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6th CNS International Steam Generator Conference

November 8, 2009 @ 12:00 am - November 11, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Management of Real-Life Equipment Conditions and Solutions for the Future

Hilton Toronto 





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The 6th CNS International Steam Generator Conference, which is sponsored and organized by the Canadian Nuclear Society, Design & Materials Division, will follow in the tradition of the five predecessor Toronto Conferences of 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006.

This conference provides a wide ranging forum on nuclear steam generator technology from degradation root-cause assessment to life-cycle management to inspection and maintenance as well as functional and structural performance characteristics; it does not focus on equipment architecture or design. The 6th conference has again adopted the theme:

Management of Real-Life Equipment Conditions and Solutions for the Future

This theme is particularly appropriate given the current renewed focus on the long-term reliability of Alloy 800 steam generator tubing material; and on the life-cycle-management measures necessary to enhance that reliability given the lessons-learned from recent and ongoing operating experience.

The conference objective is to explore the current condition of existing steam generation equipment, with emphasis on solutions for improving performance and service-life for existing equipment and the application of this knowledge to the next generation of replacement and new-build steam generators. Heat exchangers, condensers and balance-of-plant technology for nuclear power generation will also be discussed.

The conference will be of interest to those involved in the operation, maintenance, inspection, repair, replacement, life assessment, manufacture, design or research of steam generators and associated systems; also of heat exchangers, condensers and balance-of-plant equipment in nuclear power generation applications.



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 Paper Abstracts

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Call for Papers Announcement and Registration Information

Technical Topics

The Technical Program Committee welcomes the contribution of 300 to 400-word abstracts of papers for oral or poster presentation that discuss nuclear steam generators, heat exchangers, and condensers in the following general subject areas:

  • Inspection Advancements and Experience
  • Degradation Root-Cause Work
  • Condition Assessment / Fitness for Service
  • Maintenance, Repair and Modifications
  • Vibration, Fretting, Fatigue
  • Fouling and Cleaning Technologies
  • Materials, Corrosion and Chemistry Control
  • Thermalhydraulic Performance
  • Life Management Strategies

Abstract Format and Submission

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Sample of Abstract

Abstracts are to be 300 to 400 words, formatted in Microsoft Word using 11 pt Helvetica font. Click on the link above for a sample abstract. Abstracts must include the following information:

  • Paper Title
  • Primary author point-of-contact name (in bold font) and contact information (organization, postal address, email address and telephone number)
  • All co-author names, organizations and complete contact information (postal address, email address and telephone number)
  • Specify the Technical Topic Category that is most appropriate for the submission (specify “Other” if necessary)
  • Indicate whether the abstract is being submitted for oral or poster presentation (Note: the final decision on acceptance as oral or poster presentation lies with the Technical Program Committee).
Abstracts are to be submitted by email as an attached file in Microsoft Word and sent before June 19, 2009 to: abstracts@nrtco.net


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Paper Formatting and Submission

  1. Guidelines for Paper Preparation MS Word,   pdf
  2. Paper Preparation Template (MS Word)
  3. Submit papers by email no later than September 30, 2009, sending them to abstracts@nrtco.net

Presenter Guidelines

Important Dates for Authors

Submission of paper abstracts June 19, 2009
Acceptance/author notification June 30, 2009
Preliminary program/registration info June 30, 2009
Submission of papers Extended to September 30, 2009
Early Registration Deadline October 9, 2009


Copyright in papers submitted to the 2009 Canadian Nuclear Society Conference remains with the author and/or his/her organization, but the CNS may freely reproduce the papers in print, electronic or other forms.   The CNS retains a royalty-free right to charge fees for such material as it sees fit. 


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Fees for Registration are as follows:
(all in CDN $ and inclusive of 5% GST)

  • Register by October 9, 2009
    • CNS Members $650
    • Non-members $750
    • One-day $350
    • Students $100
    • CNS Retirees $200
  • Register after October 9, 2009
    • CNS Members $750
    • Non-members $850
    • One-day $400
    • Students $150
    • CNS Retirees $250
Click HERE to register for the CNS 6th International Steam Generator Conference   This will create a pop-up window for the conference from www.signupmaster.com (a secure site). Users will get an immediate receipt if they pay by credit card. 

Important Dates

June 19, 2009 Submission of abstracts
June 30, 2009 Notification of paper acceptance to authors
June 30, 2009 Preliminary program/registration info
September 30, 2009 Submission of full papers
October 9, 2009 Early Registration Deadline
November 8 – 11, 2009 Conference


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The official conference hotel is the 
   Hilton Toronto 
   145 Richmond Street West 
   Toronto, ON M5H 2L2 
   Phone: 416 860-6804

A block of rooms has been arranged for SG 2009 conference participants at the Hilton Toronto at the special rate of $209/night single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes.

To reserve a room, there are two options:

  1. Use this hi/groups/personalized/TORHIHH-NUCB09-20091108/index.jhtml” target=”_blank”>SG2009 link to the Hilton Toronto. 
  2. Phone the Hilton Toronto at 1-800-267-2281 or 416 860-6804.   To get the preferred rate, be sure to mention booking code NUCB09.

More Information

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  • Conference Registrar
    Ms. Denise Rouben
    CNS Office
    480 University Ave, Suite 200
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2
    Ph: 416-977-7620
    Fax: 416-977-8131
    e-mail: cns_office@cns-snc.ca
  • Event Administrator
    Elizabeth Muckle-Jeffs
    The Professional Edge
    1027 Pembroke Street East, Suite 200
    Pembroke, Ontario K8A 3M4
    Ph: 800-868-8776 or 613-732-7068
    Fax: 613-732-3386
    e-mail: Elizabeth@theprofessionaledge.com


November 8, 2009 @ 12:00 am
November 11, 2009 @ 12:00 am
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