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September 12, 2012 - Sponsored by ASTM International Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys, 17th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry will be held February 3-7, 2013 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. This event will provide forum for exchanging new information on fabrication, testing, development, and characterization of traditional and new zirconium-based materials in nuclear industry. Online registration closes January 30.

ASTM International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: September 1, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-The 17th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry will be held Feb. 3-7, 2013, at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The symposium is being sponsored by ASTM International Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys.

The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for exchanging new information on the fabrication, testing, development and characterization of both traditional and new zirconium-based materials in the nuclear industry. This includes materials performance during normal, transient and accident conditions as well as materials behavior during intermediate and long-term storage conditions. Of particular interest are studies that focus on identifying and understanding the mechanism of zirconium-based materials behavior.

Online registration is now open and closes January 30. The attendance fee for ASTM members, presenters and session chairs is $480 USD for online registration and $505 USD onsite. The fee for non-ASTM members is $505 USD online and $530 onsite. There is no fee for students with a valid ID.

For online registration and additional information, visit

Additional technical information is available from symposium co-chairmen Pierre Barberis Areva/Cezus Research Centre, Ugine, France (phone: 011-330-479-893-068;; Dr. Srikumar Banerjee, Atomic Energy Commission Anushakti Bhavan, Mumbai, India (phone: 011-91-22-2202-2543;; and Robert J. Comstock, Westinghouse Electric Co., Research & Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa. (phone: 412 256 1277;

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677;
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