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02/20/2017 11:00AM – How to Calculate EmittanceUtilizing 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.
02/13/2017 7:00PM – A Hidden Danger in Electrical SystemsAlthough thermography is a non-contact test, preparing for an infrared inspection of electrical equipment often requires manual preparation of switchgear components.
02/07/2017 1:00PM – IR/INFO 2017 a Huge SuccessBurlington, 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.
02/06/2017 4:00PM – Why Headers Appear CoolIn business, it is frequently said that cooler heads prevail. When performing infrared inspections of building interiors, window and door headers are often more prevalent.
02/01/2017 3:30PM – Leveraging Thermal Imaging for Gas DetectionInfrared (IR) cameras have a long history in the industrial world, from security / surveillance to predictive maintenance applications in electrical and mechanical environments.
01/30/2017 10:00AM – Selecting an IR Training FirmAs 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.
01/23/2017 10:00AM – Infrared Inspection of Load Break ElbowsLoad 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.
01/16/2017 9:00AM – Why Building Corners Appear CoolWhen performing infrared inspections of framed buildings from the interior, thermographers often note that corners appear at a different temperature.
01/02/2017 10:30AM – Understanding RadianceKeeping 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.
12/28/2016 4:00PM – Our Most Important TipWith 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.
12/19/2016 10:30AM – Holiday WishesIt 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.
12/12/2016 6:00PM – Video Output – A Useful Feature on Thermal ImagersPurchasers 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.
12/05/2016 9:00AM – Using IR Inspections to Help Prepare for Heating SeasonFor 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.
12/02/2016 4:00PM – InterNACHI Approves IR/INFO Conference for Continuing Education of its MembersDenver, 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).
12/01/2016 3:30PM – Infrared Thermography Goes UndergroundMoving 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.
11/28/2016 3:00PM – Infrared Inspections of Roofs Containing Foam InsulationYou 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.
11/21/2016 10:00AM – Thanksgiving Safety TipWhen 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.
11/14/2016 2:30PM – Autumn Driving TipsIt’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.
11/07/2016 1:00PM – Standards for Infrared ThermographyAs thermography has matured, standards have appeared governing the conduct of infrared inspections and the proper use of infrared test equipment.
11/01/2016 7:00AM – The Yin and Yang of AvailabilityThe principle of Yin and Yang is based on the belief that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites.
10/31/2016 9:00AM – How to Calculate EmittanceUtilizing 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.
10/28/2016 3:30AM – Infraspection Institute Announces Release of Updated Standards for 2016Burlington, NJ October 28, 2016 – Infraspection Institute has announced the release of updated versions of its popular series of Standards for infrared thermography.
10/24/2016 10:00AM – Preparing for IR Inspections of Electrical SystemsPerhaps 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.
10/17/2016 9:30AM – Autumn is the Time for Steam Trap TestingWith 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.
10/10/2016 9:30AM – The Difference Between Mediation and ArbitrationDon’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.
10/03/2016 10:30AM – Ladder Safety – Part 2For 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.
10/01/2016 10:00AM – Calculate the Impact of Unreliability on SalesWhile most acknowledge that unreliable operation is costly at the plant level, the impact, when projected to sales, is enormous.
09/26/2016 12:00PM – Ladder Safety – Part 1For 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.
09/24/2016 9:30AM – FLIR Announces FLIR RSX-F Thermal Fire Sensor for Rail CoachesWILSONVILLE, 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.
09/19/2016 10:00AM – Autumn IR Inspections to Assess Roof ConditionWith 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.
09/12/2016 11:00AM – Alternatives to Thermal ImagesUsing 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.
09/05/2016 11:00AM – School’s Open – Drive CarefullyFor 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.
09/01/2016 3:00PM – White Roofs May Not Be So Green…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.
08/29/2016 9:30AM – The Value of Level III CertificationCertification 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.
08/22/2016 11:30AM – Laying the FoundationDespite 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.
08/15/2016 9:30AM – IR Inspections of Electric MotorsWhile any picture is worth a thousand words, a thermal image needs an interpreter. When thermal imagery is used as evidence, thermographers can expect to be called upon to testify.
08/08/2016 3:00PM – IR Inspections of Roofs with Insulating DecksThermography 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.
08/01/2016 9:30AM – Thermal Imagers and Marine InspectionsInspection techniques such as infrared thermography, ultrasonic testing, and visual inspections using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), have changed the face of marine inspections/surveys.
