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Material damage mechanisms in power plants: Review and Mitigation

1,545.00 excl. VAT

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2 days (8h/day); 9AM-5PM CET


Céline Hautfenne

Starting her career as a project engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the “Human and Space flight operations” department, Céline was involved in work for the International Space Station. Moving on to the Materials Technology department at ENGIE Laborelec in Brussels, she is currently involved in consulting work for conventional coal- and gas-fired power plants, including root cause analysis, lifetime assessments, aging studies, failure analysis, and boiler scan quality audits.



This training will provide an overview of the most common damage mechanisms observed in a power plant. After understanding the different mechanisms, we will go through the different techniques (NDT) to monitor them and the possibility to perform some destructive analysis in order to determine the failure mechanism. The results of those test are required and used to determine the remaining lifetime of an installation. At the end of the session, the participants are facing some practical cases that they have to investigate to determine the failure mechanism.


  • Introduction.
  • Integrity assessment and failure analysis: brief explanation of damage mechanisms and example.
  • Overview of available non-destructive and destructive testing.
  • Remaining life determination: application of boiler life management.
  • Become an expert: Practical cases to solve to determine the failure mechanisms.

Target Audience

Introduction for new employee in power plant/industry or maintenance personnel.

Practical Info

Please note that the course will only take place if the minimum number of participants is acquired.

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