Maintenance in Power Plants 2018

Since our last meeting, the conventional generation fleet had to overcome two economically difficult years. During that period, some of the locations could neither keep up economically, nor technically and therefore were closed down.

Detailed reports about strategies and practical examples on how to achieve good maintenance with few resources will guide you through the conference.

  • Programme
    (Subject to revision)

    Last update: 8 November 2017

    Wednesday, 28 February 2018
    09:00 Welcome and opening
    Burkhard Cramer, PreussenElektra GmbH, Hannover
    Maintenance at insufficient budgets
    Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Leidinger, plenum AG Management Consulting, Frankfurt am Main
    10:00 Coffee break in the exhibition
      Moderation: Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Urmann,
    Bayer Pharma AG, Bergkamen
    SAP-based expert system for lifetime monitoring of high pressure pipes
    Maik Sieling1, Andreas Mengel2 and Ingo Marx1
    1 Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG, Peitz
    2 Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG, Boxberg
    Effective maintenance in thermal power plants
    Volkmar Patig, PATIG GmbH, Philippsburg
    Monitoring of fireside evaporator wall corrosion by online corrosion measurement
    M.Sc. Andreas Müller, Dr.-Ing. Jochen Ströhle and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Epple, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt
    12:00 Lunch break in the exhibition
      Moderation: Dipl.-Ing. Peter Grebe,
    AMK-Abfallentsorgungsgesellschaft des Märkischen Kreises mbH, Iserlohn
    Implementing Work Clearance Management
    M.Sc. Björn Lambertz, mindsquare GmbH, Seelze, and Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Martin Starck, Grosskraftwerk Mannheim AG, Mannheim
    Modern information management as the basis for maintenance 4.0
    Hans-Karl Preuß, GABO IDM mbH, Erlangen
    Calculation of KPIs with high information content for preventing loss of efficiency and unplanned outages at Grosskraftwerk Mannheim
    Dipl.-Ing. Peter Krüger1, Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Driemer2 and Dipl.-Ing. Christian Pagel1
    1 STEAG Engergy Services GmbH, Essen
    2 Grosskraftwerk Mannheim AG, Mannheim
    15:00 Coffee break in the exhibition

    Panel discussion: Industry 4.0 in maintenance – sense or nonsense?

    Moderation: Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Leidinger, plenum AG Management Consulting, Frankfurt am Main


    • Dipl.-Ing. Peter Krüger, STEAG Energy Services GmbH, Essen
    • Burkhard Cramer, PreussenElektra GmbH, Hannover
    • Dipl.-Ing. Michael Josef Loup, RWE Power AG, Grevenbroich
    • Dr. Ilka Teermann, Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG, Leverkusen
    • Dr. Reinhard Maaß, FDBR e.V., Düsseldorf
    16:45 Visit of the exhibition
    17:30 Evening event in the restaurant “Drachenfels”
    Thursday, 1 March 2018
      Moderation: Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Görs,
    Stadtwerke Rostock AG, Rostock
    Additive manufacturing for industrial gas turbines Generative
    Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Piegert, Dr.-Ing. Christoph Haberland, Siemens AG, Berlin, and Dr. Wentao Fu, Siemens AG, Orlando/FL
    Efficient managing of modifications in safety related systems for turbines or steam boilers
    Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Hoffmann, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Nothhelfer and Dipl.-Ing. Anna Bommermann, RWE Power AG, Grevenbroich
    Experiences of complete exchange of HP-turbine – HP-Module-Exchange Unit Q in LEAG-lignite power station Boxberg
    Jörg Schuster, Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG, Boxberg
    10:30 Coffee break in the exhibition
      Moderation: Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Weiß, LEAG
    Quality of NiCr thermal metallic coatings and their usage in coal-fired power plants and incinerators
    Ing. Michal Junek, Ing. Jirí Janovec and Ing. Jakub Horváth, Czech Technical University in Prague, Praha/Czech Republic
    First experiences grained from the preservation concept for safety standby of a lignite-fired power plant
    Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Brauer, Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG, Cottbus
    Availability optimization due to intelligent condition analysis – generator sets 4.0
    Dr.-Ing. Christian Scharfetter, MAN PrimeServ, Hamburg, and Dr.-Ing. Kristin Abel-Günther, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, Hamburg
    12:30 Lunch break in the exhibition

    Panel discussion: Perspectives for maintenance personnel in the power industry

    Moderation: Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Leidinger, plenum AG Management Consulting, Frankfurt am Main


    • Dipl.-Ing. Michael Lux, STEAG Power Saar GmbH, Bexbach
    • Rechtsanwältin Bettina Geisseler, GEISSELER LAW, Freiburg
    • Volker Marquard, NV-EnerTech Consultant & Engineering GmbH & Co. KG, Dinslaken
    • Dipl. Betriebswirtin Katja Kortmann, RWE Power AG, Bergheim
      Moderation: Rolf Stork,
    Grosskraftwerk Mannheim AG, Mannheim
    Automised oxygen dosing for service life extension of air preheaters
    Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Heß, Dipl.-Ing. Christian Ullrich, Christoph Giebmanns and Dr. Claudia Stockheim, VGB PowerTech e.V., Essen
    OSM On Site Machining – Mobile processing on-site
    Thomas Reetz, Eugen Arnold GmbH, Filderstadt
    Multicopter-Inspections – Intelligent and efficient inspections
    Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Röhrig, Uniper Technologies GmbH, Gelsenkirchen
    16:30 Closing words
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    • Maritim Hotel Bonn | Godesberger Allee | 53175 Bonn
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    • Prices single room per night incl. breakfast
      • Classic EURO 125.00
      • Comfort EURO 135.00
      • Superior EURO 145.00
    • Extra charge for double room EUR 34.00

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