08/01/2016 10:00AM – Contracts for Infrared InspectionsA 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.
07/25/2016 9:30AM – Transmissivity of Switchgear WindowsAs the popularity of infrared transmissive switchgear windows increases, many have begun to question how much windows attenuate the observed infrared data.
07/18/2016 10:30AM – Calculating Field of ViewHave 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.
07/11/2016 11:00AM – Heat Stress & HydrationAn 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.
07/04/2016 10:30AM – Maintaining Situational AwarenessInfrared 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.
07/01/2016 4:00PM – Certified Termite Thermography a Must for Property OwnersMany animals and even some people are credited with having a sixth sense for knowing or anticipating events before they happen. The benefits of this seemingly supernatural power can be enjoyed by applying a discipline known as situational awareness.
06/27/2016 3:00PM – Role of IR Inspections for Electrical Distribution SystemsInfrared 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.
06/20/2016 5:00PM – It’s Not That EasyEver 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.
06/13/2016 9:00AM – How to Core Sample a RoofCurrently 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.
06/06/2016 11:00AM – IR Inspections for Sewer SystemsIn 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.
06/01/2016 4:30PM – NFPA 70B and CSA Z463 Standards for Electrical Maintenance: Where Does Airborne Ultrasound Fit In?When it comes to establishing an electrical maintenance program for your facility, there are many resources at your disposal to which you could look.
05/30/2016 10:30AM – Inspecting Service Entrance CablesWhen 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.
05/23/2016 10:00AM – What is Image Fusion?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.
05/16/2016 10:30AM – Infrared Inspections to Detect Latent MoistureThe more things change, the more they remain the same. This timeless observation is especially true when referring to the seemingly revolutionary image fusion feature found on some of today’s modern thermal imagers.
05/09/2016 12:30AM – Lightning SafetyLightning 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.
05/02/2016 11:30AM – IR Inspections of CMU WallsConcrete 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.
05/01/2016 11:00AM – The Use of Thermography in Elevated Body Temperature ScreeningWhen 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).
04/25/2016 9:30AM – Watch Your Step“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.
04/18/2016 10:30AM – IR Inspections of Electrical Bus DuctsElectrical 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.
04/11/2016 8:00PM – Cleaning IR LensesLenses 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.
04/04/2016 12:30PM – Know Your TargetWhen performing an infrared inspection, obtaining quality data relies on the use of proper equipment, thermographer training and knowledge of the system being inspected.
04/01/2016 6:30AM – Help OEMs Help You: Getting Better Designs for Automation and Reliability from Your SuppliersIdentifying Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with the capabilities, expertise and experience to design, build and deliver physical assets that perform beyond the stakeholders’ expectations is an important initial step in delivering a successful project.
03/28/2016 2:00PM – Spring is the Time for Infrared Roof InspectionsWith the onset of warmer weather, the harshness of winter is but a fading memory for most. Left undetected, the damage caused by winter’s fury is a reality that can lead to premature roof failure.
03/21/2016 11:00AM – Modifying a Surface for Infrared Temperature MeasurementUnknown 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.
03/14/2016 12:30PM – Do You Have the Correct Time?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.
03/07/2016 9:00AM – Setting Up Inspection RoutesProper planning prevents poor performance. This frequently repeated phrase has been applied to many disciplines and has application in thermography as well.
03/01/2016 10:30AM – IR Thermography and Related NDT Technologies for Detection of Damage to Boats Constructed with FRP and Composite MaterialsMore 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).
02/29/2016 12:30PM – The Tortoise and the HareEveryone 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.
02/22/2016 10:30AM – Combining IR & Ultrasound for Steam Trap TestingIn 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.
02/15/2016 10:30AM – Wide Angle LensesPurchasing 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.
02/08/2016 10:30AM – Infrared Equipment – New or Used?Using a standard lens to perform infrared inspections at close distances can be particularly difficult. This situation is quite common when inspecting motor control centers and some types of mechanical equipment.
02/02/2015 4:30PM – IR/INFO 2016 Provides a Magical Time in OrlandoBurlington, NJ January 29, 2016 – Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO conference was recently held in Orlando, FL.
02/01/2016 10:30AM – Congratulations on your Infrared Camera Purchase – Now What?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.
02/01/2016 10:00AM – Know Your Safety RequirementsWhen 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.
01/25/2016 5:00PM – Setting Temperature LimitsOver 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.
