American Society for Nondestructive Testing
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. or ASNT is a technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals. ASNT evolved from The American Industrial Radium and X-Ray Society which was founded in 1941. Its headquarters is located in Columbus, OH, and there are 70 local sections in the USA and 14 local sections in other countries.
- Technical and Education
- Section Operations
ASNT publishes and maintains an important standard, SNT-TC-1A, which, with the addition of Codes of Practice ANSI/ASNT CP-189 and ANSI/ASNT CP-105, covers all aspects of qualification and certification of NDT personnel. SNT-TC-1A specifies an employer based certification scheme for Level I and Level II NDT personnel, which is extensively used worldwide, in countries not enforcing ISO 9712 such as the European Union or Canada. The ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) is a fully accredited certification scheme that specifically complies with the ISO 9712 Standard.
ASNT manages a central certification scheme for Level III NDT professionals.
The Conference Department of ASNT regularly organizes two major scientific and technical conferences around March and October each year.
Key ASNT publications
- Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A: Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing (2011)
- ANSI/ASNT CP-189: ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (2006)
- ANSI/ASNT CP-105: ASNT Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (2006)
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