During the 1980’s thermal imaging was a relatively obscure technology. After completing my Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course in 1984, I would often find myself having to explain to others what thermography was along with its benefits. Thermography rarely appeared in the mass media and I can recall the excitement amongst thermographers on the rare occasions when it did.
Times certainly have changed and the awareness of thermal imaging is now mainstream. Video from an airborne thermal imager taken during this month’s capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect has gone viral and shown the world just one of the many applications for thermal imaging. Like my fellow thermographers, I am proud to be associated with such a useful technology.
On behalf on Infraspection Institute, I want to thank all law enforcement and emergency personnel who were involved in the events following the bombing. I invite all of our readers to pray for those who help to keep us safe each day and especially for those who suffered injuries and loss this past month.
Special Discount for June 2013 Level II Attendees
Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce a special offer available exclusively to our Newsletter subscribers. Attend our June 2013 Level II Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course and receive a 50% discount on your course tuition!
Here’s how it works: Companies that register two or more people may take 50% off of the tuition fee for a second person that they register for the same class. To take advantage of this offer, simply mention this Newsletter at the time of registration.
Special offer applies to Mount Laurel (Philadelphia area) courses only and may not be combined with any other discounts.
At present, Infraspection Institute publishes the most comprehensive list of standards for infrared thermography. Coauthored by numerous expert thermographers, these standards outline industry best practices and are updated regularly to reflect current trends and technology.
Nine comprehensive standards covering equipment operation, temperature measurement, and specific thermographic applications are available from Infraspection Institute. Each standard provides simple and straightforward procedures along with the requirements for properly documenting test results. These documents are a ‘must-have’ for anyone who specifies, performs, or oversees infrared inspections.
Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce that its annual Advanced Training Conference, Technical Symposium and Technology Expo, IR/INFO 2014, will be held January 19 – 22, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Now in its 25th year, IR/INFO features four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed, yet professional, family atmosphere.
Infraspection Institute is presently seeking papers and presenters for IR/INFO 2014. Invited topics include, but are not limited to: safety, emerging applications, building sciences, related NDT, case histories, as well as tips and tricks. Presentations are typically 25 minutes with 5 minutes for Q & A time with the audience. All papers and presentations will be published in the IR/INFO Proceedings. The deadline for abstract submissions is July 31.