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How Close Do You Need to Be?

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 13:56
One of the most frequently asked questions in thermography is, “How close do I need to be to my target?” The answer depends upon target size and the type of data that are desired.

Pricing Infrared Inspection Services

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 13:56
A well-known Zen riddle is, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” A perpetual thermographer’s enigma is, “What are infrared inspection services worth?” This week’s Tip addresses some key considerations when evaluating prices for infrared inspection services.

Detecting Underground Pipe Leaks

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 13:56
Leaks are a common problem with underground piping systems. Under the correct conditions, infrared thermography can help to detect evidence of leaks from buried piping systems that carry hot or cold product.

The FLIR One Infrared Imaging Radiometer and Marine Surveying

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 16:35
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. Jack had the unit upgraded to save images in radiometric format.

Selecting an IR Training Firm

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 13:56
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.

IR/INFO 2020 – An Event to Remember!

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 13:56
Burlington, NJ – January 31, 2020 — Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO Conference was held earlier this month in San Antonio, TX. 2020 marks the 31st anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium and technology expo. IR/INFO was attended by infrared thermographers, PdM and CBM technologists, and building inspection professionals from around the world who enjoyed four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

How Dust Creates Full Size Thermal Imagery

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 13:56
When performing an infrared inspection of the interior of a building, you may be able to visually observe full-size thermal images without your thermal imager. The cause of this phenomenon is simple dust and dirt normally found within most buildings.

Outsourcing IR Services

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 13:56
Whether you are considering instituting an IR inspection program or already have one in place, obtaining competent manpower can be a challenge. One potential solution is to outsource services for additional manpower and expertise.

Files Worth Saving

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 13:56
With year-end in sight, many will begin the annual process of clearing out files and getting ready for the upcoming year. In this week’s Tip, we share some thoughts on files that you may wish to keep.

Setting Temperature Limits

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 13:56
Over the past thirty years, a number of temperature severity guidelines have been published by various organizations. When using these guidelines, you may compare similar components under similar load to each other OR compare the subject component to ambient. The former of these approaches is recommended since ambient temperature can swing widely over time. Furthermore, it is often impossible to obtain an accurate ambient temperature for devices located within an enclosure once the enclosure has been opened for the infrared inspection.

Checklists: Often-Overlooked Improvement Tools

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 13:56
"D’ya think I’m stupid? Checklists are for dummies." "I know what I’m doing. I’ve done it for years." "Why would I ever need a checklist?" These types of remarks sum up what, even now, is a widely held view among maintenance and reliability teams on many plant floors.

Intrinsically Safe Equipment

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:56
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.

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.