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Determining Maximum Operating Temperature for Motors

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:32:02 -0400

Operating temperature can have a significant impact on the service life of operating electric motors. Accurately determining maximum operating temperature for motors is critical for setting temperature limits.



Infrared Inspections of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:48:42 -0400

Excess heating is often a sure sign of defective electrical equipment; however, the absence of heat can also be a sign of component failure.



Measuring and Compensating for Reflected Temperature – Part 2

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:28:51 -0400

Non-contact thermometry provides a means for rapidly measuring object temperatures. To ensure measurement accuracy, all error sources must be considered and properly addressed.



Measuring and Compensating for Reflected Temperature – Part 1

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:55:53 -0400

Non-contact thermometry provides a means for rapidly measuring object temperatures. To ensure measurement accuracy, all error sources must be considered and properly addressed.



Using Voltage Drop Measurements

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 09:47:35 -0400

Accurate confirmation of thermal data is a critical step when performing infrared inspections of energized electrical systems. In this Tip we discuss an advanced verification technique known as a voltage drop measurement.



The Use of Thermal Imaging as a Diagnostic Tool for Hydraulic Systems

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:37:30 -0400

Hydraulic systems are an integral part of many mobile and fixed machines. Because hydraulic components generate heat during normal operation, they are excellent subjects for thermal imaging.



How to Use Spot Size Ratios

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:28:04 -0400

With awareness of infrared technology at an all time high, point radiometers have become a common tool in a wide variety of industries. Understanding how to properly apply spot size values is imperative for accurate temperature measurement.



Training and Equipment: Which First?

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:55:22 -0400

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Put the horse before the cart.” When it comes to thermography, many people put the cart in front of the proverbial horse by buying infrared equipment before obtaining proper training.



Notice of Copyright

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:47:58 -0400

Every thermographer should know that an image which bears the symbol © (the letter C in a circle) is claimed to be copyrighted, and be interested to learn that although original infrared images and videos can be registered with the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress, no publication or registration or other action such as placing a notice of copyright on the image is legally required.



The 3 Most Important Questions

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:58:00 -0500

Thermal anomalies are not always as obvious as one might expect. Often, subtle thermal differences can be indicative of major problems. Because infrared thermography is a visual inspection technique, its effectiveness relies on the observation skills of the thermographer.



The FLIR One Infrared Imaging Radiometer and Marine Surveying

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:21:49 -0500

In 2003 Jack started applying infrared thermal imaging to Marine Surveying using a FLIR model E2 imaging radiometer. While the imager measured temperature, it initially did not save images in a format that could be analyzed with post processing.



How to Calculate Transmittance

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:24:36 -0500

Windows are semi-transparent materials placed between an object and an infrared instrument to separate conditioned from unconditioned spaces.



How to Calculate Emittance

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:51:25 -0500

Utilizing correct emittance values is imperative for accurate non-contact temperature measurements. Knowing how to accurately calculate emittance values can help to ensure the accuracy of infrared temperature measurements.



A Hidden Danger in Electrical Systems

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:37:02 -0500

Although thermography is a non-contact test, preparing for an infrared inspection of electrical equipment often requires manual preparation of switchgear components.



IR/INFO 2017 a Huge Success

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:33:24 -0500

Burlington, NJ February 6, 2017 – Infraspection Institute’s annual IR/INFO conference was recently held in Orlando, FL.IR/INFO 2017 marks the 28th anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium, and technology expo.



Why Headers Appear Cool

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 15:53:09 -0500

In business, it is frequently said that cooler heads prevail. When performing infrared inspections of building interiors, window and door headers are often more prevalent.



Leveraging Thermal Imaging for Gas Detection

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:19:11 -0500

Infrared (IR) cameras have a long history in the industrial world, from security / surveillance to predictive maintenance applications in electrical and mechanical environments.



Selecting an IR Training Firm

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:36:24 -0500

As thermography has gained in popularity, the demand for training services has also increased. Since operator training can have a profound effect on the success of an infrared program, obtaining quality training is of paramount importance.



Infrared Inspection of Load Break Elbows

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:48:37 -0500

Load break elbows are a common feature on shielded cables. Thermography may be used to provide evidence of loose or deteriorated connections associated with these connectors.



Why Building Corners Appear Cool

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:16:30 -0500

When performing infrared inspections of framed buildings from the interior, thermographers often note that corners appear at a different temperature.



Why Imagers & Radiometers Disagree

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 10:03:32 -0500

As the awareness of non-contact temperature measurement has increased, spot radiometers have become common tools in the workplace. Discrepancies frequently arise when temperatures taken with spot radiometers are compared to temperatures obtained with an imaging radiometer.



