|For «OKO Association» Group of companies, participation in conferences and exhibitions held by regional non-destructive testing societies is traditional. The sphere of interest of OKO Association is very wide, and the enterprises involved in it carry out various types of activities related to NDT: production of equipment, training and certification of NDT specialists, scientific research, etc. Therefore, the exchange of experience and familiarity with new advanced technologies are very important. In addition, it is an excellent opportunity to present the results of our own developments and samples of our new products.
The exhibition season of 2017 was completed by participation in two regional conferences. At the exhibition-conference ASNT 2017 of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, which was held in Nashville, Tennessee from October 30 to November 2, OKO Association was represented by Ultracon-Service LLC that has been working in the field of developing technologies and methods for nondestructive testing for 25 years. In total, more than 200 companies from all over the world took part in the conference, and more than 120 participants got the opportunity to present their reports. Experts from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Norway, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Croatia, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, who registered at the booth of Ultracon-Service, showed interest to the results of the company’s work.
In addition to those devices that have already proven themselves to be good among specialists, for example, ExScanUT and Eddycon C, the company "Ultracon-Service" demonstrated new models that aroused great interest in connection with the opportunities provided by them for solving unusual and complex nondestructive testing tasks. Among them, special attention was paid to Eddycon D which is a new eddy current flaw detector.
Apart from the official program, the conference participants were given the opportunity to visit a number of high-tech enterprises, among which - the Oak Ridge National Laboratory that is by far the largest scientific and energy laboratory in the US Department of Energy. During this visit, participants were able to see the neutron reactor and the largest computer Titan in the US.
During the conference, our representatives also took part in the official awarding ceremony for NDT specialists in various ASNT nominations, at which the new president of ASNT, Mr. David Mandina, delivered a welcoming speech.
The next important event in the exhibition activity of OKO Association was participation in the conference-exhibition APCNDT 2017 (Asian Pacific Conference on Nondestructive Testing), which was held from 13 to 17 November in Singapore, where it was represented by Promprylad LLC, the leading national manufacturer of nondestructive testing equipment and technologies. Participation in this event became special, as OKO Association acted as its Silver Sponsor, for which received a special gratitude from the organizers.
The specifics of this conference is that it is held once in four years, so most of the companies of the Pacific region, whose activities are related to nondestructive testing, did not miss the opportunity to participate in it. In total, about 250 companies took part in the conference, and 80 enterprises demonstrated their products in the exhibition held in parallel with the conference. Among the participants of the conference were both manufacturers of equipment, and final consumers of their products, as well as scientists and experts from 20 countries.
Along with such traditional NDT technologies as ultrasonic testing, radiography, visual inspection, etc., new projects from the field of computed tomography and seismic monitoring were presented during the conference. A separate section of the conference was devoted to the issues of certification and training of specialists in the field of nondestructive testing, which was of particular interest to the representatives of OKO Association, since this direction is one of the important components of its activities.
It is important to note that the representatives of companies who had the opportunity to get acquainted with the products of Ultracon-Service practically the day before, during the American exhibition, tried to continue this acquaintance also during the Asia-Pacific conference, at which OKO Association was represented by its Promprylad company. This indicates their true interest in continuing cooperation and trust in the products offered by the Association.
And Promprylad justified their expectations by having demonstrated a number of its new products at the exhibition, which utilize the latest developments in the field of nondestructive testing. Visitors could familiarize themselves with such devices as: Sonocon B, Eddycon C, Eddycon D and the new TOFD Man system.
Of course, everybody was impressed by the flair of the unofficial part of the conference. The representatives of OKO Association readily got acquainted with the original local culture and with the amazing nature of the region. We were pleased to realize our involvement in this event, being one of its sponsors.
Based on the long-term experience of mutually beneficial cooperation, «OKO Association» Group is planning to continue active participation in international conferences and exhibitions in 2018. We invite you to visit our booth at the ASNT exhibition which will be held in Houston (USA) from 29 to 31 October - booth 643 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, as well as at ECNDT, which will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 11 to 15 June - Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center Gothenburg, Sweden, booth D03:08 & D03:12.