About the forum

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a set of inspection methods that are used to test parts and structures without destroying or damaging them. Among the common methods, we can mention ten methods of radiography, ultrasound, magnetic particles, eddy current, penetrating liquid, optical, acoustic emission, leakage, thermography, and vibration analysis.

Along with the rapid development of the science and technology of non-destructive testing in the world, this specialized field has also grown and progressed significantly in our country. Due to the growing growth and significant increase of experts in this field and following the efforts and follow-up of the veterans, the Iranian Non-Destructive Testing Association (IRNDT) as an organization of experts and practitioners in the field of non-destructive testing, in 2013 with the permission of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and in the direction of The organization of relevant activities was established.

Iran Non-Destructive Testing Association is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to improve the standard of living of society by increasing safety and preventing preventable risks. This association is governed by a 5-member board of directors who are elected through the general assembly of the association for a period of 3 years and with the help of the main councils and their sub-committees.


The largest NDT association in the world, “American Society of Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT)” has a history of 75 years and currently more than 12000 natural members and 600 juridical members cooperate with it. Almost 50 years have passed since the formation of the International Committee for Non-Destructive Testing (ICNDT) and today
associations of more than 100 countries are members of it. Despite the significant activities of non-destructive testing associations worldwide and the fifty-year history of applying NDT techniques in important industries of Iran, such as oil and gas industries, aviation industries, defense industries, machinery, metal structures and steelmaking, railways and power plants, There has been no association or specialized scientific organization for policy making, coordination and management of NDT activities in the country.
The first sparks of forming such an association in the country appeared in the early 1990s, but due to the lack of enough academic experts required to form an independent scientific association, the NDT and Welding Association was established as a group under the name of the Welding Association and it was decided to form a non-destructive testing association independently at the appropriate time when the necessary conditions are met. Holding two international conferences and exhibitions of non-destructive tests in the years 1992 and 1996 with the efforts of the Islamic Republic of Iran Aviation (Homa) was the first step towards the start of group activities and the exchange of NDT information in the country.
Over the past two decades, along with the expansion of engineering knowledge and the rapid growth of infrastructure industries in the country, the science and technology of non-destructive testing has also grown significantly. In the early 2000s, the trade association of technical inspection and non-destructive testing companies was established, which was an important step in the development and coordination of executive activists in this field. Although for many years, the creation of an independent scientific association of non-destructive testing was the attention and pursuit of experts in this field, but a serious determination was made after holding two major conferences on technical inspection and non-destructive testing in 2008 and 2009 hosted by Tarbiat Modares University and Khwaja Nasiruddin Tusi University of Technology respectively.
The continuous and professional holding of such events and being able to raise its scope to the regional and international levels, as well as undertake micro and macro policies in this area, was quite noticeable. For this reason, with the provision of the necessary platform and according to the needs of the NDT community, the veterans of this field decided to form the independent scientific association of non-destructive testing. Following this decision, with the help of the trade association of technical inspection and non-destructive testing companies, a large meeting was held in the winter of 2009 with the presence of experts with experience in this field. In this important meeting, while emphasizing the establishment of the association, a delegation of seven people was elected by the vote of those present in the meeting to follow up and take action to establish the association. With the efforts of this board and with the cooperation and assistance of a number of other specialists and those interested in this field, an institutional board consisting of ten people was formed in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran, and this board followed up the establishment of the association with more seriousness, which finally in May In 2012, the Commission of Scientific Associations of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran announced its agreement with the establishment of an independent association in the field of non-destructive testing with the title “Non-Destructive Inspection Association of Iran”.
The first general assembly of the association with the participation of more than one hundred and fifty members was held in October 2012 in the assembly hall of the faculty of materials engineering and metallurgy of the technical faculty of Tehran University, in which the first board of directors and inspectors of the association legally and through voting were chosen. In January 2013, the official activity license of the association was issued by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran, and in April 2013, the steps of official registration of the association in the registration office of companies and non-commercial institutions were completed.

