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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Inspecting Solar Panels with UAVs


New video to show you featuring a FLIR thermal imager mounted on a UAV inspecting solar panels for damage.

This application of infrared thermography has come a long way and now, with a new aerial perspective, is an extremely efficient tool for maintenance and quality assurance inspections of solar systems. In contrast to time consuming traditional methods, large solar installations can now be inspected quickly from the right distance and view point.

Even with these advancements in the technology, however, a thermal imager still does not have the ability to detect problems on its own – you still need a qualified operator with the right knowledge and skills to use it properly.

That’s where ITC can help with training and certification! Check out our website for a complete list of course locations and dates now available through September 2016.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday – Thermovision 680 Medical


Check these pictures out for #TBT; a Thermovision 680 Liquid Nitrogen cooled system circa 1968 that was utilized for medical applications.

Originally manufactured by AGA Infrared Systems of Sweden, the camera had interchangeable lenses and a Polaroid camera attachment that was used to capture the infrared images shown on a display unit (not seen here) as there was no on-board file storage.

The "Short Wave" model used a single InSb (Indium Antimonide) detector while the Long Wave version featured a HgCdTe (Mercury Cadmium Telluride) detector.




Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Live Webcasts and On-Demand Webinars

Learn the basics before getting certified with free live webcasts and on-demand webinars from ITC! Topics now scheduled into January 2016 that provide a valuable overview of thermal imaging and its many applications.  

Learn more and register here, plus get access to 20 on-demand webinars that are free and available for viewing any time: 

www.infraredtraining.com/webinars 

Besides US-based live webcasts and on-demand webinars, ITC also offers European-based sessions with more convenient times for those attending internationally: 
http://www.irtraining.eu/en/webinars/webinars.html

Live Webcasts - North American Broadcast Schedule
November - January

FLIR Tools Software Basics
Friday, November 6

FLIR Tools+ Advanced

Friday, November 6

Introduction to IR for Building Systems
Friday, November 13

Introduction to IR for Electrical Applications

Tuesday, November 24

Hands-On Operation of Your FLIR Thermal Imager

Friday, December 11

Building Moisture Inspection Basics

Friday, December 18

Overview of IR Optical Gas Imaging Webinar

Monday, December 21

Infrared Thermography Basics
Wednesday, December 30

Thermographer Q&A: Capturing Great Thermal Images

Friday, January 8, 2016

Monday, November 2, 2015

InfraMation 2016 - Call for Papers and Abstracts

InfraMation 2016 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino September 27-29, 2016, with a pre-conference training day on September 26. Join other thermal imaging experts to learn the latest thermal imaging techniques and applications, and make valuable connections!

The InfraMation 2016 Call for Papers is now open through February 5, 2016. FLIR Systems and the Infrared Training Center (ITC) are currently accepting 150-250 word abstracts of presentations and/or clinics to be delivered to InfraMation 2016 conference attendees. The audience will consist of more than 500 condition monitoring engineers, maintenance technicians, building inspectors, restoration contractors, research and science professionals, optical gas imaging specialists, and test and measurement buyers. Submit your abstract through this simple online form.

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Benefits & Requirements

Why should you present at InfraMation 2016?

  • Qualify for a deeply discounted conference registration fee
  • Identify yourself as an infrared thermal imaging expert in your field
  • Earn valuable certification renewal credits
  • Further validate your expertise for clients and customers
  • Expand your professional and business referral network
  • Represent your organization on a big stage
  • Publish your paper on a searchable CD that every InfraMation attendee receives

InfraMation is the leading infrared training experience in the world. As thermal imaging becomes more mainstream, early adopters such as yourself will be sought out for your extensive knowhow and experience. Simply put: InfraMation is the place to get recognized!

The only "hard" requirements are that your paper be non-commercial in nature (for sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, click here) and submitted in English. Abstract approval is based on clarity, suitability, and technical merit of work.

