Introduction

Non-destructive testing serves investments

Currently, several investment plans, projects are announced in Hungary, moreover some of them have already been started. Capacity extension of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant is one to mention, but scheduled investments of the Hungarian Oil Company, the automotive industry, the representatives of its supplier industry as well as the chemical industry are also foreseen. The overall objectives of the conference are as follows:

  • to show the opportunities and challenges of the coming years to the domestic NDT community which are strongly associated with these projects;
  • to inform the experts and decision-makers of the concerned industries about the current status and future possibilities of the NDT;
  • to provide an excellent opportunity for the direct dialog between investors and the NDT world.

To achieve these goals the organizers intend to invite senior representatives of the investments who can interpret and evaluate the role and importance of NDT in the process of building, assembling, commissioning and later operating the facilities. It is intended to give the floor to competent managers, from both technical area and economic planning, who can inform the audience on the way of considering the NDT, its necessity and value during their work.

We strongly believe that from investment point of view as a whole, and from the side of the later product or service, the NDT is an unmissable added value and not the necessary evil.

Naturally, the conference will be dealing with the situation of the Hungarian NDT personnel, their recognition, competence and position in the entire economic process.

Besides, there will traditionally be room for presentations of the novel NDT methods and techniques, including the relation between Industry 4.0 and NDT. Part of the conference will be the demonstration of the NDT’s role in prevention and analysis of failures. Subjects such as personnel training, accreditation, proficiency tests and their role in inspection quality are considered to be highly important.