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ASNT Announces the Signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)

9 March 2021

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) is pleased to announce the signing of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to establish global cooperative relationships with a number of nondestructive testing (NDT) professional societies, as listed below. These MOUs formalize and strengthen the existing relationships between ASNT and its sister societies to promote the science and technology of NDT.

ASNT Executive Director Neal Couture said, “We are thrilled to have signed MOUs and consider this a great honor to be linked to these prestigious organizations. ASNT is proud to continue building these relationships and by doing this we maintain our commitment to advancing ASNT’s mission and keeping the world a safer place.” Couture continued, “ASNT enjoys a long history of partnering with like-minded associations and strategic partners who share our values and goals of enhancing the NDT community.”

“The MOU is the result of the long-term special relationship that the British Institute of NDT has with ASNT,” said British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing CEO David Gilbert, “and we look forward to the prospect of further developing our partnership in the future.”

John Gayler, senior vice president of welding and technology at the American Welding Society, said, “We value the opportunity to work with ASNT on numerous areas of mutual interest. AWS and ASNT have a history of close collaboration, and this MOU strengthens the existing levels of cooperation in the areas of events, publications, training, and common association topics being advanced by both organizations.”

ASNT’s Active MOUs:

  • American Welding Society
  • Asociación Argentina de Ensayos No Destructivos y Estructurales
  • Asociación Española de Ensayos No Destructivos
  • Associação Brasileira de Ensaios Não Destrutivos e Inspeção
  • Australian Institute for Non-Destructive Testing
  • Austrian Society for Nondestructive Testing
  • Azerbaijan Society for Non-Destructive Testing
  • British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
  • Bulgarian Society for Non-Destructive Testing
  • Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation
  • Chinese Society of Nondestructive Testing
  • Confederation Française pour les Essais Non Destructifs
  • Croatian Society of Non-Destructive Testing
  • Czech Society for Non-Destructive Testing
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung e.V.
  • Hellenic Society of Non-Destructive Testing
  • Hungarian Non-Destructive Testing Association
  • Israeli Society for Nondestructive Testing
  • Italian Association of Non-Destructive Diagnostic Monitoring Testing
  • Japanese Society for Non-Destructive Inspection
  • Kazakhstani Register
  • Non-Destructive Testing Society Singapore
  • Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics
  • Slovenian Society for Non-Destructive Testing
  • Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology
  • Turkish Non-Destructive Testing Organization
  • Ukrainian Society of Non-Destructive Testing

About ASNT

With more than 14,000 members worldwide, the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT), based in Columbus, Ohio, is the largest technical society for NDT professionals. ASNT certification and standards programs, publications, conferences, education, membership, and professional development programs are the foundation for expanding awareness of advancements in NDT. Governed by a volunteer group of officers and directors, ASNT is organized by councils representing interests relating to certification, engineering, research, education, and section operations.