Published on 27-May-2021

CM 2021 Conference: Only three weeks to go!

CM 2021 Conference: Only three weeks to go!

CM 2021 will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to network with academics and industrialists from all over the world. Leading figures in the field of CM will be presenting at the virtual conference, with the very latest developments in these areas being revealed, ensuring all attendees will learn something. A registration form MUST be completed in order to reserve a space and to receive the necessary link(s) to each session. For further information and to register visit: 


There will be ten sessions, over five-days, covering a wide range of advances in CM fields, which will include:

  • Plenary presentations
  • Invited and contributed presentations, including case study presentations
  • Industrial sessions for major industrial sectors
  • Expert panel session on hot topics in CM, led by recognised scientists and engineers
  • Exhibition, vendor presentations and plenary spotlight session for exhibitors
  • BINDT-sponsored student packages
  • Free-of-charge workshop for CM conference delegates.

To view the CM2021 virtual conference programme, visit: 

Workshop on Multicopters for Inspection

This webinar follows on from the successful 2018 workshop and will present delegates with information about the current progress of developments for multicopters, commonly known as drones, for carrying out aerial inspections of industrial and other assets. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 16 June 2021 and is FREE of charge to full-time rate delegates of the CM 2021 conference (subject to availability). For further information about the workshop, visit: 

Student registration

BINDT has always recognised the importance of encouraging students to participate in this major international event. As a gesture to celebrate the seventeenth international conference, the Institute will be providing sponsorship of student registrations in 2021, resulting in a major reduction of fees for student attendance. In addition, the ‘Len Gelman Award’ is intended to encourage students and people in the early stages of their careers (first five years) in the field of CM to present their work. 

Exhibition and sponsorship

Commercial sessions, vendor presentations and plenary spotlight sessions for exhibitors will take place during the conference, providing an ideal opportunity to gain an insight into the up-to-date technologies currently available. Leading companies may wish to take a more visible sponsor role in this international event and sponsors will be acknowledged on the conference website and in the proceedings. For details of exhibition and sponsorship packages, visit: 

Further information about this prestigious event can be found at: 

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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: 

Sharon Creed
Marketing & PR Manager
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

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