June 13 2016 marked the start of the 19th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT) in Munich, Germany. Members of South African Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (SAINT) came together to represent the South African NDT industry at this global gathering.

According to SAINT President Keith Cain, the conference and exhibition, which ran from June 13 to 17, provided fascinating insights into using technologies such as robotics, real-time feedback and e-Learning. Cain adds that methods of training and technological advances are an important factor in bridging qualification and gathering experience in the workplace.

“The conference had a massive attendance from the world over; over 2500 participants registered for the conference including 275 exhibitors and 670 presenters. Our country was strongly represented with seven South Africans presenting papers and posters,” said Cain.

Keith concludes, “South Africa has adopted many of the international standards, as we did not want to reinvent the wheel. We have an addendum that pertains to local labour and other regulations, but because there is a lack of resources, we are not always able to establish our own standards.”

For more information Conference visit the World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing website www.wcndt2016.com