Branch Calendar 2020-2021

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.


AUGUST 2020

North West Branch: Monday 17 August 2020* – PASSED
Governance of North West Branch
We are pleased to announce the highly anticipated relaunch of the BINDT North West Branch!
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and log-in information will follow shortly.
by Marc Berry, Matthew Beecroft and Colin Brett.
5.00 pm-6.00 pm.

North East Scotland Branch: Friday 28 August 2020
PASSED
Social golfing event

Venue: Edzell Golf Course.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 8 September 2020* – PASSED
Virtual meeting: Borescopes and videoscopes: what can we achieve with the current technology?

by Bayard Morales, Olympus.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.

West of England Branch: Monday 14 September 2020 – PASSED
The meeting will be to discuss the first day of the
NDT 2020 Webinar Week – Your virtual conference experience

Venue: The Swan Inn, Tockington BS32 4NJ
from 6.45 pm.

South of Wales Branch: Wednesday 16 September 2020* – PASSED
Testia smart augmented inspection

Note: This is a virtual Branch meeting at 5.30 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Webex and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Webex meeting at: https://airbus-event.webex.com/airbus-event/onstage/g.php?MTID=e650112c051e1b6d49fb923a60bf1a2c8
• Log-on as an attendee.
• The password should auto populate.
• To view the user Guide, click here.
Note: Apple Hardware (IPhone, IPad, IMac, Mac Book and so on) cannot be used to access this virtual meeting.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 23 September 2020* – PASSED
COVID-19 and the impact on the NDT industry
by John Hansen, BINDT President, and David Gilbert, BINDT CEO

from 5.00 pm.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at: https://zoom.us/j/98699739584
Meeting ID: 986 9973 9584
Passcode: 599177

London and Home Counties Branch: Wednesday 30 September 2020 – PASSED

Welcome back after a short break

Both Kodak and the London and Home Counties Branch are returning after being ‘away’ for many years,

by Nagraj Bokinkere, Kodak, USA

from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at: https://zoom.us/j/99610111260
Meeting ID: 996 1011 1260
Passcode: 298593


London and Home Counties Branch: Wednesday 30 September 2020* – PASSED

Local discussions and AGM

OCTOBER 2020

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 1 October 2020* – PASSED
Introduction to virtual video training and certification. Is it the future?
by Ray Wilson, Array Training Ltd
from 6.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at: https://zoom.us/j/99053994743
Meeting ID: 990 5399 4743
Passcode: 540936

Scottish Branch: Thursday 1 October 2020* – PASSED
Robotic crawler for NDT applications

by Liam Hanna, Eddyfi.
1.00 pm-2.00 pm.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at: https://zoom.us/j/93767058551
Meeting ID: 937 6705 8551
Passcode: 755606

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 14 October 2020* – PASSED
Update on RCNDE and some success stories

by Robert Smith, Research Centre for NDE
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ajb6rCDhR-Gg_VSFJ818cw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 14 October 2020 – PASSED
Advanced driving

by Jon Coldman
from 6.30 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iTiu1Yb-TiiE3PEB3eFV9g
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North West Branch: Monday 26 October 2020* – PASSED
NDT data – the key to ‘right first time’ and scrap reduction
by Tom Martin, JetSoft
from 5.00 pm.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fS8mD2HOQSy2lMvdo39vEw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

NOVEMBER 2020

London and Home Counties Branch: Wednesday 4 November 2020* – PASSED
Automated systems in PT inspection
by Jeff Monks, Equipcon

from 5.00 pm.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bu8YSB7MQmO5Bns6lPKTpw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 5 November 2020* – PASSED
Back to basics tutorial – MPI and DPI
by Ray Wilson, Array Training Ltd
from 6.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6z7Ta-sdSHWCgPy9TlCTWw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North American Branch: Tuesday 10 November 2020 – PASSED
Annual General Meeting (AGM)

from 5.00 pm (9.00 am Pacific time).
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at: https://zoom.us/j/98696865710
Meeting ID: 986 9686 5710
Passcode: 344872

