VDMA-Specifications on Functional Safety
Due to the fact that existing standards are either generic or address different target groups various experts met under the umbrella of VDMA with the goal to implement the new requirements for turbomachinery with regard to Functional Safety.
Gas and steam turbines are not only the technical platform for conventional conversion processes in the field of power and heat supply (e. g. in combined gas and steam power plants or coal-fired power plants) but they are also used for renewable energies (e. g. biomass power plants, solar power plants and geothermal plants).
The Power Systems association provides its services to the management of the secretariat of “EUTurbines”, the European Association of Gas Steam Turbine Manufacturers.
The Power Systems association is responsible for standardization in the field gas and steam turbines at a national level and also coordinates an ISO secretariat. Its activities focus on standardization in the field of steam turbines.