NDT for Safety Critical Applications Workshop 2019

Friday 25 January 2019
Watermill Hotel, Paisley, UK 

This workshop showcased the importance of NDT in safety-critical applications (including nuclear energy, aero engines, oil & gas, civil construction and marine) and allowed researchers, technicians, apprentices and students to see a wide range of applications.

A concluding session focused on NDT apprenticeships, looking at the present situation in Scotland and reviewing the rapid progress of the Trailblazer NDT Apprenticeship Scheme in England.

The event was held at the Watermill Hotel in the centre of Paisley, within walking distance of Paisley Gilmour Street railway station and a short taxi ride from Glasgow Airport.

A table-top exhibition ran in parallel with the workshop, which delegates visited during the tea/coffee and lunch breaks.

In the evening, following a networking period, the venue hosted the Annual Burns Supper, a celebration of the life and works of Robert Burns, with music, songs and dancing. 

PCN and CPD points applicable.

10.30-11.00Tea/Coffee in the exhibition area
Introduction to morning session
Dr M Farley and C Bull
Safety has no seasons
Dr A Bereson, ASNT
Thirty years of critical nuclear NDT
B Dikstra, Doosan Babcock
Critical NDT of aeroengines
Dr I Baillie, Rolls-Royce plc
12.10-12.30 Critical NDT in constructionDr S Babu, ICNDT
12.30-12.50 Change by design or by disaster: NDT reliability for safety-critical applications D Kanzler, Applied Validation 
Lunch in the exhibition area
14.30-14.35 Introduction to afternoon session Dr M Farley and C Bull 
NDT for critical maritime applications
A Glover and M McInnes, QinetiQ
Laser-induced arrays for inspection of additive manufacturing components
T Stratoudaki, CUE, University of Strathclyde
Pushing the limits of ultrasoundDr D Hughes, Novosound 
Probes for high-temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA)
J Skidmore, GB Inspection
Introduction to session on NDT apprenticeships
Dr M Farley
15.50-16.00 NDT apprenticeships – England R Lyon, BINDT 
16.00-16.15 NDT apprenticeships – Rolls-Royce plc Dr I Baillie, Rolls-Royce plc 
Discussion and close
Dr M Farley and C Bull 
17.30 Networking prior to the Annual Burns Supper 

For further information contact:
Conferences and Events Department, The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing,
Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1604 438300; Fax: +44 (0)1604 438301; Email: conf@bindt.org