Using a First Surface Mirror

Proper conduct of an infrared inspection requires line of sight access to the object(s) being inspected. A first surface mirror can often be utilized to inspect components that may be obstructed or obscured.Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Infrared Equipment – New or Used?

Purchasing a pre-owned thermal imager can result in significant savings over the cost of a new unit. Prices for new thermal imagers can range from under $1000 to tens of thousands depending upon features and capabilities.Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

A Crash Course on Drone Liability

The use of aerial drones in the commercial practice of infrared thermography to monitor, inspect, investigate and document property conditions has become a commonplace.Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

IR Inspection Windows – See What You’ve Been Missing

An Infrared Inspection Window is a window that is used to separate environments of differing pressures or temperatures while allowing light energy at a specified electromagnetic wavelength to pass between the two environments. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Understanding Emissivity

Emissivity refers to an object’s ability to radiate infrared energy. Because infrared instruments measure radiant energy, it is imperative for a thermographer to understand emissivity and how it can vary. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Appreciating the Value of Good Stewardship

What’s stewardship? Simply stated, it’s the “personal responsibility to take care of something owned by someone else.” Here are five areas to focus on when developing and/or strengthening a culture of stewardship within our organizations. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Aligning Perception and Perspective to Improve Asset Management

Action is then taken based on facts, specialized knowledge, and a pre-determined decision process designed to provide an accurate and appropriate level of response to the request and the requestor(s). Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Maintenance Safety Certification: Transforming Safety Training For Technicians

Cintas Corporation, which operates more than 400 facilities in North America, including six manufacturing companies and eight distribution centers, embarked on a mission to improve safety strategy, execution and results. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Engaging Your Entire Plant Workforce for Improved Reliability

What if we could go beyond the routinely deployed workforce skills and tap the underutilized talent? As you could imagine, most people have lives outside work, at home, in church, on community committees, or, perhaps, even have small sideline- business ventures. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Offering Infrared Inspection Services

The ever-increasing awareness of thermography causes many to consider offering infrared inspection services through new or existing business ventures. In general, the time has never been better than the present for starting an infrared consulting business or adding infrared inspection services to an existing company’s services. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…