Information Platform for Plant Engineers

Friday, 15 June 2018
Hall 9.2, Discussion Corner

The “Information Platform for Plant Engineers” is an initiative of VDI-GVC (The Association of German Engineers – Technical Division: Chemical and Process Engineering), addressing practice-oriented problems confronting plant engineers and all aspects of the production plant.

The concept, which facilitates the practice- oriented exchange of ideas and experience within a region, is now established in five regional groups. It will be presented and moderated by experts. Moreover, typical tasks of plant engineers, such as mobile maintenance, spare parts management, pumps, as well as future developments, will be explained and discussed on the basis of short contributions.


Jens von Erden, BASF Ludwigshafen
Ralf Goedecke, Consulting Process Technology Rodenbach
Christian Poppe, Covestro Leverkusen
Ljuba Woppowa, VDI e.V. Düsseldorf

10:00 – 10:15 h
Introduction to the Information Platform (concept, regional groups, tasks of plant engineers).

Professional profile of the plant engineer:
10:15 – 10:30 h
What the profession involves today and new demands of a digital world.
Robert Meiers, Covestro AG Dormagen

Topical maintenance issues:
10:30 – 10:50 h
Benefits of digitization, VDI 2770 Digital manufacturer information
Manfred Dammann, Bilfinger SE Mannheim

10:50 – 11:10 h
Mobile maintenance
Peter Rau, Bayer Crop Science AG, Frankfurt am Main

11:10 – 11:30 h
On-site inspections using drones
Joachim Meyer, BASF SE Ludwigshafen

11:30 – 11:45 h
VDI Certification Course for Plant Engineers, Future topics and forthcoming events of the regional groups
Christian Poppe, Covestro AG Leverkusen

The event will be held in German.

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