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Technical Committee Inspection and Material Properties

50th VDI Annual Conference on Failure Analysis in Energy Technology 2024

Maritim Hotel Würzburg
Pleichertorstr. 5, 97070 Würzburg

(No) operation without damage

Despite the steadily growing share of renewable energy sources in electricity generation, conventional power plants continue to play a crucial role. They balance out the weather- and seasonally fluctuating contributions of wind and solar energy and thus stabilize the electricity supply. This requires load-flexible operation of the power plants with frequent starts and load changes. Start-ups and load changes lead to temperature changes and fluctuating mechanical loads, which stress the components in a different way compared to the original design. This can result in accelerated material damage with premature and unexpected damage to components or systems. Older systems in particular must be evaluated with regard to the remaining service life under these circumstances.

For damage analysts, manufacturers, operators and insurers, weak points, systematic faults and possible risks of recurring or unexpected damage to energy or chemical systems are therefore essential.

Be there when the industry experts meet in Würzburg for the 50th time at the main industry forum for damage analysis in energy technology. Benefit from the experience of leading specialists from the industry, who will report on cases of damage and how to avoid them on site.

The TOP topics

  • Additive manufacturing in power engineering: Potential and current status
  • Renewable power generation through wind, biogas and water
  • Examples from the chemical and petrochemical industry
  • Damage to gas and steam turbines and compressors
  • High temperature corrosion damage
  • Remaining service life of existing plants

Organizer is the VDI Wissensforum GmbH.
For further information and registration please visit the website of VDI Wissensforum GmbH.

DGMK is the conceptual co-sponsor of the conference.

Event Coordinator

Jan Ludzay

Head of the Refining and Product Application Department