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14.06.2018
The 13th edition of the brochure "Water and Wastewater Technology" was published for IFAT 2018. In addition to information on markets, trade fairs and topics, the water-specific excerpt from the list of process engineering machinery and equipment is the core of the brochure.
15.05.2018
Just in time for IFAT, the product directory Process Plant and Equipment has been published.
16.03.2018
On March 12, 2018 a delegation of 23 senior IOCL managers met with VDMA members to discuss the future role of alternative fuels such Hydrogen, LNG and energy efficiency. VDMA gave an introduction on the German Energy Transition and the consequences for the maritime and petrochemical sectors. Germany’s industry is faced with various challenges connected with the decarbonization. An efficient energy transition in Germany and Europe will only work if the power, transport and heat markets will be coupled via power-to-X technologies. VDMA members offer power-to-X solutions already today.
12.03.2018
In order to achieve the ambitious, long-term energy and climate targets, the energy transition must not be reduced to a "turnaround" in the power sector only. In fact all energy sectors – power, mobility and heat – have to be coupled in an efficient way. The VDMA formulates requirements for a successful energy sector coupling in it’s VDMA Position Paper. Power-to-X process plays a key role.
05.03.2018
In the Federal Law Gazette Volume 2018 Part I No. 6, issued on 15 February 2018, a "Corrigendum to the Ordinance on Evaporative Cooling Systems, Cooling Towers and Wet Separators" was published.
05.03.2018
On the occasion of the market reconnaissance trip "Erdölchemie Tartastan und Baschkortostand" in autumn 2017 the BMWi commissioned a target market analysis. The 70-page study contains general information on the oil & gas sector in Russia as well as interesting facts and figures on petrochemicals in Tatarstan and Bashkortostan. It also contains lists with basic information and contact details of the leading 20 or so petrochemical companies.
12.12.2017
With the publication date January 2018, the standard sheet 24649, revised by the VDMA Recooling Technology Department, will be published under the title "Operating recommendations for evaporative cooling systems". It replaces VDMA 24649:2005-05.
20.11.2017
Lectures & German / European Pavilion at GASTECH Barcelona in September 2018 - register now!.
28.09.2017
Since 1990, the VDMA Cooling Tower Conference has been an ideal platform for gathering up-to-date information on topics related to cooling towers and for discussing technical and regulatory developments with experts and colleagues.the article provides an overview of the conferences since 1990.
13.09.2017
At the VDMA sales manager meeting on 29 August 2017, 35 sales managers, division heads and managing directors from the oil & gas and petrochemical sector discussed about the market development, and also about digitization in the oil & gas industry.
05.09.2017
Corresponding to the adoption of the 42nd Ordinance for the Implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act (Ordinance on Evaporative Cooling Systems, Cooling Towers and Wet Separators - 42.BImSchV), the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has published a recommendation for the detection of Legionella.
21.03.2017
As part of the VDMA-initiated Petrochemical and Chemical Industry Business Trip Argentina (27 - 30 March 2017), a target market analysis "Oil and Gas Sector in Argentina" has now been published on behalf of the BMWi (Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy). On 54 pages the most important market data on the energy sector, the oil and gas industry, refineries, pipelines and to some extent the chemical sector are presented.
29.12.2016
In general, the 3.1 and 3.2 certificates in tank construction are more known for materials or primary materials. Are there inspection certificates for complete devices or do they even make sense?
29.12.2016
Is it possible to take over an existing inspection certificate 3.1 for valves from the original manufacturer and then issue this certificate for the device in question, which is used in one's own machine/system, under one's own name, but not on the basis of one's own tests, but solely on the basis of the valve manufacturer's certificate?
28.12.2016
On July 19, 2016, the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC was bindingly replaced by the "new" Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU, adapted to the new European legal framework. The interpretation of the newly introduced terms "risk assessment" and "risk analysis" has repeatedly given rise to discussions in practice.
28.12.2016
On 27 June 2014 the text of the new Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The 2014/68/EU will bindingly replace the "old" Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC on 19 July 2016.
28.12.2016
Following its alignment to the New Legislative Framework (NLF), the new Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU (PED) comes into force on 19 July 2016 and thereby replaces the “old” PED 97/23/EC. Although this transition from the old to the new PED entails only very few practical changes, manufacturers need to be aware of some significant – mainly formal - modifications.
28.12.2016
You will find an overview of the contact persons in the Fachverband Verfahrenstechnische Maschinen und Apparate with their main areas of activity here.
04.10.2016
The two VDMA standard sheets 24408-1 and -2 aim to clearly define construction products and their delimitation for plant and mechanical engineering. In addition, they close gaps in the harmonized standards on process engineering equipment and machinery, especially with regard to the design, material selection, manufacture and testing of functional units and load-bearing components.
01.06.2016
In 2015, the German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to increase their exports by nearly 3 percent.

