Newsletter Archive – January 2013

Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2013

Director’s Message

The New Year is symbolic for many reasons. For some, the New Year represents a fresh start or new beginning. For others, it provides an opportunity to rededicate one’s self to a set of goals or principles. The New Year provides a perfect opportunity for thermographers to take stock of workplace safety practices and procedures. In doing so, be sure to keep the following in mind:
  • Review safety procedures to ensure that they are complete and current
  • Ensure that safety training is up-to-date for all personnel including First Aid and CPR
  • Physically inspect all Personal Protective Equipment to ensure it is in good condition
  • Check calibration and/or replacement dates for all monitoring or test equipment

Lastly, resolve to make safety your number one priority each and every day. Safety is not a poster, a slogan, or a set of actions to be followed only when it is convenient. Rather, safety is way of life that affects not only you but those around you.

On behalf of Infraspection Institute, may you enjoy a healthy, safe, and Happy New Year!

Using RSS News Feeds to Boost Your Website Traffic

RSS feeds have become a means for automatically receiving information from web publishers on a wide variety of topics. RSS feeds can provide thermographers with up-to-the minute news and information on thermography and related PdM and NDT topics.
Thermographers who have a website can benefit from an RSS feed by having industry news and information automatically delivered to their website. This is accomplished via software programs called “News Readers” or “RSS Aggregators”. By running your aggregator in automatic mode, it will periodically check the internet to see if selected feeds have been updated. If the aggregator finds an update, it will download the updated information to your website. Visitors to your website can then click on headlines of interest to read the full story.

In addition to automatically providing content to your website, hosting an RSS feed can increase both your site traffic and its visibility. By using an RSS feed to update your website with timely, relevant information, your site can serve as a resource to your clients and is more likely to be favorably ranked by search engines.

Both and offer free news feeds. URLs for both feeds may be found by clicking on the “More Information” link below.

Attend IR/INFO and Get FREE Training!

In celebration of IR/INFO’s 24th 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 2013 Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer training course.
Special offers may not be combined with any other discount. Training course vouchers must be used by 12/31/13. Tuition vouchers are transferable to a third party for a $500 administrative fee.

Last Chance to Register for IR/INFO 2013

Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce that there is still time to stay on the cutting edge of technology by joining us at IR/INFO 2013! Our symposium will assist you to be prepared for facing technological challenges within your work environment. Whether you are the “Answer Guy” at your facility, or a newcomer to the world of maintenance and industry, IR/INFO will provide you with a foundation for providing solutions and answers to your questions.

Additionally, conference attendees who register and pay for the full conference before January 12, 2013 will receive a tuition voucher for up to 100% discount on a 2013 Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course!

IR/INFO is a unique gathering created by thermographers for thermographers. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, IR/INFO has something for you. At IR/INFO you can hear success stories, proven techniques, and interesting case histories. Learn about business opportunities and see the latest in equipment and software.
While at IR/INFO you can network, share ideas, and find answers to your thermographic questions. Expect to return home with information and ideas that can help to expand your business and increase your profits in the new year.

IR/INFO is being held January 13-16, 2013 in Orlando, Florida at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort. A limited number of discounted rooms are still available from $105 per night.

Because rooms are subject to availability, be sure to book your room today!