Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones offer a whole new dimension for conducting infrared inspections. Technological advancements, combined with lower equipment costs, make aerial thermal imaging more affordable than ever before; however, it is not a ‘fly and shoot’ exercise. Similar to ground-based thermography, drone-based thermal imaging requires proper selection and use of a thermal imager along with accurate interpretation of imagery. Additionally, drone operation requires a knowledgeable and skilled pilot to safely fly the aircraft in accordance with existing regulations.
This course is a must for anyone who wishes to understand drone-based thermography and the challenges and benefits unique to this 21st century aerial platform.
This course will enable you to:
- recognize the various applications for drone-based thermal imaging
- understand the benefits and challenges of drone-based thermal imagers
- identify current regulations affecting drone operation
- safely plan both daytime and nighttime infrared inspections
- expand your thermal imaging capabilities using drones
This material is intended for all thermographers seeking to add UAV-based thermal imaging to their services. Course is designed for in-house and contract thermographers, managers of infrared inspection programs, and property managers.
R. James Seffrin is a Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer® and Director of Infraspection Institute located in Burlington, NJ. He has over 34 years experience in performing infrared inspections for a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications. He is a co-author of several industry standards and is qualified as an expert witness on the subject of thermography.
The course price includes electronic copies of PowerPoint slide handouts.
Course FREE to full-conference attendees, all others: $99.00