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SGS attended Far East Forum on Non-Destructive Testing in China

07-07-2009 02:50 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

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SGS at the FENDT 2009

SGS at the FENDT 2009

The Far East Forum on Nondestructive Evaluation/Testing: New Technology & Application (FENDT) (, being held for the 5th time in 2009, provides a platform in China for NDT experts and professionals aiming to accelerate the scientific and technical development in the field of non-destructive testing.

The four-day forum, held June 11-14 2009 in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province in China focused on five specific topics: inspection theory and basic technology research, development of NDT inspection application technology, inspection of nuclear power equipment with NDT methods, high-tech applications and education and talent cultivation.

SGS not only attended the FENDT but also contributed to the program with two presentations on latest issues.

Mr. Sam Xu, trainer and examiner at SGS NDT Training and Examination Center, presented a paper to an audience of around 150 attendees, titled: European NDT Personnel Training and Certification in China. In his presentation, Sam gave an overview of the different types of NDT certifications enhancing the importance of quality training and certification. During the presentation, Sam explained about the gaps between the current Chinese NDT certification systems and European systems (PCN / EN473) and how SGS are offering a solution to close this gap.

The second presentation was held by Mr. Norbert Trimborn, NDT expert at the SGS Global NDT – Special Examinations Center in the Netherlands, on Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD). Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) ( is a sensitive, accurate method for the Non-Destructive Testing of welds for defects.

SGS also offers a fully integrated service pack combining Non-Destructive Testing (both advanced and conventional methods), inspection and Mechanical Integrity ( providing quality assurance and safety.

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 55,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

NDT Training & Examination Center SGS-CSTC China
2F, Building 8, 69 Kangqiao Industrial Park,
1159 East Kangqiao Road, Pudong District,
Shanghai 201319, P.R.C.
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