Seminar and Stakeholders Open Forum: Industrial applications

Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-10-11 06:43
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University of Nairobi

The Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology hosted a seminar and stakeholders Open Forum: Industrial applications on 4th October 2018.

Speaking during the forum, the director INST expressed his appreciation to the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for their presence and willingness to share experience in establishment of certification schemes in other countries. The stakeholders were drawn from both the govenment institution and private institutions involved in various industrial applications of radiation technologies such as radiotracers and radiography.

The following were the major concerns and challenges that most stakeholder face in the applications of radiation technologies:

  1. Challenges on availability and importation of radiotracer for industrial applications
  2. Challenges in reaching out to various stakeholders of radiation technologies
  3. Lack of training centres to advanced NDT technologies
  4. Challenges in training, certification and recertification due to the cost implications and lack of a local NDT certification scheme.
  5. Lack of safety awareness in industrial application especially in radiography  
  6. Lack of certification schemes in NDT for civil structures such as housing and roads

As a way forward, members agreed on the following:

  1. The NDT society need to create a strong collaboration with the industries to get more support
  2. NDT society to come up with a national inventory of available NDT equipments and personnel in the country
  3. NDT society to consider changes to the constitution by borrowing the governing structure of COMMEND, the NDT society in Morocco
  4. KEN1006 project counterpart to talk to PMO for a review of the project so as to accommodate issues of recertification
  5. KEN1006 project counterpart need to disseminate information to various stakeholders to create awareness of the objectives and outcome of the project
  6. KEBS should consider developing local standards of inspection rather than the country borrowing from international codes and standards such as ASME.
  7. Kenya airways to provide training samples with service induced imperfections which are being rejected during inspection. Interested parties should write a letter requesting for these samples.

 

 

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2021-10-15 06:43

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