The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)’s NDT Annual Conference and Materials Testing Exhibition have become the showcase for our profession, and BINDT has a duty to ensure that the standards established over the years are maintained.
Given the current circumstances, we feel that the ongoing travel restrictions, particularly those in force overseas, will prevent us from ensuring the international support these events have always enjoyed.
In addition, as we emerge from lockdown, many organisations will be busy rebuilding their businesses and in consequence this will have a consequentialan effect on visitor numbers. There is also some uncertainty as to when social distancing and face covering measures will be relaxed.
In the light of the above, BINDT has decided to postpone this year'sthe NDT 2021 conference and MT 2021 exhibition, which were due to take place from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 September 2021.
The 59th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing will now take place from Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 September 2022 at The International Centre, Telford, UK. The Materials Testing Exhibition (MT2022) will run alongside the NDT conference and promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 70 companies expected to exhibit.
Exhibitors and delegates who have booked to attend the NDT 2021 conference and MT 2021 exhibition are being offered the option to credit their attendance at next year's events. Alternatively, refunds are being offered and can be arranged by contacting Karen Cambridge directly (email@example.com).
BINDT regrets having to make this difficult decision, but at the present time feels it is in the best interests of all concerned.
ANNOUNCING NDT 2021 Webinar Week!
BINDT is delighted to host the NDT 2021 Webinar Week – Your virtual conference experience. This event will take place from Monday 6 to Friday 10 September 2021 and will feature a series of themed webinars covering the latest advances in NDT and related technologies, along with plenary presentations, Q&A sessions and a commercial stream. The deadline for the submission of abstracts (of no more than 200 words) is 28 May 2021 and these should be submitted online to using the pre-existing link at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ndt2021. Further details will be announced soon. If you would like to present at this virtual conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for editors
The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) is a UK-based professional engineering institutionworking to promote the advancement ofthe 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 withthe education, training and certification of its members and all those engaged in NDT and CM and through its publications and annual conferences and eventsit disseminates news of the latest advances in the science and practice of the subjects.For further information about the Institute and its activities, visit: http://www.bindt.org
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.
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