Suggested Topic Areas

  • Buildings - Roofing Systems
  • Buildings - Water Ingress / Moisture / Remediation / Mold Testing
  • Buildings - Insulation / Air Leakage / Energy Loss
  • Buildings - Standards & Certification
  • Buildings - Pest Detection and Control
  • Condition Monitoring - Electrical Distribution - Indoor, Outdoor, Transmission, Distribution
  • Condition Monitoring - Mechanical Applications - Bearings, Gearboxes, Conveyors, Steam, Hydraulic
  • Condition Monitoring - Standards & Certification
  • Condition Monitoring - Petrochemical Applications
  • Business - Marketing/Sales/Pricing
  • Business - Program Management / Cost Avoidance / Cost Saving
  • Business - Safety
  • Research & Science Applications
  • Medical/Veterinary Applications
  • Optical Gas Imaging Applications
  • IR Report Preparation Techniques
  • NEW - Aerial Drone and UAV Applications / Techniques
  • Non-Destructive Testing - Material flaws, voids, etc.
  • Alternative / other Applications / Other Technologies

The Shadow Man Cometh

By Ronald Lucier, ASNT NDT Level III, Infrared Training Center

When I use the term “Radiation Heat Transfer” in my classes I sometimes get puzzled or even frightened looks as some folks associate the term radiation to Chernobyl and atomic weapons. It takes only a few minutes and a couple demonstrations to put them at ease though.

One of the simpler demonstrations is done outdoors on a sunny, warm day. It is common knowledge that the Sun is HOT – roughly 6000 ˚C or 10800 ˚F. Happily the Inverse Square Law and our atmosphere attenuate the thermal radiation to livable levels here on Earth!

But it is still thermal radiation! What happens if we interrupt that radiation? A simple experiment is to take a thermal camera into a safe area, like a parking lot, and create your own shadow!

I did this in the middle of my street the other day. Fortunately we don’t get much traffic, usually only the postman drives by and that’s to turn around and deliver mail.

Setting my camera up (a FLIR T650sc) to record a radiometric .csq file, I started recording and walked into the scene and made a shadow. The change in roadway temperature WAS INSTANTANEOUS! After 30 plus years in the business we sometimes get surprised and I was! Look at the raw plot data, ignore the spikes and where I walked into the scene:

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The two spots started out at the same temperature. Just look at the table data.

Time (sec)

Roadway

Shadow

Difference

0:00

98.2

98.3

0.1

9.37

98.9

98.5

-0.5

14.77

99.1

97.7

-1.4

22.2

99.4

97.2

-2.2

29.8

99.7

97.1

-2.6

50.13

99.9

96.1

-3.8

61.6

100.0

95.5

-4.5

67.3

100.0

95.4

-4.6

All temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit.I stopped taking data at 67 seconds as it was indeed a partly cloudy day and the clouds came by. Here are my start, middle and end jpegs:

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Engineers love graphs so I can’t resist! I took five seconds of data and drew a trend line through both sets to show that the roadway wasn’t cooling, just the shadow.

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This doesn’t require a high end camera such as the FLIR T650sc – any IR camera, a little Sun, an absorbing surface such as a sidewalk or even a wall will suffice.

The best way to learn is to teach! I encourage all the readers of this article to go teach your friends, co-workers and family a little bit about radiation heat transfer!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

InfraMation 2016 - The Leading IR Training Experience

InfraMation, the leading IR training experience and thermal imaging conference, returns to Las Vegas and the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino September 26-29, 2016.  Registration is now available at www.inframation.org

The main conference will run Tuesday, September 27 through Thursday, September 29, with a pre-conference training day scheduled on Monday, September 26.  Join other thermography experts from around the world to learn the latest thermal imaging techniques and applications while making valuable connections!

And don’t just take our word for it…check out this video to see what past InfraMation attendees are saying about their experiences at the world’s largest conference for professional thermographers:



The best registration deal available for a limited time is the Platinum Package that not only includes full access to all four days of the event and conference meals, but also a FLIR C2 compact thermal imager, free ITC certification renewal, and entry into a drawing for a free FLIR E8 infrared camera.

The pre-conference training day on Monday, September 26, is a must for any thermographer looking to expand their knowledge in one of four available educational tracks that include two new certificate training areas: 

  • Optical Gas Imaging and Research & Science 
  • FLIR Tools Software and Thermography Inspections with UAVs 
  • Advanced Thermography for Condition Monitoring – Certificate Training 
  • Fundamentals of Thermography & Home Inspections – Certificate Training
More details coming soon including a Call for Papers for those who are interested in sharing their knowledge and experience with other industry professionals, plus sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities too.  Until then, follow ITC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/InfraredTraining) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/ITCInfrared) with the hashtag #inframation16 for the latest updates on InfraMation 2016.  See you in Las Vegas!