Medical Thermography: A Guide to Establishing Your Own Medical Imaging Center

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 10:00:13 -0500

Medical Thermography has been around for several decades with varying degrees of positive and negative promotion, research, and support.



Understanding Radiance

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 10:02:53 -0500

Keeping it simple is a principle for effective communications. When it comes to infrared thermography, oversimplification can be detrimental when it leads to confusion or misunderstandings.



Our Most Important Tip

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:48:35 -0500

With the end of the year upon us, we wish to follow in the grand tradition of saving our best for last. In this Tip of the Week, we address some of the most important issues facing predictive maintenance professionals.



Holiday Wishes

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 10:16:58 -0500

It is hard to believe that another year has passed and the holiday season is once again upon us. With this Tip, we invite our readers to share a favorite memory as we celebrate the season.



Video Output – A Useful Feature on Thermal Imagers

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:11:42 -0500

Purchasers of thermal imagers are often faced with the challenge of which features to look for on new equipment. For some, a video output jack can be a particularly useful feature.



Using IR Inspections to Help Prepare for Heating Season

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:58:14 -0500

For many facilities the beginning of autumn means that heating season is just around the corner. Infrared inspections can help point out the types of energy liabilities that can account for significant waste.



InterNACHI Approves IR/INFO Conference for Continuing Education of its Members

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:01:36 -0500

Denver, CO December 2, 2016 – The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) has approved Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO 2017 Conference for 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).



Infrared Thermography Goes Underground: How a Major Metropolitan Subway is Using Thermal Imaging to Help Improve Reliability

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:15:29 -0500

Moving more than 5 million people per day over almost 850 miles of track is a daily challenge for one of America’s largest metropolitan subway systems. Reliability and safety are top priorities for a transportation system that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.



Infrared Inspections of Roofs Containing Foam Insulation

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:45:11 -0500

You can’t believe everything you hear. This can be especially true when it comes to performing infrared inspections on flat roofs that contain closed cell foam insulation.



Thanksgiving Safety Tip

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:59:05 -0500

When it comes to heat transfer and safety, thermographers traditionally think of the workplace. With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, neither of these topics should be overlooked when it comes to preparing the holiday feast.



Autumn Driving Tips

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:13:57 -0500

It’s that time of year when brightly colored trees remind us that Autumn is upon us. Taking a few precautions can help to make driving safer by addressing challenges unique to the fall season.



Standards for Infrared Thermography

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 12:53:43 -0500

As thermography has matured, standards have appeared governing the conduct of infrared inspections and the proper use of infrared test equipment.



The Yin and Yang of Availability

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:43:22 -0400

The principle of Yin and Yang is based on the belief that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites.



How to Calculate Emittance

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:33:57 -0400

Utilizing correct emittance values is imperative for accurate non-contact temperature measurements. Knowing how to accurately calculate emittance values can help to ensure the accuracy of infrared temperature measurements.



Infraspection Institute Announces Release of Updated Standards for 2016

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:32:29 -0400

Burlington, NJ October 28, 2016 – Infraspection Institute has announced the release of updated versions of its popular series of Standards for infrared thermography. All eleven Standards have been revised to keep abreast of technological and industry changes.



Preparing for IR Inspections of Electrical Systems

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:56:45 -0400

Perhaps the most common application for infrared thermography is PdM inspections of electrical distribution systems. However, in focusing on the inspection, many overlook the critical step of properly preparing for the inspection.



Autumn is the Time for Steam Trap Testing

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:10:04 -0400

With the onset of seasonably cooler weather, autumn is the time to prepare your steam system for the upcoming heating season. Testing your steam traps before the season begins can help to pinpoint costly leaks before the heating season begins.



The Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:14:03 -0400

Don’t be surprised if the courts divert your next lawsuit to mediation or to non-binding arbitration. Since the trend toward alternative dispute resolution cuts costs for the court as well as for the parties, it shows no sign of slowing.



Ladder Safety - Part 2

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:35:07 -0400

For many thermographers, ladders provide a means for accessing remote areas and equipment. In this week’s Tip we cover safety tips applicable to extension ladders.



Calculate the Impact of Unreliability on Sales

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:20:21 -0400

While most acknowledge that unreliable operation is costly at the plant level, the impact, when projected to sales, is enormous.



Ladder Safety - Part 1

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:44:50 -0400

For many thermographers, ladders provide a means for accessing remote areas and equipment. Taking the time to use ladders properly can help to prevent serious or fatal injuries.



