Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Association of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.I.), Regional Branch in Pilsen and Czech Technical University in Prague are organizing the international conference.

The conference has been held regularly since 1999, alternately prepared by ASI Regional Branch in Pilsen and in Prague. This year’s main topic is "Flexible Fossil Power Plants for the Future Energy Market" in connection to the international H2020 projects Flexturbine and Turboreflex.

Today’s requirements for the operation of modern fossil fuel power plants are largely influenced by the rapidly increasing share of renewable energy sources, which are unstable by its nature. This defines new demands on the operation of conventional sources with steam turbine, which are still a necessary complement to renewable energy sources.

Main operational requirements include, in particular, the flexibility of operation, power on demand, long-term safe minimal or partial load operation or a high number of turbine start-ups with short ramp-up times while maintaining high efficiency, safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness of power plant operation. Therefore, the forthcoming conference in 2018 will bear the subtitle "Flexible Fossil Power Plants for the Future Energy Market". This is the 18th annual meeting of experts focusing turbo machines.


  • Flutter – aero-elasticity issues induced by low- or part-load operation
  • Optimization of turbine components limiting ST and GT flexible operation
  • Life cycle management, thermo-mechanical fatigue
  • Turbo machine diagnostics and analytics




International consortium joining together leading European turbo machinery OEMs (such as DSPW, GE, Siemens, Ansaldo Energia, MAN) and European universities, TSOs and PPOs will present main results of H2020 Flexturbine project dealing with advanced turbine technologies for the future highly flexible and efficient fossil fuel power plants.

For more details about this conference and to access to the registration board, follow here.