Branch Calendar 2022-2023

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 2022

West of England Branch: Monday 8 August 2022 – PASSED
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

Early Careers Branch: Thursday 18 August 2022 – PASSED
ECB Annual General Meeting (AGM) and summer social
Venue: Museum of Making, Derby.

North West Branch: Monday 29 August 2022 – RESCHEDULED
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vKI41cGbRHq3Sf8LUxVnlw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

SEPTEMBER 2022
Early Careers Branch: Saturday 10 September 2022 – PASSED
ECB charity event – Tough Mudder
Venue: Chester.

West of England Branch: Monday 12 September 2022 – PASSED
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 14 September 2022 – PASSED
South Wales Aviation Museum (SWAM) – ‘An evening at the museum’*
by Mr Phil Edwards
from 6.00 pm.
Venue: Hangar 872, Bro Tathan North, St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan CF62 4QR.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 21 September 2022 – PASSED
Lecture competition*
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7NfBqxp4SEGjo-grXPbczQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North East Scotland Branch: Friday 23 September 2022 – PASSED
Annual Branch golf outing
Venue:
Edzell Golf Club.
11.30 am for 12.30 pm.

North West Branch: Monday 26 September 2022 – PASSED
Cast Metals Federation*
by Pam Murrell and Angela Mason
from 5.00 pm, followed by the
Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1fuJU4NYTb-lfCnQdUGXSA
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

London and Home Counties Branch: Thursday 29 September 2022 – PASSED
Ground-penetrating radar – Principles and capabilities*
by Michael Aerts, Sercal,
from 5.00 pm, followed by the
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
This meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6jV2KEH2QTKWsiFnbpybJg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

OCTOBER 2022
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 6 October 2022 – PASSED
Robotic inspection of buried fuel tanks*
by Eddyfi Technologies
from 3.00 pm-4.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0BAAhf2VRGaLi0l0kIWnqg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

West of England Branch: Monday 10 October 2022 – PASSED
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

Yorkshire Branch: Wednesday 12 October 2022 – PASSED
Induction thermography for component testing*
presented by Ingmar Jakobi, Foerster Group
from 6.00 pm-7.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ScQVEawhRuWGnYfYV8pbHQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 19 October 2022 – CANCELLED
How to re-launch the East Midlands Branch*
Venue: A pub in Derby.

South Wales Branch: Thursday 20 October 2022 – CANCELLED
Developing and delivering...creating a new course
Rob Bilney, Testia
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.
Venue: The Village Hotel, 29 Pendwyallt Road, Cardiff CF14 7EF. Please confirm your attendance via email to Karen Cambridge at: karen.cambridge@bindt.org in order for the relevant number of attendees to be catered for. Also, when confirming your attendance please advise of any dietary requirements.

Early Careers Branch: Thursday 20 October 2022 – PASSED
NDT apprenticeships case studies*
by Andy Zubczyk, Rolls-Royce
from 5.00 pm-6.00 pm.
Hosted by the Early Careers Branch.
Note: This is a National Branch Meeting.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZKLIvMl4T7Sx3M3F2DaTqA
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North West Branch: Monday 31 October 2022 – PASSED
An Introduction to UK National Aerospace NDT Board (NANDTB)
by Kevin Pickup, BAE Systems
from 5.00 pm.
The virtual meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ucmKlv7YQs2bu1zI78a2lg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

NOVEMBER 2022
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 3 November 2022 – PASSED
A practical guide to laser profiling*
by David Emery, Matrix Inspection
from 3.00 pm-5.00 pm.
The meeting will be held as both a virtual and physical event.
The physical meeting will take place at: Array Training Ltd, Rigmar House, Hareness Circle, Altens Industrial Estate, Aberdeen AB12 3LY, UK.
The virtual meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cVDShxKJS9eIwyHPyOelTw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 9 November 2022 – PASSED
Aston Martin Lagonda (To be confirmed)*
Contact: Phil Edwards.
Venue: St Athan.

