CM Committees and Working Groups

Official BINDT Condition Monitoring Committees and Working Groups 

The Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (CMTC)

The CMTC mission includes the following:
  • To raise awareness of Condition Monitoring.
  • To promote the practical application and through BINDT, to work on International standards committees representing the UK. For example on the “Benchmark” CM standard, ISO18436.
  • To promote and encourage the education and qualification of personnel working in Condition Monitoring.
  • To demonstrate competence in CM through qualification by the internationally recognised professional certification scheme, PCN.
  • To manage and organise the PCN Accredited Training Scheme in Condition Monitoring, undertaken by the four specialist working groups (vibration analysis, lubrication analysis, acoustic emission and Infra-Red Thermography) reporting to CMTC. 
The CMTC meets four times a year and new members are welcome to join the Committee at any time by contacting Karen Hickman (karen.hickman@bindt.org).
The CMTC organises an annual condition monitoring conference and works closely with other condition monitoring organisations worldwide, for example the International Society of Condition Monitoring (ISCM) and the Machinery Failure Prevention Technology Society (MFPT) in the USA.
BINDT provides the secretarial support for ISCM, which is responsible for organising a World Congress in CM every fourth year, commencing in London in 2017. The CMTC support publications of CM papers in ‘Insight,’ the official journal of BINDT, and in the ‘Condition Monitor’ newsletter, as well as producing technology handbooks on specialist techniques. A new publication, ‘An Introduction to Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology’ will be published in 2018 as a guide book for students and practitioners alike.
The CMTC has four main working groups active in specialist areas and welcomes the creation of special interest groups, as new techniques develop, for example Optical Techniques, Computational Methods and Electrical Machines.

Acoustic Emission WG

The Acoustic Emission Working Group (AEWG) is one of the four working groups which report to the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (CMTC) at BINDT. The other groups are: Vibration Analysis, Infrared Technology and Lubricant Analysis. 
The AEWG was formed in 2004, to undertake the development of PCN training in Acoustic Emission (AE). The group meets about four times per year and was originally responsible for writing the examination questions in AE for the BINDT question bank. Training is currently provided by Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) and PCN examinations are provided by BINDT at Category I. Category II & III training courses and examinations are expected to be available in due course.
The main duties of the AEWG are now management and organisation of the training programme and examinations, together with a continuous review of the question bank. 
Members of the working group are:
Trevor Holroyd1, Chairman
Jennifer Cook (BINDT)
Matthew Calver (BINDT)
David Mba2 (London South Bank University)
Ian Taylor2 (PCM)
Tim Bradshaw2 (Mistras Group)
Martin Peacock (Matrix Inspection (UK))
Robert Reuben (Heriot Watt University)
John Burns (Mistras Group)
Mark Eaton (Cardiff University)
Nirav Thakkar (Northwood & Weppa)

1AE Trainer
2AE Examiner

Infrared Thermography WG


The Infrared Technology Working Group (IRTWG) is one of the four working groups that report to the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (CMTC) at BINDT.

The IRTWG was formed in 2001, to undertake the development of PCN training in Infrared Thermography (IRT) alongside development of the new International Standard ISO 18436. The group meets about four times per year and is originally responsible for writing the examination questions in IRT for the BINDT question bank. Training is currently provided by Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) and PCN examinations are provided by BINDT at Categories I & II. Category III training courses and examinations will be available in due course.

The main duties of IRTWG are now management and organisation of the training programme and examinations, together with a continuous review of the question bank. 

Members of the working group are:
Colin Pearson (BSRIA)
Andrew Nowicki 
Austine Dunne (IRTT)
David Manning-Ohren (Eriks) 
Jon Willis (Flir)
Kristian Westerhold (Red Current)
Norman Walker 
Ray Faulkner (IRed ltd) 
Jennifer Cook (BINDT)
Matthew Calver (BINDT)


Lubrication Analysis WG

The Lubricant Analysis Working Group (LAWG) is one of the four working groups that report to the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (CMTC) at BINDT. 

The LAWG was formed in 2004, to undertake the development of PCN training in Lubricant Analysis (LA). The group meets about four times per year and was originally responsible for writing the examination questions in LA for the BINDT question bank. Training is currently provided by Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) and PCN examinations are provided by BINDT at Categories I & II. Category III training courses and examinations will be available in due course.

The main duties of LAWG are now management and organisation of the training programme and examinations, together with a continuous review of the question bank. 

Members of the working group are:
Bob Cutler (Alcontrol Tribology Ltd), Chairman
Jennifer Cook (BINDT)
Steve Greenfield (Eaton Aerospace Group)
Danny Shorten (Optimain Ltd)
Tim Nowell (Intertek) 
Adam Cutler (Alcontrol Tribology Ltd)
John Dunne (CC Jenson)
Aaron Evanson (Alcontrol Tribology Ltd)
Graeme Poole (SKF)
Gwynne Simmonds (Polaris Laboratories)
Matthew Calver (BINDT)

Gary Tindall (PCMS Engineering)

Jade Thompson (PCMS Engineering)

Alecc McCann (AVT Reliability)


Vibration Analysis WG

Тhе Vibration Analysis Working Group (VAWG) is one of the four Working Groups that report to the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (СМТС) at BINDT.

The VAWG was formed in 2002 to undertake the development of PCN training in Vibration Analysis (VA). The group meets about four times per year and was originally гesponsible for writing examination questions in VA for the BINDT question bank. Training in VA is currently provided Ьу Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) and PCN examinations are provided Ьу BINDT at categories 1, 2, and З. Category 4 training and associated examinations will Ье available in due course.

The main duties of the VAWG are management and organisation of the training programme and examinations, together with а continuous review of the question bank.

The members of the Working Group are listed below: 
Топу Норе, Southampton Solent University, Chairman 
George Zolkiewski, Shell 
Simon Mills, Spectrum СВМ
Dean Whittle, RMS
David Futter, Unlper Energy 
Graeme Poole, SKF
Dave Manning·Ohren, Eriks 
Nirav Тhakkar, Northwood and Wepa
Jennifer Cook, BINOT 
Matthew Calver, BINDT
Alecc McCann, AVT Reliability
Alan Lomax, Kimberly Clark
Antony Barnes, VCI Consultancy
Gavin Marsden, PCMS Engineering
Paul Price, Monition
Simon Edmondson, CM Services