Enjoy peer-reviewed technical presentations and learning opportunities at this year's HRSG User Group. Attend to understand how to keep your technology up to date, enhance its operational lifespan and remain competitive in the market.
Hear successful strategies and new technologies to enhance the efficiency and operational lifespan of your heat recovery steam generator assets. Share expertise and guidance with manufacturers, owners, operators, engineering thought leaders and maintenance contractors.
Call for presentations now open: don't miss your chance to share your expertise and be a part of this year's User Group, deadline 29 April 2024.
WHY YOUR ORGANISATION SHOULD ATTEND:
- Take away valuable lessons about Heat Recovery Steam Generators from all the key operators involved
- Understand the current landscape and future direction of technologies and regulation in order for your organisation to stay competitive and compliant
- Join the conversation and share your experience during interactive question and answer sessions and panel discussions
- Gain unique insights into how to better inspect, maintain and perform repairs to your assets to maximise output and minimise downtime
- Network with a diverse audience including manufacturers, contractors and thought-leaders
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS OPEN: DEADLINE 29 APRIL 2024
With the return of this popular event, the Institution invites all engineers, experts, researchers and professionals involved to share their expertise at this established power industry user group.
We welcome technical presentations of 30 minutes on a variety of topics related to these assets, covering practical examples of issues encountered, methods for resolution and how improvements were made. This is your opportunity to contribute your latest findings to this specialist community of OEMs, service providers and end users, raise your and your company's profile and benefit from the discussions surrounding the challenges, opportunities and future direction of HRSGs.
All presenters will also receive complementary access to the user group: presentation topics in 2024 include:
Challenges of operating CCGTs in current market conditions
HRSG Ancillary Service markets - effects on HRSG integrity and process safety
Chemistry control, flow-assisted corrosion, dewpoint corrosion, preservation and mothballing
Effects of extensive two-shift operation on inspection scope, PSSR and structural/ casing integrity
Effects of flexible/part load and low load operations on lifecycle management
Repowering, Plant Upgrades, Refurbishment and Assessment
Management of high temperature components - Grade 91 experience
Major Plant Component Replacements and Repair
Duct burner issues
Process design and integration of new technology into existing CCGT systems (e.g. battery storage, gas reciprocating engines)
New CCGT design considerations (including next generation large scale >375MW units)
Balance of plant issues (e.g. pumps, valves and auxiliary systems)
Attemperation and steam turbine bypass systems
Plant failures – lessons learnt, material issues, quality assurance
Ageing plant issues: Life assessment and plant life extension
Hydrogen rich fuels: Effects on balance of plant, current and future
Safety and ALARP
Quality management and/or Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items (CSFI) e.g. materials and accreditation stamps
Power industry skills shortages and competency
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
Your summary should outline the contents of a
30 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 submit your summary before 29 April 2024 by emailing email@example.com
PREVIOUS ATTENDEES INCLUDE:
Advanced Valve Solutions UK Ltd
Axiom Engineering Associates Ltd
Balllylumford Power Station
Dow Corning Ltd
Fichtner Consulting Engineers Ltd
Hartford Steam Boiler Ltd
Marchwood Power Ltd
RSA Inspection & Consultancy
RWE Generation UK plc
Scottish Power UK plc
Triton Power - Saltend Cogeneration Company Ltd
West Burton Energy
SOME OF OUR GREAT FEEDBACK FROM THE 2022 USER GROUP:
"A great event with expert speakers and plenty of opportunities for networking."
HRSG Engineer, RWE
"A very good conference with a variety of informative/technical presentations from engineering specialists whilst providing an opportunity for engineering discussions, knowledge sharing and networking."
Senior Consultant Engineer, FM Global
"A very well organised event allowing a good cross section of industry experts to share knowledge to support an industry area facing many challenges and experiencing rapid change"
Mechanical Engineer, InterGen
"As always, the IMechE team set up the event very well, organised the pre-event planning and ensured that the event went smoothly. They also brought together a very good group of participants from the industry."
Director of Business Development, KRR Prostream
"Brilliant event, very informative and collaborative."
Asset Integrity Engineer, Risktec Solutions Ltd
"Great chance to find out what is new in the industry and other operators' experiences."
Director, Lant Power
"I found the event very insightful and engaging. Everybody was willing to share and learn their good and bad experiences with HRSGs."
Reliability Engineer, Dow Silicones UK
"Informative content and a valuable networking opportunity."
Boiler Engineer, Uniper
"The HRSG user group event was a highly informative event that expanded ones knowledge on all aspects of the typical HRSG system and typical issues that can be encountered. Overall a good event that was worth attending."
Sales Manager - UK & Ireland, Damper Technology Limited
"This year's conference was an exceptional event, well attended by a variety of users who came together to learn and share their experience. A fantastic crop of presentations delivered insight into all that's going on in our industry right now, with a real focus on user experience of what is now an ageing HRSG fleet."
Mechanical Engineer, EP Langage Ltd
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.
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.