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.
Director of Sales,
Key Account Manager
FLIR Systems, Inc.
22 Overlook Drive
Woolwich, NJ 08085
Thermal Gas Imaging
Since the introduction of the FLIR GasFindIR around 2006 we have seen many new applications for gas imaging using a thermal camera. This presentation will cover the history of thermal gas imaging and discuss the many applications you can us a thermal camera to detect gas leaks. We will also cover the rules and regulations regarding optical gas imaging as it pertains to volatile organic compound gas detection as well as sulfur hexafluoride gas better known as SF6.
Atlantic Leak Detection & Utility Locating
27 North Main Street
Marlboro, NJ 07746
Electronic Leak Detection
Electronic Leak Detection (ELD), also known as Electronic Field Vector Mapping, is a relatively new method of testing the integrity of roofing and waterproofing projects. ELD is a nondestructive test method that uses low-voltage electrical current to detect leaks within a waterproofing membrane. ELD can provide an alternative or complimentary test method to thermographic roof inspections. This introduction to ELD will include: basic principles of ELD, a description of the process, the best applications for ELD, limitations of this technology, and comparisons to existing integrity test methods.
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
Dr. John L. Ross, Jr.
Maintenance Innovators, Inc.
10307 N. 140th E. Ave.
Owasso, OK 74055
The Role of Predictive Maintenance in an Asset Management Paradigm
Regional Sales Manager
ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
12318 Goldenrod Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34212
Motor Circuit Analysis (MCA™): Welcome to the 21st Century!
Would you go to a doctor that only used a stethoscope and thermometer as diagnostic tools? Of course not! So why do we continue to use a “megger” and Volt/Ohm meter to “diagnose” motor issues?
In “Motor Circuit Analysis (MCA™): Welcome to the 21st Century!” We will discuss traditional “motor testing” methods and how little they’ve changed in the past 100 years – and how completely ineffective they are. Like a doctor who can perform a blood test, x-rays and use all the modern technologies available to the medical community, “Motor Circuit Analysis (MCA™)” provides a complete picture of your motor’s health and can diagnose even the most unlikely of problems. We’ll provide a detailed explanation of “Motor Circuit Analysis (MCA™)” and demonstrate this remarkably fast and effective method for diagnosing current and future motor failures. Used for troubleshooting and predictive maintenance on installed and un-installed motors – “Motor Circuit Analysis (MCA™)” is the fastest and most accurate method for determining the electrical health of a motor and motor system.
This presentation of “Motor Circuit Analysis (MCA™): Welcome to the 21st Century!” will show you how to simplify your life and eliminate headaches caused by unexpected and unplanned motor failures.
Robbie Seward, PdM
CBM Engineering Technologist
Nissan North America, Inc.
300 Nissan Drive, M/S CA30
Canton, MS 39046
Experiencing the “Middle” of IIOT (Industry 4.0)
IIOT or IOT, Industry 4.0, Machine Learning, AI…etc. These are all some of the latest buzz words and acronyms that Reliability managers/leaders, and vendors really like to throw around. The “big named” reliability leaders insist that if you are not already embracing Industry 4.0 then you are way behind, or soon will be. Vendors will use these terms to indicate that their products are the “latest and greatest” and all you have to do to “be in the know” is to purchase and install their equipment, components, and/or software application. When upper management or business owners hear the benefits of moving into the world of IIOT and Machine Learning/AI and they buy into it, they may purchase a product or say, “Let’s do this”. What’s next? Well, it’s not that simple….
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.
FOTRIC Precision Instruments
2021 Nottingham Place
Allen, TX 75013
Data-Driven Thermal Imaging Management
Fotric PdmIR is developed for inspectors to intelligently manage the accumulated quantity of thermal images, historical data, and complex diagnosis criteria. This new system can help to effectively manage, organize, locate and analyze thermal images and generate high-quality data statistics and reports to evaluate and trend the status of assets.
This presentation will introduce an innovative data-driven intelligent PdmIR system and its solutions to diagnostic challenges and how it can help professionals to do the inspection job intelligently, save significant time when creating reports, bring more value to the customer, generate more business, and improve the efficiency of facility condition monitoring.
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