Together with the Gesellschaft fuer Werkstoffprüfung (GWP), Allianz Risk Consulting GmbH and the Allianz Center for Technology/Industrial Engineering can look back on more than 12 years of successful collaboration in the cooperation laboratory in Zorneding. In addition to the classical examination methods for damage analysis, innovative procedures such as 3D scans and computer tomography are used.
A Remote Lab application is also available, which allows customers to participate in the investigations from a distance. The aim of the investigations is to elucidate the damage mechanism of damage to industrial plants, power plants and technical components and thus, to enable the cause of the damage to be determined. Natural scientists, engineers and technicians from AGCS work closely together to generate findings for loss prevention – not just for the insurance company, but also for the operators, manufacturers and for an exchange of experience in expert committees and technical publications.
As when the AZT was founded 88 years ago, the aim is to make sense of the damage. “The motto 'From Damage, Comes Knowledge' is firmly rooted in the DNA of our employees,” explains Stefan Thumm, AZT operations manager. In addition to conventional power generation plants, investigations have for years focused increasingly on damage patterns in renewable energy generation plants, especially onshore and offshore wind farms.
The technological development in this area is very broad and fast. “We are very proud that our versatile and modern laboratory equipment helps us to better understand this technology and to reduce damage, which is ultimately the basis for the success and profitability of new technologies,” explains Johannes Stoiber, Managing Director of ARC GmbH.