FLIR Announces FLIR RSX-F Thermal Fire Sensor for Rail Coaches

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:08:07 -0400

WILSONVILLE, OR — (Marketwired) — 09/20/16 — FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the FLIR RSX-F intelligent sensor for advanced fire detection inside rail coaches.



Autumn IR Inspections to Assess Roof Condition

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:25:12 -0400

With parts of the US experiencing record setting heat, it is hard to think about winter. For many, autumn provides a perfect opportunity to conduct infrared inspections of flat roofs to help ensure that they are ready for the upcoming colder months.



Alternatives to Thermal Images

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:52:36 -0400

Using thermograms to document exceptions is a time-tested common practice in thermography. At times, this practice can be cumbersome and confusing, especially with large structures.



School’s Open – Drive Carefully

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 10:41:55 -0400

For many areas, September is a month of transition – cooler weather, leaves turning color, and children returning to school. In this Tip we offer some advice for keeping school students safe.



White Roofs May Not Be So Green...

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:48:09 -0400

While an enormous amount of infrared techniques to look at building efficiency have been developed in the past, recent new testing combining aerial infrared surveys, handheld infrared measurements, pressurization and computational analyses have been developed, with some surprising results.



The Value of Level III Certification

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:05:36 -0400

Certification is one of the most frequently cited credentials for practicing infrared thermographers. In this Tip we discuss the importance of Level III certification and why thermographers need to train and certify to the highest level possible.



Laying the Foundation

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:29:26 -0400

Despite the important role they play in a commercial facility, electric motors tend to be both out-of-sight and out-of-mind until they fail.



IR Inspections of Electric Motors

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:29:40 -0400

Despite the important role they play in a commercial facility, electric motors tend to be both out-of-sight and out-of-mind until they fail.



IR Inspections of Roofs with Insulating Decks

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:32:51 -0400

Thermography is a proven technique for inspecting insulated, low-slope roofing systems. Under the proper conditions, thermography may also be used to inspect uninsulated roofs that are constructed with an insulating deck.



Thermal Imagers and Marine Inspections

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:25:27 -0400

Inspection techniques such as infrared thermography, ultrasonic testing, and visual inspections using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), have changed the face of marine inspections/surveys.



Contracts for Infrared Inspections

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:51:24 -0400

A perpetual quest among professional thermographers involves seeking a standard contract for their inspection services. In this Tip, we offer a time-tested solution that can help to increase sales and improve customer satisfaction.



Transmissivity of Switchgear Windows

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:58:37 -0400

As the popularity of infrared transmissive switchgear windows increases, many have begun to question how much windows attenuate the observed infrared data.



Calculating Field of View

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:27:03 -0400

Have you ever wondered what the size of your imager’s field of view is at a given distance? If you know the visual field of view specifications for a thermal imager, it is possible to calculate the size of your imager’s viewing area for any given distance using a scientific calculator.



Heat Stress & Hydration

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 10:47:13 -0400

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In last week’s Tip, we covered the topic of heat stress, its symptoms, and treatment. This Tip focuses on the importance of hydration as a preventive measure.



Maintaining Situational Awareness

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 10:03:32 -0400

Infrared inspections can be a valuable tool for detecting problems within electrical distribution systems. Understanding when and where to utilize thermography is key to obtaining maximum benefit.



Role of IR Inspections for Electrical Distribution Systems

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:44:44 -0400

Infrared inspections can be a valuable tool for detecting problems within electrical distribution systems. Understanding when and where to utilize thermography is key to obtaining maximum benefit.



It’s Not That Easy

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:33:25 -0400

Ever wonder why magicians never reveal their secrets? It's because magic, like most things, is easy once you know the trick. When describing thermography in lay terms, it is easy to over emphasize simplicity and forget the source of the true magic behind thermography – the thermographer.



How to Core Sample a Roof

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:55:03 -0400

Currently published industry standards require that core samples be obtained when performing infrared roof moisture surveys. Properly procuring and patching core sample sites can help to maintain watertight integrity of sample sites.



IR Inspections for Sewer Systems

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 10:46:33 -0400

In regions with older infrastructure, sewer system integrity is often a primary concern. Under the right conditions, thermography can often detect sewer leaks or voids surrounding the system that can lead to sinkholes.



NFPA 70B and CSA Z463 Standards for Electrical Maintenance: Where Does Airborne Ultrasound Fit In?

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:10:14 -0400

When it comes to establishing an electrical maintenance program for your facility, there are many resources at your disposal to which you could look.



