nuclear Power Plants
The European nuclear power plants generate more than 30% of the electricity need. Thus the CO2 load of the atmosphere is reduced by over 900 Mio. tons (if replaced by coal fired power plants). VGB PowerTech and the committees of the department „Nuclear Power Plants“ are dealing with all issues concerning a safe and economical operation of NPPs.
Power Plant Technologies
The competence area “Power Plant Technologies” is the communications platform for all questions concerning the technology and operation of all power plant types, and covers all technical areas from boilers and turbines to I&C systems. The focus is on both short-term issues relating to daily operation and long-term, strategically oriented topics.
Renewables and Distributed Generation
The committees related to "Renewables and Distributed Generation" are dealing with all technical and economic issues concerning the use of renewables and decentralized generation technologies
In Europe hydropower is not only an indispensable renewable source but it is still the frontrunner in renewable energy with an annual electricity production of more than 375 TWh, as approximately 41% of the renewable energy is based on hydropower. For more than 20 years an exchange of experience of the leading companies organized by VGB PowerTech is taking place on an expert level regarding technical and strategic topics.
For more than 16 years an intensive exchange of information and experience to improve the efficient operation of wind power plants organized by VGB PowerTech is taking place. In this context, the requirements of the wind power plant operators are highlighted. The companies are mainly interested in cooperation to push forward standardisation (best practice) and to incorporate operator interest in the different user groups.
Power generation from biomass is a crucial part of transforming the global energy supply structure towards a sustainable energy future. Currently 167 TWh electricity and 855 TWh heat are generated from Biomass in Europe. Therefore Biomass has a share of 18.6% in renewable electricity generation and 87% in renewable heat generation. Since 2002 VGB has provided a growing platform for owners and operators of biomass power plants for sharing experience and knowledge at a high expertise level.
Environmental Technology, Chemistry, Safety and Health
The Competence Area „Environmental Technology, Chemistry, Safety and Health“ focuses on important general issues of power and heat generation. Its specialised committees offer the platform for the necessary exchange of experience and the forming of opinion of the branch for the respective specialists in the member companies
Technical services are an integral part of VGB PowerTech’s work. They are to be regarded as an enhancement to the services for our members and cover all aspects of engineering and operation in power plants. These services are used by members worldwide to achieve sustainably safe, fault-free and cost-effective operation