Important goals and activities

1. Holding seminars, conferences, exhibitions and educational workshops at national, regional and international levels
2. Introducing the knowledge and technology of non-destructive testing and introducing its importance to the society
3. Membership in regional and international associations and cooperation with other associations and organizations
4. Cooperating with responsible governing bodies and organizations or NGOs in drafting regulations
5. Publication of educational books and materials, publication of newsletters, magazines and scientific and practical publications
6. Holding scientific and applied competitions at academic, industrial and student levels
7. Centralizing the affairs of taking exams, verifying qualifications and issuing certificates
8. Encouraging and supporting research and innovation in various fields of NDT
9. Helping to expand and improve the level of NDT training
10. Selecting exemplary researchers and artisans and honoring them
Cooperating with national and international standards development institutions
11. Creating a comprehensive database of NDT

In 2014, the association, with the support of the country’s NDT community, was accepted as the official representative of Iran in the International Committee of NDT (ICNDT) and by signing the international multilateral agreement, it took the first steps to accept global standards as the guardian of the implementation of the new standard for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel (EN- ISO-9712).
In 2014, the Third International Conference on Non-Destructive Testing of Iran (IRNDT2016) was successfully organized by the association with the participation of more than 600 domestic and foreign experts and experts in this field, along with a specialized exhibition in which more than 30 domestic and foreign companies participated. became. Until the writing of this text, extensive planning has been done for holding the 4th Iran International Conference and Exhibition of Non-Destructive Testing (IRNDT2017) which will be held in March 2015 at the Olympic Hotel in Tehran.
2015 has been a fruitful and full of earning year for the activities of the association. In June 2015, the association officially participated for the first time as a representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the 19th World NDT Conference (WCNDT) in Munich, Germany. In this conference, the representatives of the association attended the ICNDT meetings and the association also set up a booth, which was well received.
Also, in 2016, the association was able to sign the first international cooperation memorandum (agreement) with the American NDT Association (ASNT), which, according to their official invitation, the association’s representative attended the 75th anniversary celebration of ASNT for the official signing of the memorandum. In addition, for the first time, the association was accepted as an official member of the ICNDT accreditation and certification working group.
Holding the second NDT night conference of Iran in cooperation with the trade association of technical inspection and non-destructive testing companies in January 2015 was another step in the direction of bringing different parts of the non-destructive testing community closer in the country. Also, in this year, the association managed to get the highest rank, i.e. A rank, in the assessment of the Scientific Associations Commission of Iran by two steps.
In this year, the association standard of qualification and certification for NDT workers under the title of IRCCP was developed and approved by the association’s qualification council, which implementation will certainly lead to the accreditation and integration of NDT certificates at the country level and is an effective step towards the implementation of the ISO 9712 global standard. It will be by the forum.

Community roadmap

Based on the goals of the establishment of the Iranian NDT Association and in accordance with the scientific perspective of the country in 1404, the Islamic Republic of Iran will be in a position that has sufficient knowledge in the field of non-destructive testing and will play a leading role in NDT techniques in the region.

The founding board of the association

The Iranian Non-Destructive Testing (Inspection) Association was established with the efforts and efforts of academicians and industrialists of our country and with the sincere participation of the members of the founding board and the following selected committee who were elected by the activists in the field of non-destructive testing in the meeting of 2018.

The following list is in alphabetical order and the responsibilities mentioned in it are related to the date of establishment of the association in 1391.

Mr. Dr. Hamid Abrishami Moghadam – Professor of Khwaja Nasiruddin Tusi University of Technology

Mr. Dr. Amirhossein Behrosh – Associate Professor of Tarbiat Modares University

Dr. Mehdi Behzad – Professor of Sharif University of Technology

Mr. Engineer Morteza Jafari – Managing Director of Persia Company

Mr. Engineer Bahman Chobak – Managing Director of Arvin Sanat Company

Mr. Dr. Mohammad Riahi – Associate Professor of Iran University of Science and Technology

Mr. Engineer Mustafa Sharifi – Managing Director of Tubi Tak Company

Mr. Engineer Bahman Chobak – Managing Director of Arvin Sanat Company

Mr. Engineer Masoud Sabzali Damghani – Managing Director of Bina Perto Consulting Engineers Company

Mr. Engineer Mehrdad Kehtari – Quality Control Manager of Asman Airlines

Dr. Farshid Malik – Assistant Professor of Tarbiat Modares University

Mr. Engineer Mehdi Moini Jagrondi – Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Trade Union of Technical Inspection and Non-Destructive Testing Companies of Iran

Mr. Engineer Mirmajid Qaemi – CEO of Iran Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

Dr. Farhang Honarvar – Associate Professor of Khwaja Nasiruddin Toosi University of Technology

board of the association