Tuesday, April 25, 2017

INS National NDT Workshop Mumbai India on Industrial Digital Radiography and Tomography


INS National Workshop on Industrial Digital Radiography  and Tomography in Mumbai India

Schedule: June 19-23, 2017

Last Date of Registration: June 05, 2017

Venue : AERB Auditorium, Niyamak Bhavan, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai -94, India

Organized by :
Indian Nuclear Society, Project square, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai -400094, India


The Indian Nuclear Society (INS) is a registered professional body of nuclear scientists, engineers and technologists in India, with its headquarters at Mumbai and branches at Hyderabad, Kakrapar, Kalpakkam, Rawatbhata, Kaiga, Mysore, Narora and IIT Kanpur. It has more than 5600 life members and 80 corporate members on its roll.

The society was inaugurated in January 1988 by late Shri J.R.D. Tata. The society aims to promote the advancement of nuclear science and the technology together with other science & arts and to aid in the integration of the several disciplines constituting Nuclear Science, Engineering and Technology. The society also aims to create awareness amongst general public about the benefits of atomic energy to mankind.

The society has so far conducted twenty five annual conferences, several seminars and special lectures. Under its public awareness Program the INS, including its branches has conducted a number of one day seminars about nuclear energy and its applications. This activity mainly organized for students and faculty of academic institutions, is conducted through lectures in english and regional languages by arranging visits to the nuclear power stations and by organizing open sessions and exhibitions.

The INS also regularly conducts technical workshops for industry. To recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals and industries in the field of nuclear science and technology, the society has instituted annual INS awards since the year 2001.

INS National Workshop on Industrial Digital Radiography and Tomography


Modern nuclear, chemical, petrochemical, automobile and an array of manufacturing industries depend heavily on radioisotopes and radiation technologies for defect visualization, quality control and assurance. As a consequence, there has been manifold growth in the applications of established radiation based conventional nondestructive testing & evaluation (NDT&E) techniques, specifically gamma and X-ray radiography for quality assurance and improved productivity. However, this has also led to an increased demand on consumables like films and chemicals and an increased burden of toxic disposables. Despite the inherent benefits of the conventional radiation based NDE techniques; the low throughput, increased radiation exposures and associated difficulties in maintaining archives of high volumes of exposed films, the industry has long felt the need of suitable alternatives. Nuclear radiation based electronic imaging technologies have come a long way and filmless radiography and computed tomography are fast becoming adaptable alternatives to conventional radiation based NDE techniques for meeting industrial requirements.

The preceding years of rapid development has seen a phenomenal growth in the interest in film-less radiography and especially the direct digital methods, which provide excellent image quality,
archival and manageability of huge data. Select industry sectors in the advanced countries have already initiated programmes to introduce regular digital radiography (DR) and computed
tomography (CT) facilities in their NDE laboratories. At present the country appears self-sufficient in training and certification programmes as also trained personnel in conventional radiography testing at different levels but similar to most of the developing countries in the Asia-pacific region, there is a dearth of trained manpower in the country who can fully understand the DR and CT technologies in their entirety. This gap at different levels needs to be bridged as the consistent technological transition requires willingness, an inclination to adapt the technology to the specific user needs and competence for sustenance. In addition to these, automation of advanced NDE systems and processes and amalgamation of the benefits of selected advanced NDE techniques are the other important issues which require immediate attention in Indian perspective. In the present transition phase from the film-based RT techniques to computed radiography, digital radiography and tomography, knowledge sharing becomes an essential paradigm for deciding adaptability and acceptance of newer radiation based industrial imaging techniques.

The INS workshop is designed to impart a brief but in-depth knowledge on the benefits and limitations of conventional radiography, science and technologies of electronic imaging, computed radiography (CR), DR and CT using gamma and X-rays as newer NDT tools for the benefit of the participants.

Who should attend:

The target audience is students, researchers, NDT professionals, service providers, scientists, academicians, design and manufacturing engineers, welding and corrosion inspectors and maintenance personnel, QA and NDE managers and personnel in engineering, process, aerospace, automobile industries, inspection and regulatory authorities who can enrich themselves through this
workshop. In addition to these, qualified engineers and technical personnel engaged in radiography practices industrial partners and entrepreneurs desirous of taking up radiation-based RT as a business venture fresh graduate and post graduate engineers looking for a career in NDTNDT practioners from the industry-sector will also benefit by attending the workshop.

Programme Benefits:
The five-day programme may cover lectures, tutorials and case-studies in conventional Gamma-ray and X-ray based Radiography, its advantages and limitations, fundamentals of electronic imaging, computed radiography, digital radiography and introduction to industrial computed tomography and their benefits. Current industry trends will also be discussed. The technical content of the workshop has been finalized in such a way that the audience from across different streams will be able to comprehend the subject in a graded fashion.


Radiography Testing (F-RT, CR, DR & CT) is widely used in:
• Aerospace Industries
• Military and Defence
• Offshore Industries
• Marine Industries
• Petrochemical Industries
• Waste Management
• Automotive Industries
• Manufacturing Industries
• Transport Industries

Benefits of Conventional RT, CR, DR & CT:
• Can inspect assembled components
• Minimum surface preparation required
• Detects both surface and sub-surface defects
• Provide a permanent record of the inspection
• Verify internal flaws on complex structures
• Isolate and inspect internal defects
• May automatically detect and measure internal flaws
• Measure dimensions and angles within the sample without sectioning
• Sensitive to changes in thickness, corrosion, flaws, material density

Course Content:

• Introduction to conventional Gamma-ray and X-ray radiography and radiometry
• Benefits and limitations of film-based RT (F-RT)
• An overview of existing training and certification programme in F-RT
• Science behind electronic imaging modalities using penetrating radiation
• Computed Radiography (CR), Digital Radiography & Computed Tomography
• Basic differences among F-RT, CR, DR and CT from industrial applications point-of-view
• Application areas of CR, DR and CT
• Typical applications of DR and CT in nuclear, defence and aerospace
• Current trends in newer radiation based NDT technologies

Workshop Convener:
Dr. Umesh Kumar
Head, Industrial Tomography & Instrumentation Section
Isotope & Radiation Application Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai – 400 085
Tel: 91-22-2559 3966/3736 Email: umeshkum@barc.gov.in

Workshop Coordinator:
Shri R. K. Singh
Secretary, Indian Nuclear Society &
Head, Media Relations & Public Awareness
Section, BARC

Address for Correspondence
Indian Nuclear Society
Project Square, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai - 400094, India
Phone : +91-22-2559 8327 | Fax: +91-22-2557 6261
E-mail: indiannuclearsociety@gmail.com
Website : www.indiannuclearsociety.in