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A report from the 1st annual gathering of IRNDT

The first annual gathering of IRNDT members was held in IRAN AIR Convention Center ( Homa Club) on Oct. 1st 2014 by full support and sponsoring of IRAN AIR. In this gathering almost 200 people consisting IRNDT members, university professors, Level III NDT specialists , QC and NDT managers from different industries as well as directors and specialists of NDT service providing companies participated . The ceremony was opened by a welcome message of  Dr. Honarvar president of IRNDT and followed by welcome speech of Mr. Parvaresh, Managing Director of IRAN AIR. He memorized some memos from the 1st and 2nd NDT conferences that was held by IRAN AIR in 1993 and 1996 and explained the history of implementing NDT in IRAN AIR as well as their services to the other Airlines. Then Dr. Khakifirooz, the head of “National Accreditation Center of Iran” (NACI) made a speech under title of “The role of NACI in providing confidence for users of NDT and inspection services”. The next speaker was  Dr. Amir Movafeghi, the head of NDT dept. of Nuclear Safety Organization of AEOI who talked about “Digital Radiography and application in aircraft inspection”. Then Mr. Mirmajid Ghaemi the vice-president of IRNDT and Mr. Mehdi Zeighami had a lecture by title of “Automatic Ultrasonic Testing ( AUT) of pipeline Girth Welds” The program continued by speech of Mr. Zamani from  NIGC (National Iranian Gas co.) who talked about their current needs and future projects. He presented the NDT demands of NIGC and asked for closed cooperation of IRNDT to provide services for Training, Certification as well as preparing Procedures, and Standards for their projects.

Then Mr. Shirvani a member of the board of IRSNT (Iranian Society of Technical Inspection & NDT companies) reported about the activities and programs of IRSNT as well as the first common gathering of 3 societies who are involved in NDT activities. At the end the board of directors of IRNDT presented the detailed report about the activities of IRNDT within the last year and the plans for the next year. Then the best online casino establishment of  Level III Holders Committee in the frame of IRNDT was announced. Meanwhile establishment of major technical Committee like: Aerospace, Transportation,  (vehicle, Trains, Marine), Equipment (Boiler, Pressure vessels, pipes), Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals. Dr. Riahi the Director of Scientific Committee of the forthcoming NDT Conference exhibition IRNDT 2015  spoke about the objectives of the conference exhibition. The conference will be held on June 9-10 in Hotel Olympic Tehran. He requested from all members and other interested specialists to register to attend  the conference and provide papers and posters. He also invited all companies to sponsoring and participation in the exhibition.

After lunch, the interested participants followed the program by taking a tour in IRAN AIR maintenance shops and NDT labs.

The Conference was ended at 4:00 PM.

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