Branch Calendar 2016-2017

BINDT Branches 

If anyone is willing or interested in providing talks to Branches, please contact Cindy Bailey at BINDT (cindy.bailey@bindt.org) with an indication of the preferred geographical areas where you could assist.

AUGUST 2016

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 17 August 2016* – PASSED
BINDT committee meeting
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8EL.


SEPTEMBER 2016
North East Scotland Branch: Friday 16 September 2016PASSED
Annual Branch Golf Competition
Lunch followed by a round of golf, high tea and prize giving
Note: Sponsored by Oceanscan Ltd. 
Venue: Kemnay Golf Course, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 5RA.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 21 September 2016*PASSED
Current progress on NDT standards for additive manufacture and the life cycle view of quality in additive layer manufacturing
by Ben Dutton and Katy Milne, MTC.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

South Wales Branch: Thursday 22 September 2016* – PASSED
Visit to Search and Rescue Helicopters (SAR)
Venue: RAF, St Athan.

Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 27 September 2016* – PASSED
Presentation from IMechE (title to be confirmed)


Venue: IMechE, 4 Europa View, Sheffield Business Park, Sheffield S9 1HX.

South Wales Branch: Date to be confirmed*
Visit to the GE Energy facility
Venue: Baglan Bay.


OCTOBER 2016
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 6 October 2016*PASSED
Inspection/NDT in the oil & gas sector – Roles and responsibilities of the employer
Session chair: Bill Brown, Technical Manager, TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd, followed by speakers representing all aspects of industry.
Venue: Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport Hotel, Argyll Road, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0AF.


Scottish Branch: Thursday 6 October 2016 (6.00 pm start)*PASSED

NDT Apprenticeship Scheme
 by Roger Lyon, Project Manager, Apprenticeships, BINDT.

Venue: Doosan Babcock, Renfrew

West Midlands Branch: Monday 17 October 2016*PASSED
Fact file: Enhanced inspection of CRA-clad pipeline girth welds using phased array 
In today’s pipeline industry, corrosion-resistant alloys (CRAs) are widely used to help protect pipelines that transport corrosive fluids. However, the inspection of pipeline girth welds in CRA-cladded materials presents several challenges. The talk will include a review of current manufacturing practices and the development of improved welding procedures and will also describe a reliable inspection procedure for engineering critical assessment (ECA) of girth welds in clad pipelines, 
Speaker to be advised, Olympus Keymed. 
Note: Joint meeting with TWI West Midlands Branch.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Birmingham New Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY1 4SJ. Tel: +44 (0)121 530 5000
Note: Venue on the opposite side of the road to postcode location.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 19 October 2016*PASSED

Corrosion fatigue in rail vehicle axles
by Paul Dutton, Applied Inspection Ltd. 
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8EL.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 20 October 2016*PASSED
Visit to the Bloodhound SSC project

Venue: Avonmouth, Bristol.


Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 25 October 2016*PASSED
The engineering challenges faced restoring the Vulcan bomber

Note: Joint meeting with the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Venue: Nuclear AMRC, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

NOVEMBER 2016
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 3 November 2016*PASSED
Visual inspection in the oil & gas sector – From CVI to remote visual
A table-top workshop will run in parallel to the presentations and case studies. 
Venue: TWI Training & Examination Services, 20 Spires Business Park, Mugiemoss Road, Aberdeen AB21 9BG.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 14 November 2016*PASSED
Inside story: Computed tomography scanning and digital radiography techniques
3D computed tomography (CT) is one of the most advanced X-ray inspection techniques available. Its state-of-the-art capabilities virtually eliminate evaluation error. The latest developments in this progressive NDT technology will be explained,
by Guy Tolley, Business Development Manager, North Star Imaging UK.
Venue: Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd, Charlton Drive, Corngreaves Trading Estate, Cradley Heath B64 7BJ. Tel: +44 (0)1384 564021

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 23 November 2016*PASSED
Tour of Rolls-Royce Aero Repair and Overhaul (AR&O) facility and talk
by Dave Robertson, Rolls-Royce plc.
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8EL.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 24 November 2016 (6.00 pm start)*PASSED
Personnel certification – the way forward?
by Mike Farley
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Renfrew. 

Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 29 November 2016*PASSED
Advancements in ultrasonic testing
by Darren Miles, Olympus.
Venue: Nuclear AMRC, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

DECEMBER 2016
Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 6 December 2016*PASSED
Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU – explaining the changes following its implementation on 19 July 2016
by Peter Roberts.
Venue: Lavender International, AMP Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

South Wales Branch: Sunday 11 December 2016PASSED
Christmas meal (80s Christmas party) 
Note: Joint event with the ASNT Group and West of England Branch.
Venue: Celtic Manor, Newport.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 12 December 2016*CANCELLED
In profile: Two-part presentation
My past: Big Ben to Cardiff Central, followed by: Our future: BINDT – a professional engineering institute for the 21st century
An opportunity to meet the next President of BINDT and hear about the different directions her varied and interesting career path has taken, as well as her future plans for the Institute,
by Caroline Bull, President Elect, BINDT.
Venue: GB Inspection Systems Ltd, 22A Cobbett Road, Burntwood Business Park, Burntwood, Cannock, Staffordshire WS7 3GL. Tel: +44 (0)121 351 5025


JANUARY 2017
West Midlands Branch: Monday 9 January 2017*PASSED
Industry news: New developments in ultrasonic transducer design
In ultrasonic testing, proper acoustic characteristics are needed to achieve the desired materials test objectives. 
The exceptional design features and innovative capabilities of the latest ultrasound transducers will be explained,
by John Skidmore, GB Inspection Systems Ltd.
Venue: Exova Ltd, Materials Testing Laboratories, 182 Halesowen Road, Netherton DY2 9PL. Tel: +44 (0)1384 455751

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 18 January 2017CANCELLED
Presentation – title to be advised
Speaker to be advised.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

South Wales Branch: Thursday 19 January 2017PASSED
President’s dinner
Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 24 January 2017*PASSED
A presentation by the new President of BINDT (title to be confirmed)
by Caroline Bull, BINDT President.
Venue: IMechE, 4 Europa View, Sheffield Business Park, Sheffield S9 1HX. 

