Marine Composites Inspection Workshop 2021

13-14 October 2021
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Poole, UK 



This two-day workshop is organised by the BINDT Composites Group in order to focus on the practice of NDT as performed in the field of marine composites.

The workshop brings together operators, practitioners, suppliers, manufacturers and regulators to demonstrate, discuss and compare approaches to NDT for different types of marine composite structure. It will provide an opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions that arise from NDT in this field. The workshop will cover the standards and requirements that drive the NDT approach, introduce the variety of inspection methods and techniques that are currently in use in this sector and share best practice.








To view or download a booking form, click here.


Exhibitors
Bowyer Engineering 
www.bowyerengineering.co.uk 
Dantec Dynamics Ltd 

www.dantecdynamics.com 
dolphitech AS
www.dolphitech.com 
High Technology Sources Ltd  
www.htsl.co.uk
Inspection Tech Ltd 
www.inspectiontech.co.uk 
Testia Ltd 

www.testia.com 

Programme
Day One – Wednesday 13 October 2021
08.45-
09.20

Registration
09.20-
09.30

Welcome and introduction

Rob Rose, NCC and Chair of BINDT Composites Group
 Session 1: Practitioner experience

Chair: Laura Hayday
09.30-
09.50

Babcock Devonport NDT composite overviewGary Whalley, Babcock International Group
09.50-10.10Title TBCJohn Tyrer, Laser Optical Engineering Ltd
10.10-
10.30

Title TBCGiles Waterhouse, International NDT Ltd
10.30-10.50
Title TBCSpeaker TBC

10.50-11.00

Q&A session 


11.00-11.30
Coffee break

 Session 2: Exhibitor session 

Chair: Jack Lambert 
11.30-11.45 Zetec's approach to composite inspection Stephen Downie, High Technology Sources Ltd (HTSL) 
11.45-12.00 Manufacture of specialist ultrasonic and eddy current standards for non-destructive evaluation (HDN) David Scott, Bowyer Engineering Ltd 
12.00-12.15 Title TBC Sarah Walbyoff, Testia Ltd 
12.15-12.30 Enhanced capabilities for ultrasonic inspection of marine composites with the dolphicam2Jack Lambert, dolphitech AS 
12.30-12.45 Shearography applications in the marine industry Graham Hassell, Dantec Dynamics Ltd 
12.45-13.00 In-situ inspection and condition assessment of GFRP composite with NIR and other techniques Nili Steribon, Inspection Tech Ltd 
13.00-13.10 Q&A session 
13.10-14.15 Lunch break 
 Practical demonstrations 

Chair: Rob Rose 
14.15-16.15 14.15-14.45 Practical use of collaborative robots for on-site inspectionNathan Hartley, TWI Ltd 
 14.45-15.15 TBC Chris Minton, Minton, Treharne & Davies Ltd 
 15.15-15.45 TBC John Tyrer, Laser Optical Engineering Ltd 
 15.45-16.15 Novel approach to the marine world – from masts to hulls Jack Lambert, dolphitech AS 
16.15-16.45 Coffee and discussion session 
16.45
 
Close for the day 

Day Two – Thursday 14 October 2021
08.45-
09.20

Registration
09.20-
09.30

Welcome and introduction

Rob Rose, NCC and Chair of BINDT Composites Group
 Session 1: Regulation and requirement

Chair: Rob Rose
09.30-
09.50

The RNLI's experiences and current application of marine composites NDTHolly Phillips, RNLI
09.50-10.10Title TBCPaul Miller, Millstream Underwriting
10.10-
10.30

Work of the marine composites certification groupChris Minton, Minton, Treharne & Davies Ltd
10.30-10.50
An approach to achieving NDT qualification of composite materialsLaura Hayday, Babcock International Group
10.50-11.15
Coffee break

 Session 2: What's new 

Chair: Jack Lambert 
11.15-11.35 Automated terahertz imaging of composites Nathan Hartley, TWI Ltd
11.35-11.55 Recent advances in microwave NDT systemsRobin Sloan, Microwave Inspection Technologies Ltd
11.55-12.15 NDE and QA in F1 Iain Bomphrey, University of Strathclyde 
12.15-12.35 MMW imaging of composites with an active source that totally eliminates the problem of specular reflection Dr Geoff Diamond, Inspection Tech Ltd
12.35-12.45 Q&A session 
12.45-13.30 Lunch break 
13.30-14.30 RNLI tour

 Session 3: Open forum 

Chair: Rob Rose 
14.30-15.30 TBC
15.30
 
Workshop close

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