Infrared Training Center

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

InfraMation 2016 Keynote Presentation: Corbett Lunsford

The Infrared Training Center is pleased to announce that Corbett Lunsford will be leading a keynote presentation on Wednesday, September 28 at InfraMation 2016 in Las Vegas.

Corbett is the co-host of the 2016 TV show ‘Home Diagnosis’ and Proof Is Possible US Tour and the author of the book ‘Home Performance Diagnostics’. He founded the Building Performance Workshop in 2008 to help homeowners prove they got what they paid for, and to help building pros prove they do better work than the competition. 

He can be heard interviewing the cream of the construction industry on the Building Performance Podcast at and seen demonstrating that Proof Is Possible with home performance testing in over a hundred YouTube videos on his channel

InfraMation 2016, the leading IR training experience, 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 from around the world to learn the latest infrared imaging techniques and applications while making valuable connections.  Learn more and register online at

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Why Would I Need a Mid-Wave Infrared Camera?

We are often asked this question in our infrared certification classes.  There are a number of important detect certain gasses including methane, to better measure the temperature of glass (it has a high emissivity, >.90 in MWIR) and to minimize reflections when inspecting certain low-slope roof membranes.

It also allows us to successfully inspect inside a furnace because mid-wave cameras can see clearly through flame at specific mid-IR wavelengths, something that a long-wave imaging system does not provide due to the radiation transmission properties of fire.  This capability improves the accuracy of temperature readings and allows for better analysis of thermal patterns when evaluating the efficiency of burners, capturing the temperatures of tubes or detecting the build-up of coking.

Check out this short video clip from last year's InfraMation conference which nicely demonstrates the transmission differences between long-wave and mid-wave cameras when inspecting furnace tubes:

The presenter, Andy Whitcher, is actually returning to this year's conference in Las Vegas to speak about Optical Gas Imaging this time around.  More on that in another post.  For now, enjoy this video and then make plans to join us at the Rio Las Vegas in September for InfraMation2016; the industry’s largest thermal imaging applications and networking conference.  I hope to see you there!