Newsletter Archive – June 2018

Volume 7 Issue 6 – June 2018

Director’s Message

In any technology, change is inevitable. Advances in infrared imager technology now provide thermographers with new equipment choices on a semiannual basis. With more choices than ever, it is important for thermographers to be able to determine when they should upgrade their imager.

Following the recent introduction of high resolution (~ 640 x 480 pixels) imagers, many have suggested that thermographers with older imaging systems could suffer a loss of business to those with newer equipment. While increased resolution may seem desirable, of greater importance is matching infrared equipment to the task at hand. For imaging large objects or imaging at close range, imagers with lesser resolution may be sufficient to the task.

In addition to improved image quality, there are technical and sound business reasons to consider an upgrade. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Increased portability, functionality, and/or ease of use
  • Improved measurement accuracy
  • Better availability of service, parts, and calibration
  • New business opportunities afforded by new equipment
  • Customer demand for new features and benefits

Depending upon the age of existing equipment, there may be financial advantages to upgrading or acquiring new equipment. Typically, a professional accountant can offer the best advice in this area.

Thermal Imagers for Sale

One of the many features found at our content-based website IRINFO.ORG is the Equipment for Sale section. Here you will find ads for several pre-owned thermal imagers and accessories along with contact information for each seller.

If you are looking to sell an imager, you may list it for FREE in the Equipment for Sale section.

IRINFO.ORG is a resource for thousands of thermographers and listing your equipment ensures that it is seen by likely buyers. Due to the dynamic nature of our classified ads, we recommend that you bookmark the page and visit often.

Refresher Courses

Infrared thermography is a dynamic technology that is constantly evolving. Because of this, Infraspection Institute’s course content is constantly being updated as technological and industry advances dictate.

If it has been several years since you attended an Infraspection Institute course, there have been BIG changes in the course material and content. Joining us for a current course can provide you with up-to-date information that will help to keep your training fresh.

Infraspection Institute graduates may audit our currently available training courses at a substantial discount. Students wishing to audit a course may choose from open enrollment classes or our convenient, web-based Distance Learning courses. On-site refresher courses are also available.

Call for Papers for IR/INFO 2019

Infraspection Institute are pleased to announce that our 30th annual Advanced Training Conference, Technical Symposium and Technology Expo, IR/INFO 2019, will be held January 20 – 23, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Now in its 30th year, IR/INFO features four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed, yet professional, family atmosphere.

We are presently seeking papers and presenters for IR/INFO 2019. 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 20-25 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and answers with the audience. All papers and presentations will be published in the IR/INFO Conference Proceedings. The deadline for abstract submissions is July 31.