ASNT Initiative on NDE 4.0
A. Poudel1, R. Singh2
1 The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, BOD, Research Council - Vice Chair, USA
2 InspiringNext, Cromwell, CT, USA
ASNT started its NDE 4.0 journey during the Spring 2018 Research Symposium. Over the last three years, we have taken a collaborative approach along with our DGZfP partners in conducting workshops, NDE 4.0 technical tracks at our conferences, kicked off an ASNT committee, and started looking at guidance for a global eco-system roadmap.
We as a group are also trying to understand what each country is doing to push innovative NDE technologies for a safer world. We are trying to understand the bigger picture on some of these focused topics:
o What NDE technologies can be of real value in the emerging scenario?
o What should we do as a society to adopt and what can we live without – Thinking new normal?
o What direction industries globally can explore?
This presentation will dwell on these efforts and share some unresolved concerns around regulation, validation, and certification; highlighting the need for more collaboration and creative approaches to transformation.