One of the most critical objective specifications for an infrared camera is spot measurement size or spot size for short. While infrared equipment manufacturers routinely provide information regarding spot size for point radiometers, this critical information is generally unavailable for imaging radiometers. To ensure accurate infrared temperature measurements, thermographers must be able to accurately calculate spot size for their imager. This course will discuss the topic of Distance and Target Size values, including their significance in non-contact temperature measurement and how to accurately calculate them for any imaging radiometer.
Course includes a hands-on workshop where attendees can test their own imager.
This course will enable you to:
- understand the concept of spot measurement size
- recognize the impact of spot size on the accuracy infrared temperature measurements
- select current industry standards for determining spot size
- accurately determine spot size ratio for any imaging radiometer
- apply distance and target size values to help ensure measurement accuracy
This material is intended for thermographers seeking to provide accurate temperature measurements. Course is designed for in-house and contract thermographers as well as managers of infrared inspection programs.
James Seffrin is a Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer® and Director of Infraspection Institute located in Burlington, NJ. He has over 35 years experience in performing infrared inspections for a wide variety of commercial, industrial and residential applications. He is a co-author of several industry standards and is qualified as an expert witness on the subject of thermography.
The course price includes electronic copies of PowerPoint slide handouts.
Course FREE to full-conference attendees, all others: $99.00