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Second EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar
Start Date: 8/13/2001
End Date: 8/15/2001
Hosted by: École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal (ÉTS – Université du Québec)

                         Phased array ultrasonic examination technology applies to various
                         disciplines, including medicine, the military, radar, and
                         radiotelescopy, as well as to inservice inspection of
                         electricity-generating power plants. Inservice inspections have
                         become increasingly important in the safety and economic
                         considerations that affect the viable operation of nuclear and other
                         power plants. As economic competition intensifies in the
                         technology arena, the demand for accuracy and efficiency of
                         inspection techniques will also increase. These demands may be
                         met in many cases by inspection techniques that use ultrasonic
                         phased arrays.

                         A single array probe can be controlled electronically to generate
                         ultrasonic beams of many different angles and to focus at many
                         different points on the inspected component. This capability opens
                         possibilities for achieving improved examination coverage,
                         accuracy and for reducing examination time. Array technology is
                         not new; however, the potential for new applications is increasing
                         with the availability of high-performance piezocomposite array
                         probes and more affordable industrial array control systems.

                         Scope
                         The Second EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar will focus on
                         multidiscipline applications of array technology that have been
                         achieved to date or are planned in the near future. Presentations
                         will be made by developers of inspection techniques; inspection
                         services vendors; and utility, medical, and military personnel who
                         have performed inspections using phased arrays. The purpose of
                         the seminar will be to educate utility and other inspection personnel
                         about the state of development and field deployment of industrial
                         phased array inspection applications.

                         Call for Papers
                         EPRI extends an invitation for technical papers to be presented at
                         the Second EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar, August
                         13–15, 2001, in Montréal, Canada. This seminar will be hosted
                         by and conducted at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)
                         de Montréal of the Université du Québec (1100 rue Notre-Dame
                         Ouest). Personnel from utilities, medicine, the military, service
                         vendors, inspection equipment manufacturers, universities,
                         research laboratories, and other related organizations are
                         encouraged to submit one-page abstracts prior to April 16, 2001.
                         Authors of abstracts accepted for presentation will be contacted
                         by April 30, 2001. Final papers must be prepared in accordance
                         with conference guidelines (supplied upon acceptance of abstract).
                         Final papers are due July 13, 2001. Abstracts must clearly explain
                         the paper’s content, objectives, methodologies, and conclusions.
                         Those stressing utility applications and experiences are strongly
                         encouraged. Topics should focus on:

                         • Introductory material on phased array principles
                         • Development of array applications
                         • Performance demonstration of array techniques Field
                         deployment of array techniques and lessons
                         • Medical phased array trends for signal and image
                         post-processing, beamforming architectures
                         • Medical 4-D rendering
                         • Sonar beamforming architectures in time domain or Fourier
                         domain
                         • Sonar signal processing
                         • Phased array antennas for microwave communication

                         A reception will be held on Sunday evening, August 12, at the
                         Delta Centre-Ville Hotel. Vendors are invited to participate in a
                         tabletop display during that event. All interested parties should
                         contact Susan Otto-Rodgers at 704/547-6072 or
                         sjotto@epri.com.

                         Fees
                         EPRI Nuclear Power Group Members $250
                         EPRI Non-Nuclear Power Group Members $350
                         Government and University Personnel $400
                         Organizations Ineligible for EPRI Membership* $500
                         Speakers (one per paper) $200
                         *Includes consultants, vendors, and manufacturers

                         Accommodations
                         Persons attending the Second EPRI Phased Array Inspection
                         Seminar should secure their own hotel reservations. A block of
                         rooms has been reserved at the Delta Centre-Ville Hotel in
                         Montréal. To ensure accom-modations, contact the hotel directly
                         by July 11, 2001, and refer to the Group Name: EPRI. After that
                         date, neither availability nor the negoti-ated rate can be
                         guaranteed, and attendees may be charged the pre-vailing hotel
                         rates. A small block of rooms has been reserved for the weekend
                         prior to the event for those attendees wishing to arrive early. 

                         Delta Centre-Ville 514/879-1370
                         777 Rue University $199/night Club Floor Guest Room*
                         Montréal, Québec, Canada H3C 327 $169/night Deluxe Guest
                         Room*
                         *The quoted rates are in Canadian Dollars and are quoted per
                         room per
                         night. (To check current exchange rates, access the following web
                         site:
                         http://www.xe.net/ucc/).

                         Air Transportation
                         US Airways has been designated as the official conference airline.
                         To take advantage of discounted rates, call US Airways' Group
                         and Meeting Reservation Office toll free at 877/874-7687, 8:00
                         A.M. to 9:30 P.M. Eastern Time. Refer to Gold File Number
                         78171648.

