Level II Curriculum

1. Thermometry Fundamentals 

  • Temperature scales and conversions
  • Absolute and relative temperatures
  • Classes and benefits of contact thermometers
  • Classes and benefits of non-contact thermometers
  • Identifying and reducing errors

2. Advanced IR Theory

  • Units for measuring radiant power
  • Relationship between power and temperature
  • Planck’s blackbody curves

3. Temperature Measurement Error Sources and Corrections

  • Calibration
    • how IR sensors are calibrated
    • how to check calibration
    • calibration/accuracy specifications
  • Reflectance
    • shielding techniques
    • measuring & compensating for with direct and reflector methods
  • Emittance
    • how emittance varies
    • using default and table values
    • how to measure emittance
  • Transmittance
    • filters to view through materials and atmospheres
    • filters to measure temperatures of material surfaces and atmospheres
    • measuring material transmittance
  • Target Width/Distance Ratios
    • calculating target size/distance

4. Traceable Temperature Limits: How Hot is Too Hot

  • Delta T classifications
    • NETA, Mil Spec, and other standards
  • Absolute temperature classifications
    • ANSI, IEEE, NEMA standards for electrical systems
    • correction formula for load and ambient temperature
    • other standards for mechanical systems
  • Developing limits for your equipment

5. Preparing Quantitative Reports

  • Data to gather
  • Report procedures
  • Image processing software capabilities
  • Report generation software capabilities
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