Inspecting Service Entrance Cables

Sun, 29 May 2016 10:30:13 -0400

When performing infrared inspections of electrical systems, many thermographers tend to focus their attention on outdoor substations and overhead electric lines. Unexpected failures can occur when service entrance cables are overlooked.



What is Image Fusion?

Sun, 22 May 2016 10:02:24 -0400

As interest in building remediation has increased, thermography has become a common tool for helping to detect moisture damage. Knowing when and how to conduct an infrared inspection is key to success.



Infrared Inspections to Detect Latent Moisture

Sun, 15 May 2016 10:29:59 -0400

As interest in building remediation has increased, thermography has become a common tool for helping to detect moisture damage. Knowing when and how to conduct an infrared inspection is key to success.



Lightning Safety

Sun, 08 May 2016 14:07:30 -0400

Lightning is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena. For thermographers who work outdoors, it can present a serious safety hazard. This week’s Tip discusses how you can protect yourself from this serious safety hazard.



IR Inspections of CMU Walls

Sun, 01 May 2016 11:02:48 -0400

Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) walls are a common construction detail frequently used in single –story and low rise commercial block wall construction. An infrared imager can be used to quickly perform quality assurance inspections of reinforcing grout details which are critical to the strength of finished CMU walls.



The Use of Thermography in Elevated Body Temperature Screening

Sun, 01 May 2016 10:41:33 -0400

When properly implemented, thermography is the most efficient non-contact, cost effective and reasonably accurate solution for mass screening of individuals for elevated body temperature (EBT).



Watch Your Step

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:09:14 -0400

“Watch Your Step” is a safety slogan we’ve all seen countless times. All too frequently, thermographers suffer injuries when engrossed in an inspection or disoriented by the display monitor of an infrared imager.



IR Inspections of Electrical Bus Ducts

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:12:58 -0400

Electrical bus ducts are a common feature found in many commercial and industrial electrical systems. When used to supplement regular PM, infrared inspections can help to detect loose or deteriorated connections that can lead to costly catastrophic failures.



Cleaning IR Lenses

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:53:13 -0400

Lenses and optics are an integral part of any infrared imaging system. Most infrared optics are coated with special anti-reflective coatings to maximize the transmission of infrared energy to the system's infrared detector.



Know Your Target

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 12:07:02 -0400

When performing an infrared inspection, obtaining quality data relies on the use of proper equipment, thermographer training and knowledge of the system being inspected.



Modifying a Surface for Infrared Temperature Measurement

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:42:24 -0400

Unknown emittance values are often the greatest error source when taking infrared temperature measurements. This error source can be eliminated by modifying a target with a material having a known E value.



Do You Have the Correct Time?

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:06:12 -0400

Most modern thermal imagers have the ability to record time and date along with thermal images. Taking a moment to ensure that the correct time and date are displayed on your imager before you begin your inspection can help to avoid wasted time and the collection of inaccurate data.



Setting Up Inspection Routes

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 08:58:34 -0500

Proper planning prevents poor performance. This frequently repeated phrase has been applied to many disciplines and has application in thermography as well.



IR Thermography and Related NDT Technologies for Detection of Damage to Boats Constructed with FRP and Composite Materials

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:20:23 -0500

More often than not, boats constructed with fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) and composite materials are damaged by lightning strikes, collision, and allision (moving boat striking a stationary object).



The Tortoise and the Hare

Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:07:46 -0500

Everyone has heard the fabled race between the tortoise and the hare in which the tortoise beats the hare. One of the morals of the story is that a steady pace may be more fruitful than erratic bursts of speed.



Combining IR & Ultrasound for Steam Trap Testing

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 17:09:06 -0400

In order to increase the accuracy of thermographic inspections of steam traps, contact ultrasonic testing should be used as well as infrared imaging. Contact ultrasonics are much more sensitive to trap failures than temperature measurement alone.



Wide Angle Lenses

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:50:00 -0500

Purchasing a pre-owned thermal imager can result in significant savings over the cost of a new unit. Prices for new thermal imagers from under $1000 to tens of thousands depending upon features and capabilities.



Infrared Equipment - New or Used?

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 10:11:25 -0500

Purchasing a pre-owned thermal imager can result in significant savings over the cost of a new unit. Prices for new thermal imagers from under $1000 to tens of thousands depending upon features and capabilities.



IR/INFO 2016 Provides a Magical Time in Orlando

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:16:52 -0500

Burlington, NJ January 29, 2016 - Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO conference was recently held in Orlando, FL.



Congratulations on your Infrared Camera Purchase - Now What?

