Innovation Award 2018 for energy storage technologies
VGB Research Foundation awarded the VGB Innovation Award 2018 to Dr
Efthymia Ioanna Koytsoumpa (32) for her investigations on energy
storage technologies in power plants.
Dr Efthymia Ioanna
Koytsoumpa won the VGB Innovation Award
of her work are presented under the title Renewable substitute
natural gas synthesis integrated in power and gasification plants
for energy storage in the VGB PowerTech Journal 12/2018. Download of
the article is free of charge.
50 years VGB Technical Group Performance Indicators
Technical Group Performance
Indicators celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
It is a golden oldie among the VGB committees. Besides always
up-to-date tasks in the field of availability and reliability
indicator of plants and components for power generation and storage,
the members from about ten European countries look back on
challenging times and are full of energy for the future.
recent years, networking with other VGB committees is a trend
carrying out joint special projects. All of these have in common
that the TG Performance Indicators contributes prrecise terms, and
methodological and IT experience.
cooperation with experts of the Strategic Forum Wind, damages of
main components are compiled. The target is for example to establish
reliability indicators. This enables to check guarantees or
maintenance contracts as well as to optimise the spare parts stock.
cooperation with the TC Materials and Quality Assurance data of the
power plant information system (KISSY) are analysed with focus on
increased wear of components due flexible operation of conventional
power plants. More frequent starts and load changes lead to shorter
service lives, especially for thick-walled components such as live
steam pipes or turbine and valve housings. Aim of the investigation
is and optimisation of measurements.
with the TG Reference Designation and Plant Documentation, a group
is working on software enabling maintenance and joint use of
designation systems. Aim is to reduce the maintenance effort for
different designation systems, such as RDS-PP
and KKS, and to gain synergy effects for the KISSY
Contact: Stephan Prost
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