April 25, 2018

2nd International Conference on Diagnostics of Structures and Components Using Metal Magnetic Memory Method

April 24-25, 2018, Budapest, Hungary




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The 2nd International Conference on diagnostics of structures and components using the metal magnetic memory method was held on April 24-25, 2018, in Budapest, Hungary. It was initiated by the Hungarian Association for Non-destructive Testing (MAROVISZ, Budapest) and Energodiagnostika Co. Ltd. (Moscow, Russia) and co-sponsored by the European Federation for Non-Destructive Testing (EFNDT). The conference organization was supported by the Russian Welding Society (RWS), the Hungarian Welding Association (MAHEG), the Hungarian Association for Material Testing (MAE) and Trans Lex Work Kft.

Experts from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia and USA took part in the conference.

Reports on the following topics were presented at the conference:

  • Physical bases of the metal magnetic memory (MMM) method. Experimental research of the physical and mechanical properties of metal using the MMM method.
  • Magnetoelastic, magnetomechanical effects and domain structures.
  • Development of the MMM method in Europe, Russia and other countries.
  • Non-contact magnetometric diagnostics of buried pipelines based on the MMM method.
  • Equipment and structures' stress-strain state assessment.
  • Machine-building products quality control by structural inhomogeneity and residual stresses.
  • Experience of the MMM method application duing the inspection and lifetime assessment of pipelines, structures and components.
  • Criteria of metal's limiting state in residual life assessment.
  • Using the MMM method in the fitness for services procedures and in the asset management system.
  • Personnel training in the MMM method and in the field of stress-strain state testing and engineering diagnostics.

16 reports of scientists and practitioners were presented in total. In particular, the following persons were among the speakers of plenary session:

  • Dr. Peter Trampus - Professor, President of EFNDT, Hungary
  • Dr. Anatoly Dubov - Professor, General Director of Energodiagnostika Co Ltd., Russia
  • Dr. Gerd Dobmann - Professor, Senior Scientific Consultant, Germany
  • Dr. Istvan Meszaros - Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Dr. Roderic K. Stanley - Consultant of NDE Information Consultants, USA

After all presentations there were intensive discussions.

There was the meeting of ICNDT Specialist International Group of specialists in the MMM method.

The following Resolution was adopted based on the conference totals:

  • The general opinion of participants was the need for further practical implementation of the MMM method as an effective method of early metal and welded joints diagnostics of vessels, pipelines and other equipment for various industrial applications, continuation of theoretical and experimental studies to improve the method and control criteria.
  • The participants from the countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia and USA suggested to include the MMM method in the list of NDT methods, under which certification of experts is performed in accordance with the International Standard ISO 9712.
  • In connection with expansion of the number of countries where the MMM based NDT technology was spread (40 countries as of April 2018) and the increasing demand for personnel training and certification, it is proposed to include the program for experts training in the MMM method in the document ISO/TR 25107.
  • To promote and support the Specialist International Group of specialists in the MMM method within the International Committee for Non-destructive Testing (ICNDT).

It was proposed to send this resolution to both ICNDT and ISO TC 135.

2nd International Conference in Budapest, Hungary

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