Programme 4 September 2019

The International Centre, Telford, UK 



Wednesday 4 September

08.00

Registration
– Exhibition Hall 3 Foyer
Tea, Coffee and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3

09.00-09.40 

Plenary Paper
– Recent industrial applications of laser ultrasonic testing in Toshiba
M Ochiai, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation / First Vice President of The Japanese Society for Non-Destructive Inspection (JSNDI)
Chair: TBC
Room: Ironbridge 3

09.40-09.50

Ten-Minute Comfort Break

 
Session 3A

Ironbridge 3

Session 3B

Wenlock 1 & 2

Session 3C

Wenlock 3 & 4
 RCNDE Showcase: Machine learning, FPI and eddy current methods

Chair: Professor R Smith

Ultrasound and arrays

Chair: Dr T Barden

Radiography

Chair: Professor K Newton


09.50-10.10

[3A1]
Development in automated defect detection for fluorescent penetrant inspection using machine learning

N Shipway
Imperial College, UK


[3B1]
TrainNDT – development of an ultrasonic training simulator

C R Brett1, L Zhao2, S Hide3,
O Gilmour3, P Collins4
and J Bailey5
1Uniper Technologies
Ltd, UK
2TWI Ltd, UK
3Eastpoint Software
Ltd, UK
4InnoTec UK Ltd, UK
5Applied Inspection Ltd, UK


[3C1]
The fallacy of sharpness in determining digital radiographic image quality

B S White
Carestream Health, USA

10.10-10.30

[3A2]
A novel feature extraction method for defect detection in eddy current testing based on machine learning

W Yin
University of Manchester, UK


[3B2]
Improving UT weld inspection confidence by utilising specifically developed tools

A Akhlaghi1, F Lachance2
and P Rioux2
1Sonatest Limited, UK
2Sonatest AP, Canada

[3C2]
Trip avoidance X-ray inspection (TAXI)

J R McNab
Oceaneering International Services Limited, UK

10.30-11.00


Tea, Coffee and Exhibition
– Exhibition Hall 3

11.00-11.20

[3A3]
Exploring parametric manifolds for eddy current defect characterisation

R Hughes
University of Bristol, UK


[3B3]
Design of a phased array EMAT for inspection applications in liquid sodium

L Pucci1, R Raillon1 and F Baque2
1CEA-LIST, France
2CEA, France


[3C3]
Design and performance of an accelerator-based thermal and fast neutron imaging facility

K Rittenhouse
Phoenix LLC, USA

11.20-11.40

[3A4]
Conductivity profiling of complex objects using multi-frequency eddy current measurements and neural network approach

H Tesfalem
University of Manchester, UK

[3B4] An example NDT apprenticeship project – remote phased array ultrasonic inspection of thin-walled pipes

D O’Hare
Rolls-Royce plc, UK


[3C4]
Deployment of digital radiography for subsea inspection of flexible risers

L Clarke1, G Liaptsis1, S Hall1, C Forrest1, P I Nicholson1, A Kaur2, B Ma2
and M Corsar2
1TWI Technology Centre (Wales), UK
2London South Bank Innovation Centre, UK

11.40-12.00


[3A5]
Improved eddy current testing sensitivity on low-conductivity alloys

A To
University of Warwick, UK


[3B5]
Defect characterisation using multi-view TFM imaging algorithm

N Budyn, R Bevan, A Croxford and P Wilcox
University of Bristol, UK

[3C5]
Radiation Protection: Improving the safety of workers exposed to ionising radiation

L Dojcanova
Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section, Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria 


12.00-12.15


BINDT’s strategy for serving the NDT, CM and SHM community: a 2018/2019 update

D Gilbert, CEO, BINDT
Room: Ironbridge 3


12.15-12.30


Apprenticeships: the NDT success story

R Lyon, Chair, Education and Professional Development Committee, Project Manager, Trailblazer 3 Apprenticeship Scheme, BINDT
Room: Ironbridge 3


12.30-14.00

Lunch and Exhibition
Exhibition Hall 3

12.30-13.00

BINDT Annual General Meeting
– Ironbridge 3
Followed by Lunch and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3

13.00-13.30


Benevolent Fund Annual General Meeting
– Ironbridge 3
Followed by Lunch and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3

14.00-14.30

President's Honour Lecture
– The future of NDT – crisis or opportunity?
Professor R Smith, University of Bristol, UK
Chair: J Hansen
Room: Ironbridge 3



