Corrosion Monitoring 2019: Call for Abstracts
The Sixteenth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Asset Management (CM 2019) will take place from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 June 2019 at The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, UK. The conference is organised by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) in close partnership with the International Society for Condition Monitoring (ISCM) and the US Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT).

To submit an abstract (of no more than 200 words) visit:

To view or download a copy of the Call for Papers leaflet, visit:


There will be four sessions running in parallel 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;
An expert panel session on hot topics in CM, led by recognised scientists and engineers;
An exhibition, vendor presentations and a plenary spotlight session for exhibitors and sponsors;
BINDT-sponsored student packages; and
Social events.

All abstracts and papers will be subject to peer review by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee. All approved papers will appear in the conference proceedings. Selected papers may be published in the BINDT international journal Insight, the International Journal of Condition Monitoring or other leading international journals. Papers related to ‘case studies’ may be published in BINDT’s newsletters, Condition Monitor and NDT News.

The CM 2019 conference will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to make connections with academics and industrialists from all over the world and benefit from in-depth networking with peers. Leading figures in the field of CM will be presenting at the conference, with the very latest developments in CM and asset management being revealed, ensuring all attendees will learn something.

Call for Travel and Attendance Award applicants

If you are based overseas and from the profession of NDT and CM, but are unable to attend due to financial constraints, you may be eligible for the BINDT Travel and Attendance Award. Applicants can range from individuals at an early career stage or be experienced contributors. To view the eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, visit:

Student registration

BINDT has always recognised the importance of encouraging students to participate in this major international event. As a repeat to the gesture in 2018, the Sixteenth International Conference will be providing generous sponsorship of student registrations in 2019, resulting in a major reduction of fees for student attendance.

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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.