CM Committees and Working Groups

Official BINDT Condition Monitoring Committees and Working Groups 

The Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (CMTC)

The CMTC mission includes the following:
  • Proposals for CM publications.
  • Provide technical support and oversight for CM publications.
  • Establishing panels of referees for CM technical papers.
  • Organisation of CM conferences and symposia.
  • Liaising with Institute Branches and other sections of the Institute concerning CM technical activities.
  • Liaising with other organisations in the sponsoring or organising of conferences and symposia.
  • Liaising with relevant research and development centres.
  • Advising on technical developments within CM.
  • Proposing new publishing, conference and other technical initiatives.
  • Advising on CM training and education.
  • Liaising with the CM certification sub-committee.
To view or download the CMTC Terms of Reference, click here.

Names and contact details for members of the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee:

Chair: Mr S Greenfield

Vice Chair: Mr B Cutler

Members
The following may be contacted via the Secretariat:

Mr R Appleyard, Mr M Calver, Mrs K Cambridge, Mrs J Cook, Mr A Cutler, Mr A Evanson, Dr W E Gardner, Prof L Gelman,
Mr D Gilbert, Mr C Hallam, Dr T Holroyd, Prof A D Hope, Dr M Khan, Dr D Korachkin, Mr A McCann, Mrs C Mackle,
Mr D Manning-Ohren, Mr S Mills, Mr J Moody, Mr T Murphy, Prof S Noroozi, Mr T Nowell, Mr P Price, Mr N Sedgwick, Mr D Shorten,
Prof A Starr, Mr G Walker, Prof L Wang, Mr D Whittle, Mr J Willis and Dr G Yebra.

The CMTC meets four times a year and new members are welcome to join the Committee at any time by contacting Mandy Newland (mandy.newland@bindt.org).

The CMTC organises an annual condition monitoring conference and works closely with other condition monitoring organisations worldwide, for example the International Society of Condition Monitoring (ISCM) and the Machinery Failure Prevention Technology Society (MFPT) in the USA.

BINDT provides the secretarial support for ISCM, which was responsible for organising the First World Congress on CM, commencing in London in 2017. The CMTC support publications of CM papers in ‘Insight,’ the official journal of BINDT, and in the ‘Condition Monitor’ newsletter, as well as producing technology handbooks on specialist techniques. A new publication, ‘An Introduction to Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology’ will be published in 2018 as a guide book for students and practitioners alike.

The CMTC has five main working groups active in specialist areas and welcomes the creation of special interest groups, as new techniques develop, for example Optical Techniques, Computational Methods and Electrical Machines.

Acoustic Emission WG
The Acoustic Emission Working Group (AEWG) is one of the five working groups which report to the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (CMTC) at BINDT. The other groups are: Vibration Analysis, Infrared Technology and Lubricant Analysis.

The AEWG was formed in 2004, to undertake the development of PCN training in Acoustic Emission (AE). The group meets about four times per year and was originally responsible for writing the examination questions in AE for the BINDT question bank. Training is currently provided by Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) and PCN examinations are provided by BINDT at Category I. Category II & III training courses and examinations are expected to be available in due course.

The main duties of the AEWG are now management and organisation of the training programme and examinations, together with a continuous review of the question bank.

To view or download the AE WG Terms of Reference, click here.

Members of the working group are:
Trevor Holroyd1 (AE Services Ltd), Chair
Tim Bradshaw2 (Mistras Group)
Jon Burns (Mistras Group)
Matthew Calver (BINDT)
Jennifer Cook (BINDT)
Dr Marorkinos Papaeilias (University of Birmingham)
Martin Peacock (IRISNDT)
Robert Reuben (Heriot-Watt University)
Ian Taylor2 (PCM)

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General Condition Monitoring WG
Тhе General Condition Monitoring Working Group (GCM WG) is one of the six working groups that report to the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (СМТС) at BINDT.

The GCM WG was formed in 2019 to undertake the development of PCN training in general condition monitoring and to provide a basis for the verification of existing competencies in all industries whilst also providing a platform for the development of the CM role within industry at higher levels. Training will be available in due course at categories I and II.

The main duties of the GCM WG are development, management and organisation of the training programme as well as examinations, together with the development and continuous review of the question bank.

To view or download the GCM WG Terms of Reference, click here.

Members of the working group are:
Daniel Shorten (Optimain Ltd), Chair
Simon Edmondson (CM Services Global), Vice Chair
Rod Appleyard (Verification Associates)
Craig Armstrong (UE Systems)
Anthony Barnes (VCI Consultancy Ltd)
Andrew Bennet (Lloyds Register)
Tim Bradshaw (MISTRAS)
Matthew Calver (BINDT)
Robert Conachey (American Bureau of Shipping)
James Frank (PCMS Engineering)
Andrew Fyfe (AVT Reliability)
Steve Greenfield (Eaton)
Chris Hallam (UE Systems)
Professor Tony Hope (Solent University)
Simon Mills (Spectrum CBM)
John Moody (BINDT)
Tom Murphy (Reliability Team)
Mayorkinos Papaelias (Birmingham University)
Alan Parsons (BINDT)
Paul Price (Moniton)
Jade Thompson (PCMS Engineering)
Geoff Walker (Artesis)
Dean Whittle (RMS Ltd)


Infrared Thermography WG

The Infrared Technology Working Group (IRTWG) is one of the five working groups that report to the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (CMTC) at BINDT.

