TPU present ultrasound tomograph and thermal flaw detector at the major forum in non-destructive testing

TPU presented its achievements at the 7th International Industrial Forum NDT Territory. Non-Destructive Testing. Tests. Diagnostic Testing, held in Moscow. The event brought together over 100 companies, including developers and suppliers of Russian and foreign brands, service training and certification centers, universities, research institutes, journals specialized in diagnostics and testing.

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NDT Territory is held annually and is a major professional platform for networking stakeholders and demonstration of advanced achievements and developments in non-destructive testing.

At the Forum, Dmitry Sednev, head of the TPU School of Non-Destructive Testing, presented a report on Personal Experience in Implementing Complex Projects in Non-Destructive Testing from Scratch. Furthermore, Vladimir Vavilov, professor, head of the TPU Research Laboratory for Thermal Testing and vice-president of the Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics made a report on Thermal Non-Destructive Testing: Fundamentals and Prospects.

This year, two representatives of Tomsk Polytechnic University won the national award of the Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics.

The prize for outstanding contribution to non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics was awarded to Professor Vladimir Vavilov. The prize for young specialists for achievements in non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics was awarded to Vladimir Smolyanskiy, a researcher at the TPU Laboratory for Betatron Tomography.

This year, TPU presented a robotic ultrasound tomograph, a thermal flaw detector with optical stimulation and a robotic flaw detector with ultrasonic stimulation. The former is being developed under the federal target program Development of Technology for Intellectual Production of Critical Spatially Complex-Shaped Parts. Furthermore, a small-sized pulsed betatron was presented.

The Forum coincided with the 22nd All-Russian Scientific and Technical Conference on Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics, where TPU representatives also presented the results of their scientific research.

“The Forum resulted in a number of agreements between TPU and potential partners as well as new contacts with leading industrial enterprises, such as TikhvinKhimMash, Transneft, Industrial Pipeline Valves, Tasma, and St. Petersburg Metro,” the TPU representatives said.