TG Reference Designation and Plant Documentation


  • Integration in national and international standardization projects:
    • Designation of power plant systems in "Gemeinschaftsausschuss
      Kennzeichensysteme") GA KS
    • Flow diagram for power plant technologies in ISO TC 10
    • Operational instructions for installations and systems in the DIN and DKE
    • Life cycle data for installations and systems in the DIN and DKE
  • Data administration and revision of the KKS


  • Support for power plant operator, manufacturer and planning engineers in connection with the application of RDS-PP and KKS
  • Contact partner and coordinator for standardization queries national and
    international concerning reference designation
  • Preparation of guidelines for plant documentation

Current Topics

  • After the consultation of the German proposal results the standard for the designation of technical objects in power plants with ISO/TS 16952-10 was publicated in 2008, followed as national standard DIN ISO/TS 16952-10 in 2010. This is - in common with the basic standards IEC 81346-1 and -2 - the normative basis for the worldwide acceptance of the Reference Designation System for Power Plants - RDS-PP.
  • The Working Panel "Reference Designation and Plant Documentation" undertakes the responsibility for:
    • Reference Designation System for Power Plants RDS-PP - Letter Codes for Power Plant Systems (System Key)
      VGB-S-821-00-2016-06-EN, [former: B101e]
    • RDS-PP - Letter Codes for Basic Functions and Product Classes
      VGB-B102e, 1st Edition 2010
    • Document Designation for Energy Supply Units
      VGB-S-832-00-2016-04-DE-EN [former: B103e], Edition 2016
    • VGB Abbreviationcatalogue for power plant technology
      VGB-S-891-00-2012-06-DE-EN [former: B107e], Edition 2012
    • Rules for the creation of denominations and their application for power plant engineering
      VGB-B108e, 3rd Edition 2010
    • Lieferung der Technischen Dokumentation (Technische Anlagendaten, Dokumente) für Anlagen der Energieversorgung - eBook
      VGB-S-831-00-2015-05-DE-ebook [former: VGB-R171e], 3rd Edition 2015
    • KKS Identification System for Power Plants
      VGB-S-811-01-2018-01-EN [former: VGB-B105e], 8th Edition 2018
    • RDS-PP® Application Guideline Part 01: Power Plants, General
      VGB-S-823-01-2015-09-EN-DE , Edition 2015
    • RDS-PP® Application Guideline Part 31: Hydro Power Plants
      VGB-S-823-31-2014-12-EN-DE [former: VGB-B106 D1e], Edition 2015
    • RDS-PP® Application Guideline Part 32: Wind Power Plants
      VGB-S-823-32-2014-03-EN-DE-0 [former: VGB-B116 D2e], Edition 2014