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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
University of Pretoria and SAINT Conference on Modelling in Non-Destructive TestingSouth African Institute for Nondestructive Testing (SAINT)2, Lynnwood Ridge, South Africa
From May 21-23 the South African Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (SAINT) in conjunction with the CSIR, Eskom, Armscor, The University of Pretoria and SASOL organised a conference on Modelling in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).
Modelling capabilities in NDT are essential for inspection qualification and validation. Industry in the RSA is also obliged to make use of qualified inspection procedures to demonstrate effective application of NDT in order to minimize the risk of failure in safety critical components and systems.
Academics, scientists and technologists from all over the world were invited to introduce the technology and the state-of-the-art capabilities and know-how in the field of modelling to the industry in South Africa.
Invited speakers from outside South Africa included:
Ed Ginzel an independent consultant with the Materials Research Institute in Ontario, Canada. He has many years' experience in visualisation of ultrasonic fields.
The programme at the University of Pretoria included the following speakers and topics. Several of the presentations have been provided in pdf format:
The Modelling Conference in Pretoria organised by SAINT has been an excellent practice run for the 18th World Conference of Non-Destructive Testing.
SAINT is very proud to announce South Africa's bid for holding the 18th World Conference of Non-destructive Testing in 2012 has been successful.
A valuable partnership has been established with the conference organizers of the International Convention Centre in Durban, which will be the venue for the conference. As the NDT community in South Africa is small, a tremendous amount of work will be required from all parties and SAINT hopes that in the organizing of an event of this nature it can call on the assistance and input from the South African NDT fraternity.
For more information please contact Deon Wessels president of SAINT at firstname.lastname@example.org or Manfred Johannes at email@example.com.