Dear Industry Professional,

CEATI International’s Dam Safety Interest Group (DSIG) and Hydraulic Plant Life Interest Group (HPLIG) are hosting an industry symposium entitled “Penstock Symposium: Learning from International Best Practices, Incidents and Failures” to take place on March 14th, 2012 in Santa Monica, CA.

Hydro Program Building on the success of the 2009 and 2011 case studies workshops on international dam incidents and failures, and on operational reliability of flow control equipment, CEATI International’s spring 2012 hydro industry event will focus on engineering and maintenance strategies to prevent Penstock incidents and failures as well as industry best practices.

CEATI encourages your organization to actively participate as this will be an excellent forum for both knowledge transfer and networking for hydropower industry representatives at all levels.

Click here for symposium and registration details! Symposium Brochure

The goals of the workshop are to:

  • Educate Each Other
  • Provide Knowledge and Procedures Necessary to Manage the Risks Associated with Dams and Powerhouses
  • Identify Areas Where Additional Research May Improve our Knowledge of Potential Failure Modes (Via a System Evaluation and Analysis) and Identify Ways to Prevent or Mitigate their Development
  • Identify Ways to Assure that the Knowledge of the Past Is Available for the Future
  • Develop a Strategy to Ensure the Continuation of Global Communication, Coordination and Collaboration

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CEATI International brings electric utility industry professionals together, through focused interest groups and collaborative projects, to identify and address technical issues that are critical to their organizations. Participants can undertake projects that respond to their strategic goals at a fraction of the cost of doing so independently.

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