Scottish Branch: Thursday 12 November 2020 from 5.00 pm* – PASSED
The agenda is as follows:
17.00-17.10 pm – Overview from BINDT on apprenticeships in the UK by Iain Baillie, Rolls-Royce plc.
17.10-17.30 pm – Scottish NDT technician programme by Robert Bruce, Enginuity
17.30-17.50 pm – A day in the life of a Rolls-Royce apprentice by Lewis Philip, Rolls-Royce plc.
17.50-18:00 pm – Q&A panel session.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_naYxEKVaSACtFjfy4ylYEA
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

West of England Branch: Tuesday 17 November 2020 from 6.45 pm – PASSED
The agenda is as follows:
Aerospace Event 2021
Brunel's other bridge.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81417342847?pwd=MVpwTE8wUVZNSkJackdOOE1jWmJRZz09
Meeting ID: 814 1734 2847
Passcode: 999
Please note: the zoom account for this meeting belongs to Stephen Dance.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 18 November 2020* – PASSED
Artificial intelligence for NDT

by Tom Martin, JetSoft
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ligc8z75S0KLjNk3Hhh2Rw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 18 November 2020* – PASSED
Borescopes and videoscopes: what can we achieve with the current technology?
by Bayard Morales, RVI Specialist, UK, Olympus – Scientific Solutions Division
from 6.30 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TOZ1qntoRfWZlbat9Tp4JA
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North East Scotland Branch: Friday 27 November 2020 – PASSED

Social event: St Andrew’s night
Venue: To be confirmed.

DECEMBER 2020
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 3 December 2020* – POSTPONED
Back to basics tutorial – UT
by Ray Wilson, Array Training Ltd
from 6.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zg7uWnjETUCkKLVUpeasig
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North West Branch: Monday 14 December 2020* – PASSED
Demonstration of new in-line automated crack-detection system

The system can rapidly detect every defect in millions of parts in strong daylight and a hand-held version in a lamp is available that automatically beeps on detection,
by Dr G Diamond, Inspection Technologies Ltd
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XR1xkYzQQNitkuJYYJl00A
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

West of England Branch: Tuesday 15 December 2020 – PASSED
Christmas Meeting

from 6.45 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76887221169?pwd=RHV5WkJFTGJ1eUtLWFVnTFNSUmJlQT09
Meeting ID: 768 8722 1169
Passcode: hohoho

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 16 December 2020 – CANCELLED
Christmas Dinner


JANUARY 2021
West of England Branch: Tuesday 19 January 2021 – PASSED
Inspection of generator rotor rings

by Richard Day, RWE
from 6.45 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71450377264?pwd=UTN1dk9rUWJZcVhkY2NqZlh1ZGp5dz09
Meeting ID: 714 5037 7264
Passcode: rotorring

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 20 January 2021 – CANCELLED
President’s Dinner

Venue: The Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Scottish Branch: Friday 29 January 2021* – PASSED
Reliability of NDT Workshop

This one-day webinar will include two technical sessions, from 11h00-12h30 and 13h30-15h00, that will bring together experts and researchers in the field of reliability, with NDT specialists working in industry who will bring their perspectives on reliability issues and solutions.
A commercial session for exhibitors will also be held, from 12h30-13h30, to present products and services from the field of reliability. A charge of £100.00 + VAT for exhibitors will include a ten-minute slot to present or demonstrate and two reservations to the virtual Burns Supper.
In the evening, from 20h00-22h00, the event will continue with a virtual Burns Supper. With music and songs, this celebration of the life and works of Robert Burns will also include online whisky tasting.

FEBRUARY 2021
London and Home Counties Branch: Wednesday 3 February 2021* – PASSED
Bringing inspection into the light

A system for imaging fluorescent indications under bright daylight conditions combined with fully automatic detection and sizing,
by Geoff Diamond, Inspection Tech
from 5.00 pm.

