NDT for the nuclear industry seminar

About the workshop
Friday 24 January 2020
Watermill Hotel, Paisley, UK 

This seminar, in association with the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Nuclear Research Centre (ANRC), will review the evolution of nuclear NDT, lessons to be learned in nuclear and other industries and research directions for the future. 

Tony Wooldridge, co-author of ‘Golden Egg or Poisoned Chalice?: The Story of Nuclear Power in the UK’ will open proceedings whilst ANRC will explain current projects that include: in-process weld inspection, smart cement/sensors and advanced image processing techniques. Speakers in attendance also represent: Doosan Babcock; AWE; EDF; ONR; Rolls-Royce; TRAC Oil & Gas; and many more. 

The seminar will be held from 10h00-16h00 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 will run from 09h30-16h00 in parallel with the event, which delegates can visit during the tea/coffee and lunch breaks. The exhibition is free to attend and over ten exhibitors will be presenting the latest products and technology.

Exhibitors include:
Agility NDE Ltd
Novosound Ltd 
Eddyfi Technologies Oceanscan Ltd 
Ashtead Technology Ltd          
ETher NDT Ltd
Baugh & Weedon Ltd
GB Inspection Systems Ltd          
Peak NDT
High Technology Sources Ltd
JR Technology Ltd 

In the evening from 19h00, following a networking period, the venue will host the Annual Burns Supper, a celebration of the life and works of Robert Burns, with music, songs and dancing. To book a place at the Annual Burns Supper, please email: conf@bindt.org (an additional charge of £29.00 + VAT per head applies).

The attendance fee is £50.00 + VAT.
BINDT Members: £10.00 discount.
Students and apprentices: FREE (subject to availability).
Annual Burns Supper: £29.00 + VAT per head.

PCN and CPD points applicable.

To download a copy of the booking form, click here.

10.00-10.45Registration and tea/coffee in the exhibition area
Co-chairs introduction
Dr M Farley and J Whittle
History of nuclear power and nuclear NDT in the UK
T Wooldridge, J Whittle and Dr M Farley
Nuclear NDT from a vendor's perspective
J Allen, Doosan Babcock
EDF Energy NDT Group – R&D road map 2020
S Meikle, EDF Energy
Lessons learned in aerospace/nuclear
Dr I Baillie, Rolls-Royce plc
12.10-12.30 Lessons learned
C Bull and R Watson, AWE
Lessons learned – a regulator's view
L Carter, Office of Nuclear Regulation
Lessons to be learned for the oil & gas sector
C Bird, CRB Inspection
Lunch in the exhibition area
M Gayfer and Dr I Baillie
ANRC introductionM Gayfer, CEO, ANRC
In-process weld inspection
D Lines, ANRC
Smart cement sensors – distributed, self-sensing cement coatings for concrete assets
M Perry, ANRC
Fraunhofer: H2 detection in nuclear waste environments
D Armstrong, ANRC
Channoramas – Advanced image processing techniques for in-core inspection videos
G West, ANRC
NDE research horizons
C MacLeod, ANRC
15.50-16.00 Closing remarks
Dr I Baillie, Rolls-Royce plc
Tea/coffee in the bar area 
17.30 Networking prior to the Annual Burns Supper 

To download a copy of the programme, click here.

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