London and Home Counties Branch: Thursday 10 November 2022 – PASSED
Novel approach to measuring weld root erosion using a thickness gauge*
by Matthew Davison, Elcometer
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kLOEm_A-RRSzxuuz6AEI-Q
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Early Careers Branch: Friday 11 November 2022 – PASSED
Implementing NDT 4.0*
by Tom Martin, JetSoft
from 5.00 pm-6.00 pm.
The meeting will be held as both a virtual and physical event.
The physical meeting will take place at: JetSoft Ltd, Platform, New Station Street, Leeds LS1 4JB, UK.
The virtual meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A84fgQ84SDmbwb0R76XHrg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

West of England Branch: Monday 14 November 2022 – PASSED
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 15 November 2022 – PASSED
New services update and appreciation of FMC, TFM, TFMi and related technologies course*
by Chris Kirby, IMechE Argyll Ruane, UK, and Mike Ennis, Sonatest, UK
from 6.00 pm-7.00 pm.
The meeting will be held as both a virtual and physical event.
The physical meeting will take place at: IMechE Argyll Ruane, 4 Europa Way, Sheffield S9 1XH, UK.
Please confirm your attendance via the Doodle poll at: https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/b819nGmd
The virtual meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nhq2_e3hRh6743pSE80nIQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 16 November 2022 – PASSED
CT X-ray in industry*
A tour of the X-ray CT facility and other NDT areas plus How to re-launch the East Midlands Branch
hosted by Tim Cresswell
from 5.00 pm-6.00 pm.
Venue: Intertek, 10A Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8ZF, UK.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 17 November 2022 – PASSED
Improving on the 6 dB drop technique for determination of flaw length*
by Paul Holloway, Holloway NDT, Canada
from 6.00 pm-7.00 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://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e2VsIkUbStivwFk-Sw0vxQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North West Branch: Monday 28 November 2022 – PASSED
Career journey*

by Denize Ivy Pilarta, BAE Systems
from 5.00 pm-6.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W8f6rtlSTNuoRnmHGH2cKQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

DECEMBER 2022
Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 1 December 2022 – PASSED
A hot topic: on-stream UT inspection*
by Tim Stevenson, Ionix.
6.00 pm-7.00 pm.
Note: This is a National Branch Meeting and will be held as both a virtual and physical event.
The physical meeting will take place at: Nuclear AMRC Advanced Manufacturing Park, University of Sheffield, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5WG, UK.

Please confirm your attendance at the physical meeting via the Doodle poll at: https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/eXL2D8le/vote
The virtual meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0XIzOdt5QFqZqZOcRaX32g
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 1 December 2022 – PASSED
Remote visual inspection – Update on the latest technologies and systems*
by Mark Griffiths, Baker Hughes.
3.00 pm-5.00 pm.
The meeting will be held as both a virtual and physical event.
The physical meeting will take place at: Array Training Ltd, Rigmar House, Hareness Circle, Altens Industrial Estate, Aberdeen AB12 3LY, UK.
The virtual meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ag866sFLQ6GQTXhdu5ngbQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Early Careers Branch: Monday 12 December 2022
NDT Christmas quiz

hosted by Sam Cunningham.
Venue: IMechE Argyll Ruane, Sheffield.

West of England Branch: Monday 12 December 2022 
Christmas meal

from 7.00 pm.
Venue: Pieminister, 7 Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4DA.

South Wales Branch: December 2022 (Date to be confirmed)
Christmas dinner

Contact: Michelle Clapham.
Venue: To be confirmed.

JANUARY 2023
West of England Branch: Monday 9 January 2023
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 11 January 2023
Post Christmas dinner and President Elect’s dinner

Contact: Phil Edwards.
Venue: The Village Hotel, Cardiff.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 18 January 2023
Details to be confirmed.

Early Careers Branch: Thursday 19 January 2023
An introduction to condition monitoring*

by Will Ocean, Maintain Reliability.
Note: this is a National Branch Meeting.
Venue: Online.

Scottish Branch: Friday 27 January 2023
'NDT solutions for renewable energy' Workshop and Exhibition*

10.30 am-3.30 pm
followed by:
Annual Burns Supper
Venue: Lynnhurst Hotel, Johnstone.
For full details, click here.

