January 16 – 19, 2022
Short Courses & Workshops
Short Course 1: IR Report Writing – How to Simplify the Task and Substantially Increase Profits
Short Course 2: The Internet of Things (IoT)
Short Course 3: Defamation Law for Thermographers
Short Course 4: Hands-On Workshop – How to Calculate Spot Measurement Size for Your Imager
Short Course 5: Infrared Thermography for Optical Gas Imaging
John (Jack) N. Allinson, II BSc, AMS
Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer
J.N. Allinson Associates, Inc.
Green Cove Springs, FL
Point and Shoot vs Shoot then Point
Based on our experience conducting “Marine Surveys/Inspections”, we have observed that technological advances and methods of accurately communicating information have “targeted”…“Audio and Visual photography”.
We don't see the world around us in a rectangle or a square, so why limit ourselves to that perspective for capturing photos and videos? The visual field of view (FOV) for most of us is approximately 170-180 degrees including peripheral vision. 360-degree cameras have two (2) 180˚ FOV lens on opposing sides of the camera. Simultaneous images are captured through each lens and then stitched together resulting in 360˚ FOV photos or videos of everything that is going on around you.
We believe that it is “more likely than not” that cameras capture high resolution 360˚ photos and videos will become a standard in both photography and videography. These mediums will be key “documentation tools” for supporting “Defensible” opinions.
Ryan Bliss, Founder/Chief Pilot
Using Drones for Solar Inspections
Renewable energy is the fastest growing energy sector in the U.S. and solar energy is the second largest contributor to new energy growth. Utility scale solar installations in the U.S. set a record in 2020 at 14GW and that number is expected to grow by more than 200% by 2030. Drone pilots/thermographers are in high demand to keep up with this rapid growth. In this lecture you will learn about the equipment required and analytics software used to perform aerial inspections of solar plants, how to fly in controlled airspace, the various types of anomalies, the benefits of aerial inspections of solar installations and how to secure work in this space. Boost your corporate sales revenue by learning how to perform aerial inspections of solar power plants.
Craig Nelson, CESW, CESCP
JM Test Systems, Inc.
2001 Bates Drive, Suite 320
Waxahachie, TX 75167
Ph: 225-925-2029 x3122
The Importance of Risk Assessment and Risk Control in the Workplace
Included in the NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Standard are requirements for Risk Assessment and Risk Control. While this standard is focused on electrical safety, the concepts contained in it adapt well to the workplace in general. A primary objective is to determine if the risk justifies doing a task at all. This requires correctly and accurately identifying and evaluating the hazards and risks. Once done, risk control methods are implemented to reduce risks to acceptable level. This process must be part of every job planning process and included in every job briefing, and becomes a part of every company’s workplace culture.
John W. Pratten III, President
Proactive Maintenance Consultants, LLC
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Pre and Post Activity Recommended for a Good Thermal Inspection
This presentation will discuss a few ideas of things to consider when preparing for a thermal inspection whether the inspection is being conducted down the street or halfway across the country. Once the thermal inspection is complete, we will offer a few suggestions in processing the information and discuss the importance of a quality report.
This presentation will provide an overview of image fusion along with its benefits and several examples of how it can be used to enhance the quality of one’s infrared inspection reports while reducing report writing time.
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