Branch Calendar 2018-2019

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 2018

North East Scotland Branch: Friday 7 September 2018 – PASSED
North East Scotland Branch Golf Day

Venue: Newburgh Golf Club.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 19 September 2018 – PASSED
RVI for streamlined, high resolution imaging and measurement for rotation machinery

by Mark Russ, Olympus
Venue:
Intertek NDT, Victory Park Site.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 27 September 2018* – PASSED
Equine thermography

Venue: Vale of Glamorgan.



OCTOBER 2018
Yorkshire Branch: Wednesday 3 October 2018* – PASSED
BINDT update

by Caroline Bull, BINDT President, and David Gilbert, BINDT CEO.
Venue: IMechE Engineering Training Solutions, 4 Europa View, Sheffield S9 1XH.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 4 October 2018* – PASSED
High-frequency ultrasonic transduction – Pushing the limits of ultrasonic imaging and measurement

by Dr Dave Hughes, CTO, Novosound Ltd.
5.30 pm for 6.15 pm.
Venue: Novosound Ltd, Biocity, Newhouse ML1 5UH.

West Midlands Branch: Tuesday 9 October 2018* – PASSED
Inside story: PCN fraud in India

In June 2017, BINDT had to take drastic action to correct a fraud that had been perpetrated by NDT International PTE Ltd (NDTI), a PCN-Authorised Qualifying Body (AQB) operating in India and elsewhere. Although the actions taken by BINDT have put an abrupt stop to this particular fraud, the ramifications continue. Cameron Sinclair explains how this fraud was able to be perpetuated and what certification bodies, end-users and other stakeholders might learn from the affair,
by Cameron Sinclair, Business Support Executive, BINDT.
Venue: Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd, Charlton Drive, Corngreaves Trading Estate, Cradley Heath B64 7BJ.
Tel: +44 (0)1384 564021.

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 11 October 2018* – PASSED
Agenda to cover ‘Fitness for service’ and ‘DNVGL-RP-G103 (non-intrusive inspection)’

by Jamie Mathie, Consultant, MiSolutions and Terri Walker, Integrity Engineer, Plant Integrity Management Ltd
Venue:
Jury’s Inn Hotel Aberdeen Airport.
Note: Joint meeting with ICorr.


East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 17 October 2018 – PASSED
X ray Computed Tomography

By Guy Tolley, North Star Imaging
Venue:
Rolls Royce Elton Road.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 18 October 2018* – PASSED
Oil quality and oil debris monitoring

by Steve Greenfield and Dzmitry Korachkin.
Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.


NOVEMBER 2018
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 1 November 2018* – PASSED
In-service inspection
13:30pm
Venue: Jury’s Inn Airport Hotel.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 15 November 2018*
A life in NDT

by Roger Lyon.
Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 19 November 2018*
Fact file

Topic and speaker to be confirmed.
6.00 pm.
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.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Diversity and inclusion in BINDT

By Caroline Bull, BINDT
Venue:
To be confirmed.

Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 22 November 2018
Standards for industrial drone operations
by Adrian Wookey, Senior Product Development Manager, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).
Venue: Nuclear AMRC, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham S60 5WG.


North East Scotland Branch: Saturday 24 November 2018
St Andrew’s Dinner

The band ‘Reel of Fortune’ is booked to play until 1 am, with a mix of Ceilidh and disco music.
Venue: Maryculter House Hotel.


DECEMBER 2018
Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 4 December 2018*
NDT Apprenticeships – NDT projects undertaken by Rolls-Royce apprentices

by Iain Baillie and Doug O'Hare, Rolls-Royce plc.
Venue: Lavender International, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham S60 5WG.

West Midlands Branch: Tuesday 11 December 2018
Christmas meal

We are delighted to announce that our Christmas meal will be subsidised by BINDT. All are invited to join us for an evening of merriment and Christmas festivities. Places are limited on a first-come, first-served basis so please hurry to book your place to avoid disappointment.
Venue: The Vine Indian grill and curry pub, 152 Roebuck Street, West Bromwich B70 6RD.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 13 December 2018
Christmas meal (Indian meal)

Venue: To be confirmed, Cardiff.


JANUARY 2019
West Midlands Branch: Tuesday 8 January 2019*
Industry news: PCN update

BINDT takes the reputation of the PCN Scheme very seriously and its responsibility to help end-users maintain high levels of safety and reliability is of the utmost importance. Nicole Banks explains the latest developments and future plans for the scheme,
by Nicole Banks, Head of PCN Certification, BINDT.
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.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 16 January 2019
Title and speaker to be confirmed

Venue: To be confirmed.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 17 January 2019*
BINDT update

by David Gilbert, CEO of BINDT, and Caroline Bull, outgoing BINDT President.
Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 24 January 2019
Overview presentation and tour of the facilities
by Richard Gould, Business Development Manager, Metlase Ltd.
Venue: Metlase Ltd, Advanced Manufactuirng Park, Rotherham S60 5WG.

