Following the successful return to a live, in-person format, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is proud to announce the Steam Turbine and Generator User Group 2023 on 15-16 March 2023,returning to the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester.
Whether you are involved in the operation, design, maintenance, service or upgrading of steam turbine or generator assets, the User Group is THE forum for engineers and professionals to meet, network and learn from the shared experience of the Steam Turbine and Generator community.
Join two days of technical presentations, panel discussions and Q&A sessions to get a thorough understanding of the current landscape, together with all the latest technical and regulatory developments affecting the operation, inspections, maintenance and upgrade of your engineering assets.
Peer-reviewed presentations from engineering end-users, manufacturers, service provides and experts will share technical details, best practice and lessons-learned from recent projects, enabling you to effectively benchmark your organisation and take back valuable insights to ensure your organisation maximises output, increases safety and minimises plant downtime.
Complimentary Drinks Reception and Dinner: Continue the discussions and conversations during dedicated networking breaks and the drinks reception and dinner at the end of day one and make valuable new connections with your peers across the power generation sector.
Book your place today to secure the reduced rate and access:
- Detailed and relevant technical presentations
- Case studies of the latest solutions and strategies
- Assessments of the current and future market landscape
- Candid Q&A sessions with industry leaders
- Discussions around cost-effective maintenance
- Sharing of lessons learned from recent projects
- Lively panel discussions covering common challenges
- Multiple networking breaks with over 100 attendees
- A busy exhibition area
BRING YOUR TEAM - GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE:
For group bookings of 5 or more attendees, you and your colleagues can save 15% per place to join this technical event. This is a great opportunity for multiple engineers to:
- Benefit from the topics and discussions
- Maximise opportunities for learning and networking
- Contribute to their ongoing professional development
- Meet and collaborate with colleagues across multiple sites
- Bring new/junior team members up to speed
To organise your group booking, simply contact our Event Enquiries team and we would be delighted to make all the arrangements.
WHY OUR SPEAKERS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CONFERENCE:
||"It's always good to hear how others have solved similar problems. I also enjoy a look into the innovations that support the industry. Networking is a big part of this event. Forming new contacts and sharing experience is quite motivational. It is often difficult to quantify the benefit of that snippet of information or that contact made but it is always worthwhile."
Richard London, EDF Energy
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|"This is one of the few events in this industry where there is a good balance of OEMs, end users and service providers and that the presentations tend to be technical and non-commercial."
Howard Sedding, Qualitrol Iris Power
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||"Engineering is very much about learning from others and developing new ideas by interaction. Engineering happens between people. I am looking forward to hear from all speakers. It is very difficult to pin point one or two speakers. However, I can mention a few of them: Alastair Miller from EDF Energy, Tristian Vye from Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Luca Corsa from Ansaldo Energia."
Zamir Malik, EDF Energy
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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION WITH PHIL PEEL, IMECHE PRESIDENT
||For the first time, we are delighted to welcome Phil Peel, Steam Turbine Chief Engineer at GE Steam Power, and President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to lead the opening keynote.
With a career of over 35 years in the development and design of large steam turbines at GEC Turbine Generators, Alstom Power and currently General Electric, Phil's presentation will set the scene for this year's User Group by covering key highlights from the past and identify the possible future of the industry.
PREVIOUS ATTENDEES IN 2022 INCLUDE:
Allen Steam Turbines
Cross Manufacturing Company
DEKOMTE de Temple
Doosan Skoda Power
FM Insurance Company Limited
Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd
Hardide Coatings Ltd
ISKEN Sugozu Power Plant
John Howells Associates Consultancy
Marchwood Power Ltd
Ministry of Defence (DE&S)
Munich Re Facultative & Corporate (F&C)
RE Field Services
Refurbished Turbine Components Ltd
Saltend Cogeneration Company Ltd
Siemens Energy Limited
SSE Thermal Operations Ltd
Suez R&R UK Ltd
Toshiba International (Europe) Ltd.
Triton Power Ltd
UK Atomic Energy Authority
University of Bristol
West Burton Energy
Over 100 delegates attend the User Group each year: join us in 2023 to be a part of this engineering community and benefit from the knowledge share and networking opportunities.
MD&A Comprehensive Generator Stator and Field Rewind:
Stator rewind process began with removal of the stator wedges and stator bars. The core was both visually inspected and electrically tested using an ELCID test to identify any shorted laminations.
Glaskyd sausage (conforming material) was installed between the top and bottom bars in the end winding. Conductive side ripple springs were installed to insure proper electrical contact between the slot wall and the bar.
New connection rings were then installed, all series and phase connections were brazed using induction heating. The bars were appropriately blocked, and the series loops were insulated.
Once removed from the stator, the generator field was identified with damage and sent to our Turbine- Generator Repair facility. Incoming electrical testing confirmed multiple shorts so we recommended a full rewind.
After each coil was re-installed, testing was performed. After the bake, the unit underwent a high-speed balance, two heat runs. All test results were acceptable.
