Flow Accelerated Corrosion has been experienced worldwide and can occur in all types of nuclear and fossil power plants. Although the FAC mechanism has been studied for a long time these last 40 years, it remains one of the major safety issues for personnel and plant availability. In the context of the ageing management of NPPs, power upgrades and the life time extension strategy, sharing knowledge on FAC and operating experience is a crucial part for maintaining effective FAC programs.
Organized by EDF DTG, the FAC conference goal is to continue the improvement and spreading of existing know-how on Flow Accelerated Corrosion in the widest possible way thus strengthening the international cooperation.
After two successful FAC2008 and FAC2010 EDF DTG conferences, the FAC2013 edition was held in the magnificent city of Avignon and hosted over 130 attendees from 25 countries. Numerous technical presentations covering predictions and modelling of FAC, non-destructive examinations methods, operational feedback, test loop R&D investigations results and steam and water chemistry were given from various organizations.