ASNT Establishes ASNT India Private Limited
3 April 2023
(Columbus, OH) -The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), the world’s largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals, announced the establishment of ASNT India Private Limited, known as ASNT India, a new subsidiary for-profit corporation. ASNT India will conduct business operations in India and serve interests in Asia and the Middle East. Located in Chennai in Tamil Nadu, ASNT India will enable ASNT to expand and improve its certification portfolio and increase global NDT research and scholarship activities.
"The opening of ASNT India further solidifies our position as a global society, benefiting our members in the US and abroad," said Neal J. Couture, CAE, ASNT Executive Director. "With the launch of our facility, we are excited to focus on delivering the ASNT 9712 program, certification prep courses, and expanding our membership in the area. We are committed to providing top-notch services to the NDT community in India, and we look forward to building strong relationships with our members and partners in the region."
ASNT India will open its facility in Spring 2023 and provide ASNT-approved training courses, certification exams (computer-based and practical lab exams), membership, and publications. More specifically, ASNT will offer the following products and services at launch:
- ASNT 9712 Level II and III exams in the following methods: magnetic particle testing, liquid penetrant testing, ultrasonic testing, and radiographic testing. ASNT India will offer visual testing exams in the summer of 2023.
- ASNT NDT Level II and III exams in the following methods: magnetic particle testing, liquid penetrant testing, ultrasonic testing, radiographic testing, and visual testing.
- NDT training and certification preparation classes for ASNT 9712 and ASNT NDT Level II and III exams.
- Product bundles composed of certification exams and training.
“I am honored to join the ASNT team and am excited to serve as General Manager of ASNT India,” said Prakash Gokulanandam. “I strongly believe that our state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom facility will be advantageous for industry and the NDT community in India.”
ASNT is the association for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals committed to making the world a safer place. NDT professionals detect irregularities, flaws, and defects in materials, components, and structures that could compromise an object's safety, reliability, or functionality. Established in 1941, ASNT supports members with certifications, professional development, industry insights, advocacy, events, publications, and networking opportunities and is focused on fostering the growth of future generations of NDT professionals through the ASNT Foundation. Serving more than 22 000 members and certificate holders worldwide, ASNT is the largest technical society for NDT professionals. ASNT is based in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in Houston, Texas, and Chennai, India.
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