IR/INFO 2012-A Resounding Success!
Burlington, NJ January 31, 2012 — Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO conference was recently held in New Orleans, Louisiana. IR/INFO 2012 marks the 23rd anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium and technology expo. IR/INFO was attended by infrared thermographers, PdM technologists, engineers, and building inspection professionals from around the world who enjoyed four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed, family atmosphere.
Jim Seffrin, Director of Infraspection Institute, states, “We were very pleased with this year’s IR/INFO conference. With 5 short courses and 20 technical presentations, this year’s conference covered a broad array of infrared applications, new equipment and technologies, home and building inspections, and legal issues.
We thank our exhibitors, our speakers and all who attended and helped to make this year’s conference our best ever.”
Co-sponsored by Temperatures.com, United Infrared and Maintenance Technology Magazine, this year’s conference also featured the latest in infrared imagers and software from several manufacturers. Sunday evening’s Mardi Gras party was a big hit with fantastic door prizes going to several lucky winners. Door prizes were graciously donated by Accolade Group, AC Tool Supply, ACS Thermasearch, Flir Systems, Inc., IRINFO.ORG, IRISS, Logos Computer Solutions, Maintenance Technology Magazine, and Test, Inc.
Several attendees took advantage of Sunday’s mild weather to roll on the Big River aboard the paddle wheeler Creole Queen. The narrated cruise provided a unique view of the City and other points of interest and featured a visit to the historic Chalmette Battlefield where the 1815 battle of New Orleans took place.
Another highlight of the conference occurred on Tuesday evening when guests were treated to a cocktail reception sponsored by the IRINFO Group. Following the reception several attendees strolled to the French Quarter to enjoy local cuisine at the city’s famed restaurants. After dinner, attendees visited well known attractions including Preservation Hall, Jackson Square, Café Du Monde, and several of the nightclubs along Bourbon Street. Newcomer Steve Mangold had this to say about his first IR/INFO experience: “This conference is the perfect opportunity to share and exchange ideas and best practices with industry leaders and vendors. So much knowledge – Thank you!.”
Return guest David Gleaton, a Level III Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer®, offered the following: “I enjoy networking with the caliber of individuals who attend IR/INFO events. Attendees and staff provide a wealth of knowledge and experienced-based success stories. Time and money are well spent on being at IR/INFO.”
Chuck Evans of Houston Thermal Inspections added, “The folks at Infraspection always put on an outstanding conference. The support, accommodations and location were terrific! The collective experience, talent, and knowledge of attendees provides a unique opportunity for new and experienced thermographers to learn from others from around the world.
Perry Cabrera, Infraspection Sales Manager concludes: “Plans for Infraspection’s next IR/INFO event are already well underway. IR/INFO 2013 will be held at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando, Florida January 13 – 16, 2013. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for another fun-filled and informative event.”
Copies of the proceedings from IR/INFO 2012 are available on CD-ROM by calling Infraspection Institute at 609-239-4788 or by visiting the Infraspection Online Store. Proceedings include color copies of papers presented and PowerPoint slides from all Short Courses.