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Successful Asia-Pacific Conference in Mumbai

 

The Indian Society of NDT (ISNT) hosted a superb 14th Asia-Pacific Conference in Mumbai in November.
Highlights include:

  • ~800 registered delegates
  • approx. 25% from abroad (~21 countries)
  • 70 exhibitors
  • 320 papers
    (claimed to be largest number of papers at an APCNDT)
  • ICNDT meetings (IEC, PGP, WG1, WG2, Edu Workshop, APCNDT, etc)
  • Achieved objective defined by theme:
                           ‘Excellence with relevance through NDE’
Created on 09 December 2013

ICNDT Strategic Plan Update

 
May 2013: Revision 8 of the ICNDT Strategic Plan is now available incorporating Working Group and Committee reports, and progress to 24 April 2013.

Click here to download a copy.

Created on 03 May 2013

Updated Guide to Qualification and Certification

The competence of those carrying out NDT is an essential pre-requisite for the achievement of quality and reliability. Qualification and Certification of NDT personnel in accordance with International Standards such as ISO 9712 (Non-destructive testing – Qualification and certification of personnel) and aligned standards helps to ensure that people are competent and assists global business and safety standards.

The ICNDT, with a track record of 45 years in international co-operation in NDT, is dedicated to supporting best practice in the implementation of these standards and to this end has published its 'Guide and recommendations for qualification and certification of NDT personnel according to ISO 9712'.

The Guide was updated after the ICNDT meetings held at the World Conference on NDT in Durban, South Africa in April 2012.

Click here to download the latest version.

Created on 11 July 2012

Successful World Conference held in Durban

The 18th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT) was among the most successful ever!

On behalf of ICNDT, its Members and theattendees at the conference and exhibition I wish to thank Manfred Johannes, the World Conference President and his team of “SAINTS”.

Special mention is due to Professor Arthur Every (who organised a superb technical programme, notable for its keynote lectures and invited speakers) and Butch Davies (who recruited exhibitors and sponsors). And a very special mention is due for of Giuseppe Nardoni, former Chairman of ICNDT, who facilitated the presence of Nobel Prize winner Sir Harold Kroto.

Alongside the conference, ICNDT organised its business meetings, including the General Assembly. I was pleased to be asked to serve a second term as Chairman and in my support the General Assembly elected an excellent team of officers and chairs for our Committees and Working Groups. BINDT, led by David Gilbert,will continue to provide our Secretariat.

We are grateful to David Barnett and Wayne Holliday who stood down after four years service and welcome Sajeesh Babu, Younho Cho and Sharon Bond to the Executive Committee. The Korean Society for NDT was elected to host the 20th WCNDT in 2020.

During the conference ICNDT participated in a series of Workshops which were used to help develop ideas for our programmes for the next four years and, after approval in principle at the General Assembly, these are now being consolidated into our Strategic Plan and into Action Plans for our Working Groups.

All the best in NDT.

Mike Farley
Chairman, ICNDT

Created on 21 June 2012

World Conference opens Monday

Registration for the 18th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, to take place 16-20 April 2012 in Durban, South Africa, is now open.

Programme out NOW!.

Click the button on the left (logo) or visit:
www.wcndt2012.org.za

Created on 14 April 2012

ICNDT AWARDS 2012 - WINNERS
At each World Conference, the International Committee for Non-Destructive Testing (ICNDT) presents awards to people and organisations that have made major contributions to NDT.

The winners are chosen by secret ballot of the members of the ICNDT Policy and General Purposes Committee, from nominations submitted by member societies.