North West Branch: Monday 30 January 2023
Title to be confirmed*
by Mike Ennis, Sonatest.
Venue: To be confirmed.

Yorkshire Branch: January 2023
Details to be confirmed.*
Venue: Nuclear AMRC, Sheffield.

FEBRUARY 2023
London and Home Counties Branch: Thursday 2 February 2023
Developments in computed radiography*

by Darren Mapletoft, Carestream.
Note: this is a National Branch Meeting.

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 2 February 2023
Detection and measurement of pitting – Carbon steel and CRA materials*

Speaker to be confirmed.
3.00 pm-5.00 pm.
Venue: To be confirmed.

Yorkshire Branch: Tuesday 7 February 2023
NDT apprenticeships: celebrating National Apprenticeship Week*

Speakers to be confirmed.
Venue: IMechE Argyll Ruane, 4 Europa View, Sheffield S9 1XH (also available online).

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 8 February 2023
Online BINDT meeting

Speaker to be confirmed.
Contact: Jason Richards.

West of England Branch: Monday 13 February 2023
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 15 February 2023
Details to be confirmed.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 16 February 2023
High-temperature UT weld inspection*

Joint meeting with local branch of TWI Doosan Babcock Renfrew.
6.00 pm-7.30 pm.

Early Careers Branch: Thursday 23 February 2023
Managing NDT on a nuclear new build*

by Steve Meikle, EDF Energy.
Venue: Online.

North West Branch: Monday 27 February 2023
NDE 4.0*

by Tom Martin, Jetsoft.
Venue: Online.

MARCH 2023
North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 2 March 2023
Details to be confirmed.

3.00 pm-5.00 pm.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 8 March 2023
Visit to TWI*

Contact: Michelle Clapham.
Venue: TWI, Port Talbot.

West of England Branch: Monday 13 March 2023
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 15 March 2023
Details to be confirmed.

Early Careers Branch: Thursday 23 March 2023
My NDT career*

by Simon Lewis, South West School of NDT.
Venue: Cardiff (also available online).

North West Branch: Monday 27 March 2023
Visit to Safran*

hosted by Marc Berry, Safran.

Yorkshire Branch: March 2023
Details to be confirmed.

APRIL 2023
London and Home Counties Branch: Thursday 6 April 2023
Inspection for corrosion under insulation using gamma radiography*

by Ben Read, HTSL.

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 6 April 2023
Annual General Meeting (AGM)

3.00 pm-4.00 pm.
Venue: Array Training Centre, Altens, Aberdeen.

West of England Branch: Monday 10 April 2023
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 12 April 2023
Online BINDT meeting

Speaker to be confirmed.
Contact: Jason Richards.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 19 April 2023
Details to be confirmed.

Early Careers Branch: Thursday 20 April 2023
An introduction to phased array*

by Jordan Wood, IMechE Argyll Ruane.
Venue: Sheffield (also available online).

North West Branch: Monday 24 April 2023
Early Careers Branch and mentor scheme*

by Sam Cunningham, Skills Training UK.
Venue: Online.

Yorkshire Branch: April 2023 (Date to be confirmed)
An honest account of my early career so far

by Denize Ivy Pilarta, BAE Systems.
Venue: Online.

MAY 2023
West of England Branch: Monday 8 May 2023
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 10 May 2023
Online BINDT meeting

Speaker to be confirmed.
Contact: Jason Richards.

North East Scotland Branch: Friday 12th May 2023
Annual Scottish Branches competition

Venue: Drumoig Golf Course.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 17 May 2023
Pub quiz and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Venue: To be confirmed.

Early Careers Branch: Thursday 25 May 2023
Running an NDT test house*

by Mark Campbell, Element.
Venue: Sheffield (also available online).

Yorkshire Branch: May 2023 (Date to be confirmed)
Annual General meeting (AGM)* plus Tour of the facilities

Venue: Nuclear AMRC, Sheffield.

North West Branch: Monday 29 May 2023
Visit to Rolls-Royce*
hosted by Matthew Beecroft, Rolls-Royce.

South Wales Branch: 2023 (Date to be confirmed)
Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Details to be confirmed.
Contact: Phil Edwards.

*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