|Client:||International energy producing company|
|Timeframe:||2013 – 2014|
|Main services:||• Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC)|
• Documents review
• Non-destructive testing
|Involved Regulations/Standards:||EN 12952|
Initial situation and requirements
A coal-fired power plant in Poland, consisting of eight units and first commissioned in 1979, will be modernized in order to improve the availability and reliability of each unit and to extend facility lifetime by an additional 25 years. Furthermore, the modernization aims to increase the efficiency of the units and to significantly reduce plant carbon dioxide emissions.
Part of the project is to repair and modernize boilers. To secure a large investment like this, additional inspections carried out by a third party are necessary to ensure assets have been tested and are of the highest quality. Its respected reputation, extensive expertise in the field of power plants around the world and unrivaled international network made TÜV Rheinland the preferred choice.
About TÜV Rheinland
Founded more than 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, ensuring quality and safety - L0 for people, the environment and technology in nearly all aspects of life.
We inspect technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006, we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.
We provide support throughout all power plant project phases to achieve the highest levels of safety and efficiency.
Our experts are responsible for verifying documentation and meeting inspection and testing requirements for 8 boilers in accordance with EN 12952. They also monitor the quality of the modernization and repair work carried out on site, paying special attention to processes associated with welding, bending and heat treatment.
To verify quality, certifications - L0 also include independent non-destructive testing of randomly selected elements of modernized boilers. Quality checks of various parts intended for use in upgraded boilers are also conducted directly with manufacturers during prefabrication.
Benefits for the client
With expert our QA/QC services the project owner benefits by:
• Proofing quality of the boilers prior to manufacturing
• Knowing the investment is secure
• Receiving support of local experts with international experience and a worldwide network
|This modernization will increase capacity at the Polish power plant from 225 MW to 240 MW.|