Invitation: Reliability maintenance for boilers and associated power generation plant | 7 Dec | 12h00
November 23, 2021  

Supplied by Minx Avrabos from SAIEE

Dear Colleague


EE Business Intelligence is hosting a series of webinars on the critical role of reliability maintenance for sustainable electricity supply.


This first webinar in the series will focus on:


“Reliability maintenance of boilers and associated plant” 


in power stations and industrial boiler applications in the petrochemical, sugar, pulp and paper industries.


Hosted by: EE Business Intelligence


Supported by: Eskom, DBSA, Sasol, Babcock, Actom and EPRI


DATE: Tuesday 7 December 2021

TIME: 12h00 to 14h30

COST: Free-of-charge

PLATFORM: Zoom Webinar


Register to attend the webinar free-of-charge here

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Even as South Africa transitions to a low carbon future, whatever the technologies employed, a culture of proper reliability maintenance of all plant is needed, including coal-fired power stations, boilers and associated equipment, throughout the plant lifecycle.


To execute reliability maintenance by the book, issues such as aging plant, inadequate reserve margin and financial constraints will be covered, together with the need for adequate forward planning, partnering with OEMs, availability of spares, and local skills and capacity development.


This webinar will ask and answer the questions as to why it is important to maintain the cycles of maintenance and reduce downtime of boiler and auxiliary plant systems, and how to get this done.


Presenters and panellists


The webinar will be opened by Chris Yelland, managing director at EE Business Intelligence, who will set the scene and introduce the opening keynote speaker, Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer, followed by presenters and panellists including:


  • Lungile Mashele, Energy Specialist, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • Rightwell Laxa, Senior Vice President, Sasolburg & Ekandustria Operations, Sasol 
  • Kent Coleman, Manager, Boiler Life and Availability Improvement, EPRI, USA
  • Thava Govender, CEO, Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering
  • Ewert Snyman, Engineering Manager, Actom / John Thompson Boilers
  • Mike Rossouw, Consultant


Register to attend the webinar free-of-charge here

View video on boiler tube failures in Eskom coal-fired power stations


For further information, contact: Chris Yelland, EE Business Intelligence, chris.yelland@ee.co.za