Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Included in the class will be a thorough review of IR science and modern infrared camera design with an emphasis on radiative heat transfer and the practical implications of using a thermal imaging camera to measure temperature. All common sources of measurement error will be discussed as well as the methods used to mitigate these issues.
Depending on the needs of the participants and the time available, additional topics covered may include measurement through IR windows or using mirrors to capture indirect temperature readings. While not required, students are encouraged to bring their own cameras and laptops for planned lab exercises during class.
For more information and to register, please view the course listing on the ITC website or contact the Infrared Training Center directly at 1-866-TRAIN-IR.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The Infrared Training Center is excited to announce the purchase of a Command View System from Camera Motion Research, LLC to be used in sUAS training classes. This equipment allows for the transmission of live video from an unmanned aircraft system to a control center on the ground as far as 3,000ft (914m) away.
Having the Command View System allows the instructor to demonstrate camera operation techniques and perform specific tasks such as measuring temperature, showing the effects of viewing angle and more, all while from the air. Not only does this enhance the overall training experience, it allows for up to eight students to view the screen at a time, encouraging participation and improving engagement during flying exercises.
With the Command View System, more students can now experience the correct way to capture qualitative and quantitative thermography data in real time. It works with a variety of instructional situations and applications too including overhead electrical, agricultural, solar panels and more. A built-in DVR recorder captures all images and videos taken during flight which can be replayed and discussed while back in the classroom.
Look for the Command View System at upcoming sUAS Level I Thermography and Level I Public Safety Courses from the Infrared Training Center. Registration for these classes and others is available online at www.infraredtraining.com/schedule or by calling ITC directly at 1-866-TRAIN-IR.
Monday, April 29, 2019
For more information about DroneBase, please visit their website at www.dronebase.com
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
This course will introduce you to the operation of the FLIR ONE and FLIR ONE Pro infrared camera. This course is a self paced on-demand web course, you can start as soon as you enroll and you can stop and continue where you left off at any time. There is NO CHARGE for this course.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
This groundbreaking survey provides you with the answers. The results of this survey should prove invaluable to you for both pricing and marketing your services.
We will be updating this information with a new survey to be conducted later this year. The results will be published as part of the InfraMation 2018 Conference Proceedings which all attendees receive.
If you want to be included in the survey, make sure that you opt in to "ITC email" on the Online Training registration page or your profile (for current online learners). Participants will be able to purchase the published report at a 50% discount.
Link to the Report Page
Friday, January 26, 2018
More and more organizations are installing IR windows or sight glasses in their electrical equipment so inspections can be made with an infrared camera.
The advantages are obvious: worker safety is improved as thermographers and electricians don't have to open live electrical cabinets, and inspection times can be reduced.
However, what lens choice is the best to use with your infrared camera to provide adequate resolution, and yet see as much of the electrical equipment as possible?
Here are three images that were taken at a power plant looking at an ISO phase buss. The buss is only about a foot away and is taken looking through an infrared window (crystal type).
As you can plainly see, the 90° lens is clearly the way to go. It provides enough detail for analysis, yet extends your field of view by a huge amount.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The results show that when people are fully focused on a task, their breathing rate changes as the autonomic nervous system takes over. There may also be a diversion of blood flow from the face to the cerebral cortex as the mental demand increases, although this is the subject of further research.
Read the entire article
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Here’s a video with Tom O’toole of FLIR Systems and Flemming Lund, a certified Energy Auditor & Home Inspector, talking about the tools used in the various phases involved in a home energy audit.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
"Has anyone documented Cost Avoidance Or Potential energy savings using Thermography. Ex. Downtime, Labor, Materials. I would be interested in understanding how you determined final cost or energy savings."
This is the $64,000 question, how to justify the cost and benefits of an IR program. The methods used vary depending on your situation, what downtime costs in your facility, overtime and rush ordering to get new parts, lost production cost, your energy cost, etc.
I have selected several white papers that illustrate how different organizations have calculated their costs. Use them as examples of what can be done, and how they are presented.
Use this link to download the files.