Best Certified Infrared Camera Training and Thermographer Training

Black & Associates provides world class certified infrared camera training and thermographer training. We provide these courses for Levels 1, 2 & 3 via the Infrared Technical Institute. On-Site courses are available. This helps eliminating the travel expenses for multiple students & providing a real world experience in your facility. The Infrared Technical Institute training center is conveniently located between Washington DC and Baltimore MD. Students who successfully complete our course will receive a certificate and a laminated wallet card. Everyone will learn how to successfully operate their thermal imager and create professional reports using products by FLIR, Fluke & Testo infrared.

Certified Infrared Camera Training / Thermographer Training

Infrared Camera Training learn how to use infrared cameras

Infrared Camera Training Course right at your office

Tuition $1495

Each student will receive a 200 page color manual. A certificate with thermographer number and a laminated wallet card will be presented after successful completion of the program.

Benefits:

  • On-Site classes are available
  • Flexible dates and start times
  • Hardware and software training
  • Cost and energy saving

From an Onsite Course taught at a Utility in Las Vegas NV

Most people were wondering what could be taught on using an IR camera that would take 4 days. We questioned everyone the following week and all agreed it was a great class. This is rare for our group, normally we have at least one negative feedback.  I think most positive thing that was liked about the class was the many different uses for IR cameras that was shown and explained in detail. The class was taught at a good pace and kept everyone interested and the instructor was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions.

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Courses Outlines

Infrared Training – Level 1

ASNT – SNT-TC-1A Compliant

Basic Infrared Theory

  • Heat Transfer Concepts (Conduction / Convection & Radiation)
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum & Infrared Frequencies
  • Emittance, Reflectance, and Transmittance
  • Atmospheric Transmission & Infrared Windows
  • IR Wavebands, Lens Materials, Telephoto & Wide angle lenses – Field of View
  • IR Laws (Fourier / Newton / Stefan-Boltzmann – Plank – Wien – Kirchoff)
  • Thermodynamic Laws
  • Temperature Scales & Conversions
  • Infrared Timeline – The History of IR
  • Blackbodies
  • Quantitative vs. Qualitative
  • IR Calibration Check

Infrared Equipment

  • Differences in IR Equipment / Data Sheet Interpretation
  • Setting the Level & Span
  • Image Focus – Elements of a Good Infrared Image
  • Menu Navigation
  • How IR Imagers Work
  • Emissivity Measurement
  • Reflection Issues
  • Saving Images & Creating Reports
  • IR Software
  • Hands-on use in Class (optional field trip – real world inspection in your facility)

Infrared Electrical System Inspections

  • Limitations & Load Guidelines
  • Electrical Hotspots & Detectable Problems
  • How to Perform an Electrical Inspection – Detecting Anomalies
  • Low / Medium & High Voltage Inspections
  • Outdoor Inspections Limits
  • Safety Guidelines – NFPA 70E & Arc Flash Awareness
  • Verify Your Findings – Additional PdM Tools
  • Electrical IR Reports
  • Electrical IR Standards

Infrared Mechanical System Inspections

  • Theory & Examples of Problems Detected using IR
  • Rotating Equipment – Friction Analysis
  • Trending
  • Temperature Limits of Insulation
  • Steam Traps, Process Equipment, Heat Exchangers, Storage Tanks
  • Active Thermography Inspection Techniques
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Verify Your Findings – Additional PdM Tools
  • Mechanical IR Reports
  • Mechanical IR Standards

Infrared Roof Inspections

  • Theory & Examples of Problems Detected using IR
  • Roof Systems
  • Inspection Types
  • Weather & Environmental Issues
  • Recommended Inspection Conditions
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Moisture Detection
  • Verify Your Findings – Additional PdM Tools
  • Roof Inspection Reports

Infrared Building Inspections

  • Theory & Examples of Problems Detected using IR
  • Insulation Detection
  • Air Leaks & Blower Doors
  • Infestations
  • Mold & Moisture
  • Inspection Techniques – Inside vs. Outside
  • Weather & Environmental Issues
  • Delta T
  • Residential & Commercial Applications
  • Verify Your Findings – Additional PdM Tools
  • Building Inspection Reports
  • Building Inspection Standards

Infrared Training – Level 2

ASNT – SNT-TC-1A Compliant

Advanced Infrared Concepts

  • Advanced level & span features for infrared systems
  • Advanced image focus – fundamentals of a good image
  • Advanced imager features & functions
  • Measurement accuracy
  • Emissivity measurement
  • Reflection measurement
  • Transmission measurement
  • Spot size & measurement limits
  • Infrared window variations
  • Saving images & creating professional reports
  • Imager calibration & concepts
  • IR software packages
  • Complementary test equipment & cross diagnostics
  • How to clean & maintain your camera and optics
  • Hands-on equipment use in class (onsite courses – real world inspection in your facility)

Advanced Infrared Theory

  • Temperature scales & conversions
  • Delta T formulas
  • Measurement tools (contact vs. non-contact)
  • Hot spot identification & classification
  • Cold spot identification & classification
  • Emissivity modification tools & techniques
  • Advanced E/R & T compensation

Infrared Standards / Guidelines & Report Writing

  • Limitations & load guidelines (NFPA 70B)
  • Delta-T standards & classifications (NETA / IEEE / ANSI / NEMA / military / high voltage / RESNET)
  • Low / medium & high voltage inspections (NFPA 70E)
  • Load correction formulas
  • Mechanical standards
  • Outdoor inspections guidelines
  • Safety guidelines – NFPA 70E & arc flash
  • Advanced IR report writing
  • Developing company guidelines

Infrared Training – Level 3

ASNT – SNT-TC-1A Compliant

How to Setup a Successful Thermography Program

  • Selecting a team of thermographers
  • Program leadership
  • Parameters for success
  • Business development
  • Return on investment calculators
  • Quality assurance
  • Pitfalls & problem solving
  • OSHA / NFPA & other safety guidelines
  • PPE requirements for thermographers
  • Follow up IR inspection guidelines
  • Route based IR inspections
  • Route based software programs
  • Advanced IR software setup

Infrared Equipment

  • Selecting the right imager to meet the needs of your program
  • Differences among available technologies
  • New developments in IR
  • Limitations of older systems
  • Complementary tools & cross diagnostics
  • Hands-on equipment use in class (optional onsite inspections – real world inspections in your facility)

Infrared Standards / Guidelines & Report Writing

  • ANSI / NETA / ASTM / ISO / NFPA /BINDT specifications
  • Certification guidelines
  • Professional report writing software
  • Legal issues & IR imaging
  • IR insurance certificates
  • Developing in-house guidelines
  • Develop a written practice for levels 1,2 & 3 thermographers

Previous Clients Include:

  • Data Centers
  • Microsoft & Apple
  • Large Public Utilities
  • Department of Defense DOD
  • US Military Branches
  • Underwriting Insurance Companies
  • School Systems
  • Engineering Companies
  • Large Industrial Customers
  • Petrochemical
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Commercial property and home inspectors
  • Marine inspectors