Newsletter Archive – December 2013

Volume 2 Issue 12 December 2013

Director’s Message

Recently, I noticed a television schedule announcing the airing of one of my all-time favorite programs, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’. As a child growing up in the 1960’s, the annual airing of this program was proof that Christmas was just around the corner.

With no reruns on broadcast television, my brothers and I would plan our entire week around watching this special program each year. With a cool soundtrack, the program brought our favorite Peanuts characters to life as Charlie Brown strove to discover the meaning of Christmas. To this day, Linus VanPelt’s simple monologue is one of my favorite holiday memories.
With the holidays and busy year-end schedules upon us once again, I invite you to take the time to make special memories with family and friends and to keep them in your heart where you may easily find them in the future.

As we enjoy this holiday season, we extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to all of our readers, friends, and associates throughout the world for everything that you do for us all year long. May your holidays be filled with peace and joy and your New Year with good health and happiness.

~ Jim Seffrin and the Staff of Infraspection Institute

NETA Recognizes Infraspection Courses for Continuing Education

The National Electrical Testing Association (NETA) has recognized Infraspection Institute’s Level I and Level II courses for Continuing Technical Development Credits. Members of NETA can earn a minimum of 32 CTDs for Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® courses. CTDs are also available for Infraspection’s Level I and Level II Thermography courses available through our web-based Distance Learning program.
NETA Certified Technicians (Level III and Level IV) are required to earn a minimum of 48 CTDs every three years to maintain their certification. For more information about the CTD program and requirements, please contact the NETA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888-300-6382.

Infraspection Proposal Templates

For professional thermographers, the first step in approaching any new project should be to generate a formal proposal. This proposal should contain all information pertinent to the project and be sufficiently detailed to reflect the responsibilities of all parties including the client and the thermographer.

Infraspection Institute offers standard proposal templates for several different types of residential and commercial infrared inspections. Each template provides suggested wording and format for preparing a comprehensive and professional proposal.

Eight proposal templates are currently available covering the following applications: electrical systems, mechanical systems, electro/mechanical systems, building envelopes, insulated roofs, process equipment, steam traps, and underground piping. Each template outlines scope of work, pricing options, client and thermographer responsibilities, applicable standards, additional services, and terms.
All templates are provided in a Microsoft Word file and can be modified to suit the user’s particular needs. Templates may be used as core language for contract documents. Purchase price includes license for unlimited use of the template by the original purchaser. Templates are available individually or as a complete set of eight.

Attend IR/INFO and Get FREE Training!

In celebration of IR/INFO’s 25th anniversary, Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce a special offer combining the world’s most respected infrared training and certification program with the industry’s original technical conference.

Attend IR/INFO and receive a tuition voucher for up to 100% discount on a 2014 Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course.
Special offers may not be combined with any other discount. Training course vouchers must be used by 12/31/14. Tuition vouchers are transferable to a third party for a $500 administrative fee.