San Antonio, Texas
January 19 – 22, 2020
Short Courses & Workshops
Short Course 1: De-Mystifying IR Equipment Specifications
Short Course 2: Generating Standards-Compliant Reports
Short Course 3: Risk Transfer for the Thermographer
Short Course 4: Infrared Inspections of Photovoltaic Systems
Short Course 5: Marketing for Success in the 21st Century
1328 E. 43rd Court
Tulsa, OK 74105
The Power of Correlating Lubrication, Vibration, and Infrared Analysis Results
While each individual Predictive Maintenance (PdM) technology can function properly alone, like in most group cases, they only truly flourish when working in unison.
Utilizing lubrication, vibration, or infrared as a second and third form of verification can often help identify and resolve equipment reliability issues.
Throughout this session we will investigate several common component failures and how each technology has a role to play in detection.
Attendees will acquire an understanding of several PdM technologies and how they can be used together to help minimize equipment downtime.
John (Jack) Allinson, II BSc AMS®
Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer
J.N. Allison Associates, Inc.
222 University Blvd. North #2
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Infrared Imagers and Marine Inspection Applications
Images collected from proper use of an infrared imager often helps explain a process that is difficult to grasp with numerical measurements alone. This applies to inspections of electrical systems, rotating machinery, and structural components of a marine vessel.
The author is a SAMS Accredited Marine Surveyor, Infraspection Institute Master Thermographer®, co-author of the Standard for Infrared Inspection of Recreational Yachts & Small Craft Constructed of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic and Composite Maters published in 2011 (aka "The Standard") and has used infrared thermal imaging in his Marine Surveying business since 2003.
This year’s presentation will focus on a practical application of using an infrared imager attached to a cell phone can be successfully used for marine inspections versus a stand-alone infrared imager.
VP of Business Development
JTI Services, LLC
515 South Main Street
Winthrop, MN 55396
NFPA 70E 2018: What Do We Actually Need to Know?
Whether you’re a newly certified Level I thermographer or a seasoned vet, when conducting infrared inspections of electrical systems, everyone has to comply with NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
For infrared thermographers that inspect electrical systems, this presentation will address “what do we actually need to know about the 2018 edition to make sure we are electrically safe and compliant” and “how do we use it in the field?”
Also covered will be the topics of Qualified/Unqualified Person, Host and Contract Employer Responsibilities, Energized Electrical Work Permit, Shock Protection/Arc Flash Boundaries, and required PPE.
Manager of US Operations
UE Systems, Inc.
Groundwork for Creating a Successful CBM Program
The success of a Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) program relies on more than just having the condition monitoring tools. Instead of asking which condition monitoring technology is better, the facility should start with a thorough understanding of the failure modes associated with their most critical assets.
In addition, aligning to more of a culture of reliability as opposed to a culture of firefighting can be the biggest obstacle of all. This presentation will deliver information for the attendees to think about when starting a condition monitoring program, suggested culture change management, creating awareness of the condition monitoring program, and ways to help create program buy-in from leadership.
Craig Nelson, CESW, CESCP
JM Test Systems, Inc.
2001 Bates Drive, Suite 320
Waxahachie, TX 75167
Ph: 225-925-2029 x3122
NFPA 70E and Risk Management - The Decision-making Process for Performing Thermography Inspections
Gregory R. Stockton
8472 Adams Farm Road
Randleman, NC 27317
Ph: 800-248-SCAN (7226)
Getting the Big [Thermal] Picture
The farther one can get from the subject of any thermal imaging survey while maintaining enough spatial resolution to achieve the needed image quality, the more efficient the data collection process becomes and the more useful the imagery becomes. This is the aerial infrared advantage.
Thermal imagery (IR) from aerial infrared thermal surveys of buildings, complexes, campuses, military bases and cities can be used for many purposes. Systems like supply steam and condensate return lines, hot water lines, chilled water lines, supply water mains, distribution piping, storm water drains and sewer lines can be monitored by looking at surface temperatures and importantly, patterns of heat on the surfaces. Heating and cooling distribution systems can be flown rapidly and inexpensively to provide thermal data for asset management planning, condition-based monitoring and predictive maintenance (PdM) activities. As a result of finding and documenting the condition of various systems, energy usage can be reduced, infrastructure can be saved and informed decisions can be made, with all the related asset management benefits. The main categories of objects that are typically surveyed from the air and that are discussed in this paper are: flat and low-sloped roofs, heating and cooling systems, solar fields and waterways.
1315 Jamestown Road, Suite 201
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Thermal Tuning as a Diagnostic Tool
Accurate analysis of thermal images can be a daunting task for new thermographers. This is particularly true when performing electrical inspections.
With the wide range of temperatures associated with energized components, it is essential for the thermographer to make accurate field decisions concering the acceptable operating conditions of electrical equipment.
Utilizing the infrared camera’s settings and adjustments, this presentation will demonstrate various methods for analyzing thermal images through documented examples and recommended corrective actions.
Austin P. Tucker
AVP, PI Risk Services, Global Risk Solutions
QBE North America
The Understanding of Visual Light through History, Science, and Culture
Color is a fascinating subject when we take the time to think about it and what it means to our culture and our achievements. Since the discovery of the color spectrum by Isaac Newton in 1671, we have gained more knowledge about both the visible world and the invisible by what can be seen and felt.
As humans have gained more knowledge on our own visual spectrum - and limitations - we have also begun to learn that other creatures on Earth see differently. This paper will explore a brief history of how humans see and understand color by examining the historical record. I will also look at how other fauna see color, including the lack of color and visuals outside the human spectrum with focus on near-infrared and infrared spectrums.
Lastly, I will look at the ongoing experiments being done on humans to increase our visual spectrum range and its possible applications.
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