Three Weeks Until CM2019 Conference in Glasgow, UK
The Sixteenth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Asset Management (CM2019), is taking place from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 June 2019 at The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, UK. Full-time registration includes attendance at all conference sessions, entrance to the table-top exhibition, proceedings USB, coffee breaks, lunches, a guided walking tour and the conference dinner. For further information and to register, visit:

The CM2019 programme comprises three sessions running in parallel and covering a wide range of advances in CM fields, which will include plenary presentations, case study presentations, industrial sessions for major industrial sectors, expert panel sessions on hot topics in CM, plenary spotlight sessions for exhibitors and social events. To view or download the conference programme and abstracts, visit:

Condition monitoring apprenticeship workshops
Roger Lyon, Apprenticeships Project Manager at BINDT, will deliver a presentation on the CM apprenticeship at CM2019, on Wednesday 26 June, from 10h00-12h30 and 14h30-17h00. Large and SME employers, training providers and CM professionals from industry and academia should come along and hear how they can benefit from taking on apprentices and upskilling existing staff, gain qualifications and certification and benefit from government funding. Attendance is FREE of charge. To complete a registration form, visit:

A table-top exhibition of CM-related products will run alongside the CM2019 conference. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet delegates from all over the world and display their equipment and services to them, as well as giving a short sales talk in the plenary lecture room to all conference delegates during the exhibition open period. The exhibition opens on both Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 June 2019 and attendance is FREE of charge to visitors. To view a list of the exhibitors attending, visit:

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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.

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