Dr. Yang-Pi Lin, Lead Engineer
One Day IZNA Tailored Seminar June 2008
"IN JUNE OF 2008, Peter Rudling and Ron Adamson gave a one-day seminar at GNF's Wilmington, North Carolina site. The Seminar was attended by members of GNF’s Materials Technology and Fuel Reliability team as well as researchers interested in Zircaloy corrosion at GE’s Global Research Center. The seminar covered a range of topics selected from the IZNA7 Annual Report and Special Topical Reports. The seminar agenda was developed with input from GNF to address specific interests of attendees. As one of the STR was on corrosion mechanism, a significant portion of the seminar was devoted to various aspects of Zircaloy corrosion and mechanisms for corrosion failures. Ron and Peter took turns to present materials. The seminar was conducted with an open manner with plenty of audience interaction, a feature that was well appreciated by all attendees. Overall, the expertise of Peter and Ron and the candid nature of their comments were well appreciated. Comments on the seminar included “It covers many different topics in a short time. May need to extend it as a two-day schedule” and “I think level of expertise brought to seminar is key”.