This 32 hour course for the application of qualitative thermal imaging is designed to meet and exceed the educational requirements for all global Thermography standards. Level 1 teaches the fundamentals infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, IR camera operation, condition monitoring (CM) and predictive maintenance (PdM) applications, image analysis and report generation.
Students are trained to identify and analyze thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Applications from most industries are covered, so you will be able to perform inspections at your site on your equipment and processes.
Specific applications include: electrical and mechanical systems, steam systems, process vessels, refractory, piping-above and underground, building façade and energy loss, moisture detection.
To obtain maximum value from the infrared instrument, the course includes hands-on instrument operations teaching the basics of IR camera operation of your specific brand of infrared instrument. Owning an infrared camera is not required for attendance! But for learning, participants are encouraged to bring their own specific brand of camera to class.
After completing this course and fulfilling the course requirements, the attendees will be prepared to handle most industrial infrared applications, be able to collect accurate data, interpret infrared images and properly document the findings.
Who should take this course?
This course is for those with no prior experience and/or no formal training. This course is intended as an introduction for anyone using an infrared thermal imaging camera, or anyone interested in purchasing one.
On-Site or Customized TrainingOn-site session at your facility is also available. Over 50% of our courses are performed at the customers’ site! If the above schedule doesn’t meet your facility’s needs please contact us for a customized training schedule
Infrared Thermography Level I Course OutlinePrinciples of Thermography
- What is Infrared Thermography
- The Nature Heat and Temperature
- Heat Transfer Mode Familiarization
- Conduction Fundamentals
- Convection Fundamentals
- Selection Criteria
- Range Span and level Settings
- How Infrared Instruments Work
- IR Equipment Operation/Controls and Features
- Condition Monitoring
- Control Values
- Support Equipment for Infrared Inspection
- CM Application - Electrical Systems; Mechanical Systems; Process Applications; Building Thermographys
- Radiation Fundamentals
- Radiosity Concepts
- Radiometry and IR Imaging
- Reflectance, Transmittance,Absorptancce and Emittance
- Recognizing and Dealing with Reflections SPatial Resolutions COncepts
- Performance of Infrared Cameras
- Imaging Concepts
- Select the Best Perspective, Image/Spatial Focus
- Thermal Focus; rnage Level and Span
- False, Real or Apparent Anomalies
- Performing and Infrared Inspection
- Image Interpretation and Documentation
- Support Data Collection and Environmental Considerations
- Temperature Measurment Functions
- Performing Accurate Temperature
- Emissivity Determination
- The effect of Distance and Target Size
- Field Quantification
- Checking Equipment Calibration
- Error Potential in Remote Measurement
- Atmosppheric Attenuation
- Alternate Technologies and Support
- Equipment for Infared Inspections
- Error Potential in Radiant Measurement
- Risk Assessment
- Methods Statement
- Personal Safety Gear
- Safety Practices
- Elements of a Good Report
- Properly Documents the filinngs
- Report Presentation
- Database Programs
- IR Software Generic Overview
BSC. Elect. Eng.; FI. Diag. Eng.; Level III Thermographer
The Institute of Infrared Thermography (IRT) is the training division of the group of companies headed by the principle Mr. Ron Newport. The principle company, Global Condition Monitoring INC., provides training and education in Predictive Maintenance techniques as well as inspections and consulting services. His first company, Infraview Energy Analysis, was a successful IR inspection company that was started in 1977 at a time when thermography was virtually unknown for industrial applications. Ron has enjoyed a 35+ year career in Infrared Thermography and Predictive Maintenance. Today, he still performs inspections and training with partners around the world.
Mr Newport is an internationally acclaimed expert within the infrared industry and is recognised worldwide as the number one educator, developer, promoter of infrared thermography. He performed his first infrared course for Petrochemical Inspection Engineers from around the world in 1979. He was instrumental in developing the Level I and Level II courses. In 1984, he developed and conducted the first ever Level II thermography training course in the world.
Mr Newport pioneered many of the techniques in infrared thermography and has been instrumental in developing many applications in current use today.
He is particularly renowned for providing specific application courses for: Building Diagnostics and Energy Audits, Electrical Systems (electrical generation, transmission, distribution, to in-plant and low-voltage facilities), Mechanical Applications, Process Applications for the Oil and Gas Industries including Petro-Chemical Refining, Refractory / Furnace – Boiler Tubes, Leak Detection Techniques, Electronics and Non-Destructive Testing, Medical and Veterinarian Thermography.
Mr Newport also works on many committees developing and establishing Standards and Procedures for Infrared Thermography. He had worked on the Thermal / Infrared Committee with the American Society of Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) and with the British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) to establish European and International Infrared Standards, and with the International Standards Organisation (ISO) committee towards establishing an international infrared standard. Standards for Level 1, Level II and Level III Thermography are now completed and have become the template for many other countries since then.
Today, Mr Newport conducts professional training and specific application courses throughout the world. Canada is the Institute of Infrared Thermography head office for The Americas, England is the regional training centre for Europe, Singapore for SE Asia and Beijing for China and its territories. He has performed training for, and assisted in the development of training courses, for infrared camera manufactures like FLIR, FLUKE, Keii, Wuhan Guide, Testo, and NEC- Avio. Over the last 15 years, he has conducted certification training and specific application-courses for many executives, engineers and technicians from India, Japan, Brunei, Pakistan, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam.
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IRT is an independent Infrared Training Organization. We do not belong to or are owned by any Infrared Camera Sales Company of Infrared manufacturer. IRT arranges courses in which all can attend, no matter which brand of infrared camera owned. This means you receive unbiased education on any infrared camera you have.
We are thoroughly knowledgeable with every brand of instrument. Infrared manufacturers and sales representatives sell cameras into nearly every country in the world and send students to our Institute to train. This means IRT potentially provides training in over 32 countries. Beside the regularly scheduled courses, IRT provides specific on-site training at large companies that have several thermographers on staff. We have trained hundreds of organizations like Intel, ESSO, PetroCanada, Mobil Oil, Shell, Norsk Hydro, Ontario Power, Singapore Power, TNB (Malaysia Power), General Motors, Ford, Westinghouse, Eaton/Cuttler Hammer, and so on.