Newsletter Archive – September 2012

Volume 1 Issue 8 September 2012

Director’s Message

Certification and levels thereof is one of the most frequently discussed issues in thermography. With few standards addressing certification, purchasers of infrared inspection services and thermographers often ask, “How much certification is necessary?”

Taken at face value, certification generally indicates one’s level of formal training. This training, combined with experience and knowledge of the system or structure being inspected determine a thermographer’s qualifications.
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing document, SNT-TC-1A provides suggested training and experience hours for thermographers under the Thermal/Infrared test method; however, it is up to an employer to determine his/her client’s needs and to set certification requirements accordingly.

In a larger sense, certification is a measure of a thermographer’s professional qualifications. It is therefore incumbent on the professional thermographer to achieve the highest level of certification possible. The rewards for doing so are both personal and professional and can provide significant financial and competitive advantages.

Infraspection Institute’s Level I, II, and III Certified Infrared Thermographer® training courses are recognized worldwide and comply with training requirements as oultined in SNT-TC-1A. We invite you to enhance your professional credibility by joining us for an upcoming open enrollment class or enrolling in one of our convenient web-based Distance Learning Courses.

Find Infraspection Institute on Twitter

Infraspection Institute has expanded its social media resources to include Twitter. This move is intended to enhance Infraspection’s ability to convey information to its clients, friends, and Followers in a timely and convenient manner.

Jim Seffrin, Director of Infraspection Institute, had this to say: “We are very pleased to join Twitter. Infraspection has always been at the forefront of technology and Twitter provides us with another means for effective communication with our students, graduates, and colleagues. Twitter adds another dimension to our communication resources by enabling us to quickly disseminate important information. ”
Prior to joining Twitter, Infraspection gave careful consideration to its usage. Not wanting inundate its followers with trivial information, Infraspection has developed policies regarding the type of information that it will tweet. Those following Infraspection on Twitter can expect to receive timely and relevant information along with benefits such as special offers and discounts that are available exclusively to its Followers.

Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as “Tweets”. Those interested in following Infraspection must have a Twitter account which is available for free. Twitter members can follow Infraspection by visiting the Twitter page of the Infraspection website and clicking on the follow button.

Expert Witness Services

As thermography has matured, its usage as legal evidence has increased. Due to its graphic nature, thermal imaging is now regularly utilized in criminal and civil cases by both plaintiffs and defendants. Whether you are defending a claim or seeking to use thermography as evidence, you need a qualified expert on your team.
As pioneers with 30 years experience in the infrared field, Infraspection Institute has the qualified experts that you need. Our personnel are highly experienced, Level III practicing thermographers with expertise across a broad range of infrared applications. In fact, they have co-authored many of the application and equipment standards that enjoy worldwide use today.

Whether you are an attorney or a party to a case involving thermography, we invite you to give us a call. We will review your case with you and answer any questions that you may have. We guarantee that you will not find more qualified experts anywhere else.

IR/INFO 2013 & Disney World – Perfect Together

Warm weather, sunny skies, and the world’s premier gathering for thermographers and NDT professionals. Of course we’re talking about IR/INFO, the one IR event you can’t afford to miss!

IR/INFO is a unique gathering created by thermographers for thermographers. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, IR/INFO has something for you. At IR/INFO you can hear success stories, proven techniques, and interesting case histories. Learn about business opportunities and see the latest in equipment and software.

Infraspection Institute invites you to join us for our 24th annual IR/INFO Conference for four days of networking, learning, and professional development with today’s industry leaders.

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