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about the npfa workshop

The goal of the NPFA workshop is to meet and collaborate with colleagues, researchers, consultants, vendors and regulators to discuss any aspect of fatigue management for nuclear power plants. This is the forum for delivery and discussion of fatigue issues facing utility plant staff. The NPFA workshop is free.


Who Should Attend:

  • Utility staff with responsibilities in the areas of operations, system engineering and maintenance, and engineering supervision.
  • Researchers working in the areas of fundamental understanding of fatigue phenomena, fatigue crack growth, and environmentally assisted fatigue are also encouraged to participate.
  • Regulators responsible for fatigue research, review of licensee fatigue submittals and environmentally assisted fatigue analyses, review of new reactor applications, or review of or knowledge about ASME Code-related fatigue analyses.
  • Engineering vendors and consultants are also invited to participate to share their experience with managing day-to-day fatigue issues, supporting equipment qualification, and conducting fatigue evaluations, including addressing environmentally assisted fatigue.

Topic Areas:

  • License Renewal
  • Low Cycle Fatigue (Thermal Fatigue)
  • Fatigue Monitoring
  • High Cycle Fatigue (Vibration)
  • Environmentally-Assisted Fatigue
  • Crack Growth
  • Design Code Topics
  • Flexible Operations
  • Turbulent Penetration
  • Other topics related to fatigue


The NPFA Workshop venue as well as room accommodation is at the Renaissance Hotel in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.


New to the area, need training hours or just interested in a refresher of fatigue in Plant Management? Join us for a 3-hour training on the first morning of the workshop.


Training topics include:

  • Introduction to Thermal Fatigue
  • Introduction to Environmentally-Assisted Fatigue
  • Introduction to Flaw Tolerance


Join the conversation about promising new research and findings as well as essential learnings from day-to-day experiences.




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2017-08-22 07:00:00 2017-08-24 12:00:00 America/New_York Nuclear Plant Fatigue Applications Workshop The Nuclear Plant Fatigue Applications (NPFA) Workshop is August 22-24, 2017. The goal of the NPFA workshop is to meet with colleagues, researchers, consultants and vendors to discuss any aspect of fatigue management for nuclear power plants. To find out more visit www.structint.com/npfa or call Structural Integrity Associates at 877-4SI-POWER. Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

2017 NPFA Workshop schedule

August 22, 23, and until noon on August 24, 2017

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2017 NPFA Workshop Call for Presentation Abstracts


Do you have research findings and experiences or workshop ideas that you would like to share? If so, please consider submitting an overview of your topic and credentials for steering committee evaluation. Workshop topics must be related to Nuclear Plant Fatigue Management for consideration.



If you have a presentation idea or topic, please review the Presentation Timeline prior to submiting your presentation abstract.

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Workshop Registration

The NPFA Workshop is August 22, 23, and until noon on August 24, 2017. The workshop is free and will be held at the Renaissance Hotel Conference Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Need registration details? Go here.

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Renaissance Hotel in Asheville

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2017 NPFA Co-sponsors

Powered by talent and technology, Structural Integrity is a global leader in providing innovative engineering solutions. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Structural Integrity experts bring a fresh perspective and proven solutions for structural evaluation and repair and develops innovative solutions to meet client needs.

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. conducts research relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and the industry to help address challenges in electricity.

Supplies high added-value products and services to support the operation of the global nuclear fleet and is recognized by utilities around the world for expertise, skills in cutting-edge technologies and its dedication to the highest level of safety and customer service.

Founded in 1886, Westinghouse has been on the cutting edge of technology and product excellence for more than a century. Providing fuel, services, plant design, and equipment to utility and industrial customers worldwide. Westinghouse generates innovation for the nuclear industry.

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