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BINDT 2018

Date/s: 10th -12th September 2018
Location: East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel
Contact: NDT 2018: Call for Papers

Dear colleague,

The 57th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) will be taking place from 10-12 September 2018 at the East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel, Nottingham, UK.

This prestigious event will see experts in non-destructive testing (NDT) and related technologies meet to exchange experiences, ideas and the very latest developments that will shape the future of NDT.

For the first time, the conference will be co-located with the Fifteenth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machine Failure Prevention Technologies (CM 2018/MFPT 2018), which will allow delegates to customise their experience by visiting both events under one roof.

Papers are invited from academia and industry on all aspects of (NDT), including:

• Rail and axle testing
• Aerospace
• Bonded joint inspection
• Power generation
• Nuclear
• NDT of food
• NDT in forensic science
• Automated and robotic NDT
• Theoretical modelling
• Inspection qualification
• Composites
• Adhesives and bonding
• Thermography • Ultrasonics
• Phased arrays
• Electromagnetics
• Radiography
• Digital radiography
• Digital signal processing and imaging
• Novel techniques
• Monitoring
• Research
• Time-of-flight diffraction
• Technology transfer in NDT
• Medical and related NDT
• The needs of NDT end-users

Abstracts (of no more than 200 words) must be submitted online at: by 11 May 2018.

Conference Proceedings will be published in the form of extended abstracts (max 12 pages of A4 text) and one copy will be provided for each delegate. Full written papers that are submitted may be refereed with a view to publication in Insight.

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Contact: Karen Cambridge
Conferences and Events Department, BINDT, Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1604 438300; Fax: +44 (0)1604 438301; Email:


Notes for editors

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) is a UK-based professional engineering institution working to promote the advancement of the science and practice of non-destructive testing (NDT), condition monitoring (CM), diagnostic engineering and all other materials and quality testing disciplines. Internationally recognised, it is concerned with the education, training and certification of its members and all those engaged in NDT and CM and through its publications and annual conferences and events it disseminates news of the latest advances in the science and practice of the subjects. For further information about the Institute and its activities, visit

What are NDT and CM?
Non-destructive testing is the branch of engineering concerned with all methods of detecting and evaluating flaws in materials. Flaws can affect the serviceability of a material or structure, so NDT is important in guaranteeing safe operation as well as in quality control and assessing plant life. The flaws may be cracks or inclusions in welds and castings or variations in structural properties, which can lead to a loss of strength or failure in service. The essential feature of NDT is that the test process itself produces no deleterious effects on the material or structure under test. The subject of NDT has no clearly defined boundaries; it ranges from simple techniques such as the visual examination of surfaces, through the well-established methods of radiography, ultrasonic testing and magnetic particle crack detection, to new and very specialised methods such as the measurement of Barkhausen noise and positron annihilation spectroscopy.

Condition monitoring (CM) aims to ensure plant efficiency, productivity and reliability by monitoring and analysing the wear of operating machinery and components to provide an early warning of impending failure, thereby reducing costly plant shutdown. Condition monitoring originally used mainly vibration and tribology analysis techniques but now encompasses new fields such as thermal imaging, acoustic emission and other non-destructive techniques. The diagnostic and prognostic elements, in addition to increasingly sophisticated signal processing, is using trends from repeated measurements in time intervals of days and weeks.

Contact for press enquiries and image requests:
Ashleigh Sewell
Marketing & PR Assistant
The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road,
Northampton NN2 6JB, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1604 438300
Fax: +44 (0)1604 438301
Email: ashleigh.sewell

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