Newsletter Archive – May 2012

Volume 1 Issue 4 May 2012

Director’s Message

Wow! I never thought I’d see the day when new imaging radiometers would sell for under $1000; however, that day has come. This industry milestone not only makes thermal imaging affordable but will also serve to increase its usage and popularity.

The proliferation of lower priced thermal imagers has caused some thermographers to voice concerns regarding the future of thermography as a profession. Like any craft, thermography is a combination of art and science relying upon the combination of equipment and an operator with appropriate training and experience. At present, the supply of qualified thermographers cannot keep up with industry demand. This situation provides both challenges and opportunities within our industry.
Thermographers and their employers who position themselves properly can enjoy an increase in sales provided they are properly equipped and trained. If you are already certified, plan now to advance your training to the next level. Doing so can help to unlock your potential as a thermographer and keep you ahead of your competition.

Course Materials Licensing

Infraspection Institute’s course materials licensing program provides a unique opportunity for experienced thermographers to bring quality training to their clients without having to develop their own training materials. Licensees can elect to teach applications or certification courses. Best of all, our program provides all training materials, course manuals, instructor training, and support.

Benefits of our program:
  • Expand your services and increase profits
  • Enhance your credibility
  • Provide world-class thermography training with minimal investment

Infraspection Institute’s course materials licensing is open to individuals, companies, and educational institutions. It is perfect for those seeking to provide green technology education as well as companies seeking to educate a sizeable thermography team.

Expert Witness Services

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 template by the original purchaser. Templates are available individually or as a complete set of eight.

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.