MCFD 2021

2nd International Conference of Materials, Chemistry and Fitness-For-Service Solutions for Nuclear Systems

October 14-15th, 2021

Virtual Conference

MCFD 2021

Brought to you by The CNS – Materials, Chemistry and Fitness - for - Service Division

October 14-15th, 2021

Virtual Conference

MCFD 2021

Providing a forum for exchanging views, ideas, and information relating to innovative FFS Demonstrations.

October 14-15th, 2021

Virtual Conference

MCFD 2021

Sharing technical engineering in support of life extension and refurbishment of nuclear plant major components.

October 14-15th, 2021

Virtual Conference


Challenges and Innovative Solutions in Fitness-for-Service

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 13, 2021 Closed
Author Notification of Acceptance: August 27, 2021
Final Presentations Due: September 30, 2021


Solutions to emerging or ongoing problems often require innovative and multidisciplinary solutions that involve elements of engineering from: materials, chemistry, stress analysis, thermal-hydraulic analysis, probabilistic assessment methods, examination and inspection approaches, and operational strategies. This is the case for most major nuclear plant systems and components, regardless of reactor type. The focus for the MCFD2021 Conference is on the challenges, innovations, and experiences encountered when addressing issues of chemistry, materials, or fitness-for-service in nuclear power plants.

This international conference will be of interest to representatives from various sectors of the nuclear industry including: material and equipment vendors, technical and engineering service providers, utility technical staff, regulators, designers, researchers, students, and academia.

Student participation is encouraged, in particular by means of a student session. Top student submissions may be selected for full presentation at the conference.


  • to provide a forum for exchanging views, ideas, and information relating to chemistry, materials, and fitness-for-service
  • to share technical engineering in support of life extension and refurbishment of nuclear plant major components.



Chemistry Course

Complimentary Chemistry Course

Date: October 13th Cost: Free with conference registration! Registering for MCFD2021 gives you free access to the full-day virtual CANDU System Chemistry Course held October 13th!

In this course, you will learn the basics of the synergy between plant chemistry and material corrosion/degradation, focusing on chemistry control, corrosion issues, and corrosion mitigation strategies for CANDU systems. Whether you are new to the subject or not, this course will provide plenty of opportunity to learn new information and real-life examples!


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Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and are to be submitted through the conference website. It will be a requirement for all presenting authors to provide a full presentation for the conference proceedings. Abstracts submission deadline: August 13, 2021 Closed


Components of interest include: Abstracts are sought in the following areas:
  • Steam generator tubing
  • CANDU fuel channels
  • PWR plant components
  • BWR plant components
  • Steam cycle components, chemistry, and systems
  • Major heat exchangers
  • OPEX and lessons learned from recent plant activities
  • Case studies
  • FFS programs, plans, and achievements
  • Materials factors in issue resolution
  • Chemistry factors in issue resolution
  • Regulatory perspectives
  • Application of codes and standards
  • Developments in probabilistic assessments
  • Analytical tools
  • Novel or innovative solutions
  • Meeting the challenges of emerging issues


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Category Before Aug. 31st, 2021 After Aug. 31st, 2021
CNS Member $150 $200
Non CNS Member $250 $300
CNS Retiree $75 $100
Full-Time Student* $60 $70

* Full-time student registration fees apply to both CNS members and non-CNS members. Full-time students presenting at the conference will be awarded complimentary registration to the conference.


Mark Knutson, P.Eng.

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Engineering and Chief Nuclear Engineer 

Ontario Power Generation


Gary Newman, M.A.Sc., P. Eng

Chief Engineer, Senior Vice President of Engineering

Bruce Power



 Andy Hayward

Engineering Director and Chief Nuclear Engineer 

Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station


Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Organizing Committee

Conference General Chair

Mohammadreza Baghbanan
Conference General Chair, Material, Chemistry and Fitness-for-service Division Chair

Technical Program Advisor

Peter J. King
Technical Program Advisor

Technical Program Co-Chair

Nicolas Huin
Technical Program Co-Chair

Technical Program Co-Chair

David Durance
Technical Program Co-Chair

Technical Program Co-Chair

Vivian Wang
Technical Program Co-Chair

Sponsorship and Exhibition Chair

Moe Fadaee
Sponsorship and Exhibition Chair

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Edmanuel Torres
Sponsorship and Exhibition

Communication Officer

Alyson Allen-Bonneau
Communication Officer


Daniel Gammage

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