Branch Calendar 2017-2018

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.

SEPTEMBER 2017
East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 20 September 2017
An introduction to immersion testing
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Derby DE24 8EL.

South Wales Branch Programme: Thursday 21 September 2017*
Visit to RNLI lifeboat station
Venue: Barry, South Wales.

OCTOBER 2017
Scottish Branch: Thursday 5 October 2017*
Laser-scanning applications in NDE (UTEC Starnet/Axiom NDT)
Laser-scanning technology coupled with NDT surveys onshore/offshore,
by G Hammond, UTEC Starnet.
12.00 pm to 2.30 pm.
Venue: GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, Paisley Road West.


West Midlands Branch: Monday 9 October 2017*
Fact file: Personnel certification and CPD – BINDT’s position
There are some misunderstandings surrounding the role of personnel certification in NDT, how it should be undertaken and what is best practice with respect to continual professional development (and initial professional development). This presentation will outline BINDT’s position on these two important and interlinked means of acquiring, maintaining and demonstrating competence,
by Cameron Sinclair, CEO, BINDT.
Venue: Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd, Charlton Drive, Corngreave Trading Estate, Cradley Heath B64 7BJ. Tel: +44 (0)1384 564021.

Yorkshire Branch: Wednesday 11 October 2017*
The future of the Branch meetings
by Dr Colin Brett, Uniper.
Venue: Lavender International, AMP Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 18 October 2017*
Miniature robotic manipulators (snake robots)
by Arnau Casanovas, Rolls-Royce.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

South Wales Branch: Thursday 19 October 2017*
Visit to GKN

Venue: Western Approach, Bristol.

NOVEMBER 2017
Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 9 November 2017*
Phased array applications and case studies
by Gary Luckett, Olympus.
Venue: IMechE, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 15 November 2017*
UT and ET probe manufacture
by John Skidmore, GB Inspection.
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Derby DE24 8EL.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 16 November 2017
To be confirmed

Venue: To be confirmed.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 20 November 2017*
Inside story: NDT at TWI
An insight into the support and technical capabilities available from TWI, a world leader in the development and application of non-destructive testing technologies. The talk will highlight some of the recent projects undertaken to further the advancement and development of new and innovative NDT techniques and applications,
by Ivan Pinson, Head of NDT, TWI Cambridge.
6.00 pm start.
Note: Joint meeting with TWI West Midlands Branch.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Birmingham New Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY1 4SJ.
Note: Doosan Babcock is on the opposite side of the road to the postcode location.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 23 November 2017*
Aerospace NDE
Inspection of large-volume aero engine parts,
by R Montgomery, GE Caledonian.
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.
Venue: GE Aviation Caledonian, Prestwick.

DECEMBER 2017
South Wales Branch: December 2017
Christmas meal/party

Note: Joint event with the ASNT Group and West of England Branch.
Venue: Celtic Manor, Newport.

Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 5 December 2017*
Presentation on TFM ultrasonics
by Craig Popplewell, M2M NDT.
Venue: AMP Nuclear, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 11 December 2017*
In profile: Explosive engineering – the theory behind the big bang
An opportunity to hear about the experiences of an explosives consultant in the mining, tunnelling, demolition and special effects industries. The speaker has been responsible for the special effects using commercial and military explosives on films such as ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Band of Brothers’, ‘Tomb Raider’, ‘The World is Not Enough’ and ‘Die Another Day’. The meeting is sponsored by PTS Ltd,
by Malcom Ingry, MD, MJI Associates Ltd.
Venue: Portal Building and The Gongoozler Restaurant, Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust, 501 Birmingham New Road, Dudley DY1 4SB.
Note: Buffet and bar sponsored by PTS Ltd.

