Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermography


Designed for the application of qualitative thermal imaging for Predictive Maintenance, Condition Assessment, Condition Monitoring, Quality Assurance, Forensic Investigations, and Building Sciences.

PRICE: $2145 USD

Course tuition includes all course presentations, Student Reference Manual, and Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® exam. Certification card and diploma issued with passing grade of 80%. CITA certification is also included for practical assessment to comply with ISO 18436. This course is fully catered with lunch, morning/afternoon tea provided.

Course Overview
This certified infrared training covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to:
Identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure.

Specific applications include:
Electrical distribution systems, mechanical systems, steam systems, refractory systems, underground piping, active thermography, building envelopes and flat roofs.

Course benefits

  • Small class sizes
  • Wide range of equipment provided
  • Experienced instructors
  • Comprehensive course notes
  • World-wide recognised certification

What will you learn?

  • Infrared Theory & Heat Transfer Concepts
  • Equipment Operation
  • Image Processing
  • General applications and imaging techniques
  • Program design and implementation
  • How to comply with Industry Standards
  • Image Analysis & Reporting

Denver Colorado, Orange County California, Houston Texas

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Who should apply?

  • Electrical Contractors
  • Building & Pest Inspectors
  • Energy Auditors
  • Plant Maintenance Personnel
  • Reliability Engineers
  • ALL thermographers

Entry Criteria


Equipment & Data Acquisition
• How your infrared camera works
• Spectral band
• Temperature measurement range
• Lens selection
• Optical resolution
• Operation of equipment
• Accessories
• Camera controls
• ISO 18434-1
• Safe data acquisition
• Getting a good image
• Image composition
• Image clarity (optical focus)
• Thermal tuning
(range, level and span)
• Palette selection
• Emissivity determination
• Error source recognition, prevention or control
• Recognizing and dealing with radiation
(refletions, reflected apparent temperature)
• Recognizing and dealing with convection
• Recognizing and dealing with conduction
• Effects of incorrect emissivity
• Camera calibration
• Environmental and operational conditions
• Data and image storage

Reporting & Documentation
• Report writing
• Thermographers ‘and end-users’ responsibilities

Principles of Infrared Thermography (IRT)
• Heat and heat transfer
• Conduction fundamentals
• Conductivity/resistance
• Convection fundamentals
• Radiation fundamentals
• Electromagnetic spectrum
• Atmospheric transmission
• IR wavebands and lens materials
Stefan-Boltzmann Law
• Emittance, reflectance and transmittance
• Emissivity
• Factors affecting emissivity

Image Processing
• Temperature measurement
• ISO 18434-1
• Non-contact thermometry
• Comparative quantitative thermography
• Comparative qualitative thermography
• Environmental influences
• Camera measurement tools
• Measurement tools
• Palette selection
• Level and span adjustment
• Distance (atmospheric) correction
• Image montage
• Temperature trending
• General image interpretation guidelines

Condition Monitoring Applications
• Machinery engineering principles
(components and construction)
• Typical machinery failure modes and mechanisms
and their associated thermal signatures
• Severity assessment and acceptance criteria
(engineering codes and standards)
• Safety issues
• ISO 18434-1

General Applications
• Discussion on general industrial applications
• Active and passive thermography

Condition Monitoring Programme Design
• General principles
• Reference temperatures
• Baseline temperatures

Reporting & Documentation
• Report writing
• Thermographers ‘and end-users’ responsibilities

Condition Monitoring Programme Management
• Safety management
• Equipment management
• Database management

Diagnostic & Pronostics
• Basic principles of diagnostics (ISO 13379)

Training examination

Level 3 Certified Infrared Thermography Course

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To book an onsite course or to request a formal quotation, please contact us by email to: training@certifiedinfraredtraining.com