The Canadian Nuclear Society
4th Floor, 700 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X6
Tel: 416-977-7620

General Chair
Peter Andresen
General Electric
Schenectady, New York
T: 518-387-5929


Technical Program Chair
Mike Wright
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Chalk River, Ontario
T: 613-584-3311

Assistant Technical Program Chair
John Jackson
Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, Idaho
T: 208-526-0293


The safe and efficient operation of nuclear plants is a necessity for long-term energy production without increased global carbon burden. Materials technology is a key foundation upon which the nuclear technology of today prospers and the technology of tomorrow will succeed.

Environmentally-induced materials degradation represents a significant fraction of materials related problems in today’s nuclear power plant operation. Under extended lifetimes to 60 years or potentially longer, understanding materials degradation will be even more important as these issues are of concern for both economic and safety reasons. Understanding today’s materials problems is also critical for the future in advanced light water reactors.

The purpose of this conference is to foster an exchange of ideas about such problems and their remedies in water-cooled nuclear power plants of today and the future. This highly informative and thought-provoking forum offers insight into material problems facing nickel base alloys, stainless steels, pressure vessel & piping steels, zirconium alloys, and other alloys in relevant water environments. This will include a look at pressure boundary components, reactor vessels and internals, steam generators, fuel cladding, irradiated components, fuel storage containers, and balance of plant components & systems.

This Conference promises to be a highly beneficial forum with new insights into materials, methods, and techniques, which include:

  • Boiling water reactors and pressurized water reactors primary and secondary side degradation of nuclear power plant components
  • Water chemistry of boiling water reactors and pressurized water reactors
  • Irradiation effects and irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking
  • Plant operating experience
  • Reactor pressure vessel embrittlement and environmentally assisted cracking
  • Fuel, spent fuel, and radioactive waste disposal
  • Emerging issues for new and extended reactor operations

Click here to download the Conference Program.

The conference will be of interest to utility engineers, reactor vendor engineers, plant architect engineers, and consultants involved in design, construction, and operation of water reactors, as well as to researchers concerned with the fundamental nature of materials degradation in reactor systems, and regulators around the world. Scientists and engineers concerned with environmental degradation processes (corrosion, mechanical, and radiation effects) will exchange views and present their latest results through a combination of invited and contributed presentations.

We invite you to join us for an educational and interesting discussion presented by industrial and academic leaders from around the world.



Draft Paper Submission
Early Registration Deadline
Hotel Reservation Deadline
Final Paper Submission Deadline
PowerPoint Presentation Submission
  June 15, 2015
July 6, 2015
July 7, 2015
July 15, 2015
July 31, 2015

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