MIMA-3 Int. Conference – SUSTAINABLE POWER GENERATION: Materials, Inspection, Monitoring and Assessment

MIMA-3 Int. Conference

MIMA – Materials, Inspection, Monitoring and Assessment

Electricity Generation through Fossil, Nuclear and Renewables –
Materials, Inspection, Monitoring, Digitalisation & Flexibility

Venue: Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London

(a few minutes walk from Euston, Kings Cross & St. Pancras Train & underground stations)
Dates: 17 – 19 October 2023

Programme & Registration Form

Note: This Conference will be preceded by a 1-day Training Course on 16 Oct. 23, being held at the same venue. See: www.etd-consulting.com/events




The aim of this international conference is to provide an international platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience related to various power generation plant issues including their decarburisation, materials, inspection/ monitoring, safe operation and condition/life assessment. The main theme is how to make power generation more sustainable and reliable.

Topics which have currently gained much significance such as fossil power plant flexible operation in view of the increasing intervention of the renewables, use of low or zero carbon clean fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia or a mix of such fuels with the existing fuels, digitalisation of the power industry, the challenge of the fabrication and inspection of newly developed materials for the new generation of fission and fusion nuclear power plants and for wind turbines will be discussed in this three day event.


The Conference will principally consist of presentations of 25 mins. each, including about 3 mins. for questions/answers. Keynote presentation will be of 35 mins. duration including about 3 mins. of questions/answers.


Plant operators, owners, designers, fabricators, inspection companies and service providers will be the prime audience in this conference. It is also envisaged that other organisations such as research institutes and universities will equally benefit from this experience and the information exchange.


PRESENTATIONS: To be sent to ETD by: Monday 2nd October, 2023.


Proceedings: ETD will aim to provide the presentations to the attendees about one week before the start of the conference to make sure that the attendees get maximum benefit from the conference.

All Submissions (& Technical Enquiries to):
Dr Ahmed Shibli ashibli@etd-consulting.com Tel: +44 788 109 7730

Administration Related Enquiries to: enquiries@etd-consulting.com


Arrangements are being made for the publication of a Special Issue of an international journal. As this Conference is aimed at industry, submission of papers is optional but those which are submitted will be considered for publication in this Special Issue.

Conference Technical Committee 

Eur Ing. Staf Huysmans, ENGIE Laborelec, Belgium Chairman
Mr Rod Vanstone, Consultant, UK, Co-Chairman
Dr Ahmed Shibli, ETD, UK, Coordinator
Dr David Allen, ETD, UK
Dr Hong-Wei Wang, ETD, UK
Dr Andrea Tonti, INAIL, Italy
Prof K-B Yoon, Chung Ang University, Korea
Dr Andreas Klenk, MPA Stuttgart, Germany
Mr Steven Stultz, Combined Cycle Journal, USA
Dr Stuart Holdsworth, EMPA, Switzerland
Dr S Kihara, Best Materia, Japan
Dr Andy Morris, EDF, UK
Dr K Yagi, National Center for Materials Service Safety, University of Science & Technology Beijing, China

Conference Organising Committee

Dr Ahmed Shibli, ETD, UK
Dr David Allen, ETD, UK
Feroza Akther, ETD, UK
Chamila Kariyawasam, ETD, UK

The Organiser

European Technology Development (ETD)

ETD is an independent UK based engineering, consulting and R&D company specialising in high temperature plant inspection and life assessment /extension, maintenance, materials and engineering issues in power generating and petrochemical/process plant. ETD has, in the past, organised various international workshops/ courses/ conferences in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, South Africa, Japan, Korea and other countries of Asia, mainly on the issues dealing with power and process plant life assessment/ extension, high temperature plant materials, plant component safety and durability, performance of in-service welds, power plant cycling, risk-based maintenance (RBM), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), probabilistic life and crack assessment, weld repairs etc.

The company has been leading and co-ordinating a number of large cutting edge international industry projects (supported by the industry from North America, Japan, Europe and elsewhere or by the UK government and European Commission) on issues related to the assessment and improvement of high temperature plant performance, materials and design, maintenance and inspection strategies, and the development of innovative inspection techniques. The company has carried out/ participated in leading edge projects on P91 and P92 weld repairs, long term creep rupture data generation, crack assessment, integrity issues and has carried out studies of P/T91 performance in plant worldwide.

The company has developed its own unique equipment (in collaboration with other industry) such as a portable spark erosion machine for ‘boat sampling’, a portable AFM for early-stage creep cavitation damage detection in P91/ P92 components, a precision portable hardness tester called ‘Smart Sleeve’.

