TMS Logo Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems—Water Reactors: General Information

August 1-5,1999  ·  Newport Beach, California

It is now possible to download the complete technical program for the conference in PDF format, using the free software Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), dedicated to the advancement of scientific and engineering knowledge for materials-centered technologies, is proud to sponsor the Ninth International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems—Water Reactors which will be held in Newport Beach, California, August 1-5, 1999, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Tennis Club. Co-sponsoring the conference are the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and the American Nuclear Society.


The opportunity to electronically pre-register using the discounted fee has expired. However, you may still register to attend the conference by downloading the portable document format version of the form, using the free software, Adobe Acrobat Reader. Complete and mail or fax the form along with the on-site registration fee to the Environmental Degradation/TMS Customer Service Department, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15086; fax (724) 776-3770. All registration forms received after July 12, will be charged the on-site fee. You may also register on-site during the following hours:


Environmentally induced materials problems cause a significant portion of nuclear power plant outage time, and are of great economic and safety concern especially as the age of light water reactors gradually increases. The purpose of this conference is to foster the exchange of ideas about such problems and their remedies in nuclear power plants using water coolant. The conference will follow much the same format of the previous eight meetings in the series. Scientists and engineers concerned with the environmental degradation processes (corrosion, mechanical and radiation effects) will exchange views and present their latest results through a combination of invited and contributed presentations.

New topics at the Ninth Conference will be half-day sessions devoted specifically to life extension/relicensing issues that will be of increasing relevance as the world's reactor fleet ages, and to materials problems associated with spent fuel storage and radioactive waste disposal.



Authors are invited to show their slides at the Slide Preview Station located in Salon B of the Pacific Ballroom, Monday thourgh Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Monday through Thursday, authors and session chairs will meet in Salon B of the Pacific Ballroom from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Authors and session chairs are required to attend on the day of thier presentaion. Please refer to the technical program and schedule of events for times and days of presentations.


Americans with Disabilities Act: TMS strongly supports the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against, and promotes public accessibility for those with disabilities. In support of this act, we ask that those attendees requiring specific equipment or services contact the TMS Meeting Services Department to advise specific needs in advance.

Audio/Video Recording of Technical Sessions: TMS reserves the right to any audio and video reproduction of all presentations at every TMS sponsored meeting. Recording of sessions (audio, video, still photography, etc.), intended for personal use, distribution or copyright without the express written consent of TMS and the individual authors is strictly prohibited. Contact the TMS Technical Program Department in advance to obtain a copy of the waiver release form.


Various social functions have been planned to supplement the formal technical program, including the Sunday evening Welcoming Reception, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the Wednesday evening Conference Banquet, beginning with cocktails in the rose garden at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the California Room, and a post-banquet party from 8:30 to 10:00. Tickets for the banquet for students and accompanying persons can still be purchased based on availability. The Welcome Reception is included in the registration fee for students and accompanying persons.


Although the advance reservation deadline of July 12, 1999, has passed, you may still download the housing reservation form available in PDF format, and viewable using the free software Adobe Acrobat Reader. Submit your housing form directly to the Newport Beach Marriott, along with your payment, as soon as possible, to assure your accommodations for the conference. For additional information, contact:

Environmental Degradation/TMS Customer Service Department
184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15086
Telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 270; fax (724) 776-3770; e-mail

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