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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

On-Demand 1 Hour Webinar: Link to Online Resource

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 Inspection of Electrical Systems

Webinars, 2-Day Classes, Online Course and articles

ELECTRICAL APP WEBINAR

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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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An Introduction to Infrared Camera/Component Testing

By Santa Barbara Infrared (SBIR)

Santa Barbara Infrared (SBIR) has put together a series of videos on electro-optical testing.

The videos focus primarily on the infrared spectrum but many of the topics can be applied to the visible region of the spectrum as well.

This first video is a quick introduction and sets the tone for future videos. It is online at YouTube.com (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw1RZiuinng) and posted here, too.

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Veterinary applications of infrared thermography (IRT)

AJVR coverAm J Vet Res. 2016 Jan;77(1):98-107. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.77.1.98.

Steven I. Rekant, DVM, MPH; Mark A. Lyons, DVM; Juan M. Pacheco, DVM, PhD; Jonathan Arzt, DVM, PhD; Luis L. Rodriguez, DVM, PhD
Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Greenport, NY 11944;. (Rekant, Lyons, Pacheco, Arzt, Rodriguez);
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Plum Island Animal Disease Center Research Participation Program, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. (Rekant, Lyons, Pacheco, Arzt, Rodriguez)

Abstract

Abnormal body temperature is a major indicator of disease; infrared thermography (IRT) can assess changes in body surface temperature quickly and remotely. This technology can be applied to a myriad of diseases of various etiologies across a wide range of host species in veterinary medicine.
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Don’t let cold air escape | Identify leaks with a thermal infrared camera

Cut your energy losses

By Testo Limited
testo-thermal-imaging-faulty-sealsThermal infrared imaging is a versatile technology used across a number of industries.

One of the main advantages is that all tests can be performed quickly and without any contact with the equipment, therefore minimising any disruption to production.

Thermal Infrared Imaging Cameras can help drastically reduce downtime and improve energy efficiency in the food processing sector; this technology is often used in food processing facilities both for maintenance and monitoring food product temperature and levels.

Component wear, and subsequent failure, is one of the biggest causes of unplanned downtime and any increase in operating temperature is an early indicator of potential problems. Continue reading

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Industry Applications: Success Stories From Raytek

Online and an online e-book

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Raytek infrared (IR) sensors have been used successfully in a wide range of industrial applications. While it is impossible to document all of our customer successes, we are working hard to refresh this list regularly.

You can help them, us and yourself!

Don’t see your application listed?

Let Raytek know your details and they will work together to find a solution for your unique process.

Let us know what works and we will publish here with your Byline and a brief Bio. Continue reading

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