The IRTWG was formed in 2001, to undertake the development of PCN training in Infrared Thermography (IRT) alongside development of the new International Standard ISO 18436. The group meets about four times per year and is originally responsible for writing the examination questions in IRT for the BINDT question bank. Training is currently provided by Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) and PCN examinations are provided by BINDT at Categories I & II. Category III training courses and examinations will be available in due course.

The main duties of IRTWG are now management and organisation of the training programme and examinations, together with a continuous review of the question bank.

To view or download the IRT WG Terms of Reference, click here.

Members of the working group are:
Matthew Calver (BINDT)
Jennifer Cook (BINDT)
Austin Dunne (Infrared Training)
Ray Faulkner (iRed ltd)
David Manning-Ohren2 (Eriks)
Norman Walker
Kristian Westerhold (Red Current)
Jon Willis (ITC)

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Lubrication Analysis WG
The Lubricant Analysis Working Group (LAWG) is one of the five working groups that report to the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (CMTC) at BINDT.

The LAWG was formed in 2004, to undertake the development of PCN training in Lubricant Analysis (LA). The group meets about four times per year and was originally responsible for writing the examination questions in LA for the BINDT question bank. Training is currently provided by Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) and PCN examinations are provided by BINDT at Categories I & II. Category III training courses and examinations will be available in due course.

The main duties of LAWG are now management and organisation of the training programme and examinations, together with a continuous review of the question bank.

To view or download the LA WG Terms of Reference, click here.

Members of the working group are:
Bob Cutler (Oil Analysis Laboratories), Chair
Matthew Calver (BINDT)
Jennifer Cook (BINDT)
Adam Cutler (Oil Analysis Laboratories)
John Dunne (CC Jenson)
Aaron Evanson (Synlab)
Steve Greenfield (Eaton Aerospace Group)
Gary Hogan (Synlab)
Alec McCann (Eriks)
Tim Nowell (Intertek) 
Graeme Poole (SKF)
Daniel Shorten2 (Optimain Ltd)
Gwyn Simmonds (Polaris Laboratories)
Jade Thompson (PCMS Engineering)
Gary Tindall (PCMS Engineering)

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Ultrasonic Working Group
Тhе Ultrasonic Working Group (US WG) is one of the six working groups that report to the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (СМТС) at BINDT.

The US WG was formed in 2019 to undertake the development of PCN training in ultrasonics (US). The group meets about four times per year and is гesponsible for writing examination questions for the BINDT question bank. Training and examinations will be available in due course at category I, II and III.

The main duties of the US WG are development, management and organisation of the training programme as well as examinations, together with the development and continuous review of the question bank

To view or download the US WG Terms of Reference, click here.

Members of the working group are:
Tom Murphy (Reliability Team), Chair
Craig Armstrong (UE Systems)
Matthew Calver (BINDT)
Jennifer Cook (BINDT)
Professor Tony Hope (Solent University)
Micky Jackson (Baseline-RTS)
Simon Mills (Spectrum CBM)
Paul Price (Monition)
Dean Whittle (RMS Ltd)


Vibration Analysis WG

Тhе Vibration Analysis Working Group (VAWG) is one of the five Working Groups that report to the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (СМТС) at BINDT.

The VAWG was formed in 2002 to undertake the development of PCN training in Vibration Analysis (VA). The group meets about four times per year and was originally гesponsible for writing examination questions in VA for the BINDT question bank. Training in VA is currently provided Ьу Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) and PCN examinations are provided Ьу BINDT at categories I, II, and I. Category IV training and associated examinations will Ье available in due course.

The main duties of the VAWG are management and organisation of the training programme and examinations, together with а continuous review of the question bank.

To view or download the VA WG Terms of Reference, click here.

The members of the Working Group are listed below: 
Professor Tony Hope2 (Solent University), Chair 
Colin Armstrong (Scenic Acoustic & Vibration Engineering Ltd)
Antony Barnes (VCI Consultancy Ltd)
Matthew Calver (BINDT)
Jennifer Cook (BINDT)
Simon Edmondson (CM Services)
James Frank (PCMS Engineering)
David Futter2 (Bachmann Monitoring GmbH)
Andrew Fyfe (AVT Reliability)
Andrew Hubbard (Meggitt Plc)
Alan Lomax (Kimberly Clark Flint Site)
Alec McCann (Eriks)
David Manning-Ohren (Eriks)
Simon Mills (Spectrum CBM)
Graeme Poole (SKF)
Paule Price (Monition)
Dean Whittle (RMS Ltd)
George Zolkiewski2 (CM Consultant)

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