Monday, August 17, 2015

New FLIR Tools Videos Added to ITC's YouTube Channel

Three new FLIR Tools videos have been added to ITC's YouTube channel:


They are:
  • Import Images: This video has been updated to show the new import window and UltraMax option.  There is also a section about managing the library images and folders (adding, deleting, etc.).
  • Analyze Images:  This segment shows the new user interface and new features such as the regional auto-adjust, CSV export, and color distribution modes.
  • Create Report: A new video demonstrating how to create and edit a REPX report. 
For more FLIR Tools Basics, be sure check out ITC's on-demand webinars at:


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Building Thermal Envelope Commissioning - Free White Paper

This application paper, written by ITC instructor Bill Schwahn, was originally presented as part of the proceedings at ITC’s 2015 InfraMation Conference. It discusses the process of using thermal imaging to determine the air tightness of a structure so that it meets the requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for Commercial and Residential Structures.

Click Here to Download

InfraMation 2016 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Rio Hotel and Casino on September 27-29, 2016. The event will also include a pre-conference training day on Monday, September 26. Save the date and plan to join hundreds of other thermography professionals where you’ll learn the latest thermal imaging techniques and applications while making valuable connections! If you’re not sure what to expect, here’s just some of the great content and entertainment that attendees experienced at InfraMation 2015 in Nashville.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Live Webcast Schedule Continues Through September 2015

The Infrared Training Center is pleased to announce that a new round of live webcasts are now scheduled through September 2015.  These free webinars provide a valuable overview of thermal imaging and its many applications.  New topics for this quarter include using IR for HVAC applications and an introduction to the ResearchIR software program for thermography cameras. 

In addition, ITC now has 20 on-demand webinars available for viewing at any time including sessions in German and French with more to come throughout the rest of 2015.

Registration for all US-based live webcasts and on-demand webinars can be found at www.infraredtraining.com/webinars

Or head to http://www.irtraining.eu/en/webinars/webinars.html for more information on our Europe-based live webcasts and on-demand sessions.

New Live Webcasts: July – September 2015

Infrared Thermography Basics
Friday, July 24

Ask the Expert: IR & Electrical Safety

Friday, July 31

FLIR Tools Software Basics

Friday, August 7

FLIR Tools+ Advanced Software

Friday, August 7

HVAC and IR Inspection Basics

Friday, August 14

Ask the Expert: Capturing Great Thermal Images

Wednesday, September 2

Introduction to ResearchIR Software for Thermography Cameras

Thursday, September 10

IR Basics for Home Inspectors

Thursday, September 10

Introduction to IR for Mechanical Applications

Friday, September 25

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Online Course: FLIR C2 Operation Basics

This course will introduce you to the operation of the FLIR C2 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 course.
We will discuss the controls of the camera as well as the user interface, and show you how to operate your camera and your report and analysis software.

Who should take this course: This course is intended for users of the FLIR C2 camera or anyone interested in purchasing one.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of thermography or infrared cameras is assumed.

Availability: This course is an on-demand self paced web based training course available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can begin as soon as you enroll.

Course Homepage

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Frogs are Cool! (well, actually they are ambient!)

By Ron Lucier, ASNT NDT Level III, FLIR Infrared Training Center

There is a nice koi pond not 50 feet away from my pool, filled with fish, plants and plenty of flying protein. Yet this American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), also known in certain parts of the US South as (tastiest frieduppes legges) has taken residence in my pool and has become quite tame. The silly frog will even swim up to me!

Anyway, according to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_bullfrog) frogs are “cold blooded” as are all amphibians. Let’s examine that term!

The following image was taken with my FLIR T650sc – I inverted the Grey scale for clarity.

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Yes, time to vacuum the pool but we have had thunderstorms the past two days!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ITC’s Live Webcasts and On-Demand Webinars Go Global

Matt Schwoegler, Infrared Training Center 

About 18 months ago the Infrared Training Center (ITC) launched a new and improved webinar program covering a variety of free topics on the basics of thermography and its many applications.  Since January 2014 we have successfully hosted 40 live webcasts and are now offering 15 on-demand webinars that are available for viewing at any time. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as additional live webinar dates for July, August and September are announced.

