The focus for the MCFD-2019 Conference is on the approaches used to demonstrate the continued Fitness-for-Service (FFS) of components in Nuclear Power Plants. Ever increasing demands for FFS demonstrations often require innovative and multidisciplinary solutions that involve elements of engineering from: materials, chemistry, stress analysis, thermal-hydraulic analysis, probabilistic assessment methods, examination and inspection approaches, and operational strategies. This is the case for most major nuclear plant systems and components, regardless of reactor type.

Objectives of this conference are:

  • to provide a forum for exchanging views, ideas, and information relating to innovative FFS demonstrations, and
  • to share technical engineering in support of life extension and refurbishment of nuclear plant major components.

The conference will be of interest to representatives from various sectors of the Nuclear Industry including: material and equipment vendors, technical and engineering service providers, utility technical staff, regulators, designers, researchers, students, and academia.

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For Authors

For the call for papers click here.

Abstracts are sought in the following areas:

  • OPEX and lessons learned from recent FFS activities
  • FFS case studies
  • FFS programs, plans, and achievements
  • Materials factors in FFS demonstrations
  • Chemistry factors in FFS demonstrations
  • FFS methodologies for
    • Steam generator tubing
    • CANDU fuel channels
    • PWR reactor vessel and internals
    • BWR reactor vessel and internals
    • Piping systems
    • Major heat exchangers
  • Regulatory issues surrounding FFS
  • Application of codes and standards in FFS
  • Developments in probabilistic assessments
  • Analytical tools
  • Novel or innovative solutions
  • Meeting the challenges of emerging issues

Student participation is encouraged, in particular by means of a student poster session. The top three student submissions will be selected to present at the conference.

Submission guidelines 

Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and are to be submitted through the conference website. It will be a requirement for all presenting authors to provide a full presentation for the conference proceedings. Students submitting poster abstracts are encouraged to provide a summary of the work suitable for inclusion in the proceedings, but this is not mandatory. As well as the conference proceedings, authors are encouraged to prepare full papers for submission to a special issue of a Nuclear Journal for publication.

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Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: Dec. 3rd, 2019

Timeline:

Abstract submission:                              3 December 2018
Author notification of acceptance:          20 December 2018
Draft presentations:                                31 March 2019
Review notification:                                15 April 2019
Final presentations:                                30 April 2019
Conference:                                            15 – 17 May 2019

 

Registartion

Registration link coming soon.

Registration Received before March 30, 2019 Received after March 30, 2019
CNS Member $900 $975
Non CNS Member $975 $1,075
CNS Retiree Member $260 $360
Full-Time Student (CNS Member) $260 $310
Full-Time Student (Non CNS Member) $280 $330
Conference Cocktail/Banquet $100 $130



Venue

Location: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre

8500 Warden Ave, Markham, ON L6G 1A5

 

 

organizing committee

Mohammadreza Baghbanan: Conference General Chair
Material, Chemistry and Fitness-for-service Division Chair
Peter King: Conference Technical Program Chair
Daniel Gammage: Conference Treasurer and Advisor
Moe Fadaee: Conference Sponsorship and Exhibits Chair