This 2-day event brought together both projects, as well as a number of other initiatives. The symposium programme covered NDE topics with respect to relevant materials, operation conditions and components of European NPPs for a comprehensive workshop on NDE issues in the context of long-term operation of plants.
Over 125 participants, from 17 countries took part in this online event. The symposium started with a plenary session including general presentations about relevant aspects of long-term operation in Germany and France, overall presentations of both projects and general principles of different NDE methods. The first day closed with a presentation given by both EC Project Officers concerning the upcoming EURATOM program. Throughout the second day, the symposium hosted three parallel technical sessions focusing on the latest innovations in the fields of:
- Microstructure characterization
- Defect detect and characterization
- Non-metallic materials.
Contributions on implementation of online condition-based monitoring and artificial intelligence-based approaches showed important perspectives in the field of NPP.