TG Condition Monitoring and Testing
- Exchange of experiences on methods of condition monitoring and testing of pressure equipment
- Strategies to increase plant safety and availability
- Implementation of the German Ordinance of Industrial Safety and Health and associated technical rules (TRBS) in the VGB industry code for power plants
- Assessment of the suitability of condition monitoring methods
- Creation and instructions for the revision of VGB standards also in terms of documented quality
- Influence on national and European standardization and legislative initiatives
- Revision of VGB-S 506 "Condition monitoring and testing of the components of steam boiler plants, pressure vessel systems and water or steam-carrying pipelines"
- Effects of current European and national legislation on the subject of condition monitoring and testing (PED, German Ordinance of Industrial Safety and Health, TRBS e.g.)
- Measures to maintain and increase plant safety
VGB Position Paper
- Umgang mit Prüfungen und Prüffälligkeiten nach BetrSichV bei absehbarer endgültiger Außerbetriebnahme von Druckanlagen in Kohlekraftwerken
(Available in German only)
With the implementation of the Coal Electric Power Generation termination Act (KVBG), a larger number of pressure systems in the affected power plant blocks will be taken out of operation. It can happen that shortly before decommissioning there are still due dates for carrying out tests on pressure systems and their system parts according to BetrSichV.
This position paper describes technically and economically appropriate procedures for handling tests and their due dates for coal-fired power plants shortly before final decommissioning, as well as the associated administrative processing of the decommissioning in the sense of the BetrSichV for inspection and monitoring plants required by ZÜS.