The Role of Training in Thermal Imaging

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Infrared Training is a very important aspect in the thermal imaging field. Anybody can purchase a thermal camera online or direct from an authorised distributor however this can be seen as the same as purchasing a car without knowing how to drive. This can lead to what we refer to in the industry as a point & shoot operation of a camera. The untrained operator captures & records infrared data however have they considered the following:

  1. Is the camera focused correctly 
  2. Has the emissivity correction been set 
  3. Level & Span  
  4. Reflections & background temperature awareness

A good thermograher really wants to capture an image that provides the most accurate information that is needed to diagnose any problems & correctly interpret the image.

Modern thermal imaging cameras are very easy to use, which you can learn easily enough on how to navigate between menus & screens with basic product training & practice. What really matters is theoretical knowledge of thermography to help you understand the capabilities & limitations of the technology.

Powerpoint Engineering offers both a 1 day introduction course which covers the basic principals of thermography & camera familiarisation & also an accredited  4 day level 1 course which covers heat transfer concepts, equipment operation, standards compliance, data analysis and report generation.

For further information on this topic  please email us or call us on 057 866 2162 and one of our technical support team will be happy to assist you.