Infrared Training Center

Monday, March 15, 2010

E Series Basics E-Learning Course



This course covers general operation for all E Series cameras. This includes the E2, E4, E45, E65, EX300, EX320, B1, B2, B4, BX320, EM, ES, and RoofCAM.

This course will introduce you to the FLIR Systems E Series cameras. This includes information on all the series variants including E2, E4, E45, E65, EX300, EX320, B1, B2, B4, BX320, EM, ES, and RoofCAM. We will discuss the controls of the camera as well as the user interface, and show you how to operate your camera.
Who should take this course: This course is intended for users of FLIR E Series and similar infrared cameras.
Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of thermography is required.
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.
We highly recommend you take a thermography course after finishing this basics course. We offer the On-Demand Thermography Basics class here, or Level I, Residential Energy Auditing, or Building Science Courses available at .


  • Get Expert tips on IR camera operation and report generation
  • Locate the controls on your camera
  • See how all the major functions of the camera work
  • Learn how to use QuickReport software including moving images to the computer, adjusting image properties, and producing reports



  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. FLIR E Series - Controls and Operation
  3. How to Use Quick Report Software
  4. Next Steps
  5. Course Evaluation


  1. FLIR E Series Basics

Friday, March 5, 2010

Infrared Thermography in Veterinary Medicine

I have not attended or reviewed this course, but it appears to be a thorough approach to veterinary thermography based on an international ISO standard. - Gary

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FLIR introduces Bluetooth MeterLink Technology

FLIR demo of the new Bluetooth MeterLink technology that feeds live moisture or amperage readings into the infrared camera and attaches it to the infrared image automatically.

ShowIR PowIR

by Kenneth R Brown, MD

After shopping for a new and hopefully attractive shower head that would meet federal standards for low flow, we chose a very nice name brand model and had it installed. Unfortunately, I had it mounted too high for convenience for my wife, so I promised that I will always return the rotating head which has three optional positions, to the fine spray position that she prefers. I tend to use the pulsing position or the "straight through" position, either of which I had always felt were warmer than the fine spray. While in the beginning my issue was the saving of water, when the plumber was at the house the next time, I explained that the water at 2 feet from the fine spray shower-head was cooler than when from the others. He vigorously defended his position. While I explained to the plumber that I could not vouch that this phenomenon was really as consistent as the inverse square law for light, it sure seemed like a good analogy. Furthermore didn't everyone know that as the water falls in smaller droplets it will get cooler faster that if in a single stream?
Enter the FLIR 300B- I took the plumber to the computer and showed him the three shots of the shower head positions at full pressure and max temperature and he was finally convinced, see them below.
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
So, back to the thermograms and measurements
Figure 1 is the fine spray, which runs coldest at given setting, and allows 1.475 gpm. Figure 2 is the 'the straight through"' setting and allows 2.12 gpm. Figure 3 is the pulsating shower and allows 3.3gpm. An early model water saver head in the upstairs bath puts out 1.32 gpm, and by the time it reaches my fingertips is it too cool for me to tolerate.
"Install Low-Flow Fixtures
Federal regulations mandate that new showerhead flow rates can't exceed more than 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) at a water pressure of 80 pounds per square inch (psi). New faucet flow rates can't exceed 2.5 gpm at 80 psi or 2.2 gpm at 60 psi. You can purchase some quality, low-flow fixtures for around $10 to $20 a piece and achieve water savings of 25%–60%. "
Bottom line for me is: For a good shower with low flow spray, you need to jack up the temperature to one that scald some people using other flow rates. But if you do not take a long shower, you save a lot of hot water using the spray. If you like the pulsating backrub, it will cost you >2 times as much hot water as the spray.
Finally - the way to save heated water energy is to take an army-navy shower, keep the temperature <= 120 Deg.F at the tap; finally, when showering, let the water remain in the tub, open the bathroom doors and the heat will not all be wasted, but rather it helps to warm and humidify the house!
Ken earns 8 ITC certification renewal credits for this article.
Do you have an opinion on water saving shower heads? Do they really save water (if you take a longer shower to rinse well)? Do they really save energy (higher water temperature and longer shower)? Sound off below. - Editor