MCFD2024: Reminder to Register

3rd International Conference of MATERIALS, CHEMISTRY AND FITNESS-FOR-SERVICE SOLUTIONS for Nuclear Systems (MCFD 2024)

Challenges, Innovations, and Experiences in Issue Resolution

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Addressing end of commercial operation challenges and emerging issues 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 MCFD-2024 Conference is on the challenges, innovations, and experiences encountered whenaddressing issues of chemistry, materials, or fitness-for-service in nuclearpower plants.

The 3rd International Conference of MATERIALS, CHEMISTRY AND FITNESS-FOR-SERVICE SOLUTIONS for Nuclear Systems (MCFD 2024) 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 by means of a poster session.


The Conference is being sponsored by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and hosted at the Chalk River Laboratories in Chalk River, Ontario, Canada. We are very excited to utilize this beautiful space, including the campus’ new Science Collaboration Centre. Participants will also have an opportunity to tour some of the site on the final day.   

Upon registration, attendees can take advantage of the discounted room block rate at the local TownePlace Suites Petawawa Hotel. Act Fast, as after August 10th, reservations will not be at the preferred conference rate and will be subject to availability.


A Chemistry Course will be held on the first day of the conference September 23rd, 2024. This is an introductory to intermediate level course that highlights the synergy between plant chemistry and material corrosion and degradation. The focus is on CANDU systems, where the objectives of chemistry control, chemistry best practices, corrosion issues and outcomes, and corrosion monitoring and mitigation strategies are covered. To know more about the Chemistry Course, please visit the Chemistry Course on the website.


A Conference Banquet will be held at the local Petawawa Golf Club on the second night of the event, September 24th. Each registered member and their significant others are invited to attend a night of delicious food, drinks, and mingling with speakers, organizing members, and all other attendees. Please provide any dietary restrictions or allergies you or your plus one(s) may have, and we would be happy to accommodate these changes.

CNL Tour

Please join us for a site tour of the Chalk River Laboratories’ campus on the morning of September 26th, 2024. With its rich history as the birth place for nuclear science and technology in Canada, Canada’s national nuclear laboratory is now helping to shape Canada’s clean energy future, supported by a $1.2 billion revitalization project. This half-day tour is an opportunity to learn about the history, the research and infrastructure projects underway at CNL.

Participation is complimentary, however, there are limited spaces. Please ensure to check the related box during registration to confirm your interest.

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