Why Use Thermal Radiation Thermometry & Thermography?

Asphalt Industry ApplicationThere’s a simple answer and some detailed ones

A. Simple Answer:

Because there’s just no other way to get the data or Image.

Period.      End of story.

B. Three Not-So-Simple Answers:

Basically because they are often the only practical methods of getting reliable temperature and/or temperature distribution measurements: Continue reading

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How to interpret & choose the correct (IR) camera…

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 Markus Tarin, President & CEO, MoviMEDBy: Markus Tarin, President & CEO, MoviMED

Online  —  Infrared imaging technologies can be deployed in an array of applications, including machine vision and security and surveillance, but a number of different cameras and options are available in today’s market.

On June 22, Markus Tarin, President & CEO of MoviTHERM provided an overview of the different types of detectors and materials used to capture NIR, SWIR, and LWIR wavelengths, as well as how to interpret infrared camera specifications.

Tarin also provided a look at the different types of cameras available that capture these wavelengths, why to choose a cooled vs. non-cooled camera, and the types of applications that each camera is used for, with a number of specific examples provided. Continue reading

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Measure temperatures that are changing rapidly

Application Story from FLIR

FLIR APP STORYOnline — How do you measure the heat of an object that is moving fast or changing temperature rapidly?

Traditional temperature measurement tools such as thermocouples or spot pyrometers don’t offer the resolution or speed* needed to fully characterize high speed thermal applications.

These tools are impractical for measuring an object in motion – or at the very least, provide an incomplete picture of an object’s thermal properties.

In contrast, an infrared camera can measure temperature across an entire scene, capturing thermal readings for each pixel. Infrared cameras can offer fast, accurate, non-contact temperature measurement.

By choosing the correct type of camera for your application, you will be able to gather reliable measurements at high speeds, produce stop-motion thermal images, and generate compelling research data. Continue reading

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Infrared Inspection of Installed Photovoltaic (PV) Systems | Info Via Infraspection

Standard for Infrared Inspection of Installed Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

Thermogram shows hot cells in operating solar panels. Thermogram courtesy Testo India.

Thermogram shows hot cells in operating solar panels.
Thermogram courtesy Testo India.

Burlington, NJ, USA — Infraspection Institute has announced the release of a new standard titled, Infrared Inspection of Installed Photovoltaic (PV) Systems.

Covering both ground-based and aerial inspections, the new standard brings to ten the number of standards published by Infraspection Institute pertaining to infrared inspections and non-contact temperature measurement

Jim Seffrin, Director of Infraspection Institute, states, “We are thrilled with the release of our new standard. One of the most common requests among thermographers during the past two years has been a standard for conducting infrared inspections of installed photovoltaic systems. We believe that this standard is the first of its kind and are especially proud that Infraspection has once again responded to the needs of our industry.”

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Webinar: Continuous Thermal Imaging Inside a Glass Melt Tank

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NIR-bOnline  — Attendees of this presentation will learn how AMETEK Land’s NIR Borescope allows continuous thermal imaging inside a glass melt tank.

Conventional thermal imaging inside refractory lined furnaces, boilers, and glass melt tanks requires large openings in the refractory to enable viewing of critical area. This results in significant heat loss and wasted energy.

The NIR Borescope profiles the temperature of the entire furnace with only a small opening in the wall. This gives the operator access to data which would have previously been either highly time consuming to collect or perhaps completely unknown.

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IR Apps in The Very Real World: Automotive Manufacturing

Dan Simon from GM Shares His Years of Successful IR Apps!!

Online  —  Dan Simon spent many years working with Infrared technology in the Labs and plants of General Motors and some of their suppliers. In this video and others he introduces us and a class of students to some of the key ways to successes that he proved worked.

It’s more than dealing with the technology involved. He had to prove that this technology saved his organization real money and justified his way into creating one of the best examples of a Job Done Right.

He helped create a model program that is the envy of many other NDT specialists, process analysis experts and thermographers world-wide.

There are several other YouTube short videos that accompany the one above and the entire program is available online for free, just by asking for the 1 hour plus video on DVD.

The other segments are shown below, but if you jump to the very last page in this series all the links are together on the one page (hint).

What is Thermography

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IR Inspection of Electrical Systems

Webinars, 2-Day Classes, Online Course and articles


Courtesy: FLIR Syatems

Online — IR Inspection of Electrical Systems is a two-day theory and application course  at the Infraspection Institute for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in electrical distribution systems.

This is a non-certification course that focuses on this single application. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

Infraspection offers both a classroom course (http://infraspection.com/courses_inspect_electrical.html) and an online learning program for this specific application (http://infraspection.com/courses_dl_inspect_electrical.html).

The Snell Group also runs a similar applications course that runs for two days and recommends that students learn their Level 1 fundamentals as a balanced prerequisite. (http://thesnellgroup.com/infrared-courses). Continue reading

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