North East Scotland Branch: Friday 25 January 2019*
Seminar and table-top exhibition

9.30 am-3.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.
Note: Joint event with the Scottish Branch.

Scottish Branch: Friday 25 January 2019*
Seminar and table-top exhibition

9.30 am-3.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.
Note: Joint event with the North East Scotland Branch.

North East Scotland Branch: Friday 25 January 2019
Annual Burns Supper

6.30 pm for 7.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.
Note: Joint event with the Scottish Branch.

Scottish Branch: Friday 25 January 2019
Annual Burns Supper

6.30 pm for 7.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.
Note: Joint event with the North East Scotland Branch.


FEBRUARY 2019
North East Scotland Branch: Friday 8 February 2019
Comedy/social evening

Venue: Aberdeen – location to be finalised.

West Midlands Branch: Monday 12 February 2019*
Special feature: Update from current BINDT CEO and Past President

An opportunity to hear and discuss BINDT’s plans for supporting its members in fulfilling their personal commitments and plans for professional development, the Branch welcomes the current CEO of BINDT and Past President to share their ideas and discuss the latest developments and new initiatives,
by David Gilbert, CEO of BINDT, and Caroline Bull, Past President.
Venue: Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd, Charlton Drive, Corngreaves Trading Estate, Cradley Heath B64 7BJ.
Tel: 01384 564021.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 20 February 2019
Title and speaker to be confirmed

Venue: To be confirmed.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 21 February 2019*
Phased array UT: a historical perspective

by Lawrence Dikstra/Kevin Peek, Doosan Babcock, and Mark Perston/Gary Luckett, Olympus NDT.
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Renfrew.
Note: Joint meeting with The Welding Institute.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 21 February 2019*
NDT training in the virtual world or Artificial intelligence for NDT data analysis (to be confirmed)

by Neil Harrap.
Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 28 February 2019*
Sonatest phased array solutions

by Harry Brittin, PAUT Application Engineer, Sonatest.
Venue: Lavender International, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham S60 5WG.


MARCH 2019
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 7 March 2019*
Final agenda subject to be finalised (proposed subject: Inspection of heat exchanger bundles)

Venue: Jury’s Inn Airport Hotel.

Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 12 March 2019
Small modular reactors
by John Crossley, NDT Technology Lead, Nuclear AMRC.
Venue: Nuclear AMRC, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham, S60 5WG.

West Midlands Branch: Tuesday 12 March 2019*
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: Holiday Inn Express, Walsall, M6, Junction 10, Tempus Drive, Walsall WS2 8TJ.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 20 March 2019
Advanced NDT in a variety of industries

By Gary Luckett, Olympus
Venue:
Intertek NDT, Victory Park.


South Wales Branch: Thursday 21 March 2019*
Digital radiography and X-ray computed tomography

by Guy Tolley, North Star Imaging.
Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 28 March 2019*
Hybrid laser/optical scanning probe – MAPS probe for high-resolution internal pipe wall scanning applications

by G Dobie, University of Strathclyde.
12.00 pm-2.00 pm.
Venue: Technology Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.


APRIL 2019
West Midlands Branch: Tuesday 9 April 2019*
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: The Vine Inn (aka The Bull & Bladder), 10 Delph Road, Brierley Hill DY5 2TN.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 17 April 2019
Title and speaker to be confirmed

Venue: To be confirmed.

Yorkshire Branch: Wednesday 24 April 2019*
Overview presentation and tour of the facilities

Speaker: To be confirmed.
Venue: Liberty Specialty Steels, 7 Fox Valley Way, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 2JA.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 25 April 2019*
Visit to Newport Transporter Bridge

Venue: Newport.


MAY 2019
North East Scotland Branch: Friday 3 May 2019
Annual golf event

Venue: To be confirmed.
Note: Joint event with Scottish Branch.

Scottish Branch: Friday 3 May 2019
Annual golf event

Venue: To be confirmed.
Note: Joint event with the North East Scotland Branch.

Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 7 May 2019
Online learning in NDT, followed by AGM
Speaker: To be confirmed.
Venue: IMechE Engineering Training Solutions, 4 Europa View, Sheffield S9 1XH.

West of England Branch: Monday 13 May 2019
Visit to Aberthaw Power Station
Venue: The Leys, Aberthaw, Barry CF62 4ZW
Note: Meet at 17.30 pm.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 16 May 2019*
Apprenticeships – from the apprentice and the manager’s perspectives
Iain Baillie, BINDT President Elect, and Theo Vincent.
Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

East Midlands Branch: Friday 17 May 2019*
Annual General Meeting

6.30 pm
Venue: To be confirmed.


East Midlands Branch: Friday 17 May 2019*
Social event

7.00 pm
Venue: To be confirmed.


*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