During the past two years, the lower cost for infrared imagers and software has been an inducement for many large companies to purchase equipment; it has also attracted a number of entrepreneurs to the industry. Despite the fact that infrared equipment has become cheaper and the number of infrared consultants has increased, there remains a shortage of experienced, competent thermographers. From all market indications, this shortage of quality thermographers should provide favorable business opportunities for the next several years.
Prior to offering infrared inspection services, one should consider the following for your intended market area:
Lastly, once a decision has been made to offer infrared inspection services, thermographers should obtain quality training and certification before they purchase infrared inspection equipment.