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Hidden internal defects can cause irreparable damage during the operation of energy, chemical, or transport equipment. No economic system can afford to lose its good reputation for the reliability of its products. Non-destructive material testing is an aid to quality and reliability, capable of detecting a defect and its parameters or measuring the thickness of a material without damaging it.

The purpose of the Czech Society for Non-Destructive Testing (CNDT) is to promote the development and application of non-destructive testing by bringing together workers in the field, informing them, and familiarising them with new testing technologies and modern instrumentation. The CNDT's structure and activities are based on the long tradition of our non-destructive testing.


The following main physical methods are used for non-destructive testing and material measurement:

  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Radiography Testing (RT)
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Eddy Current Testing (ET)
  • Acoustic Emission (AT)
  • Thermal/Infrared Testing (IRT).


After 1956, the Czechoslovak Society for NDT was founded, which, after the division of the state, was the basis of the present Czech Society for NDT. In 1993, it was admitted to the European Council for NDT - ECNDT and later transformed into the current Federation of European Societies for NDT (EFNDT). In 1996, CNDT was admitted to the International Committee for NDT (ICNDT).

Detailed information

2019 – Until now
doc. Mgr. Libor Topolář, Ph.D.

2000 – 2019
doc. Ing. Pavel Mazal, CSc.

1995 – 2000
Ing. Jaroslav Obraz, CSc.

1992 – 1995
doc. Ing. Rudolf Dubenský, CSc.

1990 – 1992
Mojmír Věchet