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Materials Testing 2019: Free practitioner sessions

As part of the Materials Testing 2019 (MT 2019) Exhibition, to be held from 3-5 September 2019 at The International Centre, Telford, UK, there will be a series of tutorial sessions for practitioners based on the fundamentals of some of the most important NDT methods. Entrance to the exhibition and tutorials is FREE and CPD points will be awarded for attendance at the sessions.

The ‘Session E’, as it is called, will be spread over two days: Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 September 2019. It will run alongside the three technical streams that comprise the NDT 2019 annual conference and the commercial ‘Session D’, which will also be held in the exhibition area. The first day of the practitioner tutorial sessions will cover the past and present performance of ultrasound testing and day two will focus on digital radiography versus film.

To round off Session E, there will be a panel session where the presenters will be available to answer questions and further discuss the advantages and disadvantages, capabilities and limitations of the various techniques that have been presented. This will provide a great opportunity for practitioners to raise the challenges they face and receive an expert opinion on how to solve them. To view the full programme of Session E, visit:

Entrance to the practitioner sessions on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 September at Materials Testing 2019 is FREE. Pre-register online to receive a fast-track bar code that will be emailed direct to you in advance of the show to enable you swift entry on the day. For further information and how to register, visit: of how to claim the CPD points awarded will be provided at the session area in the exhibition hall.

Hotel accommodation
A choice of accommodation is available for delegates attending either the exhibition or conference. Both the Holiday Inn and International Hotel are within a one-minute walk of the conference venue and the Telford Centre Hotel is approximately a six-minute drive. Alternative accommodation is also available at the Telford Travelodge. The discounted rates can only be guaranteed until 2 August 2019. Limited spaces are available;to secure your place at this prestigious event, visit:

We look forward to seeing you at Materials Testing 2019.


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:
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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