Flow Accelerated Corrosion is experienced worldwide and can occur in all types of nuclear and fossil-fuel power plants. Although the FAC mechanism has been studied in some depth over the last 40 years, it remains a major issue for personnel safety and plant availability. In the context of the management of ageing NPPs, power upgrades and the lifetime extension strategy, sharing knowledge and operational experiences of FAC plays a crucial role in maintaining effective FAC programmes.




After three successful previous editions – in 2008, 2010 and 2013 – FAC2016 will be held in the charming city of Lille, a centre of art and history. The topics covered by the FAC conference will be shared with more than 150 attendees from 25 countries, to improve and spread knowledge of Flow Accelerated Corrosion and other widespread forms of steel degradation in nuclear and fossil-fuel power plants. Presentations have been submitted by a wide range of organisations on topics such as FAC degradation calculation and modelling, non-destructive examination methods, operational feedback, R&D and test loop investigation results, and steam/water chemistry. For the first time, the conference is also open to discussions on FAC in fossil-fuel/gas plants.

This international conference contributes to strengthening worldwide cooperation.



FAC2016 is organised by EDF-DTG with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).