15th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing|
15-21 October 2000 in Rome
THE ITALIAN SOCIETY FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING AND MONITORING DIAGNOSTICS - AIPnDThe Italian Society for Nondestructive Testing and Monitoring Diagnostics commonly known as AIPnD, (Associazione Italiana Prove non Distruttive), was established in May 1979 in Brescia, Italy by 12 experts in the NDT field.
Its first President was Mr.G.Nardoni.
The three main objectives on which the Society has based its activity are the following:
ACTIVITIES:Organising Conferences, Meetings, Seminars
EDITINGAIPnD edits the quarterly NDT journal,Giornale delle Prove non Distruttive, training manuals for NDT personnel and special publications on NDT, sponsored by ENEA, for Schools and Universities.
COURSESLevel III courses are organized annually.
The month-long courses are organized in modules.
CertificationAIPnD in conjunction with other institutions and companies of the Country, founded the Italian Certification Board called CICPND.
Its first project was the launching of the Grand Fathering Programme for level III personnel, with highest experience following the rules valid for the similar ASNT programme. This was followed by the examination programmes for levels I, II and III.
Historical ActionIn 1984 AIPnD organized the 3rd European Conference after Mainz and Vienna. During the meeting the European Council for NDT was established.
Members of the council included all the geographic countries of Europe.
Today the council has been transformed into the European Federation for NDT (EFNDT).
Participation in International ConferencesAIPnD regularly participates in events organized throughout the world: USA, Canada, Brasil, France, Belorussia, Russia, Austria, Croatia, Israel, UK, China, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany.
MembershipAIPnD is a member of EFNDT and ICNDT and is part of the Italian Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations (FAST).
AwardsAIPnD has established two National awards for its members namely the Honorary members award and the Distinguished members award. In addition, it has established the International 'Padre Kolbe' Award for people who make large contributions in the writing of NDT journals, books etc.
AIPnD - Italian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Monitoring Diagnostics, Via A.Foresti 5, 25127 Brescia, Italy Tel:0039 030 3739173; Fax: 0039 030 3739176; E.firstname.lastname@example.org Homepage: http://www.aipnd.it
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