Many companies perform infrared inspections on a regular basis as part of maintenance for electrical and mechanical equipment. It is not uncommon for infrared inspections to reveal defects that are undetectable by other means. Based upon findings from these inspections, maintenance personnel typically investigate exceptions for cause and take appropriate corrective measures.
Once corrective measures have been implemented, it is extremely important to thermographically reinspect repaired items to ensure that the original discrepancies have been resolved and that new problems have not developed. Unfortunately, many maintenance managers elect to forgo a follow-up infrared inspection in the mistaken belief that repair personnel will always be 100% effective in correcting problems.
There are a number of reasons why defects may persist following corrective actions. Rather than attempt to list those reasons here, it is important to understand that the best quality assurance measure for deficiencies repaired as the result of an infrared inspection is a follow-up infrared inspection. For best results, follow-up infrared inspections should be performed within 48 hours of repair completion with the subject component under similar load and ambient conditions.
Whenever possible, the thermographer should document the subject component with a new thermogram and all pertinent data and incorporate this information into his/her original inspection report.
Normally priced at $79, this course is being made available as an exclusive benefit to our readers who access the course through the above hyperlink. Two other short courses, SuccessIRies 101, and SuccessIRies 102 are also being offered at no charge. These courses provide an introduction to infrared thermography and how it is applied to a wide variety of applications. Both courses provide an excellent introduction to thermography.
All courses are available through SuccessIRies™ – a series of web-based short courses for thermographers and inspection professionals. SuccessIRies™ courses are available 24/7 via an internet connection and cover a wide variety of topics.
Typically 30 – 60 minutes in length, SuccessIRies™ are narrated short courses that are the perfect way to keep abreast of the latest developments in the rapidly evolving field of thermography. SuccessIRies™ also meet continuing education requirements for professional inspectors.
If you have four or more employees who need infrared training and certification, an on-site training class might be right for you. On-site training classes eliminate employee travel expenses and can be scheduled at your convenience. Best of all, on-site training can be customized to meet your company’s specific needs!
Since Infraspection Institute do not manufacture or sell infrared equipment, our courses are presented without marketing hype and are relevant to all brands of thermal imagers. Our training courses are taught using a combination of dynamic multi-media presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and one-on-one interaction with students, all of which are designed to maximize each student’s learning experience.
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In celebration of IR/INFO’s 28th anniversary, Infraspection Institute are pleased to announce a special offer combining the world’s most respected infrared training and certification program with the industry’s original technical conference.
Attend IR/INFO and receive a tuition voucher for up to 100% discount on a 2017 Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course.
Special offers may not be combined with any other discount. Training course vouchers must be used by 12/31/17. Tuition vouchers are transferable to a third party for a $500 administrative fee.