Branch Meetings

Branch meetings 2016-2017 

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

MARCH 2017
West Midlands Branch: Monday 13 March 2017*
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
Presentation – title to be advised
Speaker to be advised.
Venue: Rolls-Royce (Elton Road site).

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 15 March 2017*
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*
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*
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.

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