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9th Dillinger Pressure Vessel Colloquium, 13-14 Settembre 2018

How to prepare the future – Solutions for trends in the Pressure Vessel Industry


13-14 September 2018

Conference venue

Stadthalle Dillingen, Pachtener Straße, 66763 Dillingen/Saar, Germany


Thursday, 13th September 2018

Conference at “Dillinger Stadthalle” (Pachtener Straße, 66763 Dillingen/Saar)

  • 8.00 a.m. Bus transfer to “Dillinger Stadthalle”
  • 8.30 a.m. Arrival of the participants
  • 9.00 a.m. Welcome and official opening – Günter Luxenburger, Chief Sales Officer, Dillinger
  • 9.15 a.m. Advanced high productivity welding processes for pressure vessel fabrication – Chris Punshon, Industry Group Manager Power, Equipment and Infrastructure, TWI
  • 9.45 a.m. Fabrication and inspection by TOFD method of mounded pressure vessels – Landry Garandeau,Technical Director, Tissot / Serge Demonte, l’Institut de Soudure
  • 10.15 a.m. Coffee break
  • 10.45 a.m. Fabrication of carbon steel heavy wall pressure vessels for sour services – Alvaro Borobio, Metallurgical and Welding Manager, Felguera
  • 11.15 a.m. PWHT effect on hydrogen induced cracking – Omid Omidvar, Material and Inspection Department Manager, Tehran Raymand Consulting Engineers
  • 11.45 a.m. Advantages of large seamless heads – Hans-Willi Bonn, Engineering Manager and Welding Supervisor, Heavy Fabrication Division, Dillinger
  • 12.15 a.m. Lunch
  • 2.00 p.m. A new dimension of continuous casting: Dillinger’s vertical caster no. 6 – Kerstin Meder, Manager Technology Steel Plant, Dillinger
  • 2.30 p.m. Optimizing precipitate state in CrMo steel (A387-11-2) by TEM investigations for improved high thickness performance – Ingo Detemple / Bastian Philippi, Product Manager / Research Engineer, Dillinger
  • 3.00 p.m. Capability & challenges in fabrication of pressure vessels – Vijay Borude, Deputy General Manager (Design), Godrej & Boyce
  • 3.30 p.m. Coffee break
  • 4.00 p.m. Qualitative and competitive approach for the design and fabrication of critical process equipment – Fausto Fusari, Vice President Technology, Belleli Energy Critical Process Equipment SrL – Walter Tosto SpA
  • 4.30 p.m. Recent developments and current situation on the heavy plate market – Philipp Ludwig, Sales Manager – Boiler & Pressure Vessel, Dilinger
  • 5.00 p.m. Conclusion
  • 5.30 p.m. Bus transfer to the hotel Haus Scheidberg
  • 7.00 p.m. Cocktail reception and dinner at hotel Haus Scheidberg
  • 11.00 p.m. Bus transfer to the selected hotels

Friday, 14th September 2018

Workshops (Haus Scheidberg) or mill tour
– 8.00 a.m. Bus transfer from the selected hotels to Haus Scheidberg
– 9.00 a.m.

  • Workshop A: Steel Material in EN 13445 and ASME Code
    Moderators: Dirk Kölbl, Managing Director, CIS GmbH Consulting Inspection Services,
    Peter Langenberg, CEO, IWT Solutions AG
  • Workshop B: 1¼Cr1Mo-Steels in higher plate thickness – challenges and limitations
    Moderators: Ingo Detemple, Product Manager, Dillinger,
    Rainer Kraut, Manager Technical Inquiry, Dillinger,
    Bastian Philippi, Research Engineer, Dillinger
  • Workshop C: Solutions for future high pressure equipment – Design method, Material,
    Moderators: Hans-Willi Bonn, Engineering Manager and Welding Supervisor Heavy Fabr. Division, Dillinger,
    Jean-Luc Cayla, Product Manager, Dillinger,
    Simon Schaffrath, Chief Engineer, RWTH Aachen University
  • Mill tour
    (Meeting point at Haus Scheidberg at 8.45 a.m. – No parking possibility at the mill.)

– 12.30 a.m. Lunch at Haus Scheidberg
– 2.00 p.m. Bus transfer to the airports Frankfurt and Luxembourg


Shuttle service

  • from Luxembourg and Frankfurt airports to Dillingen in the afternoon of 12th September 2018 (approx. 4.00 p.m.)
  • from Dillingen to Luxembourg and Frankfurt airports on 14th September 2018 (approx. 2.00 p.m) will be organized.

For an optimal organization, please indicate your arrival and departure time on the reply form.

Hotel recommendations

The following hotels have reserved rooms at a special rate which you can book under the keyword « Dillinger » until 31th July 2018. Please book your hotel room by yourself. These hotels are also served by a shuttle service during the conference.

Haus Scheidberg
St. Vallier Str. 1
66748 Wallerfangen-Kerlingen
Tel.: +49 6837 75 0
Fax: +49 6837 75 30
Bawelsberger Hof
Dillinger Str. 5a
66763 Dillingen-Diefflen
Tel.: +49 6831 76 999 0
Fax: +49 6831 76 999 76
Ringhotel Posthof GmbH
Postgässchen 5-10
66740 Saarlouis, Germany
Tel. +49 6831 94960
Fax. +49 6831 9496111