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A report from the 11th European NDT Conference (ECNDT 11)

The 11th  European NDT conference was held during 6 to 10th Oct. 2014 in Prague – Czech Republic by European NDT Federation ( EFNDT ) and cooperation of Czech Republic NDT Society ( CNDT ) . In this important event several thousand of NDT specialists from all around the world participated and almost 500 oral papers were presented .  In the exhibition of the conference more than 150 companies and NDT societies and Institutes exhibited new developments and updated technologies in different fields of NDT. International Academia of NDT organized a large gathering under the title of “ European Research Day ( ERD )” . In this session Professor Peter Higgs , the Nobel prize winner from Czech Republic was honored . The sessions of General Assembly of ICNDT and its committees were held during this event .

As first time Iranian Society for NDT (IRNDT) participated in this conference as the representative of Iranian NDT community by invitation of ICNDT and ECNDT.  Mr. Mirmajid Ghaemi the vice-president of IRNDT presented an oral paper under title of “Codes for Automatic Ultrasonic  Testing (AUT) of  Pipeline Girth Welds” and participated as the representative of IRNDT in the sessions of ICNDT and International Academia of NDT .

He also had meetings with Dr. Farley the president of ICNDT, Dr. Nardoni the president of best online casino International  Academia of NDT, Dr. Purschke the president of EFNDT and DGZFP, Dr. Link ex-president of DGZFP, Dr. Lee the president of Korean NDT Society as well as Mr. Gilbert , the executive director if BINDT and discussed on the mutual cooperation and extending the international activities of the IRNDT.

In the General Assembly meeting of ICNDT, the board of directors and related committees reported the recent activities of ICNDT and after approving the Financial report of the last year , upon the future plans of  ICNDT containing the next world NDT Conference (19th  WCNDT) in Munich-Germany and implementing of the new standard of EN ISO 9712 (Qualification & Certification of NDT personnel) all around the world were  discussed .  The Korean NDT society and Seoul wa selected as the hos for the 20th World NDT conference  (20th WCNDT).   The next European NDT conference (12th ECNDT)  will be held in Guttenberg – Sweden in 2018 .

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