Newsletter Archive – October 2012

Volume 1 Issue 9 October 2012

Director’s Message

With green awareness at an all-time high, facility managers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to save money and energy while reducing their company’s carbon footprint.

One of the best opportunities for detecting excess energy loss is steam trap testing. Although defective steam traps can waste thousands of dollars annually, their maintenance is often overlooked. Presently, estimates for steam trap failures within industrial facilitites is 50%. Considering that medium sized facilties can have hundreds of traps, the potential for energy savings is considerable.
Combining thermal imaging with contact ultrasonic testing provides a quick and efficient means for locating defective steam traps. Through timely, effective repairs, companies can realize considerable energy savings and reduced emissions.

Infrared inspection of steam traps is one of the many topics covered in the Level I Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course. Level I classes are held regularly throughout the year or may be accessed via our convenient web-based Distance Learning program.

SuccessIRies Short Courses

As part of its comprehensive Distance Learning program, Infraspection Institute offers SuccessIRies™ – a series of web-based short courses for thermographers and maintenance professionals. SuccessIRies™ courses are available 24/7 via an internet connection and cover a wide variety of topics of interest to thermographers, maintenance personnel, and inspection professionals.
SuccessIRies™ courses afford thermographers the opportunity to advance their training and skill sets quickly and easily. Available topics include, but are not limited to, advanced infrared applications, test equipment, safety, business, and best practices.

Typically 30 – 60 minutes in length, SuccessIRies™ are narrated short courses that are the perfect way to keep abreast of the latest developments in the rapidly evolving field of thermography. SuccessIRies™ also meet continuing education requirements for NDT personnel, consultants, and professional inspectors.

Eight courses are presently available with more courses to be added on a monthly basis. Normally priced at $79 each, two introductory courses, SuccessIRies™ 101 and 102, are currently being offered for free.

All courses are taught by Infraspection Institute Level III Certified Infrared Thermographers®, each having over 25 years of professional experience.

Infraspection Online Store

The Infraspection Online Store is a vital resource for practicing thermographers. In addition to official Infraspection clothing, we offer 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 your 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.

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