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Winter Driving Tips

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:56
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.

Thanksgiving Safety Tip

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 13:56
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.

Temperature Differentials for Infrared Building Inspections - Part 2

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 13:56
A common question among thermographers is, “How much temperature differential is needed to obtain good data?” In this two-part Tip, we discuss required temperature differentials for infrared inspections of buildings.

Temperature Differentials for Infrared Building Inspections - Part 1

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 13:56
A common question among thermographers is, “How much temperature differential is needed to obtain good data?” In this two-part Tip, we discuss required temperature differentials for infrared inspections of buildings.

Do You Have the Correct Time?

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 13:56
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.

Training and Equipment: Which First?

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 13:56
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.

Autumn Driving Tips

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 13:56
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.

Temperature Rise as a Severity Indicator

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 13:56
For years, many thermographers have sought to qualify the severity of detected exceptions by measuring temperature rise. Although this technique is widely practiced, failure to understand key issues can lead to misdiagnoses and unplanned downtime.

Four Steps to Solving Problems

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 13:56
Buying a thermal imager can be a daunting task for a seasoned thermographer; it can be especially difficult for the less experienced. Because the success of an infrared inspection program is dependent upon the chosen test equipment, it is imperative to select proper equipment.

Change Routes with the Season

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 13:56
To everything there is a season. The same is true for infrared inspection routes within facilities where equipment or systems are operated seasonally.

Preventing a Transformer Fireworks Display

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 13:56
Infrared inspections of oil filled transformers can help to increase reliability and extend transformer life. Detecting hotspots on the bushings of these transformers may also help to prevent a catastrophic explosion.

The Tortoise and the Hare

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 13:56
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.

Thermography as a Business Opportunity

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:56
Savvy business owners are always on the lookout for new business opportunities. Thermography can be a particularly good fit for building and home inspectors seeking to expand their services and generate new revenue.

School's Open - Drive Carefully

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 13:56
By early September, over 55 million children across the United States will head back to school. With 13 percent of those children typically walking or biking to their classes, drivers should be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours.

Four Steps to Solving Problems

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 13:56
Solving problems is a constant challenge for most managers. The effectiveness of a manager is directly tied to their ability to accurately define a problem and find the most effective solution. This week’s Tip discusses a simple and proven method for solving even the toughest problems.

Condition-Based Maintenance

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 18:58
Although we almost exclusively think of preventive maintenance as our ‘go-to’ proactive strategy, it is important to note that predictive (PdM) and condition-based maintenance (CBM) are additional elements of a solid proactive maintenance program, even more so with the ease at which some predictive tools can be operated and the low cost/benefit breakpoints of some technology affordability.

Preventing Workplace Falls

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 13:56
“Watch Your Step”. Sage advice that we’ve heard a million times; however, falls continue to be one of the most common workplace accidents. Following a few simple steps can help thermographers to prevent most falls.

Cleaning IR Lenses

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 13:56
Always be sure to follow manufacturers instructions when cleaning infrared lenses and optics.