Date: May 15 – 17, 2019 | Conference Venue: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre
8500 Warden Avenue
Markham, Ontario L6G 1A5
Contact: Chantel Megaffin | Phone: 416.915.3020 x 118 | Email: email@example.com
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:
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.
Click here for the Conference Poster.
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019
Author Notification of Acceptance: Begining March 15, 2019
Full Presentations Due: April 30, 2019
Conference: May 15-17 2019
Please click here for technical topics and abstract submission guidelines.
Click here to submit your abstract.
Note: All fees in CAN$
Note: To register as a CNS member, your membership must be in good standing for 2019)
All prices include HST (#870488889 RT).
March 30, 2019
|Non CNS Member||$1,075|
|CNS Retiree Member||$360|
|Full-Time Student (CNS Member*)||$310|
* Are you a student but not a CNS member? Sign up now for FREE to be eligible for our Full-Time Student pricing!
Enrollment at a Canadian Institution is required to be eligible.
The CANDU Chemistry Course is complimentary with a full conference registration. If you would like to purchase a ticket to attend ONLY the chemistry course, it is available upon request for $200. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Wednesday, May 15, 2019|
|7:00pm – 9:00pm||Course: CANDU & Powerplant Chemistry—Brief Overview|
|Thursday, May 16, 2019|
|7:30am – 8:30am||Registration & Breakfast|
|8:30am – 10:00am||Opening/Keynote|
|10:00am – 10:15am||Break|
|10:15am – 12:15pm||Fuel Channels|
|12:15pm – 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:00pm – 1:40pm||Fuel Channels|
|1:40pm – 3:20pm||Probabilistic Methods and Simulations|
|3:20pm – 3:35pm||Break|
|3:35pm – 5:15pm||Balance-of-Plant|
|6:00pm – 10:00pm||Banquet Dinner|
|Friday, May 17, 2019|
|8:30am – 10:10am||OPEX, FFS Methodology, Materials Factors and Others|
|10:10am – 10:25am||Break|
|10:25am – 11:25am||OPEX, FFS Methodology, Materials Factors and Others|
|11:25am – 12:05pm||Steam Generators|
|12:05pm – 12:50pm||Lunch|
|12:50pm – 2:10pm||Steam Generators|
|2:10pm – 2:20pm||Closing|
Click here for a full listing of presentation titles and abstracts.
We are honoured to have opening remarks and keynotes presented by:
Senior Vice President Nuclear Engineering and Chief Nuclear Engineer
Chief Engineer and Senior Vice President Engineering
The keynotes will offer a utility perspective on Fitness for Service to open the technical sessions that start Thursday and continue on Friday.
Course: CANDU & Powerplant Chemistry—Brief Overview*
We’re pleased to announce that we will offer a CANDU & Powerplant Chemistry course on the evening of 15 May to start the conference.
Many systems in CANDU nuclear plants are common to other thermal power station designs—steam turbines and related steam and water systems, electrical systems and supplies—but the CANDU design also incorporates unique features: pressure tubes, feeder pipes, moderator, endshield, and annulus gas systems. Twenty-three (23) of these systems have their chemistries monitored as part of either corrosion control and/or reactor control.
Taking a distinctly historical perspective, and sprinkled with interesting anecdotes, the course will concentrate on those systems that have their chemistries controlled to minimise corrosion and extend component life; specifically, those systems that have caused significant expenditure, primarily as a result of corrosion. Along with the actual water chemistry in these systems, you’ll come to understand how chemistry is affected by and, conversely, affects the materials of construction.
A hint at the flavour of the course material:
The boilers, or steam generators, are the dustbin/garbage can of the pressurised water reactor. Not surprisingly, then, these components have resulted in the greatest expenditures to fix and prevent further degradation.
In addition to being the garbage can of the reactor, steam is generated to spin the turbine and generate electricity. This simple act of boiling water causes concentration of impurities which can result in a corrosive environment for tubing. Should the boilers have accumulated deposits there will be amplification of the corrosive environment. What might be surprising is that the degradation is not limited to occurring whilst the boilers are hot!
The course should be of considerable interest to all, from novice engineer to chemistry expert. Come ready to be engaged, informed, and entertained!
* This course is complimentary with a full conference registration. If you would like to purchase a ticket to attend ONLY the chemistry course, it is available upon request for $200. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Sponsorship of MCFD-2019 is an opportunity to demonstrate your company’s commitment to the nuclear industry and to the goals and objectives of this conference – the engineering, science and technology behind major components of nuclear power plants, and their contribution to operating excellence and long-term life extension.
Sponsorship provides the benefit of increased corporate visibility and recognition among conference participants, and profiles your company as a leader within the industry. There are a wide range of sponsorship items and levels of support available. Click here for more details.
MCFD-2019 Trade Show
Businesses that provide engineering, refurbishment, retrofit and maintenance services to the nuclear industry are encouraged to purchase an exhibit booth space to take advantage of the opportunity to showcase their company’s services to participants. There will be many business development opportunities throughout the conference for networking.
The MCFD-2019 Trade Show involves booth spaces in the Markham Ballroom Foyer.
Click here for the Trade Show Information package.
Trade Show Booth Package
Each Trade Show booth space includes:
$ 2500 for single booth space (plus HST, if applicable)
$ 4500 for double booth space (plus HST, if applicable)
Sponsorships and Exhibits Chair
8500 Warden Ave, Markham, ON L6G 1A5
Mohammadreza Baghbanan, OPG
Peter King, Principal, PJKing Consulting Inc.
Daniel Gammage, Manager, Kinectrics
Moe Fadaee, Analyst, Kinectrics