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Infrared Inspections of UPS Systems

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:36
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems are commonly found in facilities where reliable electrical power is critical. Infrared inspections can play a key role in maintaining these crucial systems.

Post Processing Thermal Images

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:42
Post processing of thermal images is a common practice for many thermographers. While image processing may provide a measure of convenience for some, it can have significant drawbacks.

Roof Inspections – Solar Reflectance versus IR Reflectance

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:57
Energy and environmental concerns have caused many facility owners to look to their roofing systems for ways to conserve energy. Modern roofing systems known as ‘cool roofs’ can provide savings; however, they can present challenges for thermographers who inspect them.

Ensuring Accurate Measurements with Point Radiometers

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 15:18
Point radiometers, also known as infrared thermometers, have become a common tool in a variety of workplaces. Portability and instantaneous results are two of the many benefits that these instruments provide.

Making Your Own Blackbody Simulator

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 10:54
Blackbody simulators are essential tools for checking the calibration of infrared imagers and radiometers. One alternative to purchasing a blackbody simulator is to make your own.

Using Tmax Corrected Formula to Prioritize Electrical Exceptions

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:38
For decades, temperature measurement has been used to gauge the operating condition of electrical components.

Infrared Training – Why it Isn’t All the Same

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 08:42
With interest in thermography at an all-time high, more people are seeking training and certification. When comparing infrared course offerings, many mistakenly assume that all training and certification courses are the same.

Warm Lighting Circuit Breakers

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 08:40
When performing infrared inspections of branch circuit panels, lighting circuits will often appear warmer than adjacent circuits. If adjacent circuits are lightly loaded, the warmer circuits may be indicative of a normal condition or they may represent a more serious condition.

Does Thermography Really Save Time and Money?

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 09:14
Whether you work as a professional thermographer or are setting up an in-house infrared inspection program, it is important to accurately represent the benefits of thermography to prospects or peers. Failure to do so can lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment.

Steam Trap Inspection Basics Using Ultrasound

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:05
High energy prices and global competition dictate a need to reduce energy waste and improve system efficiencies whenever possible.

Protecting Yourself in the Sun - Part 2

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:20
Most people have experienced the discomfort of sunburn at one time or another. Few tend to realize that unprotected exposure to the Sun increases one’s risk of developing skin cancer which can be fatal.

Protecting Yourself in the Sun – Part 1

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 08:22
With the height of Summer, many thermographers focus their attention on the discomfort associated with heat and humidity.

Building Envelope Inspections – Which Way Do We Go?

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 09:54
Infrared inspections of building envelopes have many uses. Of paramount importance is a logical inspection route that covers all subject areas and provides report data that can be easily followed.

16 Achieve Level I Certification

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 06:33
West Windsor, NJ May 9, 2017 – Sixteen men and women from across the US recently completed the Level I Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer®training course.

Tornado Safety

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 08:40
With the onset of warm weather, tornado season has arrived. In an average year, tornadoes in the US cause 80 fatalities and 1500 injuries. Knowing what to do before and during a tornado is crucial for survival.

Temperatures: Measure Thrice At Least…Before Reporting Once

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 06:18
A measurement of any kind has error. Carpenters know this well and they often measure twice before cutting once.

Determining Maximum Operating Temperature for Motors

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 09:32
Operating temperature can have a significant impact on the service life of operating electric motors. Accurately determining maximum operating temperature for motors is critical for setting temperature limits.

Infrared Inspections of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:48
Excess heating is often a sure sign of defective electrical equipment; however, the absence of heat can also be a sign of component failure.

Measuring and Compensating for Reflected Temperature – Part 2

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 06:28
Non-contact thermometry provides a means for rapidly measuring object temperatures. To ensure measurement accuracy, all error sources must be considered and properly addressed.

Measuring and Compensating for Reflected Temperature – Part 1

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 09:55
Non-contact thermometry provides a means for rapidly measuring object temperatures. To ensure measurement accuracy, all error sources must be considered and properly addressed.