Starting next week, however, our webinars will also take on a more global focus as ITC begins hosting regularly scheduled topics specific to certain countries, regions and languages with a variety of new live broadcasts that originate from the United Kingdom, France, and Sweden. 

The benefit of running these webinars globally will not only improve the overall viewing experience by offering more convenient local broadcast times, it also allows ITC to start presenting live sessions in other native languages, beginning with French and German.  Content of course will be delivered by global ITC instructors in their respective home countries and will eventually contain material that is more appropriate, and better customized, for their regional audiences.

For those of you who still may not be familiar with these, ITC’s complimentary educational webinars are designed to provide a valuable overview of thermal imaging and its many applications. By attending these free, interactive, online sessions participants learn not only the basics of infrared thermography, but also where IR can reduce costs, save energy and increase safety for professionals across a variety of industries. 

To view the latest topics, dates and times of ITC’s new global webinar schedule, please visit the ITC EMEA website at www.irtraining.eu.  For the latest US-based live webcasts, and a listing of all on-demand webinars currently available, please visit www.infraredtraining.com/webinars

Thursday, May 28, 2015

InfraMation 2015 Conference Review

Matt Schwoegler, Infrared Training Center

The industry’s leading thermal training experience offered that, and a whole lot more, as the 2015 InfraMation conference rode through downtown Nashville, Tennessee May 11-14 at the Renaissance Hotel.  Approximately 60 paper presentations, training clinics & poster sessions provided the nearly 500 attendees with a wealth of learning and networking opportunities not seen anywhere else in the world of thermography:



About half of those in attendance took advantage of the pre-conference training day on Monday, May 11, joining clinics run by industry experts on a variety of topics, both beginning and advanced, in Condition Monitoring, Building Performance, IR Software and Optical Gas Imaging. 

The main conference continued on Tuesday, May 12 with an opening keynote by Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

All About the Timing: Insulation Inspections and Solar Loading

Matt Schwoegler, Infrared Training Center

The effects of the Sun on the surface of a building can make inspections quite challenging for thermographers looking for missing insulation.  The transient conditions created by solar loading not only mask infrared patterns on the exterior, it also impacts the thermal signature on the interior, perhaps leading one to believe (in the right conditions) that a wall appears to be uninsulated, when in fact it is insulated. 

To capture this, I recently set-up an infrared camera at home to monitor thermal changes on a south facing wall from the interior. The plan was to image the pattern reversal that occurs on an interior surface when the Sun heats the exterior up to a point where the direction of heat flow in the wall reverses, even though the air temperature remains colder outside.

FLIR0239I programmed the camera to record an image every 15 minutes starting at 7:00 a.m. Conditions at the time were ideal to check for insulation problems in a wood-frame building given the interior air temperature of 68˚F (20˚C) and an exterior air temperature of 33˚F (0.5˚C). The first image taken, seen here on the right, shows a wall which appears to be mostly well insulated (warm cavities and cooler framing). As the day progressed, however, the situation changed dramatically.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Infrared Training Center Visits Local Elementary School

by Alex Chrusciel
Infrared Training Center

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In the pursuit lifelong learning, Alex and Jason of the Infrared Training Center (ITC) paid a visit to a local elementary school looking to recruit the next generation of thermographers. What originally began as a single class demonstration (roughly 25 kids) blossomed into a gathering of the entire fifth grade class, over 90 children!

During a brief hour long presentation, the students were exposed to a crash course on infrared application and technology. The session sought to answer three basic questions: what is infrared, why do we use it, and how does it work?

The enthusiasm displayed by the students was both refreshing and uplifting. Not only could we see the energy we could feel it as well! The kids were shown hands on demonstrations which made learning about conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer both fun and exciting.

The radiant culture of infrared (no pun intended) left a lasting impression on the children as well as the faculty. The session concluded with a quick photo opp. and an extended invitation to make an annual presentation for the students.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn” - Benjamin Franklin

Monday, April 13, 2015

ThermalSpeak – building efficiency and thermal bridging

by Jay Bowen
BPI Energy Analyst
ASNT NDT Level 3 Thermographer

Building conversations in training this week brought up the subject of thermal bridging in the structure. Defined by a material of less insulation or greater conductivity. This material bridges or short circuits the better insulation and reduces its effectiveness. This reduces the overall R value rating of the whole assembly. The following website,  http://web.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/AWT/home.htm , addresses this whole wall rating concept. This isn’t a debate of test methods or approaches. It is enough to say that anything put in the wall that reduces the energy of that wall should be addressed in the construction process.

