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NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION (NDE) IN NUCLEAR 2019

JUNE 25–27, 2019 • CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA

Contact

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.

  Monday,
June 24
Tuesday,
June 25
Wednesday,
June 26
Thursday,
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

A detailed program will be provided closer to the date of the event.

Event admission fees

Conference attendee:
$400
EPRI nuclear members:
Complimentary

Registration

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

Important Dates

January 31, 2019
Abstract submission deadline extended
February 28, 2019
Authors are notified of acceptance
March 31, 2019
Deadline for authors to register for conference
May 15, 2019
Deadline for presentations

Topics

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

Abstract Submission

To be considered for inclusion in the conference program, abstracts must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Deadline extended beyond January 31, 2019
  • Submitted via e-mail to ndeinnuclear2019@epri.com
  • Submitted in English
  • One page maximum
  • Clearly state the presentation title, authors, affiliation, and contact information
  • Clearly explain the presentation’s content, objectives, methodologies and conclusions

Authors will be informed of their acceptance by February 28, 2019 and must register for the conference no later than March 31, 2019; thereafter the acceptance of the paper may be rescinded by conference committee. Accepted abstracts will be included in the final program and distributed at the conference. Authors may submit more than one abstract.

Presentations

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 embedded within the presentation, no external links. Presentations to be submitted before the May 15, 2019 deadline.

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. Deadline for papers is April 15, 2019

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.

Space is limited to 29 exhibits. Organizations wanting to participate should contact Bruce Greer for details.

The fee for exhibit space will be as follows:

Large Booth (23 available) – 8ft x 10ft - $1400

Small Booth* (6 available) – 4ft x 8ft - $900

*Small booths located in the exterior of the main floor adjacent to the access doors of the exhibit hall (see Exhibit floor plan for details)

Exhibit fee includes:

  • Registration for one individual to the conference
  • Electrical service. No pressurized air or water available
  • Large booth: Drapery for rear and sides, one Table (2.5ft x 6ft), and two chairs
  • Small booth: Drapery for rear, one Table (2.5ft x 5ft), and two chairs

Organizations registered to the exhibit (alphabetically):

    Advanced OEM Solutions
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Chosun University
    Core VIS
    Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Service LLC
    Eddyfi
    Extende
    Framatome
    Imasonic
    Quest Integrity Group
    Sensor Networks
    Sonic Systems International
    Structural Integrity Associates
    System One
    WesDyne International
    ZETEC

Nearest airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Conference Venue

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

Reservations
  • Conference attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservation
  • Guests can make reservations one of two ways:
  • The cut-off date for reservations is June 3, 2019.
Parking
  • Valet Parking is available to overnight guests. The fee is $27 per day per vehicle.
  • Parking charges will be the responsibility of each guest

Contact:
Lynette Gulledge