The revised standard VGB-S010-2011

The revised standard VGB-S010-2011 (former VGB guideline R450L) is now available in English also:

The new guideline provides detailed background information about water chemistry and the need for chemistry monitoring within the water-steam cycles. It makes a clear distinction between key parameters (i.e. mandatory online measurements) and diagnostic parameters (i.e. measurements which can be measured online or by grab sample and lab analysis). It introduces statistical data analysis for the definition of plant specific normal operating ranges, stressing the need for validated online measurement data-

English version: „Feed Water, Boiler Water and Steam Quality for Power Plants / Industrial Plants“

Deutsche Version: „Speisewasser-, Kesselwasser- und Dampfqualität für Kraftwerke / Industriekraftwerke“

Press Release - Project Vasilikos Power Station, Cyprus



Swan Systems Engineering was awarded the contract by J&P Avax to supply replacement sampling systems for Vassilikos Unit 5, one combined cycle multi-shaft unit which was heavily damaged in the accidental blast on a nearby naval base in July 2011. We are proud to participate in the effort to quickly bring back Vasiliko Power Station - the largest power plant of Cyprus - to normal operation.


The scope of our supply includes:

  • 1 shelter based sampling system for HRSG 1 & 2 and common feedwater, with 13 sample lines and 19 instruments
  • 1 shelter based sampling system for condensate for 1 sample line and 3 instruments


Sampling and monitoring systems for older units were supplied by other integrators. Swan Systems Engineering’s ability to provide engineering services of outstanding quality for water-steam sampling as well as professional after sales services for the equipment played a decisive role in the tender evaluation process of J&P Avax. Design improvements regarding scope of online measurements, sample flow regulation and monitoring were implemented up to a maximum allowable extend predetermined by the previous system arrangement.

Power-Gen Europe 2011

The POWER-GEN Europe conference and exhibition is the foremost event for the European power industry and its business associate. 

Held on the 7th - 9th June 2011 at Fiera Milano City, Milan, Italy, this is a good opportunity to meet us. We are pleased to welcome you at booth no. 4A27

Experts of Swan System Engineering are eagerly awaiting your stopover at their booth. Don’t miss your unique chance to gather comprehensive information about all our services available for power plant operators and EPC contractors as well as our cutting-edge developments and technologies in online process water analysis.We are looking forward to welcome you on our booth.

Come and meet us at the Power-Gen Europe!    

Press Release – Project Koudiet Eddraouch Power Plant, Algeria



SWAN Systeme AG manufactured 3 steam and water analysis & sampling shelters for 3 HRSGs. Each shelter is for 12 sample lines (Feedwater, boiler waters, steam lines and condensates) and contains 26 instruments.

The scope included a separate shelter for samples of 2 auxiliary boilers. Originally, this was specified as an outdoor rack but was then changed to a shelter upon SWAN recommendation. This shelter is for 4 sample lines and 10 instruments.

Furthermore, one sampling rack for indoor installation for condenser monitoring combining chlorine measurement in condenser outlet boxes and specific conductivity measurement in condenser indoor installation was delivered.


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It was twenty years ago today ...


We have come a long way since we started SWAN on January 1st in 1991. With serious work, luck and your constant support we have been able to establish a solid business with employment for more than a hundred people. We will certainly have a great party in due time. 


As the holiday season approaches it is time to thank you for another year of support and cooperation. Your commitment to Swan has been instrumental in creating further growth in difficult times. We wish you a relaxing holiday and health and happiness in the Year 2011. 


Yours, SWAN Systeme AG   


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