The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nctt-VdSRyqTwo4gnysjOg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 4 February 2021* – PASSED
Back to basics look at ACFM

by David Parramore, TSC Subsea, UK
from 6.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h4MBv-fMRQ6_XiCkLItGNQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

West of England Branch: Tuesday 16 February 2021 – PASSED
Benefits of using TFM for ultrasonic inspection

by Chris Armitage, Sonatest
from 6.45 pm.
The meeting will be hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvd-GpqD0tG9CUb2APzUIO46Kb-2HmMDEO
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the meeting.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 17 February 2021* – PASSED
Eddy current inspections for nuclear and aerospace sectors

by Paul Hillman, Zetec
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__UBvnxIDQ12on-COoTqRTw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 17 February 2021 – PASSED
Benefits of using TFM for ultrasonic inspection

by Harry Brittin, Sonatest
from 6.30 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e-L3sDyVShazL02ea5_tUA
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North West Branch: Monday 22 February 2021 – PASSED
Real-time reporting

Sam Cunningham and Tom Martin, JetSoft Ltd
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bt1HYR06QFi75o84NBaNmg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 25 February 2021* – PASSED
An integrated approach to in-process weld inspection

by Charles Macleod and Yashar Javadi, University of Strathclyde
from 6.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X5oSMwYaREi83T9UqjrlKw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.

MARCH 2021
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 4 March 2021*
Back to basics tutorial – phased array

by Bernie Steel or Darren Kinsella
from 6.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CM1-_3o4R6O8IXVg6WiO4w
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 17 March 2021* – CANCELLED
Guided waves in aerospace: inspection of coated rotating seals

by Alejandro Jeketo, Rolls-Royce plc
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G75aiyfISkaQd71VU1VkRg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 17 March 2021* – CANCELLED
Visit to Aston Martin Lagonda

Venue:
Saint Athan, Rhoose CF62 4WB.

North West Branch: Monday 29 March 2021*
NDT apprentices

by Iain Baillie and Matthew Beecroft, Rolls-Royce plc
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d-DdlhQJTpit0jdmjIbQLA
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.

APRIL 2021

London and Home Counties Branch: Wednesday 7 April 2021*
State-of-the-art innovative technologies for nondestructive analysis of objects of fine art and cultural and historical heritage
Continuous innovations in advanced high-resolution imaging technologies and methods have led to unique applications for non-destructive investigations of microstructures in the conservation of cultural and environmental heritage. Highresolution imaging diagnostics are powerful methods that can bring about a revolution in the usual study and conservation processes of art objects. We will demonstrate the most recent results in the new field of non-destructive investigation and diagnostics of cultural and environmental heritage,
by Roman Maev.

Professor Maev is the organiser of the BINDT-sponsored Third International Workshop: ‘Analysing Art: New Technologies – New Applications’, to be held 10-12 May 2021 in Florence, Italy.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.


East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 14 April 2021*

Apprentice project: Lecture competition

Note: Please contact Iain Baillie to enter the competition. Talks should be 15 minutes long on an NDT topic of your choice; this opportunity can be used as a practice run for your apprenticeship end-point assessment.


South Wales Branch: Wednesday 21 April 2021*
Visit to Caerdav

Venue: The Norman Hanger, Rhoose CF62 3EQ.

North West Branch: Monday 26 April 2021
Title and speaker to be confirmed

MAY 2021
East Midlands Branch: Friday 14 May 2021*
AGM and social 2021
Annual General Meeting, followed by pub quiz and a hot buffet.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 19 May 2021*
Visit to Barry Island Offshore Lifeboat
hosted by Mr Nigel Parry.
Venue: RNLI, Barry Island.

JUNE 2021

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 16 June 2021*
AGM
Venue: To be confirmed.

North West Branch: Monday 28 June 2021

Title and speaker 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