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Nuclear Materials: Avoiding Structural Integrity Failures

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08:30 – 17:30 3 Oct 2018
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Manchester United Football Ground, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, Manchester, M16 0RA

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers warmly welcomes Institute of Physics members and their colleagues to this upcoming seminar.

With aging nuclear power plants and demand for life extension, it is essential to address the safety, reliability and durability of materials used in nuclear plants. Understanding materials properties and behaviour is key to reducing risk of structural failures and lower inspections and maintenance costs.

This seminar will discuss the key in-operation materials challenges facing operators, including irradiation, carburisation, testing, regulatory expectations and future issues. Gain insights into the best ways to assess, investigate and manage problems from companies including EDF Energy, Rolls-Royce Submarines, NNL, ONR and University of Manchester. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how materials behave in a nuclear power context and how these can inform future projects, including small modular reactors, fusion and decommissioning. 

Key topics include:

  • Find out more about meeting regulatory expectations for highest reliability components on operating reactors from Office for Nuclear Regulation
  • Hear about the outcome of Environment Agency inspection of asset management of nuclear sites in England and Wales
  • Rolls-Royce Submarines addresses irradiation embrittlement and thermal ageing in low alloy steels
  • EDF Energy discusses the effect of in-service carburisation on austenitic stainless steels and fracture mechanics assessment of thermally aged AGR fuel plug units
  • University of Manchester shares insights on irradiation damage in nuclear graphite and the effects on properties and structural integrity of AGR core components

To view the full event programme and to book your place, please visit http://www.imeche.org/nuclearmaterials2018

Discount for Institute of Physics members

IoP members can secure the Supporting Organisation discount to attend this seminar. Simply select "Supporting Organisation" when booking online or please contact our events team and mention your IoP membership.

Tel: +44 (0)207 973 1260
Email: eventenquiries@imeche.org

Organised by: Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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