Branch Calendar 2023-2024

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.

SEPTEMBER 2023 West of England Branch: Monday 11 September 2023 – PASSED
Social event
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 20 September 2023 – PASSED
'Smaller, Faster, Higher'

Unique ultrasonic capabilities to provide higher probability of detection with faster data acquisition in smaller form factors
by John Skidmore, AOS-TPAC
4.30 pm for 5.00 pm.
Venue: Intertek, 10A Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8ZF.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 20 September 2023 – CANCELLED
Rob Bilney – NDT training*
Contact: Phil Edwards.
Venue: The Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Yorkshire Branch: Thursday 21 September 2023 – PASSED
Innovative 3D scanning solutions for quality control in the energy sector
by Creaform and MSL
from 10.00 am-2.30 pm.
Venue: Lavender International NDT, Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.
To register your interest, click here.

North East Scotland Branch: Friday 29 September 2023 – PASSED
Annual Branch golf outing
11.30 am start with soup and sandwiches, followed by golf, dinner and prize giving. Oceanscan has, once again, kindly agreed to sponsor the catering with TRAC Energy sponsoring the trophies.
Venue: Edzell Golf Club.

OCTOBER 2023 Spotlight Branch: Thursday 5 October 2023 – PASSED
Gas leak quantification with optical gas imaging cameras*
by Mark Murray, Inspectahire Ltd
from 3.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R5vH7eY6RTChSd2IXyvD8Q
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.
Hosted by the North East Scotland Branch.

West of England Branch: Monday 9 October 2023 – PASSED
Discussion on artificial intelligence (AI)*
by Professor Paul Wilcox, University of Bristol
from 7.00 pm.
Venue: The Ashton, Bristol.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 11 October 2023 – CANCELLED
Visit to TWI*
Contact: Michelle Clapham.
Venue: TWI, Port Talbot.

Scottish Branch: Thursday 12 October 2023 – CANCELLED
Advances in X-ray with a focus on inspection by computed tomography
by Stephen Alderton, Waygate Technologies
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_OM8WBlxyRxmgvFi-WiAiSA
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Early Careers Branch: Saturday 14 October 2023 – PASSED
Annual Dinner and games

from 3.00 pm.
Venue: Heist Brewery, Sheffield S3 8AT.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 18 October 2023 – CANCELLED
Terahertz technologies for industrial applications
by Dr Mira Naftaly, The National Physics Laboratory
4.30 pm for 5.00 pm.
Venue: Intertek, 10A Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8ZF.

NOVEMBER 2023 North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 2 November 2023 – PASSED
The application of ultrasonic phased array to the inspection of welds in CRA materials, typically Inconel 625*

by Frédéric Reverdy, Eddyfi USA.
3.00 pm-4.30 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wP3C5plQTRyx6AGq7o8Kww
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 8 November 2023 – PASSED

Presentation (to be confirmed)
Contact: Jason Richards.
Venue: The Village Hotel, Cardiff.

West of England Branch: Monday 13 November 2023 – PASSED
Social event
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 15 November 2023 – PASSED
Key steps to implementing condition monitoring (CM) – Practical demonstration
presented by Simon Mills, SpectrumCBM Ltd, Chair of BINDT CM Sub-Committee and Vice-Chair of BINDT Technical Committee
from 4.45 pm for 5.00 pm.
Venue: Intertek, 10A Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8ZF.

Early Careers Branch: Tuesday 21 November 2023 – PASSED
An evening with the BINDT President, Ian Cooper
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_-GPCrJbGQ_GX5N7RKVNxKA
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Spotlight Branch: Thursday 23 November 2023 – PASSED
ECA detection and sizing of cracks*
by Mathieu Bouchard, Eddyfi Technologies.
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_Z2eQGqsYREewZU4MHdyYcg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.
Hosted by the Scottish Branch.

North East Scotland Branch: Friday 24 November 2023 – PASSED
Annual St Andrews dinner and ceilidh

Ceilidh band Hipflask will be providing the music this year.
6.30 pm start with dinner at 7.00 pm.
Venue: Maryculter House Hotel.

DECEMBER 2023 Spotlight Branch: Thursday 7 December 2023 – PASSED
Advanced radiation safety: the case for and against*

led by Ray Wilson.
3.00 pm-4.30 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZYLHM0rdT42MxCa9wFRmjg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.
Hosted by the North East Scotland Branch.

West of England Branch: Monday 11 December 2023 – PASSED
Christmas meeting

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

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 13 December 2023 – PASSED
Christmas social
Contact: Phil Edwards.
Venue: To be confirmed.

Early Careers Branch: Thursday 14 December 2023 – PASSED
Human factors in NDT
by Andrew Morrow, Morrow NDT Services
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_8i_WzHuwS9SNcs5rZQwRQw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

JANUARY 2024 Early Careers Branch: January 2024
Introduction to metallurgy

by Ian Griffin, Lavender International NDT
Venue: Online.

