European HRSG Forum

May 16-18, 2017, Courtyard by Marriott Amsterdam Airport, The Netherlands

The Fourth Meeting of the EHF (European HRSG Forum)

May 16-18, 2017, Courtyard by Marriott Amsterdam Airport, The Netherlands.


Programme of the EHF 2017

Conference Sponsors

BHT GmbH (Germany)
SWAN Analytical Instruments AG (Switzerland)
PowerPlant Chemistry GmbH (Germany)
Waesseri GmbH (Switzerland)
International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS)
Kurita Europe APW GmbH (Germany)


Ladislav Bursik (BHT GmbH)

Steering Committee

Bob Anderson (Competitive Power)
Dan Blood (Uniper Technologies)
Jose-Maria Bronte (Bahía Bizkaia Electricidad)
Ladi Bursik (BHT GmbH)
Pascal Decoussemaeker (GE Power)
R. Barry Dooley (Structural Integrity Associates)
Jean-François Galopin (Cockerill/CMI)
Raymond Gunnewijk (NEM)
Michael Rziha (Siemens AG Energy Sector).

Format and Main Topics

The forum will consist of long and short presentations with the latter including short plant updates or interesting recent experiences. There will be discussion periods on topics selected by the participants. The following represent some of the topics that will be covered:

  • HRSG tube failures (HTF) (FAC, thermal fatigue, creep-fatigue, under-deposit corrosion)
  • Pressure part failure mechanisms related to condensate, drains and attemperator systems
  • Identifying and avoiding damaging thermal transients in pressure parts
  • Water treatment and cycle chemistry for HRSGs
  • HRSG preservation for different operational modes
  • Behaviour and measurement of total iron for operation and daily start/stop
  • Material selection
  • Optimization of plant controls
  • Environmental aspects
  • Fast Start HRSGs
  • Balance of plant including the steam turbine, condenser, and air-cooled condenser.


The conference will consist of both invited and contributed technical papers. Abstracts must be submitted by December 15, 2016 to guarantee consideration. The presenters will be notified of acceptance by January 15, 2017.
Selected papers will appear in the PowerPlant Chemistry® journal.

The official language of this conference will be English.

There will be a special vendor exhibition at the conference. Contact the conference coordinator for more information or to reserve space.

Abstract Submittal, Logistical Contact, and Technical Information

Ladislav Bursik
Phone: +49-(0)7071-38313
Fax: +49-(0)7071-35040
E-mail: ladi.bursik@bht-gmbh.com

The presentations from the first EHF meeting in Heidelberg, May 12-13, 2014 and the second EHF meeting in Munich, May 11-13, 2015, as well as those of the third meeting (May 2016), may be downloaded here. You may order the access from Ladi Bursik.