Research Institute of Bridges and Defectoscopy

Director: Kondratov Valeriy Vladimirovich

7(812) 457-17-16

190031 St. Petersburg, 113 Reki Fontanki embankment.

The Research Institute of Bridges and Defectoscopy was founded by the order of the Railways Minister #868 of 7 December, 1946.

It acts on the basis of its Charter.

The Research Institute of Bridges and Defectoscopy drafts major regulation documents for the industry, describing application of non-destructive monitoring technologies to rolling stock and railway transport installations.



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The Institute was founded to meet the society’s needs in the field of design, construction, monitoring, expert evaluation of engineering structures for use in rail and road transport, and to conduct research in these fields.

The Institute performs the following activities:

  • research and development; examination and testing during design, construction and exploitation of engineering facilities; expert evaluation of plans and designs for construction of new and reconstruction of existing facilities;
  • research and further development of principles, techniques and systems for non-destructive monitoring of rail and road transport technical facilities;
  • development of regulation documents and standards for non-destructive monitoring systems used during construction, reconstruction and maintenance of facilities;
  • design and production of instruments, automated equipment, programmable complexes, secondary equipment and metrological support to improve and automate non-destructive monitoring techniques, repair and maintenance of engineering facilities used in industry and transport, and to train organisations’ personnel;
  • research support of design, construction and exploitation of engineering facilities; design and production of equipment for non-destructive monitoring of technical facilities – parts of construction and transport infrastructures;
  • comprehensive monitoring of engineering facilities based on observations of their technical state;
  • designing new techniques, technologies and constructions to restore and maintain reliability of manmade constructions;
  • developing techniques for non-destructive monitoring of materials, parts and components of railways and rolling stock, and engineering facilities;
  • field supervision of application of new designs and technological processes;
  • examination and testing during construction, modernisation and reconstruction of facilities.