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:18:37 -0500

You’ve spent all your time trying to figure out which camera is best for you. You’ve considered all the features including number of pixels, sensitivity, and connectivity to mobile devices. You’ve made your decision, bought, and received the camera.



Know Your Safety Requirements

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:51:34 -0500

When working in a new facility or plant area for the first time, you may encounter safety rules that are new or different. It is always a good idea to review safety requirements with the project manager prior to project start to ensure that you are prepared.



Keeping Track of Your Lenses

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 10:01:56 -0500

If you have multiple imaging radiometers of the same make and model, it is imperative to keep your lenses with the imager chassis to which they have been calibrated.



Winter Driving Tips

Sun, 10 Jan 2016 09:11:18 -0500

With an unusually harsh winter well underway, many have already experienced driving challenges associated with severe weather. With this Tip, we offer some advice for driving in winter conditions.



Infrared Prior to PM Shutdowns

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 14:41:54 -0500

Many facilities undergo regularly scheduled shutdowns for preventive maintenance. Performed prior to shutdowns, infrared inspections can help to point out potential problems in electrical and mechanical systems and allow for more effective use of resources during a shutdown.



Diversification of Your Infrared Business – A Peek Into the Petrochemical & Chemical World

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 11:24:58 -0500

Thermography and related infrared applications have been used for decades in the petrochemical and chemical industries; however, it has been quite a mystery to many on how to penetrate such an industry.



Visual Inspections & Thermography

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 11:20:23 -0500

You’ve probably heard the saying, “You can’t see the forest because of all the trees.” Sometimes thermographers can’t see visible discrepancies for the thermal imagery.



Holiday Wishes

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 10:17:13 -0500

It is hard to believe that another year has passed and the holiday season is once again upon us. With this Tip, we invite our readers to share a favorite memory as we celebrate the season.



Scheduling IR Equipment for Maintenance

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:55:16 -0500

Many thermographers think of the holidays as a time for family, festivities and annual maintenance of their infrared equipment. Planning ahead can help to minimize imager downtime and avoid or minimize program interruption.



Intrinsically Safe Equipment

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 11:26:55 -0500

Intrinsically safe test equipment is a requirement for workplaces where combustible gasses may be present. Prior to performing an infrared inspection in such areas, it is important to understand the meaning and importance of this requirement.



Detecting Defective Lighting Ballasts

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:26:37 -0500

Lighting ballast failure may present more than an inconvenience; in some cases, it may present a fire hazard. Under the right conditions, an infrared imager may be used to detect overheated ballasts.



Thanksgiving Safety Tip

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:43:26 -0500

When it comes to heat transfer and safety, thermographers traditionally think of the workplace. With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, neither of these topics should be overlooked when it comes to preparing the holiday feast.



Infrared Roof Inspections From Indoors?

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:33:53 -0500

Infrared inspections of flat roofs are a time-tested procedure for detecting evidence of subsurface moisture within a roofing system. Current standards specify infrared inspections be performed from the exterior of the building; however, infrared inspections may be performed from the interior of the building under certain conditions.



InterNACHI Teams Up with Infraspection To Offer Advanced IR Training

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:27:18 -0500

Denver, CO November 12, 2015 – The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) has teamed up with Infraspection Institute to provide advanced infrared thermography training for its members.



Thermal Imaging Basics

Sun, 08 Nov 2015 13:15:13 -0500

With tremendous emphasis placed upon the sophistication of today’s modern thermal imagers, it’s easy to forget the basics of thermal imaging. Regardless of imager age or sophistication, there are several basic concepts that can vastly increase the accuracy and success of an infrared inspection.



Pest Detection in Structures

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 10:51:03 -0500

Thermal imaging is one of the newest tools for the pest management professional. As with most applications, thermography for pest detection is not “simply point and shoot”.



Thermal Imaging - A Better Solution for Inspecting G10 Laminates

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 10:17:55 -0500

Qualitative and Quantitative Infrared Thermography is a more informative and non- invasive inspection technique- making it the perfect tool for marine inspections of G10 as well as all Fiberglass Laminates.



Safety Standards for Thermography

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09:55:04 -0400

Although thermography has gained wide acceptance for use in P/PM, Condition Monitoring and Forensics, thermographers often are unaware of the existence of published safety standards regarding infrared inspections.



Splash Protection for Your IR Imager

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 10:10:11 -0400

Taking your infrared imager into dusty or wet environments can have disastrous consequences for your imager. While it is best to wait for such conditions to subside, your can use a polyethylene sheet or trash bag to temporarily protect your imager and accomplish a qualitative inspection.