West of England Branch: Monday 8 January 2024 – PASSED
Discussions about the Aerospace Event 2024 and plans for the new year
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 10 January 2024 – CANCELLED
President Elect meal and presentation
Contact: Phil Edwards.
Venue: To be confirmed.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 17 January 2024 – PASSED
Terahertz technologies for industrial applications
by Dr Mira Naftaly, The National Physics Laboratory
from 5.00 pm-6.00 pm.
Venue: Intertek, 10A Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8ZF.

Scottish Branch: Friday 26 January 2024 – PASSED
‘Educating the future NDT engineer’, Scottish Branch Annual Exhibition and Seminar*

10.00 am-3.00 pm.
followed by:
Annual Burns Supper
Venue: Lynnhurst Hotel, Johnstone.

FEBRUARY 2024 North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 1 February 2024 – PASSED
Sustainability improvements in magnetic particle and penetrant testing
by Thomas Schratt, Pfinder NDT.
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_aIsB-HeFRGSkr3dbsgwvCw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 1 February 2024 – PASSED
Curry and quiz night
hosted by Ray Wilson, Branch Chair
from 6.30 pm.
Venue: 8848 Restaurant, 347 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BT.

West of England Branch: Monday 12 February 2024 – PASSED
Discussions about the Aerospace Event 2024 and plans for the new year
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

Early Careers Branch: Tuesday 13 February 2024 – PASSED
Find me a job in NDT
by Jaqueline Thompson, Applus UK.
from 4.00 pm-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_osQCneDcTBa6iuyuFCbenQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 14 February 2024 – PASSED
Visit to ecube*
Contact: Phil Edwards.
Venue: St Athan.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 21 February 2024 – PASSED
A journey from NDT to condition monitoring
by Trevor Holroyd, retired
from 5.00-6.00 pm.
Venue: Intertek, 10A Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8ZF.

MARCH 2024 North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 7 March 2024
Surface flaw detection of carbon steel and CRA materials offshore using liquid penetrant inspection: limitations and procedural awareness*
hosted by Ray Wilson.
from 3.00 pm-4.30 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BdDkF3KISU29LhmFqHmUKg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

West of England Branch: Monday 11 March 2024
NDT and metrology open discussion evening with Pete Loftus
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 13 March 2024
Presentation (to be confirmed)

Contact: Jason Richards.
Venue: The Village Hotel, Cardiff.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 20 March 2024
2D MAUT bond line inspection and characterisation for composite and dissimilar materials
by Matthew Day, Dolphitech Ltd
from 5.00 pm-6.00pm.
Venue: Intertek, 10A Victory Park, Victory Road, Derby DE24 8ZF.

Early Careers Branch: Thursday 21 March 2024
Engineering Development Trust – Inspiring young people into STEM

by Alice Batts and Nicola Elliot, Engineering Development Trust
from 5.00-6.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_anDWKt-pRuGSuppQ1scs2g
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

APRIL 2024 Early Careers Branch: April 2024
Diversity and inclusion within NDT

by Amy Schofield, IMechE Argyll Ruane.

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 4 April 2024
Annual General Meeting (AGM)

3.00 pm-4.30 pm.
Venue: Array Training Centre, Hareness Circle, Aberdeen
(also available online).

West of England Branch: Monday 8 April 2024
Details to be confirmed
Venue: Swan Inn, Tockington.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 10 April 2024
Presentation (to be confirmed)

Contact: Michelle Clapham.
Venue: South Wales Aviation Museum (SWAM) meeting room.

East Midlands Branch: Wednesday 16 April 2024
Details to be confirmed.


MAY 2024 Early Careers Branch: May 2024
NDT Early Careers and Apprenticeship Networking Forum
by Sam Cunningham, Lavender International NDT
Venue: Online and in person.

North East Scotland Branch: Friday 3 May 2024
Annual Scottish Branches competition

11.30 am start with soup and sandwiches, followed by golf, dinner and prize giving. Oceanscan has, once again, kindly agreed to sponsor the catering with TRAC Energy sponsoring the trophies.
Venue: Balbirnie Golf Course.

South Wales Branch: Wednesday 8 May 2024
Visit to Barry Dock Lifeboat Station*

Contact: Jason Richards.
Venue: Barry Dock Lifeboat Station (limited attendance).

West of England Branch: Monday 13 May 2024
Details to be confirmed
Venue: Swan Inn, Tockington.

East Midlands Branch: Friday 17 May 2024
Pub quiz and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Venue: Derby City Centre.

JUNE 2024 Early Careers Branch: June 2024
Apprenticeship case studies and Q&A

Venue: Online.

JULY 2024 Early Careers Branch: July 2024
Annual charity event

by Sam Cunningham, Lavender International NDT
Venue: In person.

*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