West Midlands Branch

Institute Branches 

Chair
Mr J Needham 

Vice Chair
Mr C Sinclair
Honorary Secretary
Mr R Naylor

Honorary Treasurer
Mr P Holt
Branch Representative to Council
Mr J Needham

Branch Welfare Officer
Mr R Naylor


To contact any of the above, email: westmidbranch@bindt.org

West Midlands Branch Programme
Meetings start at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Buffet and refreshments will be provided. Anyone interested in NDT is welcome to attend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


*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

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.