Recognizing the need for standardized procedures, Infraspection Institute began publishing guidelines for thermography in 1993. Since their initial publication, Infraspection Institute guidelines have been adopted by hundreds of companies worldwide and incorporated into documents published by recognized standards organizations such as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Beginning in 2007, Infraspection Institute guidelines were updated and renamed as standards to reflect their industry-wide acceptance and the best practices they embody.
Seffrin adds, “The advent of low cost infrared imaging equipment has made the technology available to nearly everyone; however, not all imaging systems are capable of producing accurate results. In revising our Standards, we set out to place consumer needs first by establishing minimum requirements for thermal imaging equipment and updating inspection requirements, as appropriate. The 2016 edition of the Infraspection Standards is a ‘must-have’ for anyone who specifies, performs, or oversees infrared inspections.”