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NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY IN INSPECTING PARLIAMENT INTEGRITY.

KUALA LUMPUR, FEB 24TH, 2022- Malaysian Nuclear Agency in collaboration with the Structural Forensic Service Division of the Public Works Department (JKR) had performed materials examination using non-destructive test (NDT) method on selected posts surrounding National Parliament building. Inspection works were carried out for four (4) days from February 21 to 24, 2022, led by Dr. Nor'Paiza bin Mohamad Hasan, the Director of Industrial Technology Division, with the involvement of research officers from Nuclear Malaysia.

This material investigation work was carried out as part of strategic collaboration and CSR approach using nuclear technology to assist in the maintenance and conservation of the National Parliament building, which is considered a national heritage asset.

The NDT method utilised computed tomography (CT) to analyse the material composition and internal structure of building. The mobile gamma ray computed tomography system (Gamma CT) was used on the post to produce 2D cross-sectional images to assess material condition.