JANUARY 2018
West Midlands Branch: Monday 8 January 2018*
Industry news: All you wanted to know about X-ray tubes but were afraid to ask
An update on the latest creative features and advances in X-ray tube design. Many systems are now equipped with data acquisition software, allowing the provision of still images or movie files of the components being inspected and include the capability for direct PC control. The talk will include an update on the latest features,
by Colin Sampson, Euroteck Systems Ltd.
Venue: Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd, Charlton Drive, Corngreaves Trading Estate, Cradley Heath B64 7BJ. Tel: +44 (0)1384 564021.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 17 January 2018
NDT of wind turbines
by Dr Colin Brett, Uniper.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

South Wales Branch: Thursday 18 January 2018
President’s dinner

Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Yorkshire Branch: Wednesday 24 January 2018*
Title to be confirmed
by John Skidmore, GB Inspection Systems Ltd.
Venue: Lavender International, AMP Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

Scottish Branch: Friday 26 January 2018*
Table-top exhibition
11.00 pm to 2.30 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.

Scottish Branch: Friday 26 January 2018
Annual Burns Supper
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.

FEBRUARY 2018
Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 1 February 2018*
Underwater certification scheme development
by Patrick Boulton, BINDT.
Venue: IMechE, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 8 February 2018*
Full-scale testing of subsea pipelines and components
by I Young and P W Lay, Doosan Babcock.
Note: Joint meeting with The Welding Institute.
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Renfrew.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 12 February 2018*
Special feature: The NDT apprenticeship scheme and opportunities for up-skilling
Back to basics – an opportunity to hear how organisations can benefit from the NDT apprenticeship scheme, including details of the arrangements for funding and training by BINDT Approved Training Organisations and award of certification,
by Sam Cunningham, Lavender International.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Birmingham New Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY1 4SJ.
Note: Doosan Babcock is on the opposite side of the road to the postcode location.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 15 February 2018*
Olympus presentation
by Gary Luckett.
Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Title and speaker to be confirmed
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Derby DE24 8EL.

MARCH 2018
Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 6 March 2018*
Tour of CTI’s facilities and presentation about what it does
by Matthew Cawood, Castings Technology International.
Venue: Casting Technology International (CTI), Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 12 March 2018*
Sector specific: Condition monitoring – Key steps to implementing condition monitoring
This talk will include a demonstration of some of the vibration monitoring and thermography techniques,
by Simon Mills, Spectrum CBM.
Venue: GB Inspection Systems, 22A Cobbett Road, Burntwood Business Park, Cannock, Staffordshire WS7 3GL.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 15 March 2018*

Presentation
by John Skidmore.
Venue: University of Wales, Pontypridd Campus.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 21 March 2018*
Laser ultrasonics and cheap optical transducers (CHOTs)
by Victoria Ageeva, Rolls-Royce.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

Scottish Branch: Thursday 22 March 2018*
Specialist NDT developments
A series of talks and demonstrations about the latest specialist NDT developments and a tour of Doosan Babcock’s NDT and other asset management facilities,
by Doosan Babcock.
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Renfrew.

APRIL 2018
Yorkshire Branch: Wednesday 4 April 2018*
NDT apprenticeships
by Maria Mulholland, Barnsley College.
Venue: Lavender International, AMP Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 9 April 2018*
Point of view: Annual General Meeting
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 buffet and free prize draw sponsored by Aerotech. All Branch members are encouraged to attend.
Venue: Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd, Charlton Drive, Corngreaves Trading Estate, Cradley Heath B64 7BJ. Tel: +44 (0)1384 564021.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 18 April 2018
Title and speaker to be confirmed
Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Derby DE24 8EL.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 19 April 2018*
Presentation
by Peter Moore, Consultant Materials Scientist.
Venue: Minton, Treharne & Davies.

MAY 2018
East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 16 May 2018
Social event – speaker to be confirmed
Venue: To be confirmed.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 17 May 2018*
Annual General Meeting

Venue:
Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 24 May 2018*
Trip to look at the gas pipeline project on the River Humber
by Alan Kirkham, National Grid.
Venue: Humber Tunnel, Hull.


JUNE 2018
South Wales: Friday 15 June 2018
Croquet tournament

Note: Joint event with the West of England Branch (to be confirmed).
Venue: Stroud, Gloucestershire.


*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