The 59th Annual British Conference on Non-Destructive Testing will take place this year from 15-17 September 2020 at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Northampton, UK. The purpose of the event is to showcase a broad range of NDT technologies and applications and to gather together professionals in the field.
Exhibitors to the conference represent a who’s who in the field of NDT and will include companies such as:
Creaform division of Ametek GmbH
Advanced NDT Ltd
Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd
Baugh & Weedon
At the end of the conference several awards will be given for research into the field. These awards include:
- BINDT Annual Conference Paper Award: The winning paper will be selected based on both the quality of the paper and the presentation. The prize for this award will be a framed certificate and a £50 voucher. The winner of this competition will be determined by a panel of four NDT Technical Committee members.
- William Gardner Award (Best Student Paper Award): This award is aimed at students and others who are new to the field of non-destructive testing. In order to qualify for the award, the person must be a student or someone who has become employed in the field within the last five years. The prize for this award will be a certificate, a cash sum of £250 and free institute membership for one year.
- Travel and Attendance Award: The aim of this award is to encourage attendance at the BINDT annual conferences by contributors from foreign nations. This ensures that the field is open to anyone who can contribute to the advancement of NDT. The award will help lower-income attendees offset the costs of travel, subsistence and conference fees. The amount of the award will typically be up to £750 plus a free full-time conference registration.
Conferences such as the BINDT help our field advance by encouraging experts to exchange ideas about where the technology is currently and where it may be headed in the future. Detailed discussions and presentations about nondestructive testing equipment and automated ultrasonic inspection equipment can be expected as this has been the case for several decades.