Further information on ETD, its consulting services, full plant inspection and life assessment, training courses offered and other activities can be seen at: www.etd-consulting.com


[Note: This is the DRAFT Programme and may be extended to a couple of parallel sessions in view of more invited papers]

DAY – 1 Tuesday 17th October 2023 0930 – 1745h


Eng. Staf Huysmans, ENGIE, Belgium (Conference Chairman)
Rod Vanstone, Consultant, Ex-GE, UK (Conference Chairman)
Dr Ahmed Shibli, ETD, UK (Conference Coordinator)



Paper 1-1 (0945-1020h)
Long term impact of hydrogen combustion on gas turbine hardware
Kurt Boschmans, Antoine Mochel, Evy De Bruycker, Steve Nardone
ENGIE Laborelec, Belgium

Paper 1-2 (1020-1045h)
Materials for H2 fired industrial gas turbines
Joy Sumner, Andrew Potter, Stefano Mori, Nigel Simms, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK

Paper 1-3 (1045-1110h)
Technology adoption in fossil fuel power plants in the decarbonization era
Mohd Khairulnizam bin Junoh, TNB Power Generation Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia


Short Break 1110 – 1130h (20mins.)


Paper 1-4 (1130-1155h)
Using alternate fuels in existing gas turbines: An opportunity for utilisation of gas turbine assets in economic way for decarbonization and grid stability in renewable era
Pankaj Kumar Gupta, General Manager, Suneet Mehta, Sr. Manager, Energy Transition & Policy Research, NTPC, India

Paper 1-5 (1155-1220h)
Opportunities and technical challenges of hydrogen as a fuel for firing in combined cycle gas turbines in power generation
Hong Wei Wang, Ahmed Shibli, David Robertson, European Technology Development Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey, U.K.

Paper 1-6 (1220-1245h)
Title to be confirmed.


Lunch 1245 – 1345h (1 hr)



Paper 2-1 (1345-1420h)
How hydropower contributes to the integration of intermittent renewable energy?
Maryse Francois, France

Paper 2-2 (1420-1455h)
Flexible and future-proof HRSGs
Sebastiaan Ruijgrok, Peter Rop, NEM Energy B.V., The Netherlands

Paper 2-3 (1455-1520h)
ETD’s studies of fossil power plant flexible operation in Europe, North America and Asia – technical and cost issues
Ahmed Shibli, European Technology Development Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey, U.K.

Paper 2-4 (1520-1545h)
Cost impacts, cycling and reliability issues
Nadeem Ahmed, ETD Consultant, European Technology Development Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey, U.K.


Coffee Break 1545 – 1615  (30mins.)



Paper 3-1 (1615-1640h)
Evaluation of hyperspectral imagery for damage assessment of wind turbine blades
Andy Gibson1, Sarinova Simandjuntak2, Emily Dunkason1, Hanly Bingari1 Alex Fraess-Ehrfeld
1. University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
2. Anglia Ruskin University, East Anglia, UK
3. Airborne Robotics Ltd., UK

Paper 3-2 (1640 -1705h)
Waiting for the title/ abstract
Wind Turbine Co.1

Paper 3-3 (1705-1730h)
Enhancing the reliability of wind turbine blade inspection procedure
Saber Khayatzadeh, Ilosta Ltd., Glasgow, UK

Paper 3-4 (1730 -1755h)
Waiting for the title/ abstract
Wind Turbine Co. 2


DAY – 2 Wednesday 18th October 2023 0900 – 1630h

WELCOME and INTRODUCTION TO DAY-2 (0900 – 0905h)




Paper 4-1 (0905-0940h)
Nuclear paper to come

Paper 4-2 (0940-1005h)
TRANSFUSION – a project to transfer high temperature materials technology from fossil to fusion energy
David Allen, European Technology Development Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey, U.K.

Paper 4-3 (1005-1030h)
Schemes to enhance the integrity of P91 steel reheat steam pipe in a supercritical thermal power plant 
Hyeong-Yeon Lee*†, Ki-Ean Nam*, Min-Su Yoon**, and Seung-Woo Ha**
†*Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, **Korea Leading Engineering System Inc., Korea


Coffee Break 1030 – 1100h  (30mins.)


Paper 4-4 (1100-1135h)
Research subjects on damage and life evaluation of 9Cr steels used in USC power plants
K Yagi, Senior Advisor, National Center for Materials Service Safety, University of Science & Technology, Beijing, China

Paper 4-5 (1135-1200h)
Molecular dynamics simulation of thermomechanical fatigue and isothermal fatigue properties of Ni-based single crystal superalloys
Wenping Wu, Department of Engineering mechanics, School of Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Paper 4-6 (1150-1215h)
Creep at very low stresses in austenitic stainless steels
Rolf Sandström, Materials Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Paper 4-7 (1215-1240h)
Challenges and parameters effect of wire arc additive manufacturing of nickel-based alloy
Rafael Nunes, Koen Faes, Belgian Welding Institute, Belgium
Staf Huysmans,Evy De Bruycker, Engie Laborelec, Belgium


Lunch 1240 – 1325h  (45mins.)


Paper 4-8 (1325-1350h)
Effects of heat treatment on creep strength of SS321 manufactured by powder bed fusion
Hyung Ki Ryu (Graduated Student), , Thi Giang Le (Post Doctoral Fellow), Kee Bong Yoon (Professor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea

Young Wha Ma (Senior Researcher)
Corporate R&D Institute, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Changwon, Gyeongnam, Korea

Paper 4-9 (135 -1415h)
Dosing-layer-quality monitoring in condenser tubes
Phoenix Lai Fung Cheng, CLP, Hong Kong

Paper 4-10 (1415-1440h)
Sigma phase issue in boiler tubes made from TP304H
Suraya binti Mohd Nadzir, TNB Research, Malaysia


Coffee Break 1440 – 1510h  (30mins.)


