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email: ndeinnuclear2019@epri.com

NDE in Nuclear 2019 will build upon the success of the annual EPRI NDE Technology Week by providing an international conference for NDE professionals from all nuclear utilities, service vendors, inspection equipment manufacturers, research laboratories, and other stakeholders to discuss advancements in the research and application of NDE technologies for the commercial nuclear industry.

The conference will be held over two and a half days. Following the opening plenary session there will be three parallel sessions of oral technical presentations. During the second day all attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the Technology Showcase. The Technology Showcase will take place at the EPRI facilities in Charlotte and will include a tour of the EPRI NDE laboratories, a vendor exhibition, and topical NDE technology talks.

Technical Program

The conference committee is pleased to announce that the full technical program is now available for download.

June 24
June 25
June 26
June 27
Morning   Welcome and Plenary Session Technical presentations.
Three parallel sessions
Technical presentations.
Three parallel sessions
Afternoon   Technical Presentations.
Three parallel sessions
Technology Showcase*  
Evening Pre-registration and Meet and Greet Reception
(5:00-6:00 PM)
  Dinner at EPRI
(5:30-7:00 PM)

*To take place at EPRI facilities

Event admission fees

Conference attendee:
EPRI nuclear members:


Registration fees include:

  • Participation in scientific sessions
  • Admission to the Technology Showcase
  • Conference materials
  • Meet and Greet Reception – Hors d’oeuvres (Monday, June 24, from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M.)
  • Breakfast (Tuesday, June 25th through Thursday, June 27th)
  • Lunch (Tuesday, June 25th and Wednesday, June 26th)
  • Dinner at EPRI (Wednesday, June 26, from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M.)
  • Coffee breaks


All interested organizations are invited to submit technical papers to be presented during the conference. Utilities personnel, service vendors, inspection equipment manufacturers, universities, research laboratories and other related organizations are encouraged to submit one-page abstracts. Topical items of interest with a focus on nuclear power plant applications include:

  • Research, development and application of NDE technologies and equipment
  • NDE reliability
  • NDE modeling and simulation
  • Human factors
  • Regulations, codes, and standards
  • Plant operational experience
  • Structural health monitoring
  • NDE optimization
  • Aging management programs
  • Small modular reactors
  • Additive manufacturing
  • NDE for materials characterization and measurement of properties
  • Automated analysis of NDE data
  • Smart materials and other NDE considerations
  • NDE for coarse grained materials
  • Plant modernization
  • Personnel training and certification
  • NDE qualification


Presentations will be 20 minutes long, including questions. The format should be a MS Power Point with a preferred aspect ratio of 16:9 (widescreen). Videos and animations should be imbedded within the presentation, no external links. Presentations should be submitted in advance of the conference by email to ndeinnuclear2019@epri.com.

Conference Papers

A full paper submission for the conference is not required. However, if an author chooses to submit a full paper, the paper will be published in the conference proceedings along with all abstracts and conference presentations. Please use the paper template for paper format instructions. Additionally, all papers submitted to the conference will be published on NDT.net Open Access. Papers should be submitted in advance of the conference.

The Technology Showcase is an event that will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 26 at the EPRI facilities in Charlotte, NC. It will include a vendor exhibit, tours of the EPRI NDE laboratories, and NDE Tech Talks. Transportation for all delegates will be provided to the Technology Showcase and back to the conference venue.

Advanced sign-up sheets for lab tours and tech talks will be available at a table near registration during the conference on Tuesday, June 25th. A detailed schedule and description of the Technology showcase is available for download.

Vendor Exhibit

The Vendor Exhibit will include approximately 30 vendors and companies showcasing the newest and innovative technologies related to NDE in the nuclear industry. A detailed map of the location of each vendor is available for download.

Lab Tours

Participants will have the opportunity to see the EPRI lab facilities and equipment EPRI uses for research in the areas of welding technology and repair, cyber security, real-time NDE, and PDI.

Tech Talks

Participants will have the opportunity to attend tech talks that will cover NDE for long term operations, Advanced Imaging and FMC/TFM for Industrial NDE, and EPRI’s Virtual NDE (VNDE) Simulator.

Organizations registered to the exhibit (alphabetically):

    Advanced OEM Solutions
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Core VIS
    Curtiss-Wright Nuclear
    Eddyfi Technologies
    Electric Power Research Institute and University of North Carolina Charlotte
    GE Hitachi Inspection Services
    GE Inspection Technologies
    Iddeal Concepts, Inc.
    IHI Southwest Technologies, Inc.
    INETEC, ltd.
    IT-based Real-time NDE Center at Chosun University
    Nuclear AMRC and Sonaspection International
    RDI Technologies
    Sensor Networks, Inc.
    Sonic Systems International, Inc. (SSI)
    Southwest Research Institute
    Structural Integrity Associates, Inc.
    System One Holdings, LLC

Nearest airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Conference Venue

Omni Charlotte Hotel, 132 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202

  • Conference attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservation
  • Guests can make reservations one of two ways:
  • Valet Parking is available to overnight guests. The fee is $27 per day per vehicle.
  • Parking charges will be the responsibility of each guest

Lynette Gulledge