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Westinghouse Nuclear – Churchill Innovation Center

July 18 @ 15:30 - 20:30

Contextualizing unique experience in the nuclear power industry to understand the interrelationship between material mechanical behavior, fracture mechanics, and aging/embrittlement. Presentation to discuss material specifications for component replacement and new plants, failure analysis, materials testing, fracture mechanics, and material aging evaluations for upgrades, repairs and license renewal for nuclear power plants. Areas of specific focus include analysis of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) integrity, RPV internals aging, and other reactor coolant system materials. Other areas of targeted discussion include materials reliability programs for utilities, the Pressurized Water Reactor Owners Group Materials Committee, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Focused discussion of the master curve method (direct fracture toughness) for the benefit of the utilities operating pressurized water reactors, improved operation and enabling operation beyond 80 years. Date: Thursday, 7/18/2024, 11:30am-4:30pm. Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/420349 Requirements: Must register by 7/8/2024 at 11:55pm. US citizens only. Must bring valid, government-issued photo ID that exactly matches provided registration information. Must provide SSN number in advance by 7/8/2024 at 11:55pm (provide on registration form or provide to meeting organizers over the phone at 412-290-5392). Must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes to facility. Location: 1332 Beulah Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235-5082, USA [] Speaker(s): Brian, Jeff, Georgia Agenda: Safety brief Introductions Lunch (Mission BBQ) onsite in conference room concurrent with Site overview – manager Addressing aging of the nuclear reactor pressure vessel to ensure safe long-term operation of the PWR fleet – Brian Hall Eddy Current Flow Meter testing presentation – Jeff Arndt & Georgia Clifford Radiation Safety briefing Site tour of multiple laboratories Adjourn 1332 Beulah Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15235