Session 4A

Ironbridge 3

Session 4B

Wenlock 1 & 2

Session 4C

Wenlock 3 & 4

RCNDE Showcase: Phased arrays and full matrix capture

Chair: Dr C MacLeod
In-service inspection

Chair: Professor I Cooper
Acoustic emission

Chair: Dr C Brett

14.30-14.50

[4A1]
Compression for ultrasonic phased array imaging: compressive sensing and wavelet thresholding

R Pyle1,2, R Bevan1 and P Wilcox1
1University of Bristol, UK
2Baker Hughes, UK


[4B1]
Probe separation distance (PSD) applied to an industrial girth weld application

C Hoyle
TWI, Wales

[4C1]
Quantitative evaluation of damage evolution in austenitic cast manganese steel crossings using acoustic emission

M Kongpuang1, R Culwick1, A Marsh1,
V L Jantara Junior1, P Vallely1,2,
M Papaelias1 and S Kaenwunruen1
1The University of Birmingham, UK
2Network Rail, UK

14.50-15.10


[4A2]
Ultrasonic-based determination of immersion phase array set-up variables

R Bevan
University of Bristol, UK


[4B2]
Predictive modelling and non-destructive testing (NDT) of oil and gas storage tank

E Odiowei, S Thomas, O Kenneth, P Nzerem and Y Babayev
Nile University of Nigeria


[4C2]
The effectiveness of acoustic emission testing in corrosion monitoring and qualifying the deferral of storage tank turnarounds

Al Lutfallah Muhammed
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia


15.10-15.30

[4A3]
Imaging for X-optimised imaging algorithms for totally unknown defects and components

A Croxford and E Lopez-Villaverde
University of Bristol, UK

[4B3]
Inspection qualification and NDE reliability

C Curtis, A Walker and I Atkinson
Wood Inspection Validation Centre (IVC), UK

[4C3]
Condition monitoring of offshore crane boom using acoustic emission

S Shi
TWI, UK

15.30-16.15

Tea, Coffee and Exhibition
Exhibition Hall 3

16.15-16.35

[4A4]
Characterisation of defects from ultrasonic array data

A Velichko and P Wilcox
University of Bristol, UK

[4B4]
Early identification of railway rolling stock wheel and axle bearing defects using acoustic emission techniques

P Krusuansombat1, P Vallely1, 2,
S Kaenwunruen1
and M Papaelias1
1The University of Birmingham, UK
2Network Rail, UK

[4C4]
Development and characterisation of fibre-optic acoustic emission sensors

J O Willberry, G Fernando
and M Papaelias
The University of Birmingham, UK


16.35-16.55


[4A5]
Improving the imaging performance of non-standard arrays

P Wilcox and J Kirkpatrick
University of Bristol, UK


[4B5]
Non-destructive testing of welded fatigue specimens of a bucket wheel excavator

A Maropoulos3, S Papanikolaou1,2, D Fasnakis1, D Giagopoulos1,
S Maropoulos2
and T Theodoulidis1
1University of Western Macedonia, Greece
2Technological Institute of West Macedonia, Greece
3Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


[4C5]
Fit-for-service evaluation of cast manganese railway crossings using combined acoustic emission and finite element analysis techniques

N Cheputeh1, P Vallely1,2,
S Kaenwunruen1 and M Papaelias1
1The University of Birmingham, UK
2Network Rail, UK


16.55-17.15

[4A6]
Ultrasonic phased array inspection of the fully-automated multi-pass weld with an intentionally ‎embedded tungsten rod

Y Javadi, E Mohseni,
M Vasilev, D Lines,
C MacLeod, R Vithanage,
Z Qiu, R Zimermann,
C Loukas, E Foster,
G Pierce and A Gachagan
University of Strathclyde, UK

[4B6]
An MCDM framework for the classification of features from ultrasonic images of plastic pipe welds

H Yusuf1,2, G Panoutsos2
and C Nageswaran1
1TWI Ltd, UK
2The University of Sheffield, UK 

[4C6]
Flexible thin-film ultrasonic transducer development for couplant-free high-temperature monitoring

D Irving, H Trodden and D Hughes
Novosound Ltd, UK

17.15-17.35

[4A7]
Defect amplitude response approximation using TCG-calibrated CIVA simulation of PAUT inspection

M McInnes1, R O’Leary1,
A Gachagan1 and A Glover2
1University of Strathclyde, UK
2QinetiQ Ltd, UK

[4B7]
In-situ non-contact pressure measurement of sealed units using acoustic methods

E Sharp and S Dixon
University of Warwick, UK

[4C7]
Geometrical acoustics of Lamb waves

V V Krylov
Loughborough University, UK

17.35

Conference close for the day


19.30 for 20.00

Pre-dinner drinks
– Ironbridge 1

Conference dinner
– Ironbridge 1