My input on this subject is finding these, before construction begins and discussion with a builder, methods to reduce or eliminate these bridges. Verification of the design or confirmation as building progresses would be where a thermographer can enter the process and provide proof that the building project has conformed to this concept of design.

The images from a qualified thermographer provide detailed analysis of construction detail typically hidden from the inspectors or builders.

Taking a set of images to compare this approach can clearly see the advantage of reducing the vertical framing typical of stick built construction. Even the wide wall of 2x6 framing to increase the side wall dimensions for increased insulation. This is an increase in the R value but the thermal bypass of the stud is still there.

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Using SIP to reduce bridging

Standard stick frame wall

Looking at a SIP wall can visualize the reduction in the bypasses by reducing the vertical framing. The corners and joints are still present but can be reduced by the same methods of stick built using exterior insulated sheathing.

Making the bridge elimination or reduction a conscious thought in the whole building process can have substantial rewards in energy saving in the home.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New Live Webcast Topics Added Through June 2015

mechanical-insulationThe Infrared Training Center (ITC) is pleased to announce that a number of live webcasts have been added to the schedule for the 2nd quarter of 2015 including some fresh topics in the mix.  For a complete listing of available dates and times, please visit ITC’s webinar page here:

http://www.infraredtraining.com/webinars

ITC’s complimentary educational webinars are designed to provide a valuable overview of thermal imaging and its many applications. Participants learn not only the basics of infrared thermography, but also where IR can reduce costs, save energy and increase safety for professionals across a variety of industries.

Can’t make any of the scheduled broadcast dates? Not to worry, all live sessions are recorded for playback at any time. These on-demand presentations are also listed on the main webinar page and are accessed with a simple (and free) registration.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Veterinary Thermal Imaging Course

September 9th to September 12th, 2015, San Luis Obispo, California

This course is RACE approved for 26 CE hours and is endorsed by the American Academy of Thermology. Designed to teach Veterinarians all aspects of Thermal Imaging through lectures, case-based problem-solving & practical experience, this course is presented by Internationally recognized Thermographers:
  • Dr. Tracy Turner
  • Dr. Kimberly Henneman
  • Dr. Ken Marcella
The workshop consists of all species related lectures and interactive wet labs. The course focuses on clinical thermal imaging as it is incorporated in a multi-modality approach to achieving diagnosis.
Participation will provide attendees with a functional understanding of the use and application of thermal imaging in all aspects of clinical veterinary practice.
More information

Friday, February 20, 2015

Warm Feet, Cold Reality

Matt Schwoegler, Infrared Training Center

It can take being uncomfortable for some homeowners to really start thinking about the efficiency of their house. Certainly, the bill from the electric company or that propane truck *once again* backing into the driveway all serve as painful reminders that your home uses (too much) energy. However, when air leakage across the floor leaves you with cold feet, or you find yourself always shivering from a draft on a windy day, it starts to get old...fast. Experiences like this can help motivate one to consider putting energy efficiency improvements on the fast track.

This assumes, of course, that the occupants are *feeling* cold in the first place. How about when it might not be as obvious, such as the case here? Sometimes thermal imaging can help a homeowner understand why what they are experiencing (feeling) is very different from what is actually happening.

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These infrared images (above) were taken near the rim joist in the basement of a contemporary-style home built in 1984.  The residence has wood floors, fiberglass insulation and, not surprisingly, a decent amount of air leakage (3550 CFM 50).

As expected, one of the larger areas of air infiltration in the structure is located around the rim joist. What you will notice too is that the home also has a radiant floor heating system (images below):

Monday, February 2, 2015

Inspecting Steam Valves with Thermography

by Ron Lucier, ASNT NDT Level III
They are several types of steam valves:
  • Isolation Valves
  • Control Valves
  • Non-Return Valves
  • Safety Relief Valves
How you inspect them is different, but first, a little bit about steam. When you boil water at atmosphere it will reach 212˚F (100˚C).  Put it in a pressure vessel and continue heating, adding another 960 or so BTU’s and it becomes steam, but still at 212˚F (100˚C).  Pretty useless, though.  Keep heating it and the pressure goes up.  That heat is called enthalpy.  That’s the energy steam turbine blades extract via pressure drop to make power and it’s an important concept in steam valve leakage diagnosis.

