Valery Borikov Elected to Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics Board of Directors

Director of the TPU Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, DSc Valery Borikov, an only representative from universities behind the Urals, has joined the Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics Board of Directors (RSNTTD).

This decision was taken at the NDT Territory forum, held simultaneously with XXI Non-Destructive Testing All-Russian Conference on 28 February – 2 March. Totally, the Board of Directors for 2017-2020 consists of 25 members. 22 out of them are representatives of scientific institutions and universities from St. Petersburg and Moscow, three – representatives from nonmetropolitan organizations.


Tomsk Polytechnic University became the only university behind the Urals, whose representative had joined RSNDTTD.


“The Board of Directors of the society is tasked to consolidate its work and promote new ideas in non-destructive testing,” said Valery Borikov.

To his mind, RSNDTTD can be considered as a social elevator for experts and companies in non-destructive testing to reach an absolutely new level.

According to the society’s web-site, the main goal of RSNDTTD is to develop and introduce methods and tools of NDT in order to improve the quality of industrial products, improve the safety of industrial facilities, diagnose and prevent environmental, terrorist and other emergencies. The structure of RSNDTTD includes over 40 regional offices from eight federal districts. In addition, RSNDTTD cooperates with international societies for NDT (ICNDT, EFNDT, APFNDT etc.) and provides the participation of Russian experts – RSNDTTD members – in international and regional organizations for standardization (ISO, CEN etc.).


At NDT Territory gathered this year over 60 enterprises of the industry from Russia and Swede, Ukraine, Germany, France and Spain, polytechnicers have exhibited a wide range of developments.


In particular, specialists saw a compact electron accelerator (betatron), an industrial tomograph, a thermal flaw detector-tomograph, a microtomograph and a robotic ultrasonic tomograph. Over the course of the exhibition, an experiment was conducted to test a component of a rocket and space complex with NDT methods. More than 200 specialists visited the TPU stand, a series of meeting for further cooperation was held.