Newsletter Archive – May 2014

Volume 3 Issue 5 May 2014

Director’s Message

With its longer days, warmer temperatures, and trees in full foliage, May is one of my favorite months.

For many in the United States, the Memorial Day holiday at the end of the month marks the unofficial start of Summer. While the long weekend is the perfect opportunity for travel and cookouts, its origin and significance are far more profound.
Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. While the origin of the holiday is unclear, it is important that its true intention is never lost.

Wherever your travels may take you this holiday, please take a moment to reflect upon those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country and say a prayer for them and their families.

IR Inspections for Weatherization Added to Distance Learning

Infraspection Institute has added the course, Infrared Inspections for Weatherization Professionals to its Distance Learning program. Originally offered exclusively as an open enrollment course, the online version is a 14 hour theory and application course for the use of thermal imaging as a diagnostic tool for use in the weatherization of building envelopes.
Infrared Inspections for Weatherization Professionals provides in-depth instruction for thermographically detecting hidden problems in building sidewalls, roofs, HVAC ducts, and related building subsystems. The course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, using a thermal imager in conjunction with a blower door, standards compliance, image analysis, tools for confirming infrared data, and report generation.?

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help the student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course. Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online course presentations, Student Reference Manual, online quizzes, self-directed field assignments, proof of course completion, and free ground shipping of course materials to the continental US.

Christopher Seffrin Memorial Scholarship for Veterans

The Christopher Seffrin Memorial Scholarship for Veterans was established in memory of Infraspection Institute’s Co-Director. Chris always enjoyed a love for country and had great respect for the military men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces.

The scholarship is open to all US veterans who have served a minimum of four years in the US Armed Forces and have been honorably discharged. Scholarships are funded by Infraspection Institute and may only be applied to courses purchased through the website. Scholarships do not apply to refresher courses and may not be combined with any other discount. Qualified applicants are limited to one scholarship per qualifying course in which they are enrolled up to a maximum of three courses.

Scholarships of up to $500 are available for Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer training courses and Level I, II, and III thermography courses available through Infraspection’s Distance Learning program.

Call for Papers for IR/INFO 2015

Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce that its annual Advanced Training Conference, Technical Symposium and Technology Expo, IR/INFO 2015, will be held January 18 – 21, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Now in its 26th 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 2015. 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.