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British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing or BINDT is a professional body for engineers and other technical professionals involved in non-destructive testing and condition monitoring in the United Kingdom. The Institute was founded in 1976, by amalgamation of the Society of Non-Destructive Examination (SONDE) and the NDT Society of Great Britain (NDTS), which were both founded in 1954.[1]

BINDT is a licensed member institution of the Engineering Council [2] and a full member of the European Federation of NDT (EFNDT) and the International Committee for NDT (ICNDT). Their headquarters is located in Northampton, UK.


BINDT maintains PCN (Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing). PCN is a personnel certification scheme in NDT methods, welding inspection and condition monitoring, which is accredited by UKAS according to ISO 17024.[3] PCN certification schemes for the major NDT methods conform to BS EN ISO 9712 (2012).[4] PCN condition monitoring certification schemes in Vibration Analysis, Acoustic Emission, Infrared Thermography and Lubrication Management and Analysis conform to the appropriate parts of ISO 18436.[5]


BINDT publishes "Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring", which includes original research and development papers, technical and scientific reviews and case studies.[6]

BINDT also publishes "NDT News". This is a trade magazine for NDT, inspection, condition monitoring and quality practitioners. It is sent free of charge to its members and to PCN certified personnel.


  1. ^ BINDT: About us Archived July 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ EC Professional Engineering Institutions
  3. ^ UKAS accreditation certificate No 030 Archived July 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ BS EN ISO 9712: Non-destructive testing -- Qualification and certification of NDT personnel (ISO 9712:2012) (2012)
  5. ^ BS ISO 18436: Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines — Requirements for qualification and assessment of personnel (8 parts)
  6. ^ "Insight Journal". Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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