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Ukrainian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics (USNDT) is a creative all-Ukrainian public organization of specialists, whose professional activity is related to non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics.


The Society was founded in 1990 and is registered at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. Society divisions are functioning in all the regions of Ukraine.


The main purpose of the Society is consolidation of the efforts of scientific and technical personnel working in the field of non-destructive testing and diagnostics, with the purpose of comprehensively solving the problems of improving the quality and reliability of industrial products and facilities, information exchange, widening the co-operation and international contacts and protection of common interests.


USNDT currently has more than 200 corporate members, which include metallurgical, mechanical engineering, petrochemical, pipe, aircraft and shipbuilding companies, as well as scientific and industrial research institutes, universities and service organizations.


The President of the Society is Prof. V.A.Troitskiy, Department Head of the E.O.Paton Electric Welding Institute of National Academy of Science of Ukraine.


The main activities of the Society are as follows:

  • assistance to plants and organizations in performance of NDT and technical diagnostics;

  • assistance in establishing NDT&TD laboratories and units;

  • NDT personnel certification;

  • facilitation of harmonizing the Ukrainian and European codes and standards;

  • organizing conference, seminars and exhibitions;

  • consulting and management of NDT&TD projects;

  • performance of NDT&TD work on higher risk facilities;

  • promoting international contacts of specialists;

  • issuing books, manuals, journals, bulletins on NDT&TD.

In 1998 USNDT became a co-founder of the European NDT Federation (EFNDT). USNDT is a member of NDT International Committee (ICNDT). Bilateral agreements are established with many NDT Societies in Europe and in the world.


USNDT set up the National Certification Committee of Ukraine on NDT, which had the aim of organising the personnel certification in keeping with EN 473 and ISO 9712; rendered assistance to State Standardisation Organisation of Ukraine in setting up the Technical Committee on Standardisation «Technical Diagnostics and Non-Destructive Testing», the aims of which are in tune with those of CEN/TC-138 and ISO/TC-135.


USNDT pays a lot of attention to contacts and co-operation with similar foreign societies. USNDT are the full member of European Federation on NDT (EFNDT) an International Committee on NDT (ICNDT), a number of agreements were signed and negotiations were held on co-operation with the societies of Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Denmark, Italy, USA and others.