01/18/2016 10:00AM – Keeping Track of Your LensesIf 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.
01/11/2016 9:30AM – Winter Driving TipsWith 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.
01/04/2016 11:30AM – Infrared Prior to PM ShutdownsMany 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.
01/01/2016 11:30AM – Diversification of Your Infrared Business – A Peek Into the Petrochemical & Chemical WorldThermography 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.
12/28/2015 11:30AM – Visual Inspections & ThermographyYou’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.
12/21/2015 10:30AM – Holiday WishesIt 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.
12/14/2015 4:00PM – Scheduling IR Equipment for MaintenanceMany 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.
12/07/2015 11:30AM – Intrinsically Safe EquipmentIntrinsically 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.
12/01/2015 7:00AM – The Importance of Human Capital in Predictive MaintenanceSavvy business professionals recognize the importance of capital when undertaking any new project. Failure to properly capitalize a project can have disastrous consequences, particularly when a business does not have the key resources it needs.
11/30/2015 2:30PM – Detecting Defective Lighting BallastsLighting 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.
11/23/2015 11:00AM – Thanksgiving Safety TipWhen 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.
11/16/2015 11:00AM – Infrared Roof Inspections From Indoors?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.
11/12/2015 3:30PM – InterNACHI Teams Up with Infraspection To Offer Advanced IR TrainingDenver, 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.
11/09/2015 1:30PM – Thermal Imaging BasicsWith 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.
11/02/2015 11:00AM – Pest Detection in StructuresThermal 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”.
11/01/2015 10:30AM – Thermal Imaging – A Better Solution for Inspecting G10 LaminatesQualitative 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.
10/26/2015 7:00AM – The Problem with Glass and PlasticGlass viewing windows and plastic safety barriers are common features found on medium and high voltage electrical enclosures and devices.
10/19/2015 10:00AM – Safety Standards for ThermographyAlthough 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.
10/12/2015 10:30AM – Splash Protection for Your IR ImagerTaking 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, you can use a polyethylene sheet or trash bag to temporarily protect your imager and accomplish a qualitative inspection.
10/05/2015 10:00AM – Using an Isotherm FeatureThe isotherm feature found on modern thermal imagers is somewhat of a relic having been around for over 25 years. In simple terms, an isotherm feature allows a thermographer to visually highlight areas exhibiting a similar apparent temperature on the imager’s monitor screen.
10/01/2015 3:00PM – Are We in the Golden Age of Thermal Imaging?Infrared detectors are solid state devices that are the heart of a thermal imager. It is the detector which converts heat energy into an electric signal which is then converted to images and temperature data. Recent innovations in infrared detector design have led to reductions in both cost and size.
09/28/2015 10:00AM – Using Floor Plans to Identify LocationsIn a recent Tip of the Week, we suggested using architectural drawings to supplement, or as a substitute for, thermograms for large structures. Structural blueprints can also be used to reference locations when performing infrared inspections of large physical structures.
09/21/2015 3:00PM – Infrared Inspections of Retrofitted RoofsIf your roof has been retrofitted with a new roof installed over an existing one, it is imperative that you test the roofing system for water infiltration at least annually.
09/14/2015 10:30AM – School’s Open – Drive CarefullyFor 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.
09/07/2015 1:30PM – Renting a Thermal ImagerWhether you are facing an equipment shortage or looking to evaluate the characteristics of a new imager prior to purchase, renting a thermal imager may provide a solution.
09/01/2015 8:00AM – Sept. 11, 2001: A Thermographer’s Experience at Ground ZeroAs practicing thermographers, we expect each day to provide new experiences and teach new lessons. September 11, 2001, taught every American a life-altering lesson. This paper presents an account of that day by an ordinary thermographer who was working across the street from the World Trade Center that morning and suddenly found herself in an extraordinary situation.
08/31/2015 9:30AM – Measuring Motor TemperaturesTemperature can be an indicator of the condition of installed electric motors; however, the best location for measuring temperature is often debated. In this Tip we discuss the best location for measuring motor temperatures.
08/25/2015 6:00PM – NEST and Infraspection Institute Announce Course Dates for UAEAbu Dhabi, UAE August 25, 2015 – National Engineering Services & Trading Co. LLC announced today several new course dates for Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® training courses.
