Working Group on NDT for Heritage Railway Boilers

Thursday 13 February 2020 from 10h00-17h00
Alresford Goods Shed, Mid Hants Railway 



About the Workshop
This workshop will begin to address a range of recommendations from the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing's (BINDT's) report on the Workshop on NDT Requirements for Heritage Railway Boilers. Click here to view or download the full report.

NDT equipment suppliers will present and demonstrate capabilities for inspecting several boiler components, including firebox stays and the inner and outer firebox, using recently fabricated test specimens. This will precede the inaugural meeting of the BINDT Working Group on NDT for Heritage Railway Boilers, which is open to all.

Workshop Programme
10h00 Tea, coffee, introduction and NDT demonstrations
12h30 Lunch
13h15 Presentations by supply chain on results so far
14h30 Strategy for NDT technology qualification
15h00 Tea and coffee
15h30 Inaugural meeting of the BINDT Working Group on NDT for Heritage Railway Boilers
17h00 End

NDT Supply Chain Information
The inspections being covered are twofold: testing of corroded steel firebox stays for cracks somewhere along their length and mapping of remaining steel firebox wall thickness in the presence of both external and internal corrosion. The key is to be able to inspect with minimum surface preparation or teardown. Test specimens will be available for 10% to 40% metal loss in 15 mm-thick steel plate over regions from 1.5 mm to 50 mm diameter to determine the minimum detectable metal loss.

NDT equipment suppliers and service providers who are prepared to demonstrate capability at the morning workshop and/or present results in the afternoon should book a table and presentation slot by email to Dr Becky Peacock at: outreach.mhr@hotmail.com

Informal ‘practice’ trials on the specimens can be pre-booked for the week of 20-24 January 2020 at the Mid Hants Railway, Ropley Station, Station Hill, Ropley, Hampshire SO24 OBL, or the following week if necessary, by email to Dr Becky Peacock at: outreach.mhr@hotmail.com

Registration
Attendance is free of charge. Lunch and refreshments will be sponsored by the Mid Hants Railway. Please register your attendance by email to Dr Becky Peacock at: outreach.mhr@hotmail.com before 24 January 2020.

This event is co-sponsored by the Mid Hants Railway and BINDT.

Venue
Alresford Goods Shed, Mid Hants Railway,
The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9JG.
Tel: +44 (0)1962 733810; Fax: +44 (0)1962 735448