Paper 4-11 (1510-1545h)
ECCC creep data assessment methodologies for design of high temperature plant – fit for purpose?
David Allen, European Technology Development Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey, UK

Paper 4-12 (1545-1610h)
Issues with materials in fossil power plants; typical findings from NTPC stations and their analyses
Rajeev Jain, AGM, Corporate Quality Assurance, NTPC
Bhaskara Santosh K P, DGM, Project Engineering – Mechanical, NTPC, India

Paper 4-13 (1610 -1635h)
Creep damage and creep lifetime prediction: correlation or causation?
Zhongyu Lu, and Qiang Xu, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

Paper 4-40 (1635-1700h)
Prevention of exfoliation in Super 304H/ 347H tubes of super critical boilers by in-situ shot peening
Srinivasa Rao U, DGM, Corporate Quality Assurance, NTPC
Anubhav Dahiya, DGM, Project Engineering – Mechanical, NTPC
Bhaskara Santosh Kumar, DGM, Project Engineering – Mechanical, NTPC
Anand D Varma, Senior Manager, NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance, NTPC, India


A 4-hour Boat Trip on River Thames & BBQ Dinner 1800 – 2200h



DAY – 3 Thursday 19th October 2023 0900 – 1500h

WELCOME and INTRODUCTION TO DAY- 3 (0900 – 0905h)


Paper 5-1 (0905-0940h)
DX (Digital Transformation) of plant maintenance with online monitoring and AI analysis
S Kihara and H Matsuda, Best Materia, Tokyo, Japan

Paper 5-2 (0940-1005h)
Portable Scanning Force Microscope – A new development for early stage micron or sub-micron level damage detection and life assessment
Andrea Tonti, INAIL, Italy
Cheng-Jung Lin, Ahmed Shibli, European Technology Development Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey, UK

Paper 5-3 (1005-1030h)
Advanced Data Analysis procedure for improving failure assessment in pipes
Saber Khayatzadeh, Ilosta Ltd., Glasgow, UK
David Robertson, European Technology Development Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey, UK


Coffee Break 1030 – 1100h  (30 mins.)


Paper 5-4 (1100-1135h)
Utilising plant inspection and monitoring data more effectively – challenges and opportunities
Andy Morris, EDF, UK
Rossella Bonetti, Wei Sun, University of Nottingham, UK

Paper 5-5 (1135-1200h)
Further developments in CRACKFIT – software for the assessment of cracks in boilers and turbines
Stuart Holdsworth, EMPA, Switzerland
Hong-Wei Wang, Feroza Akther, European Technology Development Ltd., Leatherhead, Surrey, UK

Paper 5-6 (1200-1225h)
Scanning Electrical Potential Drop (S-EPD) for off-line NDT determination of remaining lifetime in P91 pressure vessel welds.
A G Wojcik, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, UK
A S Santos, Matelect Ltd, Harefield, UK
M Waitt, Matelect Ltd, Harefield, UK
A Shibli, ETD Ltd, Leatherhead, Surrey, UK


Lunch 1230 – 1310h (40 mins.)


Paper 5-7 (1310-1335h)
MAGSCAN-2: Development of a rapid scanning electromagnetic tool for the quality assurance of martensitic steel (P91, P92) plant components
John Wilson, Anthony Peyton, University of Manchester, UK
David Allen, Cheng-Jung Lin, European Technology Development, Leatherhead, Surrey, UK

Paper 5-8 (1335 -1400h)
Mechatronics design and architecture of evaluation software for a portable instrumented indentation system PIIS3000TM
Daniel Omacht1,*, Yingzhi Li2, Mingcheng Sun3
1 UTMdev s.r.o., Ostrava-Vitkovice, Czech Republic
2 DNV-GL (former KEMA, retired), Arnhem, The Netherlands
3 State Grid Liaoning Electric Power Research Institute, Shenyang, China

Paper 5-9 (1400 -1425h)
Title to be confirmed.


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The fee is to be paid in GB Pounds. (all those attending events held in the UK need to pay 20% VAT).

Please fill out the registration form (word format) by clicking the ‘Registration Form’ button on the top right of this page.

Please complete and email the Registration Form, including all enquiries, to: enquiries@etd-consulting.com


  • Conference Delegates

Until 18 Sep. 23 –  £500+100 VAT = £600

From 19 Sep. 23 –  £550+£110 VAT = £660

  • Conference Presenters

Until 18 Sep. 23 –  £400+£80 VAT = £480

From 19 Sep. 23 – £400+£90 VAT = £480

The conference Registration Fee covers the Organisation of the Conference, provision of the Conference Presentations in electronic format, lunches, coffee/ tea during the breaks and boat trip on River Thames including the conference dinner on the boat.
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