Institute of Infrared Thermography

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Date: 2012-12-11 00:00 - 2012-12-12 00:00

Level I Infrared Course Overview
The Institute of infrared Thermography is the #1 global independent provider of infrared PdM Training and Education No matter where you are in the world. IRT is able to provide the education you require, infrared camera operations and certification or application course on your site or ours!
Level I
This course is designed to meet and exceed ASNT SNT-TC-1A. BINDT CM/IRT, the European standard and ISO. At the Institute, we understand the importance to attain a theoretical background to any technique prior to attempting to perform inspections. Once the technology and technique is fully understood, an in-depth results orientated program can be initiated. This course will present case studies that present real problems that the thermographer will experience in the field. To obtain maximum value from the infrared instrument, the course includes daily hands-on instrument operation that will teach the basics of the camera operation as well as the detailed operational features of your specific brand of infrared instrument.
Owning an infrared camera is not required for attendance1 but for learning participants are encouraged to bring their own specific brand of camera to class.
Applications from most industries will be covered, so you will be able to perform inspections at your site on your equipment and processes.

Principles of Infrared Thermography
What is infrared thermography?
The Nature of heat and Temperature Heat Transfer Mode Familiarization
  1. Conduction Fundamentals
    • Fourier’s law (concept only)
    • Conductivity / Resistance Basics
  2. Convection Fundamentals
    • The effect on the IR Inspection
    • Recognizing and Dealing with Convection
  3. Thermal/Infrared physics
  4. Radiation Fundamentals
    • Planck’s Law, Stephen Boltzmann law 
    • Wien’s Law
  5. Radiosity Concepts
    • Radiometry and IR imaging
    • Reflectance, Transmittance, Absorptance, Emittance
    • Recognizing and Dealing with Reflections
    • Spatial Resolution Concepts
Infrared Equipment Operation
Introduction Selection Criteria range span and level settings
How infrared instruments work
IR Equipment Operation/Controls and Features
  • Select the Best Perspective
  • IR wavebands and lens materials
  • Use of Filters and Lenses
  • Optimizing the image
Quantitative Thermography
Performance of infrared cements
Imaging concepts select the best
Perspective, image/special focus
Thermal Focus Range, Level and Span
False, real or Apparent Anomalies
Performing on infrared inspection
Image interpretation and documentation
Support Data collection and Environmental considerations

Quantitative Thermography
Temperature Measurement functions
Performing Accurate Temperature
Emissivity Determination
The effect of Distance and Target Size
Field Quantification
Checking Equipment Calibration
Error potential in Remote Measurement
Atmospheric attenuation
Alternate Technologies and Support Equipment
For Infrared Inspections
Error Potential in radiant Measurement

Infrared Application Overview
Condition Monitoring
Control Values
Support Equipment for infrared inspection
CM Application
  • Electrical System- Generation, distribution ,in- plant application, theory and thermal signature. Examples, responsibilities of thermographer and end user
  • Mechanical Systems: rotating equipment, bearings, power transmission components, gears
  • Process Applications, petrochemical, power generation, steam systems, process vessels, furnaces, fluid flow heat exchangers, cryogenics, insulation, refractory, tube/pipe blockages etc.
  • Building Thermography; theory and component construction losses by insufficient, missing damaged or improperly installed insulation. Convection losses by uncontrolled air movement, moisture characteristics and detection.
  • Low Slope Root inspection; moisture instruction, energy loss/gain
  • Reference and standards
Report & Documentation
Elements of a Good report
Properly document the findings
Report Presentation
Database Programs
IR Software Generic Overview
Healthy and Safety
Risk assessment
Methods statements
Personal safety Gear
Safety practices



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  • From 2012-12-11 00:00 to 2012-12-12 00:00

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