Special Session on Accreditation of Non-destructive Testing laboratories

Accreditation refers to formal recognition of competence of an organization to carry out specific tasks. It provides impartial & independent assessment of competence against national/international standards. Scope of accreditation includes three types of NDT organizations viz. NDT Training Institutes, Non-destructive Testing Laboratories and Certification Board. National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) provides accreditation to testing laboratories as per ISO 17025. NABL is a member of Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC). Requirements for accreditation of certifying bodies are covered in ISO 17024:2012. National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) provides such accreditation. Both NABL & NABET are constituent boards of Quality Council of India (QCI). NCB has formulated the guidelines for accreditation of NDT training institutes in India. Mutual recognition of NDT Certification requires compliance to ISO 9712 and ISO 17024.
NABL provides accreditation to testing labs in many disciplines including NDT. Accreditation is based on compliance to management system and technical requirements of ISO 17025 and NABL Specific Criteria. Test reports issued by NABL accredited labs are highly valued and accepted by domestic and international clients
A Special Session on Accreditation of NDT laboratories will be conducted during NDE 2018, Conference & Exhibition on Non-Destructive Evaluation. The session will be conducted on Dec. 21, 2018 from 1130 hrs. to 1300 hrs. The session will be inaugurated by Shri. N. Venkateswaran, Director, NABL. He will also deliver a lead talk during the session. The registration fee for this session is Rs.2000 + 18% GST for each participant. The registration fee includes entry to this special session, visit to the exhibition, lunch and entry to various technical sessions conducted on Dec. 21, 2018.Registered delegates of NDE 2018 can attend this session at no cost. The delegate registration fee details for NDE 2018 and more information on NDE 2018 can be obtained from www.nde2018.in.

The session will have the following presentations:

The presentations will be followed by Panel Discussion.

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