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Australian Gas Turbines Conference

7-8 November 2022 | Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney & Delivered Virtually

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The 21st Annual Australian Gas Turbines Conference will be held on 7-8 November 2022 in Sydney at the Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney.

Supported by the Gas Turbines User Forum (GTUF) this annual event is attended by the nation’s top operators, industry experts, and technology providers.

This year’s comprehensive, two-day agenda will present and discuss important case studies, explore current best practices for operating and maintaining gas turbines and give the participants the opportunity to exchange ideas with GT experts and to learn about the latest achievements for flexible, efficient, reliable and environmentally sound gas turbine technology.

Join us at the best-known meeting place for Australia’s gas turbine industry.


Girish Kamal

Principal Rotating Equipment Engineer Centre of Excellence Division, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. (Kuala Lumpur)

Doug Nagy

Manager IGT Components Repair, Liburdi Turbine Services Canada

Dr Attilio Pigneri

Chief Executive, The Hydrogen Utility (H2U)

Dr. Jeffrey Goldmeer

Emergent Technologies Director – Decarbonization, GE Gas Power USA

Joel Thakker

Engi+neering Solutions Manager, LEAP Australia

Mark Searle

Principal Consultant, Key Energy & Resources Pty Ltd

Adolfo Agresta

Product Service Engineering Manager APAC Region, Baker Hughes

Abel Rochwarger

Chief Engineer, GTC Control Solutions USA

Lucas Skoufa

Specialist Turbine and Steam Engineer, Yarwun Operations, Rio Tinto

Peter G. Brighton

Australasian Manager GTS, Donaldson Australasia Pty Ltd


8:30 am

Registration & Morning coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair


9:10 am

Get to know your peers right from the start with this informal speed networking session.

9:20 am

Opportunities for Gas Turbines in a Carbon Constrained World

Mark Searle, Principal Consultant, Key Energy & Resources Pty Ltd

9:50 am

  • Gas turbines, which are a key element of today’s electricity production infrastructure, are often overlooked when developing plans for future decarbonized electricity.
  • These existing assets can be upgraded to reduce carbon emissions. This can be accomplished using fuels with reduced or zero carbon content. Another option is to add a post-combustion carbon capture system.
  • New gas turbines are effectively future proofed (for future reductions in carbon emissions) as they can be configured to be “hydrogen ready”.
  • This presentation will provide a view of these technology options, as well as highlighting GE experience with hydrogen and similar low heating value fuels

11:00 am

Refreshment & Networking break

11:30 am

An overview of the cost-savings goals and actual achievements of an aftermarket LTSA for a two-on-one combined cycle combustion turbine plant. The major successes, the minor successes and the new procedures implemented. A fiscal overview of the program clearly show that it was a success.

12:10 pm

The use of 3D simulation via computational fluid dynamics (CFD) or finite element analysis (FEA) is now a common place occurrence in the turbomachinery market. Whether it is designing a jet fan for ventilation or an engine for a UAV or a pump for the mining industry, CFD and FEA are used extensively, across Australia, by engineers, designers, novices and experts alike.

This presentation details such a project, with the aim of educating the audience on (i) the general simulation process (ii) the benefit to design and (iii) the resources required. What was once a tool reserved for an army of Phd’s and global corporations, is now being done on laptops and designers, throughout the country.

12:40 pm


1:00 pm

Lunch & Networking break

2:00 pm

The remote outage support and other issues related to Covid and maintenance

2:30 pm

  • Design and Maintenance considerations
  • Major factors affecting Dry Gas seals life and efficient operation
  • Seal Gas supply and control requirements
  • Primary Gas seal venting and health monitoring
  • Secondary Gas seal venting and health monitoring
  • Separation Gas supply and control requirements
  • Recommended Alarm and shutdown conditions
  • Improve DGS operating performance
  • Avoid unplanned shutdowns
  • Reduce energy consumption and costs
  • Extend equipment lifespan

3:10 pm

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE | Reduced maintenance, Improve plant and equipment using Quick Lock Yoke with Powerseal for Updraft Power Generation Installations

Peter G. Brighton, Australasian Manager GTS, Donaldson Australasia Pty Ltd

3:40 pm

Refreshment & Networking break

4:10 pm

CASE STUDY | Ventilation Air Ingestion - the impact of the plant layout

Dawid Dlugosz, Controls and Instrumentation Engineer, MTU Maintenance

CASE STUDY | Major Inspection case study

5:20 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

INTERNATIONAL GUEST SPEAKER | Two Single Point of Failure Case Studies, Implementation Of TIL 1275 And 1524: What You Need To Know, Mark VI Issues Missed By The OEM TILs, And Two New GTC Mark V Cards

Abel Rochwarger, Chief Engineer, GTC Control Solutions USA

10:20 am


11:20 am

Refreshment & Networking break

11:40 am

  • Technical developments in the cogeneration sector offer a resilient, decentralized, and energy efficient system
  • The demand for reliable and cost-effective solutions for cogeneration products from 5 MW capacity is increasing in the industrial sector
  • The NovaLT family of gas turbines continue to be a part of Baker

12:20 pm

The issues with how we get the future workforce trained given the ever changing world of power generation

Lucas Skoufa, Specialist Turbine and Steam Engineer, Yarwun Operations, Rio Tinto

1:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

1:10 pm

Lunch & networking break





Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2995$2595+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass$1995+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2295$1995+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
  • Early bird rate | book before 31 August 2022
    – Standard: $2,595 + GST
    – GTUF Members: $1,995 + GST
  • Full rate | book from 1 September 2022
    – Standard: $2,995 + GST
    – GTUF Members: $2,295 + GST

There is a special discounted conference rate for members of the Gas Turbines Users Forum (GTUF), to see if you qualify for this discounted rate please email

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The COVID-19 situation is changing daily, and we want you to feel confident about booking onto our events.

  • If you cannot travel due to restrictions, we can provide a credit of your registration fee towards a future Informa conference or a refund will be available up to 5 working days before the event.
    Alternatively, if the event is being delivered virtually, you may move your registration to a virtual pass and invite a colleague to join the virtual event experience.
  • If Informa Connect reschedules the event, we will roll over your booking to the new dates.

Payment is not required immediately as long as it is made 5 workings days prior to the event.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities


The 21st Annual Australian Gas Turbines Conference, brings together key industry leaders from across Australia and Internationally.

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks and a conference dinner, making this not just a conference… but an all encompassing industry “experience”.

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

Please note that this event will incorporate a digital attendance component to enable speakers and attendees who are not permitted to travel the opportunity to still virtually attend.

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
T: 02 9080 4334

Health & Safety Commitments

When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.

All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, Informa Australia will follow some key health and safety priority commitments as part of “Informa AllSecure“.

Full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for all in-person attendees.

IMPORTANT: For more information on Informa’s Vaccination requirement for all in-person attendees, our Event Health & Safety measures in place and Conditions of entry, click here.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

when & where

07 - 08 Nov 2022

Aerial UTS Function Centre & Delivered Virtually
Level 7, 235 Jones Street Ultimo (UTS Building 10)
NSW, Australia

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General Information & Registration
Customer Service
+61 (0) 2 9080 4307

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Megan Rogulski
+61 2 9080 4334

Speaking Enquiries
Alexandra Bennet
+61 2 9080 4315

Marketing & Media Enquiries
Hannah Hori
+61 2 9080 4373

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