FILM FORMING SUBSTANCES: International conference, a virtual event, March 22-23 and 29-30, 2022 – Combined Cycle Journal

FILM FORMING SUBSTANCES: International conference, a virtual event, March 22-23 and 29-30, 2022

The Fifth International Conference on Film Forming Substances (FFS 2022) will be conducted virtually March 22-23 and 29-30. Format: A three-hour program in English each day, beginning 9 a.m. Central European Time (4 a.m. US East Coast time) and concluding at 12:30 p.m. CET.

The major themes of this event are dedicated to advancing the knowledge of, and introducing the latest science about, film forming substances. Recall that FFSs protect metal surfaces in powerplant steam/condensate and cooling-water systems against corrosion and other degradation mechanisms. Scientific papers and case studies will provide insights into the latest developments in this increasingly important field of cycle chemistry, as well as numerous examples of FFS (amine and non-amine based) use in fossil, combined-cycle, biomass, nuclear, industrial, geothermal, and other plants.

Thus, this conference, which some in the global electric power generation community consider the industry’s most important topical meeting of 2022, will be of great interest to asset managers, operations personnel, technical managers, plant engineers, cycle and plant chemists, researchers and corrosion scientists, and service providers—in addition to manufacturers of major plant components and chemicals.

Speakers from electric power producers, consulting firms specializing in metallurgy and water chemistry, universities and research organizations (EPRI, for example), and providers of water-treatment products and services will share their knowledge and experiences. Countries represented at the podium include the following: US, UK, France, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, and Serbia.

Most subscribers to CCJ ONsite will find the first two sessions of particular value and well worth the token registration fee. The programs for March 22 and 23 feature most of the first-hand plant experiences with FFS and provide valuable background for those new to this technology. Presentations the second week dig deeper into the technical details of various FFS applications.

The 2022 technical agenda, posted at, reflects the deep knowledge of FFS among the internationally recognized members of the steering committee—including:

  • Co-chairs Barry Dooley of Structural Integrity Associates (UK) and David Addison of Thermal Chemistry (New Zealand), reflecting the experience of consultancies specializing in water chemistry and metallurgy.
  • Matt Harris of AGL Energy (Australia) and Christophe Wesoluch, EDF (France), sharing the experiences of major power producers.
  • Roy van Lier, Yara Nederland (The Netherlands), one of the world’s leading fertilizer companies, with a technology focus on chemical and environmental solutions.
  • Keith Fruzzetti of EPRI, a US-based research organization serving power producers worldwide.
  • Jörg Fandrich of Framatome (Germany), working globally in support of nuclear powerplants.
  • Marion Roy of SECR CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, working in research, development, and innovation for power generators among others.


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