Modern materials for flexible high-performance power plants

The first international conference "Alloys in Power Plant Technology" in Berlin, Germany on June 12th and 13th, 2012 is to focus on the theme of new concepts in material technology for thermal power plants

Düsseldorf, (PresseBox) - The future survival of conventional power plants depends on technological developments in material engineering. These materials assume a key position when changes in the design and operation of the plants have to be made: They must be resistant to corrosion, have a long service life, be safe to process and cost-efficient in production. At the first international conference "Alloys in Power Plant Technology" in Berlin, Germany on June 12th and 13th, 2012, experts will discuss new material concepts for power plant technology. Chairman of the conference is Prof. Karl Maile, Deputy Head of the german Institute for Materials Testing at the University of Stuttgart.

T24 is a material which plays a decisive role in current construction projects, but unexpected problems have arisen during handling. In his lecture Frank Neumann, Head of Department at RWE Technology in Essen, Germany, will describe the damages incurred and report on test results and the conclusions drawn about the origin and nature of the damages.

Certain components require specific manufacturing conditions, which must be allowed for by constructing engineers. Erik Solomonsson, Distribution Manager of Sandvik Powdermet AB in Surahammar, Sweden will give a lecture on hot isostatic produced components for power plants. During this process complex components can be produced on a powder-metallurgy basis, thus avoiding elaborate and complicated welded structures.

Experts from the European Technology Development in Surrey, Great Britain, will describe how they repair thick-walled components of P91 martensitic steel and prevent crack formation. Furthermore they will explain how temperatures are controlled in the thermal treatment of the P92 alloy after welding. During this process thermodynamic modelling plays a major role.

The international conference addresses world-wide specialists and managers of operating plants, manufacturers and suppliers as well as consulting engineers, technical quality inspectors, and research personnel.

Further information, registration and programme at www.vdi.de/... or via VDI Wissensforum Kundenzentrum, P.O. Box 10 11 39, 40002 Duesseldorf, E-mail: wissensforum@vdi.de, Telephone: +49 (0) 211 62 14-2 01, Telefax: -1 54.

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The VDI (Association of German Engineers) has its seat in Duesseldorf and represents the engineering and technology branch. It is the largest technical-scientific association in Germany with almost 150,000 members and is both a developer and disseminator of technological expertise.

Thanks to the vast network of experts and the know-how of the VDI, engineers and specialists and leading executives in the field of technology may choose from 1,000 further training courses each year. The hosting organisation, the VDI Wissensforum (expert forum) offers seminars, technology forums, training courses, symposia and congresses in all relevant branches. The focus is always on latest developments in technological expertise.

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