There are five awards:

• Roentgen Award for major contribution to the science and technology of NDT
• Pawlowski Award for major contribution to the promotion of NDT internationally
• Havercroft Award for major contribution to NDT education, training or certification
• Sokolov Award for major contribution to NDT research
• ICNDT Young Achiever Award for achievement of young people in NDT (<35 years)


The 2012 winners are:

Roentgen: Award shared between Professors Peter Cawley and Michael Lowe (combined nomination); and Professor Teruo Kishi   
Pawlowski: Mr Douglas J Marshall
Havercroft: Mr Patrick Fallouey and Dr Hajime Hatano (combined nomination)
Sokolov: Professor Chris Scruby
Young Achiever: Award shared between Dr Alexey Efimov and Mr Christopher Lane
Created on 02 March 2011

Harmonisation of EN473 and ISO 9712

The worldwide industry has for some years sent strong messages to the ISO and CEN Technical Committees (TC) requesting that harmonisation between the two standards dealing with certification of NDT personnel be undertaken in order, if possible, to provide industry with a unique standard, resulting in a unique system of NDT personnel certification being applied worldwide.

After consultation, the two TC chairmen have decided to initiate such a harmonisation process. The following proposal has been adopted:
  • creation on the ISO and CEN side of relevant groups in order to study the differences between the two standards and make proposals for a unique text.
  • “common” meetings of these two groups for this study (two have already been held).
These two meetings have resulted in the drafting of a proposal for a common EN ISO standard, which would be named EN ISO 9712 if the application of the Vienna agreement be approved. 
Created on 26 January 2011 read more ...

ICNDT Activities in the field of NDT Personnel Certification

Keynote lecture at the 10th ECNDT Moscow, June 2010
by Dr Mike Farley
Chairman ICNDT and Director, Doosan Power Systems, UK 

The presentation (available to download here in PowerPoint format) explains what ICNDT is, describes the activities of ICNDT in response to the global challenges facing the NDT community, recognises the importance of NDT and related technologies and details developments in terms of the NDT Quality Infrastructure, ensuring the quality and reliability of NDT services globally and noting the current ICNDT focus on personnel certification.
 
Dr Farley’s company, Doosan Power Systems Ltd, a subsidiary of Doosan of South Korea, is a major user of NDT in its own business, via its supply chain and a supplier of high-tech NDT and condition monitoring services to nuclear, power and oil and gas industries. 
Created on 03 August 2010

ICNDT Strategic Plan

At the General Assembly in 2008 it was agreed that the Executive Committee would draw up a Strategic plan covering the next four years. The document was reviewed and generally agreed  by the PGP, meeting in Yokohama on 8 November 2009. It is now available to download here and comments are invited from the full membership. It will be presented to the General Assembly in June 2010 in Moscow. 

The ICNDT’s objectives are reviewed and the global situation in which ICNDT operates is considered.  There is then a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis, against the Objectives which should identify gaps in our activities and develop specific strategies and matching Action Plans.
Created on 07 May 2010

ICNDT Guide and Recommendations for Qualification and Certification of NDT Personnel

The competence of those carrying out NDT is an essential pre-requisite for the achievement of quality and reliability. Qualification and Certification of NDT personnel in accordance with International Standards such as ISO 9712 (Non-destructive testing – Qualification and certification of personnel) and aligned standards helps to ensure that people are competent and assists global business and safety standards.

The ICNDT, with a track record of 45 years in international co-operation in NDT, is dedicated to supporting best practice in the implementation of these standards and to this end has published its 'Guide and recommendations for qualification and certification of NDT personnel according to ISO 9712'.

Click here to download a copy of this Guide.

The ICNDT held a Workshop on Harmonisation of third party certification in Shanghai (see below).  ICNDT officers were requested to engage closely with ISO TC 135 Sub-Committee 7 and CEN TC 138 to urge the harmonisation of ISO 9712 and EN 473.

Created on 25 August 2009

Workshop on Harmonisation of Third-Party Personnel Certification

In conjunction with the 17th WCNDT held in Shanghai, China October 2008, ICNDT hosted a workshop on Harmonisation of Third-Party Personnel Certification to ISO 9712 and Aligned Standards.  The following links will provide an overview of the contents of the workshop:

Introduction/Agenda

Summary

Presentation

Created on 06 December 2008

Calling All NDT Experts

The ICNDT is currently seeking experts in various capacities of nondestructive testing.  Interested parties who feel that they could contribute their expertise in any of the following areas please forward your resume/CV to s.bond@cinde.ca:

Certification
Conformity Assessment
Requirements for competence of testing and calibration

Created on 10 October 2008
             
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