Isolation Valves
Steam is hot and many valves and lines are insulated.  This is a problem for inspection.  I used to have holes in insulation cut anywhere from 10 to 16 “pipe diameters” away from the valve, on the bottom of the pipe and use high temp black paint.  I would also cut a hole in a convenient location upstream of the valve and within a day of startup establish a baseline.



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

InfraMation 2015 Conference Agenda Posted

inframation graphicThe InfraMation 2015 Conference Agenda is now available. This year’s event will feature dozens of presentations including technical papers, training clinics, poster sessions and keynote speakers.  Follow the link below to learn more about the variety of topics, authors and scheduled times:

http://www.inframation.org/agenda/

The conference also provides the opportunity to network with hundreds of other thermography professionals from around the world.

InfraMation 2015 will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel May 12 - 14, 2015, with an optional pre-conference training day on May 11. For more information, and to register, please visit the conference website at www.inframation.org

Friday, January 23, 2015

How to Guarantee Your Failure as an Infrared Thermographer

As promised, here’s the link to download the free White Paper from today’s live webcast “Best of InfraMation: How to Guarantee Your Failure as an Infrared Thermographer”.  We’ll also be posting this session soon as an on-demand recording.

Click Here to Download

Abstract

failureThe value of thermal imaging for use in predictive maintenance has been demonstrated and well-documented for decades. Practitioners in the trade, however, still generally fall into two categories – heroes or goats. Originally presented by ITC instructor Ron Lucier at the 2002 InfraMation conference, this free white paper highlights ten common activities that, if not properly addressed, would lead a thermographer down the path to failure. Read about what those ten activities are and see how this perspective still applies today.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Keynote Presentations Announced for InfraMation 2015

The InfraMation conference, the world’s leading IR training experience, is pleased to announce that Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company and Terrance O’Hanlon, CMRP and Publisher of Reliabilityweb.com®, RELIABILITY® Magazine and Uptime® Magazine, will be leading Keynote Presentations at this year’s event in Nashville, Tennessee May 11-14, 2015.
www.inframation.org
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Brent Bushnell and the team at Two Bit Circus recently launched STEAM Carnival, a modern re-imagining of the midway to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Previously, Brent was the on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and was a founding member of Syyn Labs, a creative collective combining art and engineering for large brands including Google & Disney. In his spare time, Brent mentors teens in game development and entrepreneurship via programs such as Spark and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Terrence-OHanlonTerrence O'Hanlon, is also the acting Executive Director of the Association for Maintenance Professionals and the Executive Editor and Publisher of the 5th Edition of the Asset Management Handbook. A voting member of the US TAG (PC251) for ISO 55000 - ASTM E53 Asset Management Standards Committee, Mr. O'Hanlon more recently was selected as the sole US Representation through ANSI for ISO Working Group 39 to create a standard for competence in assessing and certifying Asset Management programs known as ISO 17021-5. He is also a member of the Institute of Asset Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Association of Facilities Engineers, Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

www.inframation.org/keynotes/

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Live Webcast Schedule Available

Infrared_EdITC’s successful series of free, live webinars, continues into 2015 with a number of new topics and dates that have been added to the schedule.  We've added steaming video from our production studio for most presentations and have improved the audio quality to deliver a better overall broadcast of the live webinars. On-demand sessions also available:

http://www.infraredtraining.com/webinars

These complimentary educational webinars are designed to provide a valuable overview of thermal imaging and its many applications. Participants learn not only the basics of infrared thermography, but also where IR can reduce costs, save energy and increase safety for professionals across a variety of industries. Attending these sessions also demonstrates why pursuing a professional certification in thermography is a necessary step to becoming a successful thermographer.

If you’re in the electrical, maintenance, or home inspection business, infrared thermography can help you spot a number of issues that your eyes simply can’t see.  Join us for one, or perhaps all, of these webcasts today to learn more!

Registration is now available at www.infraredtraining.com/webinars where you’ll also find a number of on-demand recordings from past live events that can be viewed at any time.