PPCHEM AG hosted a webinar on the topic of Cleanliness Requirements of Steam Generators and Water Steam Cycles of Power Plants during Project Execution.
This webinar was held in English on July 11, 2022 at 10 am EDT (16:00 CEST).
This webinar’s time had been chosen to fit the US East Coast, but of course everyone was welcome to join.
Our Senior Key Expert Power Plant Technology Wolfgang Rost talked about the following topics:
Experience gained over the years has shown that the strict adherence to prudent industry practice regarding cleanliness assembly of steam generator and water steam cycle systems is the key to quickly establish normal and trouble-free steam turbine operation of newly built power plants. It is therefore most valuable to understand what kind of contaminations can occur in what production step, what adverse consequences these imply and how to generally avoid that by setting-up very simple guidelines to start with. In addition it is very helpful to know what sort of remedies as effective corrective measures exist if things went wrong at the first place.
If all aforementioned will be adhered to, reduction in execution time and money expenditure will be the result at the end of the day. This webinar intents to create awareness and knowledge with respect to this subject for all personnel involved in the power plant project execution.
Explanation of specific cleanliness requirements for the entire value chain during manufacture of power plant steam generator and the adjacent water steam cycle from workshop fabrication until final commercial operation with focus on:
- Workshop fabrication, including proper storage and delivery
- On-Site construction
Introduction of well established cleaning steps during commissioning phase, including useful background information:
- Initial chemical cleaning methods
- Steam cleaning procedures
Target audience: personnel involved in project or site management of power plants, manufacturers of power plant equipment.
Wolfgang Rost, Senior Key Expert for Power Plant Technology at PPCHEM AG
Before joining PPCHEM AG, Wolfgang worked at Siemens Power Generation from 1993 until 2020.
He started his career on construction sites worldwide acting as system commissioning engineer of all relevant power plant systems, mechanical commissioning manager, general commissioning manager and senior site manager.
After his return to the Siemens head office in Germany he lead the department “Centre of Technology Steam Generator Systems” within the engineering organisation for several years.
Afterwards Wolfgang took over the lead of the mechanical Engineering department being responsible for the engineering groups “Pumps”, “HRSG Modification & Upgrades” and “Water Chemistry & Cooling Water Cleaning Systems”.
Additional to his main duties Wolfgang lead several Task Forces, was deployed as project manager for Special Projects and Inventive Developments and also acted as Project Engineering Manager during proposal and execution phase.
He also certified as Six Sigma Greenbelt and LEAN Practitioner.