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 Ppresentations 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.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS NOW OPEN:
We warmly invite all professionals involved with these assets to share their findings, expertise and work with the wider engineering community at the 2023 User Group by providing a 20 minute presentation to delegates as the basis for discussion and debate.
Presentations should offer practical examples
of issues encountered, how they were
resolved or how improvements were made.
Presentation topics sought include:
• Plant Construction, Commissioning and Operation including:
- Flexible operation
- Steam chemistry
- LP exhaust cooling
- Rotor train response
• Steam Turbine and Generator Integrity – lifetime reviews, upgrades, condition monitoring
• Grid systems:
- Integration of Plant into Smart Grids
- System inertia
- Grid Code compliance
- Plant response to grid demands, including excitation systems
• Industry Trends, including future generation strategy
• Steam Turbine and Generator Technologies – covering new developments
• Best practice in Steam Turbine and Generator Service
• Power Insurance and Risk Management
• Turbine and Generator Auxiliary Systems
• Turbine and Generator Plant Monitoring
• Turbine and Generator Materials
• Turbine and Generator Case Studies
- Failures, recovery methods
- Mothballing, storage, return to service following extended shutdowns
- Repurposing of equipment
HOW TO SUBMIT
Your summary should outline the contents of a
20 minute presentation and should include the
- Your full name and contact details
- A working title for your presentation
- A 150 word summary of the topic/case study
that you intend to cover and its application
Please email your summary to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, contact us on
+44 (0)20 7973 1258.
Please submit your summary before
23 September 2022 and we look forward to responding with feedback in due course.
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.
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS USER GROUPS
"Absolutely brilliant technical event where best practice is shared."
Roy Beardshaw, Head of Engineering, BRUSH
"Excellent event and well organised. Looking forward to next STUG!"
August Pandey, Architect Engineer, EDF Energy
"Excellent forum for sharing knowledge and Industry good practice"
James Hough, Engineering Manager - Rotating Plant, SSE
"Great technical content from actual steam turbine users."
Ronan McRedmond, Senior Mechanical Engineer, ESB
"Having been an attendee at two conferences and presenter at two, I have to say that this is one of the best user conferences that I would wish to take part in."
Steve Brown, Global Product Manager, Nord Lock Group
"Informative and well presented by generators and supply companies (OEM and 3rd Party)"
Rob Goldthorpe, Asset Engineer, SSE
"Its an excellent way of understanding issues faced by the industry, which can have significant implications going forwards for new opportunities and the maintenance of existing equipment"
Douglas Gass, Manager Materials Engineering, Siemens-Energy
"Fantastically organised event bringing together OEMs and Operators on current technical challenges and developments"
Senior Risk Consultant, Allianz
"Very well organised and interesting conference. Good knowledge exchange and networking Platform."
Functional Safety Engineer, Siemens AG
"A great event with opportunities to learn about the innovations in the industry, end user experiences and issues and also network with customers, end users and suppliers."
Steam Turbine Engineer, Uniper Technologies
"An excellent conference which has vastly expanded my knowledge of steam turbine and generator operation, both from a commercial and a technical perspective."
Technical Lead - Steam Turbine Retrofits, GE Power
"Do not miss it!"
Head of Thermodynamics, Doosan Skoda Power
"Highly focused conference with top level delegates attending."
Global Product Manager, Nord-Lock
"This event should not be missed if you are in the Construction, Maintenance, Operation or Managements of this industry. It is also very useful for Investors, Insurers and Students wishing to grow their careers in this industry."
Consultant / Director, Engineering & Turbine Consultancy Ltd
"This is the best Steam Turbine and Generator user group conference in Europe and should NOT be missed by Customers or Suppliers"
Senior Sales Manager, Siemens
"Once you have attended this event it is easy to become hooked. It's packed with great informative information and interesting people from around the world."
Consultant / Director, Engineering & Turbine Consultancy Ltd
"Very good technical conference, which benefits the industry."
Head of Engineering, Brush
"An excellent knowledge sharing and networking event for industry professionals."
Lead Electrical Machines Engineer, RWE Generation UK
"The STUG hosts interesting talks, given by people with true passion for their subject area"
Toshiba International (Europe) Ltd
"Very well organized event with good material."
Global Product Sales Director, Generators, GE Power
"As always - an unmissable event for anyone in the power industry."
John Elliott, Director, Energy Service Gp Limited
"An excellent technical conference showcasing the latest technologies which is attended by global organisations."
Roy Beardshaw, Head of Engineering, Brush
"An informative networking event, with plenty of opportunity to meet old friends and colleagues and make new acquaintances to establish future business contacts."
Barry Winter, Engineering Manager, Triton Power
"Excellence for operators and suppliers."
Christoph Schweighofer, Project Manager, Andritz HYDRO GmbH
"Excellent and Informative event for a wide range of audience."
James Porter, Generator Engineer, Atkins
"Fantastic 2 day event, perfect venue, great speakers and content. All of this topped off with the chance to network and meet new people."
Darren Smith, Sales Manager, Valmet Automation
"Great event, well organised and interesting."
Graham Hill, Managing Director, ECHA Microbiology Ltd.
"It was a successful conference overall."
Mahabubur Rahman, Maintenance Manager, Mesaieed Power Company Limited
"The conference was well organized from start to end. The speakers were excellent and the knowledge sharing was very good."
Nithiendran Sivapalan, Director, Global Power Services Sdn Bhd
"Well organised event and good subject mix of presentations. Great to catch up with some old faces and meet new contacts."
Antony Jenkins, Area Sales - Rotating Equipment, Uniper Technologies limited
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.
STUG2023 is COVID-safe: We are keen to return to in-person events and enjoy the benefits of connecting face to face. Whilst Covid-19 continues to circulate in the UK, we are taking steps with the venue to keep event participants as safe as possible in order to attend IMechE events with the confidence.
Physical distancing Attendees are requested to maintain a distance of 1m+ from each other. Where possible, room layouts and seating will be arranged to facilitate this.
Masks / face coverings The wearing of masks/face coverings is encouraged (although not compulsory), unless satisfactory social distancing, ventilation or air sterilisation is not possible, in which case it will be compulsory.
Covid testing Attendees are requested to undertake a Covid test (lateral flow or PCR) a maximum of 24 hours prior to the start of the event/meeting.
Ventilation and air sterilisation Where possible, rooms will be well ventilated or fitted with air sterilisers to significantly reduce the risk of transmission.
Catering Where possible, catering will be provided in such a format as to facilitate social distancing.