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20 November 2015

The Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia) designated as an IAEA Collaborating Centre in the field of Non-Destructive Testing

The inauguration of the Collaborating Centre Plaque

The inauguration of the Collaborating Centre Plaque

NDT inspection using Penetrant Testing (PT) method on mock-up test panel

NDT inspection using Penetrant Testing (PT) method on mock-up test panel

Since 2004, the IAEA's Collaborating Centres Scheme has provided the IAEA with a mechanism to designate eligible institutions as IAEA Collaborating Centres. The designation recognises partner institutions that the IAEA has worked successfully with and that have helped in the implementation of the Agency's programmatic activities. It provides a framework for formal collaboration between the IAEA and the partner institution for a period, normally, of four years.

Nuclear Malaysia (NMA) is one of the leading nuclear research institutes in the Asia-Pacific region. It works on a range of activities related to non-destructive testing (NDT) and has developed and is developing instruments and research activities related to radiation technology applications in industry.

"The IAEA has worked for a number of years with Nuclear Malaysia and we now wish to enhance our collaboration in the field of non-destructive testing," said Aldo Malavasi, IAEA Deputy Director General of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications. "Nuclear Malaysia is a key actor in NDT technologies in the Asia-Pacific region and they have collaborated in many of our coordinated research and technical cooperation projects."

The agreement between the IAEA and MNA concerning the Designation of MNA as an IAEA Collaborating Centre on NDT was signed during the IAEA General Conference in September this year. The inauguration of the Collaborating Centre Plaque took place during the Technology Preview and Showcase 2015 which was officiated by the Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. The plaque was handed over by the IAEA representative, Mr Gashaw Wolde to the Director General of Nuclear Malaysia, Mr Muhamad Lebai Juri.

NMA will support the IAEA programme on radioisotope production and radiation technology for industrial applications especially related to NDT. Over the next four years, NMA will conduct research, development and training activities, which will strengthen capabilities in non-destructive testing and evaluation for reliable inspection results worldwide and will optimize NDT solutions in industrial applications.

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