International Nuclear Plant Operation & Maintenance Conference Concludes a Success in Shanghai, December 12, 201408 Jan 2015 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – Organised by INNCH International Co., Ltd., endorsed by the World Nuclear Association (WNA) and the French-China Electricity Partnership (PFCE), the International Nuclear Plant Operation and Maintenance Conference 2014 (INPOM 2014), the first of its kind in Asia, got underway on Thursday, December 11, 2014. The Summit claims considerable attention and support from the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China Guangdong Nuclear Co., Ltd. (CGN), Bruce Power, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), and EDF, among others. INPOM seeks to bolster capacity of maintenance and creativity management in order to contribute to the long-term safety, stability and efficiency of operations at nuclear power plants (NPPs).
Over 40 prominent local and overseas scholars and experts involved in the nuclear power universe delivered keynote addresses. Around 170 delegates from 80 Chinese and foreign-funded companies devoted to nuclear maintenance purposes attended the event. INPOM 2014 offered a platform for sharing and discussion of the various relevant topics, including ‘Nuclear Maintenance Management Strategy’ and ‘Overhaul Management and New Maintenance Technology of NPP’, among others. Furthermore, they set a valve maintenance session, turbine maintenance session, electrical and electronic equipment session and distributed control system (DCS) system workshop, besides a radiation protection section carried out by 3M.
INPOM 2014 got a very favourable response from overseas and domestic institutes of higher learning, design and research institutes, the 3rd party maintenance firms and owners of NPPs. According to the statistics, more than 300 outstanding gusts took part in this event unprecedentedly.