Press releases

20.03.2020
Europe as a stabilizer of the growth path
28.02.2019

EU-28 as stabiliser for the growth path
The German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to increase their exports to more than one billion euros for the first time in 2018. Compared to the previous year, exports increased significantly (plus 3.9 percent) to around 1,038 million euros (2018) compared to around 999 million euros (2017).
14.05.2018
Export market China booming with 54 percent growth
German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to stabilise their exports at a high level in 2017. Compared to the previous year, exports rose slightly (plus 0.4 percent) to around 993 million euros (2017) compared to around 990 million euros (2016).
28.07.2017
We only need water for drinking, cooking and washing, right? Not even close! Water is in everything around us – from paper to clothes, computers and cars. Do you know how much water runs through your hands every day without you knowing it?
28.04.2017
The German manufacturers of components and systems for water, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to maintain their exports in 2016 at the high level of the previous year (minus 0.1 percent)
01.06.2016
In 2015, the German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to increase their exports by nearly 3 percent.
26.03.2019
At the special show "Process Industry 4.0: The Age of Modular Production" ISPE, NAMUR, ProcessNet, VDMA and ZVEI show how the flexibility of plants in the process industry can be significantly increased through modularization.
30.03.2020
China largely responsible for growth
07.06.2016
After 5 years of steady growth, the German production of process machinery and equipment dropped by 10 percent to 6.9 billion euros in 2015. Exports of process engineering machinery and equipment reached a volume of 5.5 billion euros. This is an increase of 1 percent compared to last year.
14.03.2018
ACHEMA from 11th to 15th of June 2018 is the leading exhibition for the manufacturers of process plants and equipment. Richard Clemens, Managing Director of VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Association is pleased „that her in Frankfurt we will once again have an opportunity to see “live” and for ourselves what German engineers have to offer when it comes to process plant and equipment. For the manufacturers of process plants and equipment ACHEMA takes place in an economically positive surrounding.
14.05.2018
Making the world a good deal cleaner, conserving resources and maintaining good air and clear water - that requires state-of-the-art mechanical engineering. Around 3,300 exhibitors are demonstrating at IFAT in Munich that the technologies are ready to efficiently separate and recycle recyclable materials, clean water from plastic waste or purify polluted air. The machine manufacturers from Germany play a leading role here.
20.11.2017
Lectures & German / European Pavilion at GASTECH Barcelona in September 2018 - register now!.

Publications

14.06.2018
The 13th edition of the brochure "Water and Wastewater Technology" was published for IFAT 2018. In addition to information on markets, trade fairs and topics, the water-specific excerpt from the list of process engineering machinery and equipment is the core of the brochure.
13.11.2019
The "VDMA Technology Guide Oil - Gas - Petrochemistry 2019/2020" has been published under the title Combining Fossil and Renewable Systems - Achieving Decarbonisation.
15.05.2018
Just in time for IFAT, the product directory Process Plant and Equipment has been published.
20.11.2017
The new „VDMA Technology Guide Oil – Gas – Petrochemistry 2017/2018“ has been published under the tigle Fossil and Renewable Ressource for sustainable Processes / Fossile und Erneuerbare Ressourcen für zukunftsfähige Prozesse.
05.09.2017
The July issue of the VDMA Nachrichten published the article "Beverage industry - Water technology with cleanliness" in its column Focus Technology. This article dealt in depth with the foodstuff water.
28.05.2016
In this brochure, member companies of the VDMA Water and Wastewater Technology Group provide a compendium of their range of supplies and services. The 12th edition 2016 is introduced at IFAT and is available for download.
22.05.2013
Document for support of enquiry, offer, order processing etc. at the in the title described elastomer sealing material.
Monika Mages
Monika Mages
Process Engineering Department: Consultant for Statistics, Marketing, Press and Public Relations, Marketing Working Group of the Process Engineering and Equipment Association / Member Support / Events and Publications
+49 69 6603-1395
+49 69 6603-1421
Richard Clemens
Richard Clemens
Managing Director
+49 69 6603-1431
+49 69 6603-2431

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