Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are collaborating for holding a meeting to discuss increasing the capacity of human resources (HR) in implementing the Non-Destructive Test (NDT).

"This is a one-framework regional cooperation project within the IAEA. The theme is specifically related to applications in nuclear engineering in the industrial sector, especially in non-destructive testing," Nuclear Technology Developer Main Expert of the Research Center for Radiation Process Technology of BRIN Roziq Himawan stated when met in Jakarta, Monday.

Himawan remarked that an NDT is a test conducted on a research object involving atoms, such as a petrochemical factory, or a power plant without damaging the object.

In simple terms, he said, conducting NDT is akin to carrying out an x-ray radiographic test at a hospital that examines human internal organs without damaging them.

"Similar to (tests for) the product industry, non-destructive testing is also carried out," he noted.

Himawan stated that NDT was conducted in several industries, such as heavy equipment manufacturers, small components manufacturers, and cellphone manufacturers, by examining the conditions inside without disassembling it and can be viewed in two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms using nuclear-based technology.

He noted that cooperation with the IAEA had been carried out since a long time, but the meeting, held on August 21-25, 2023, emphasized the existence of cooperation between two parties.

He drew attention to two important aspects in NDT, with the first being the standard in the testing process while the second pertained to how the process is conducted.

"Whoever is the person (who conducts the trials), of course, must be a certified person. There is such a thing as certification and qualification," he emphasized.

The meeting was attended by delegations from 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Indonesia, Bangladesh, China, Fiji, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In addition, the meeting was attended by IAEA representatives, who are technical officers in the field of NDT.

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