Scottish Branch: Friday 27 January 2017PASSED
Annual Burns Supper
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.

North East Scotland Branch: Tuesday 31 January 2017PASSED
NDT – Application of acoustic emission to detect corrosion and cracking
(hosted by the Aberdeen Branch of the Institute of Corrosion)
presented by Dr Ghazi Droubi and Faisal Nadimul, Robert Gordon University.
Venue: Palm Court Hotel, 81 Seafield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7YX.

FEBRUARY 2017
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 2 February 2017*PASSED
Thermography in the oil & gas sector
A workshop including presentations by the UKTA and at least two contractors with case studies.
Venue: Jurys Inn Hotel Aberdeen Airport, Argyll Road, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0AF.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 13 February 2017PASSED
Special feature: West Midlands Air Ambulance
The West Midlands Air Ambulance Service operates three aircraft. Each carries a crew comprising a pilot and two paramedics or flight doctors plus full life-support medical equipment. Operating from strategically-located regional airbases, 90% of the region is within reach in just eight minutes. The talk will include operational issues highlighting the charitable nature of West Midlands Air Ambulance – the largest and one of the busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK,
by Adam Williams, West Midlands Air Ambulance Service.
Venue: Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd, Charlton Drive, Corngreaves Trading Estate, Cradley Heath B64 7BJ. Tel: +44 (0)1384 564021

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 15 February 2017PASSED
Presentation – title to be advised
Speaker to be advised.
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8EL.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 16 February 2017 (6.00pm start)*PASSED
Innovative NDT inspection: plastic pipe weld inspection
by Colin Bird. 
Note: Joint meeting with TWI.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Renfrew. 

South Wales Branch: Thursday 16 February 2017*PASSED
Visit to Testia 
Venue: Newport.

Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 28 February 2017*PASSED
Practitioner working group
by Joe Heigold, Tata Steel Europe.
Venue: Lavender International, AMP Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

MARCH 2017
West Midlands Branch: Monday 13 March 2017* – PASSED
Sector specific: Line oil debris monitoring
Wear debris analysis is used to provide useful information about a machine’s health. Operators of critical machinery are moving towards online sensors for the detection and monitoring of machinery degradation to avoid unplanned equipment shutdown and reduce preventative maintenance costs. The talk will provide an insight into the main monitoring techniques and types of equipment used,
by Steve Greenfield, Eaton Business Systems, and Bob Cutler, Alcontrol.
Venue: To be confirmed.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 15 March 2017 – PASSED

Presentation – title to be advised
Speaker to be advised.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 15 March 2017* – PASSED

The challenges of multi-sector composite testing and future trends for manufacturing QA and NDT
by Richard Freemantle, Wavelength NDT Ltd.
Venue: Village Hotel, 29 Pendwyallt Road, Cardiff CF14 7EF.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 16 March 2017 (date to be confirmed)* – CANCELLED
Visit to Baugh & Weedon’s new facility
Venue: Hereford.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 23 March 2017* – PASSED
NDT for aerospace
Speaker to be advised, Morgan Ward (NDT) Ltd, Scotland.
Venue: Morgan Ward (NDT) Ltd, Spirit Aerosystems, Complex Building 10, Prestwick International Airport, Prestwick, Ayrshire KA9 2RW.


Yorkshire Branch: Wednesday 29 March 2017* – RESCHEDULED
Phased array testing of composites and the use of NDT data to support process development/tuning, mechanical testing and effect-of-defect FE analysis
by Richard Freemantle, Wavelength NDT Ltd.
Venue: Nuclear AMRC, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.



APRIL 2017

West Midlands Branch: Monday 10 April 2017* – PASSED
Point of view: AGM
An opportunity for members to share their views and opinions on the Branch. The AGM starts at 7.30 pm and will be followed by a free bar and hot buffet. All Branch members are encouraged to attend. 
Venue: The Vine Inn (also known as The Bull & Bladder), 10 Delph Road, Brierley Hill DY5 2TN.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 19 April 2017PASSED
Modelling work at Frazer-Nash
by James Pettit, Frazer-Nash Consultancy.
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8EL.


South Wales Branch: Thursday 20 April 2017*PASSED
BINDT – the early years
by Ken Williams and Doug Breeze.
Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

MAY 2017

Yorkshire Branch: Wednesday 10 May 2017*
Phased array testing of composites and the use of NDT data to support process development/tuning, mechanical testing and effect-of-defect FE analysis
by Richard Freemantle, Wavelength NDT Ltd.
Venue: Nuclear AMRC, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.


South Wales Branch: Thursday 18 May 2017 
Title to be advised
Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

East Midlands Branch: Friday 19 May 2017
Social event
Venue: Details to be advised.


JUNE 2017
South Wales Branch: Friday 2 June 2017 (date to be confirmed)
Croquet tournament 
Note: Joint event with the West of England Branch. 
Venue: Stroud.



*indicates CPD content

CPD Points from Branch meetings
Attending Branch meetings indicated as containing CPD content can earn valuable points towards PCN certificate renewals.

http://www.bindt.org/downloads/CP16.pdf
http://www.bindt.org/downloads/CP17.pdf