Newsletter Archive – July 2012

Volume 1 Issue 6 July 2012

Director’s Message

Seasoned maintenance professionals and managers recognize the importance of employee training. Initial training is imperative for new employees and those assuming new tasks. Equally important is ongoing training to keep abreast of technological and industry changes. Depending upon circumstances, such training may be conducted in the classroom, online, or in the field. Considerable knowledge can also be gained at professional technical conferences.

Shrinking budgets, combined with the notion that trade conferences do not provide a tangible benefit, have prevented many from taking advantage of the opportunities that abound at a technical symposium. In addition to learning about new products and services, attendees can view technical presentations, attend advanced training, and interface with industry professionals and colleagues.

Provided that a chosen conference is a good fit for the attendee, there is rarely a more cost-effective way for employees to learn and expand their skill sets than at a quality trade event. To this end, Infraspection Institute sponsors the annual IR/INFO Conference and participates at several technical conferences each year. We invite you to stop by our booth to say “Hello” and find out what’s new in the world of infrared thermography.  

A list of upcoming conferences where Infraspection Institute is scheduled to appear may be found below.

RCI Approves Infraspection Courses

RCI, Inc. has approved Infraspection Institute’s Level-I Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course for 32 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for its members. Also approved for the same number of CEH was Infraspection’s distance learning course, Level I Thermography. Continuing Education Hours associated with both of these courses may be earned in addition to those approved for attending Infraspection Institute’s annual IR/INFO Conference.

RCI members who complete either of Infraspection Institute’s Level I training courses will receive 32 CEH toward renewal requirements for several RCI professional registrations. With a single Infraspection Institute course, RCI members can satisfy a large part of their yearly requirement of 70 CEH. Students may take their training at regularly scheduled open enrollment classes or via our convenient, web-based Distance Learning Program. On-site training classes are also available for companies seeking customized training solutions.

Special Pricing for Exception® Software

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 July 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.

Call for Papers

Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce that its annual Advanced Training Conference, Technical Symposium and Technology Expo, IR/INFO 2013, will be held January 13 – 16, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Now in its 24th 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 2013. 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.