European HRSG Forum

May 9-11, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

The Third Meeting of the EHF (European HRSG Forum)

May 9-11, 2016 in the Courtyard by Marriott Prague Flora, Czech Republic.

Conference Sponsors

BHT GmbH, Kusterdingen, 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

Jose-Maria Bronte (Bahía Bizkaia Electricidad), Ladi Bursik (BHT GmbH), Pascal Decoussemaeker (GE Power), R. Barry Dooley (Structural Integrity Associates), Christian Fraikin (Cockerill/CMI), Raymond Gunnewijk (NEM), Michael Rziha (Siemens AG Energy Sector), Ian Watson (Uniper Energy).

Format and Main Topics

The forum will consist of long and short presentations with the latter allowing 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 condensate, feedwater and evaporators
  • Plant preservation for different operational modes.
  • Shutdown/layup/storage processes including wet / dry processes and filming amines
  • 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 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.