MD&A is a full-service, OEM-alternative for generator service, parts and repairs with a track record of successful projects. Call MD&A today and be sure to sign up for our MD&A Insight e-newsletter.
FEEDBACK FROM THE 2022 USER GROUP:
"An unusual, very successful event, very professional event manager, flawless process. The team not only learned a lot, but also enjoyed it. An unforgettable evening, highly recommended.”
Sales Manager, Stork
"2022 was my first event, I have come from a different Industry and found the event insightful with a good balance of OEMs and users."
Business Manager, Frazer-Nash Consulting
"A fantastic opportunity to engage with industry leaders, share best practices and learn." Assistant Technical Plant Engineer, Suez
"A good engineering event, based on historical information, with a view to the future in terms of where the market is moving and solutions to get there."
Technical Sales Manager, C.C. Jensen Ltd
"A great event with industry leading speakers"
Senior Account Manager , GE Steam Power
"A useful event for networking and CPD." Principal Engineer, Rolls-Royce/MOD
"A well organised meeting place for industry experts to share new ideas."
Manager - Systems Division, Hydac
"A well rounded, professional event for anyone involved with power generation."
Fleet Turbine and Maintenance Manager, EDF
"An engaging and technically valuable conference."
Machinery Manager, Air Products
"An excellent event for hearing practical case studies, development of test & analysis for large generators, and meeting others in the field."
Senior Electrical Engineer, Quartzelec
"An excellent event with great content attended by knowledgeable people."
UK & Ireland Sales Manager, HVPD
"As someone relatively new to the industry the opportunity to talk to industry experts and listen and learn from some very interesting presentations was a great opportunity."
Systems Engineering Team Leader, Beran Instruments
"Excellent event all around, and as a young engineer, it was the perfect environment in which to develop myself across a wide range of topics."
Technical Lead, Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA)
"Excellent event for component suppliers to Steam Turbines."
Engineering, Cross Manufacturing
"Excellent forum to share knowledge and to learn from industry experts, end users and service providers. Anyone interested in the power generation industry, in particular steam turbine and generator technologies, will enjoy and benefit from attendance at this event."
Steam Turbine Team Leader, Uniper
"Fantastic networking event"
Mechanical Engineer, Cory Group
"Great balance of technical speakers, and networking opportunities."
O&M Manager, MPL
"Great event especially post Covid."
Systems Engineer, EDF Energy
"Great event, opportunity to network with fellow college."
Electrical Engineer, Triton Power
"Great networking event for both Customers and Suppliers and must not be missed!"
Senior Sales Manager, Siemens Energy Ltd
"if you have a steam turbine and generator this event is the one to attend to met with end-users and OEM's all sharing information and experience for both the generator and turbine. Worth anyone time "
UK Sales Manager - Large Machines, Sulzer
"It was refreshing physically meeting technical experts and discussing power generation issues."
System Engineer, EDF
"It's always interesting to see the solutions that OEMs, maintenance providers offers, to see the improvements that our fellow utilities operators are implementing and to listen to the wise advice of the insurance companies."
Steam turbine engineer, Suez
"I highly recommend attending this fantastic event to share best practice, understand industry trends and be introduced to the latest technologies for this sector."
Application Engineering Leader, BRUSH
"STGUG 2022 was another well thought out conference in and amazing venue with a wide range of technical subjects covering operations and best practice in the power generation industry."
Director, Spiral Weld Limited
"The place to be for any person who work in Power industry. Presentation by engineers for engineers."
M&D Leader, GE
"The Turbine Generator User Group is like a close Family of Professional Engineers from around the World with similar interests. "
Consultant, Engineering & Turbine Consultancy Ltd
"This event provided some interesting papers that will be useful in my personeel development and ability to maintain the turbine at our Energy from Waste Power Plant"
Maintenance Manager, FCC Environment
"This is the Premier event for Global Power Generation"
Business Development Manager, R.E. Field Services Ltd.
"Useful interaction and insights gained into steam turbine use and other applications."
"Very interesting i will try to participate again."
Mechanical Engineer, Elpedison SA
"Very well organised by Fiona, smooth transition between presentations and interesting content."
Technical operation manager, EthosEnergy
SUPPORT YOUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT:
Attending this event supports your Professional Development; if you're an IMechE Member, this can be tracked in the Career Developer section of your online account.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:
The call for presentations is now closed, however if you do have enquiries about feedback on your submission of any final availability on the agenda, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR ATTENDEES:
The Institution takes every endeavour to operate all our events as “COVID-safe” as possible. This includes additional preventative measures, such as cleaning rotas and air ventilation. For further information on our activities in this area, view our infection control solutions webpages.
INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON THURSDAY 16 MARCH
There are planned industrial action impacting many train operators on Thursday 16 March. The conference will go ahead as planned but please check your journeys before booking. If you are travelling by car, there is plenty of free parking spaces available at the venue on a first come, first served basis.