Infrared Thermography Testing Level 1

Why attend this course:

This course provides detailed theoretical and practical information on thermographic techniques. Candidates will use their own equipment to inspect electrical, mechanical or civil items for predictive maintenance applications or for specific NDT applications. Courses can be run at our training centres or on-site at client’s facilities.

NDT Course Curricullum:

  • 1.0 The nature of heat – what is it and how is it measured/expressed? (Instrumentation, Scales and conversions)
  • 2.0 Temperature – what is it and how is it measured/expressed?(Instrumentation, Scales and conversions)
  • 3.0 Heat Transfer Modes Familiarization
    • 3.1 Heat conduction fundamentals
    • 3.2 Heat convection fundamentals
    • 3.3 Heat radiation fundamentals
  • 4.0 Radiosity Concepts Familiarization
    • 4.1 Reflectivity
    • 4.2 Transmissivity
    • 4.3 Absorptivity
    • 4.4 Emissivity
    • 4.5 Infrared radiometri and imaging
    • 4.6 Spatial resolution concepts
    • 4.7 Error potential in radiant measurements (an overview)
  • 5.0 Basic Thermal/Infrared Operation Introduction
    • 5.1 Thermography defined
    • 5.2 How infrared imagers work
    • 5.3 Differences among imagers and alternative equipment
    • 5.4 Operation of infrared thermal imager
    • 5.5 Operation of support equipment for infrared surveys
  • 6.0 Checking Equipment Calibration with Black Body References
  • 7.0 Infrared Image and Documentation Quality
    • 7.1 Elements of a good infrared image(Clarity (focus), Dynamic range of the image, Recognizing and dealing with reflections, Recognizing and dealing with spurious convection)
    • 7.2 Recording
  • 8.0 Support Data Collection
    • 8.1 Environmental data
    • 8.2 Emissivity (Measurement, Estimation, Surface modification)
    • 8.3 Surface reference temperatures
    • 8.4 Identification and other
  • 9.0 Basic Thermal/lnfrared Applications
    • 9.1 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Differences in Thermal Resistance (Quasi -Steady-State Heat Flow)( Large surface-to-ambient temperature difference, Small surface-to-ambient temperature difference)
    • 9.2 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Differences in Thermal Capacitance, Using System or Environmental Heat Cycles
    • 9.3 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Differences in Physical State
    • 9.4 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Fluid Flow Problems
    • 9.5 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Friction
    • 9.6 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Non-homogeneous Exothermic or Endothermic Conditions
    • 9.7 Field Quantification of Point Temperatures(Simple techniques for emissivity, Typical (high emissivity) applications, Special problem of low emissivity applications)