08/24/2015 10:30AM – Potentially Lethal HotspotsThermography is a proven technology for finding many types of defects within electrical systems. While infrared inspections can assist in PdM efforts, they can also point out a potentially lethal condition that can lead to electrocution and death.
08/17/2015 10:30AM – Detecting Underground Pipe LeaksLeaks 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.
08/10/2015 10:00AM – High E Targets for Measuring Component TemperaturesLow emittance can introduce significant error when performing non-contact temperature measurements of electrical and mechanical system components. Affixing high emittance coupons to component surfaces can provide a solution.
08/03/2015 9:00AM – Scaffold Safety – Part 2For many thermographers, scaffolds provide a means for accessing remote areas and equipment. In this week’s Tip we cover additional safety tips applicable to these common workplace structures.
08/01/2015 8:30AM – Your Warranty Opportunities and How to Use Them EfficaciouslyThis paper will discuss three basic opportunities that can make you indispensable to the building owner. First, by understanding their roofing system you can give them proper direction in addressing what they are seeing on their roof.
07/29/2015 4:30PM – Keysight Technologies Introduces Thermal Imagers for Predictive MaintenanceSANTA ROSA, Calif., July 27, 2015 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announcedthe addition of two higher temperature models to its thermal imagers’ portfolio.
07/27/2015 10:00AM – Scaffold Safety – Part 1For many thermographers, scaffolds provide a means for accessing remote areas and equipment. In this week’s Tip we cover safety tips applicable to these common workplace structures.
07/20/2015 7:00AM – IPI Learning Expands Training Schedule for Asia-Pacific RegionMitcham, Australia July 20, 2015 – IPI Learning has added several new locations within the Asia-Pacific region to their infrared training schedule.
07/20/2015 10:30AM – How to Survive a Shrinking Maintenance BudgetMaintenance departments face many challenges. One of the toughest challenges is securing adequate funding when money is tight. In this Tip, we discuss several ways to make sure you get the biggest bang for your maintenance buck.
07/13/2015 10:00AM – Asphalt or Coal Tar – How to Tell the DifferenceWhen performing an infrared inspection of low slope roofing systems, invasive testing is necessary to confirm the composition and condition of roofing system components.
07/06/2015 12:30PM – The Importance of Imager Frame RateExperienced thermographers know that image clarity is one of the most important considerations in thermal imaging. For thermal imagers, imager frame rate is an important characteristic that can greatly influence image quality.
07/01/2015 7:30AM – Thermography Detection of Previous Water IntrusionInfrared thermography is well suited for the detection of wet surfaces during rain and also residual moisture in porous materials for only about 24 to 48 hours afterward the event, if exposed to air.
06/29/2015 1:00PM – Accuracy and Sensitivity – Part 2Objective specifications are frequently used to describe the performance of thermal imaging systems. In part two of this Tip, we explore the significance of our second frequently misunderstood term, Accuracy.
06/22/2015 3:00PM – Accuracy and Sensitivity – Part 1Objective specifications are frequently used to describe the performance of thermal imaging systems. In this two-part Tip, we explore the significance of two commonly used, but frequently misunderstood terms: Accuracy and Sensitivity.
06/15/2015 10:00AM – Infrared Inspection of Parallel Feed ConductorsParallel conductors are a common feature on many electrical circuits. When properly used, an infrared imager can detect evidence of serious problems that might otherwise go undetected.
06/08/2015 9:30AM – A Reminder to Cut the RoofIt is a typical roof inspection using an infrared imager to locate hidden moisture. The roof is in pretty good shape and no exceptions have been located on the first two sections. Walking across the third roof section, the first exception is spotted.
06/01/2015 2:00PM – Ultrasound Assisted Lubrication – Time Based to Condition BasedAirborne and Structure-borne ultrasound have evolved into a technology that many would consider to be the cornerstone of an effective maintenance and reliability program.
06/01/2015 10:00AM – Insect Safety TipFor many, it’s that time of year again when nature’s little wonders come out and remind us that we need to be proactive in reducing our exposure to the flying and crawling types of hazards. In this Tip, we offer suggestions for dealing with mosquitoes, ticks, and bees.
05/25/2015 11:30AM – When Should You Upgrade Your Imager?With any technology, change is inevitable. Advances in infrared imager technology now provide thermographers with new equipment choices on a semiannual basis. With more choices than ever, it is important for thermographers to be able to determine when they should upgrade their imager.
05/18/2015 10:30AM – Four Steps to Solving ProblemsSolving 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.
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