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.


OCTOBER 2017
Scottish Branch: Thursday 5 October 2017* - PASSED
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* - PASSED
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* - PASSED
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* - PASSED
Miniature robotic manipulators (snake robots)
by Arnau Casanovas, Rolls-Royce.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

South Wales Branch: Thursday 19 October 2017* - PASSED
Sewers to the sky – Real-life examples of the challenges of introducing advanced inspection techniques

by Gary Luckett, Olympus.
Venue:
Village Hotel Cardiff, 29 Pendwyallt Road, Cardiff CF14 7EF.

NOVEMBER 2017
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 2 November 2017* - PASSED
Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017
by Stewart Robertson, HM Specialist Inspector of Health and Safety (Radiation).
Venue: Jury's Inn Hotel, Aberdeen Airport.


Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 9 November 2017* - PASSED
Handheld XRF for on-site chemical analysis and coating thickness measurement
by James Parker, Olympus.
Venue: IMechE, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 15 November 2017* - PASSED
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 - PASSED
Evening tour of Penderyn Distillery

Venue: The Welsh Whisky Company, Pontpren, Penderyn CF44 0SX.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 20 November 2017* - PASSED
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* - PASSED
Phased array applications that don't involve corrosion mapping or weld inspection
by Gary Luckett, Olympus.
12.00 pm-2.00 pm.
Venue: GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, 517 Paisley Road West, Glasgow G51 IRW.

DECEMBER 2017
Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 7 December 2017* - PASSED
Presentation on TFM ultrasonics
by Craig Popplewell, M2M NDT.
Venue: Nuclear AMRC, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 7 December 2017 - PASSED
Christmas dinner
Note: Joint event with the ASNT Group and West of England Branch.
Venue: JRC Global Buffet, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ.


West Midlands Branch: Monday 11 December 2017* - PASSED

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* - PASSED
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 - PASSED
NDT of wind turbines
by Dr Colin Brett, Uniper.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

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

Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Yorkshire Branch: Wednesday 24 January 2018* - PASSED
Ultra-low profile TOFD: How low can you get with LIMBOTOFD®?
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* - PASSED
Table-top exhibition
11.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.

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

FEBRUARY 2018
Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 1 February 2018* - PASSED
Underwater certification scheme development
by Patrick Boulton, BINDT.
Venue: IMechE Engineering Training Solutions, 4 Europa View, Sheffield S9 1XH.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 8 February 2018* - PASSED
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, Porterfield Rd, Renfrew PA4 8DJ.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 12 February 2018* - PASSED
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* - PASSED
Visit to GKN Aerospace – Western Approach
Venue: GKN Aerospace – Western Approach, Govier Way, Bristol BS35 4GG.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 21 February 2018 - PASSED
The new trailblazer apprenticeships
Some example projects from the first trailblazer apprenticeships
by Dr Iain Baillie, Rolls-Royce.

Venue: Intertek NDT Services Ltd, 99 Victory Park, Derby DE24 8EL.

MARCH 2018
Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 6 March 2018* - PASSED
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* - PASSED
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: The Portal Building adjacent to the Gongoozler Restaurant, Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust, 501 Birmingham New Road DY1 4SB.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 15 March 2018* - PASSED

Low profile ultrasonic transducers: How low can you get?
by John Skidmore, GB Inspection Systems.
Venue: Room TC013, Building Ty Crawshay, School of Engineering, University of South Wales, Treforest Campus, Pontypridd CF37 1DL.

West of England Branch: Monday 19 March 2018 - PASSED
AGM committee nominations, The Aerospace Event and networking

Venue: The Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 21 March 2018* - PASSED
Laser ultrasonics and cheap optical transducers (CHOTs)
by Victoria Ageeva, Rolls-Royce.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site), Elton Rd, Derby DE24 8ED.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 22 March 2018* - PASSED
NDT in relation to structural integrity
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, T&E Building (Visitor Centre), Porterfield Road, Renfrew PA4 8DJ.

APRIL 2018
West Midlands Branch: Monday 9 April 2018* - PASSED
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.


Yorkshire Branch: Wednesday 18 April 2018* - PASSED
NDT apprenticeships
by Sam Cunningham, Skills Training UK.
Venue: Lavender International, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.


East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 18 April 2018 - PASSED
Automatic PFI defect detection
by Naomi Shipway, Rolls-Royce.

Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site), Elton Rd, Derby DE24 8ED.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 19 April 2018* - PASSED
Forensic investigation and root cause analysis
by Peter Moore, Consultant Materials Scientist.
Venue: Minton, Treharne & Davies.

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 26 April 2018 - PASSED
An update on the Institute's current activities and future strategy
by Caroline Bull, President of BINDT and David Gilbert, CEO of BINDT.
Followed by:
An overview of new technologies supported by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC)
by Rebecca Allison, Asset Integrity Solutions Centre Manager, OGTC.
1.30 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: Jury's Inn Hotel, Aberdeen Airport.


MAY 2018

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 16 May 2018* - PASSED
Annual General Meeting

Venue:
Village Hotel, 29 Pendwyallt Rd, Cardiff CF14 7EF.

Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 24 May 2018* - PASSED
Eddy Current Arrays

by Andrew Waller, Lavender International.
Venue: Lavender International, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham, S60 5WG.

East Midlands Branch: Friday 25 May 2018 - PASSED
Annual General Meeting followed by a social event

Venue: Brunswick Inn, Derby.


JUNE 2018

West of England Branch: Monday 25 June 2018
Annual General Meeting

Venue:
The Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.



*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