The 2014 outbreak of Ebola has created worldwide concern as officials work to contain the spread of this deadly virus. In an attempt to detect persons experiencing a fever, infrared equipment has been widely used as a means of non-contact body temperature measurement.
While I am enthused by widespread use of infrared thermometry, obtaining accurate data requires an understanding that transcends instrument operation alone. Several recent news articles have shown industrial-grade point radiometers being used to measure human body temperature. With an uncertainty of ±2°C (3.6°F), such instruments are incapable of reliably measuring human body temperature.
As world health officials work to develop policies and protocols to combat Ebola, it is imperative that any screening measures deployed be reliable and accurate. The inappropriate use of infrared equipment will serve no scientific purpose and may actually allow feverish persons to go undetected.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by Ebola and we thank those who are on the front lines in the fight against its spread.
Training Scholarships for US Veterans
In 2012, Infraspection Institute established the Christopher Seffrin Memorial Scholarship for Veterans as a tribute to those who have served our country. As we observe Veteran’s Day this month, Infraspection Institute extends a heartfelt Thank You to our service members and invites you to take advantage of the benefits of this unique training opportunity.
The Christopher Seffrin Memorial 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 infraspection.com 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.
Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new online store. The new store offers several features and improvements over its predecessor. In addition to official Infraspection clothing, the store offers training manuals, reference books and CDs, software, and thermal images. Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographers also qualify for free downloads from the store.
Electronic documents such as standards, proposal templates, and the ASNT Compliant Written Practice are available for immediate download upon transaction approval.
For customer convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Our secure servers ensure the safety and privacy of your transaction. As always, we do not sell or share our customer lists with other companies.
In celebration of IR/INFO’s 26th 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 2015 Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course.
Special offers may not be combined with any other discount. Training course vouchers must be used by 12/31/15. Tuition vouchers are transferable to a third party for a $500 administrative fee.