                         Customs and Immigration Information
                         Proof of citizenship is required when entering Canada. Attendees
                         from countries other than the U.S.A. usually need a passport and,
                         in certain cases, a visa. To determine which documents you
                         require, con-tact the Canadian Embassy or Canadian Consulate in
                         your country. Canada has an open border with the U.S. Citizens
                         of the U.S. do not require passports or visas and can normally
                         cross the U.S./Canadian border without difficulty or delay.
                         However, proof of citizenship is required. Documents such as a
                         passport, birth certificate plus photo I.D., or other proof of
                         citizenship are acceptable. Residents of the U.S. who are citizens
                         of other countries should have a passport and an Alien
                         Registration Receipt Card (U.S. Form 1-551), also known as a
                         green card. For further information, contact the nearest Canadian
                         Consulate or the Canadian Embassy at 202/682-1740. Items such
                         as cameras, tape recorders, or personal comput-ers should be
                         registered with U.S. Customs before leaving the U.S. to prove
                         they were purchased before entering Canada. Personal baggage,
                         including clothing, cameras, tape recorders, personal computers,
                         etc., are exempt from duties and taxes if they accompany the
                         attendee and are declared to Canadian Customs upon entering
                         Canada. U.S. residents returning from Canada after more than 48
                         hours may take back, free of duty, $400.00 worth of articles for
                         personal or household use, based on fair retail value in Canada.
                         These articles must accompany the individual. (If all or part of this
                         personal exemption has been claimed in the preced-ing 30 days,
                         visitors are limited to a $25.00 individual exemp-tion.) Re-entry
                         into the U.S. can be simplified if travelers list all purchases before
                         they reach the border, keep sales receipts handy, and pack
                         purchases separately for ease of inspection.

                         Seminar Registration
                         Advance registration and payment are required. The registration
                         fee includes continental breakfasts, luncheons, coffee breaks, one
                         evening reception, and conference materials. Registration forms
                         must be accompanied with payment. Cancellation notices must be
                         received three working days before the start of the seminar;
                         otherwise,
                         no refund will be granted. Substitutions are permissible.


                         CUSTOMS INFORMATION


                         Immigration
                         Proof of citizenship is required when entering Canada. Delegates
                         from countries other than the U.S.A. will probably require a
                         passport, and in certain cases, a visa. To determine which
                         documents you require, please contact the Canadian Embassy or
                         Canadian Consulate in your country.

                         U.S.A.
                         Canada has an open border with the United States. Therefore,
                         citizens or legal, permanent residents of the United States do not
                         require passports or visas and can usually cross the
                         U.S.A./Canada border without difficulty or delay. However, proof
                         of citizenship is required. Documents such as a passport, or birth
                         certificate plus photo I.D., or other proof of citizenship are
                         acceptable. Citizens of countries other than the United States
                         should have a passport and Alien Registration Receipt Card (U.S.
                         Form 1-551) also known as a green card. For further information,
                         please contact the nearest Canadian Consulate or the Canadian
                         Embassy at 1-202-682-1740, prior to departure. 

                         Recently purchased items, such as cameras, tape recorders or
                         personal computers should be registered with US Customs before
                         leaving the U.S.A. to prove they were purchased before entering
                         Canada.

                         Re-entry into the United States can be simplified if travellers list all
                         purchases before they reach the border, keep sales receipts
                         handy, and pack purchases separately for convenience of
                         inspection.

                         U.S. residents returning from Canada after more than 48 hours
                         may take back, free of duty, $400.00 worth of articles for
                         personal or household use, based on fair retail value in Canada.
                         These articles must accompany the individual. (If all or part of this
                         personal exemption has been claimed in the preceding 30 days,
                         visitors are limited to a $25.00 individual exemption).

                         General Information
                         Personal baggage, i.e. clothing, camera, tape recorders, personal
                         computers, etc., are exempt from duties and taxes, provided they
                         accompany the delegate, and are declared to Canada Customs
                         upon entering Canada.

                         Persons of legal age may bring into Canada duty-free either:

                         a) 1.5 litres of liquor or wine, or
                         b) 24 - 12 ounce cans or bottles of beer or ale.

                         Persons 16 years or older may bring in duty-free 50 cigars, or 200
                         cigarettes.


                         MONTREAL INFORMATION


                         To learn more about what Montreal has to offer, please access
                         their website at: www.tourism-montreal.org


                         CONTACT INFORMATION


                         Technical:

                         Greg Selby
                         704/547-6095 voice
                         704/547-6168 fax
                         gselby@epri.com

                         Logistical:

                         Susan Otto-Rodgers
                         704/547-6072 voice
                         704/547-6168 fax
                         sjotto@epri.com

                         Roxanne Gordon
                         704/547-6124 voice
                         704/547-6168 fax
                         rgordon@epri.com


                         REGISTRATION


                         • Download Registration Form - MS Word Format

                         Download and complete the registration form, and email to
                         Roxanne Gordon, rgordon@epri.com , or Susan Otto-Rodgers,
                         sjotto@epri.com.
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