Everyone has heard of the fabled race between the tortoise and the hare in which the tortoise beats the hare. One of the morals of the story is that a steady pace may be more fruitful than erratic bursts of speed.
Thermographers who perform infrared inspections should keep in mind that a slow and steady pace can lead to victory. Working at an even pace can help to prevent overlooking the subtle temperature variations that often indicate serious problems. Purchasers of thermographic services should bear in mind that the best value is not in the fastest inspection time, but rather in the thoroughness and accuracy of the inspection.
When it comes to your next infrared inspection, beware of the hare. Inspections that are praised more for their swiftness today may be cursed in the future for their costly oversights.
IR/INFO 2015 Conference – A Hot Time in the Big Easy
Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO conference was recently held in New Orleans, LA. IR/INFO 2015 marks the 26th anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium and technology expo.
IR/INFO was attended by infrared thermographers, PdM technologists, and building inspection professionals from around the world who enjoyed four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.
We thank our exhibitors, our speakers and all who attended and helped to make this year’s conference one of our best ever.
Infraspection Institute’s Exception® software is a unique approach to the challenge of managing your infrared inspection program data. Exception® is a stand-alone software package that does not require the user to have additional applications to operate. Because it is a stand-alone package, it is not susceptible to the types of crashes associated with cross-linked software systems. Best of all, Exception® is capable of creating professional looking reports within minutes!
Designed by thermographers for thermographers, Exception® integrates easy-to-use report generation tools with a powerful database. Exception® is the only infrared inspection software that automatically generates standards-compliant reports using any infrared camera. Several pre-formatted templates are included along with tools for trending, setting temperature limits, assigning repair priorities, and generating cost savings reports.
Normally priced at $6995, Exception is available during the month of February for just $2500! If you’ve been wasting time using clunky software you owe it to yourself to see how Exception® can make you more profitable by freeing up valuable time.
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.