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12th International Conference on CANDU Fuel

September 15, 2013 @ 12:00 am - September 18, 2013 @ 12:00 am


  CANDU Fuel: Safe, Reliable & Flexible


The conference agenda will examine and explore the following topics:

A. Fuel Performance: PIE studies/techniques, fuel behaviour (normal operating conditions and extended burnup), and station experience.

B. Fuel Safety: Licensing issues, accident studies, fission-gas release, fuel behaviour, LOCA initiative and experimental simulation, fuel acceptance criteria, and fuel deformation and dryout.

C. Fuel Design & Development: Modifications to fuel designs and quality assurance in fuel design and development, MOX, inert matrices, DUPIC, slightly enriched uranium (SEU), recovered uranium (RU), thoria-based fuels, SCWR fuel, and economical and societal implications of fuel cycles.

D. Fuel Code Development: Predictive capability for thermal, mechanical, irradiation and fission-gas release behaviour under normal operating and accident conditions, and predicting aerosol behaviour.

E. Fuel Manufacturing: Fuel manufacturer experience, advances in manufacturing & inspection technologies, blending Recycled Uranium (RU) & Depleted Uranium (RU), and fuel manufacturing issues and improvements.

F. Fuel Management: Fuel management schemes, load following, fuel physics analysis, and specific operational problems.

G. Fuel Bundle Thermalhydraulics: CHF and CCP assessment and enhancement, reactor aging, crept pressure tube and fuel simulation and testing.

H. Spent Fuel Management: Fuel handling technology, spent fuel storage, and in-storage fuel behaviour.

I. Advanced Code Development: Development of models that support fuel performance and safety assessments.

Conference Program

The Conference Program is available. 

Conference Papers

Deadline for final version of papers is due 2013 June 29.

Call for Papers

Paper Formatting Instructions

Submit Fuel Conference papers on line here

Should you have any issues submitting, please contact, Dr. Paul K. Chan at Paul.Chan@rmc.ca.

Copyright of papers submitted to the International Conference on CANDU Fuel 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.

Award Details

This award recognizes significant achievements made by senior and retired individuals in nuclear fuel technology and development, including: historical and pioneering fuel designs, important solutions to fuel technology problems, important research in fuel performance and fuel safety, novel and extensive fuel experimentation, fuel performance/fuel safety code development or leadership in the field.

Please provide your full name and address, the full name of the nominee with a one page summary stating:

i) the significance or impact of the contribution

ii) their reputation or standing of the recipient in the domestic and international fuel community

iii) their mentorship of junior scientists and engineers

iv) the length of career in the nuclear industry

If you would like more information pertaining to this award please contact the Conference Chair, Dr. Paul K Chan.

Dr. Paul K. Chan
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
(613) 541-6000 x 6145

Nominations should also be emailed to Dr. Paul K. Chan, by 31 May 2013, at Paul.Chan@rmc.ca.

Registration & Fees

CNS Member: $960.50 (13% HST included)
Non-member: $1,101.75 (13% HST included)
Student/Retiree: $395.50 (13% HST included)


For an additional banquet ticket for spouse: $70.00 (13% HST included)

Click here to register for the 12th International Conference on Candu Fuel 2013 September 15-18


The Conference Hotel will be the Holiday-Inn Waterfront Hotel, 2 Princess Street, Kingston Ontario, K7L 1A2, Canada.

Hotel reservations can be made here. A group rate is available until 15 August 2013.


 Transfer reservations from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the Holiday-Inn Waterfront Hotel in Kingston, Ontario can be provided, in advance, by contacting CO-OP Cabs & Beck Taxi to get from the Airport to Via Rail or Mega Bus (Toronto to Kingston transportation) Amey’s Taxi (Train or Bus station to Holiday-Inn Hotel) or you can either rent a vehicle from the airport at rentalcars or enterprise or fly directly into Kingston, Ontario via Air Canada from the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Tourist Attractions

Should you wish to extend your visit beyond the dates of the conference, Kingston and the Thousand Islands offers a wide variety of unique attractions, such as:

Fort Henry National Historic site of Canada Skydive Gananoque      
Kingston Grand Theatre The Haunted Walk of Kingston
Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing & Bike Rentals at AHOY Rentals Sunset Sail and/or Sail & Picnic 
1000 Islands Charity Casino K-ROCK Center- Sports Games & Concerts
1000 Islands Playhouse Performances  Indoor Rock Climbing & Bouldering at the Boile
Sightseeing & 1000 Islands Cruises 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours
Regal Horse and Carriage Yoga Samatva
Confederation Tour Trolley   

Committee Members

Conference Chair: Dr. Paul K. Chan

Treasurer: Dr. Benjamin Rouben

Venue & Facilities Co-ordinator: Capt. Paul Hungler

Technical Program Committee Chair (Co-Chairs): Dr. Hugues Bonin & Mark Floyd

Technical Program Secretary: Dr. Emily Corcoran

Sponsorship: Dr. Paul K. Chan

Conference Webmaster:  Maria Iligan 

Publications Chair: Dr. Hugues Bonin 

Registration Chair: Bob O’Sullivan (CNS) 

Tours and Guest Program Co-ordinator: Kathy Nielsen (Capt. Paul Hungler) 

Photographer: John Perreault

Award Committee Chair: Dr. Brent Lewis

Conference Consultants : Dr. Brent Lewis and Dr. Bill Andrews


Contact us

Conference Chair:                                       
Dr. Paul K. Chan
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
(613) 541-6000 x 6145

Technical Program Co-Chair:
Dr. Hugues W. Bonin
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
(613) 541-6000 x 6613

Technical Program Co-Chair:
Mr. Mark R. Floyd
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Chalk River Laboratories
1-800-377-5995 x43899

Thank you to our Sponsors 

Click on the logos below to link to the sponsors’ website







September 15, 2013 @ 12:00 am
September 18, 2013 @ 12:00 am
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