ITI Thermography Training
Infrared Training Institute provides infrared thermography training for anyone wishing to further his or her knowledge in the field of thermal imaging.
Our courses are designed for engineers, craftsmen, scientists, managers, electricians, mechanical maintenance, PPM personnel and home inspectors.
Our certification courses conform to ASNT guidelines as outlined in the ASNT-TC-1A. Our curriculum meets or exceeds ASNT-TC1A and ASNT-CP189 used in Nuclear Power Plants.
Our courses also comply with ISO-9712 and DIN used in Germany. A course outline is available upon request. We provide training and certification for NASA, United Space Alliance, Exxon Mobil, Dell, Intel, AMD, Louisiana Pacific, Temple Inland, Shell, Citgo, Continental Airlines, Georgia Pacific and many more.
Our curriculum includes Level I Training (Certification), Level II Training (Certification), building science courses, management seminars, software training, operator training, application specific training, and infrared program development. Whether your interests are electrical, mechanical, process, energy audits and conservation, or research and development, we are here to meet your needs.
Level I and Level II courses are 32 hours.
Software courses are 4-16 hours.
On-site training courses are also available. These include ASNT certification classes as well as application specific training tailored to meet your needs.
ITI Thermography Training FAQs
ASNT – TC – 1A recommends 32 hours of classroom instruction for a Level 1 thermographer. To acheive this a student must attend the Level 1 Infrared Thermographer Training course administered by Infrared Training Institute and pass the written examination with a grade of 70% or better.
ASNT certification recommendations are set so that a certified thermographer will be a real thermographer in practice. Thus, those seeking certification must provide written proof that he or she has been active in the infrared thermography field for a period of at least 12 months. A responsible party must sign this written declaration declaring your background. The applicant must also provide a log of thermographic activities that document 100 hours of work experience.
For certification the thermographer must be able to perform infrared inspections that maintain certain standards. Therefore, the applicant for certification must submit a sample report that will be on file at Infrared Training Institute for the term of the three year certification. This sample report should include infrared thermograms, corresponding real life images, and all related information and should have at least 5 image report pages.
For all training at our location in Beaumont, TX, we use:
- $ 99.00 a night/ plus tax for a King or Double
- $129.00 a night/plus tax for a suite
- $129.00 a night/plus tax for a king or double on the Concierge level
- $159.00 a night/ plus tax for a suite on the Concierge level. This includes continental breakfast and private cocktails, served in their private concierge lounge.
No charges to your credit card will made until the first day of class. This is to avoid any issues if the class gets canceled or if the student has to cancel.
Our main training facility is located at 855 West Cardinal Drive, on Highway 69/96 access road in Beaumont Texas. Classes are from 8 AM to 5 PM.
Thermography can be used in many, many applications. See our sister site at https://infraredcameras.com/applications/ for detailed, ever-growing list. Generally, the instructor will cover every application that students need, and much more.
General Thermography FAQs
Infrared Thermography is the discipline concerned with the acquisition, storage & analysis of radiated energy using a thermal imaging camera system.
* Infrared Instruments DO NOT Measure Temperature!
* They measure Infrared Radiated Energy only!
Typically you will hear both infrared and thermal imaging. They are really the same thing. Thermography, however, refers to active collection & interpretation of infrared data. Thermography is the measurement of temperature remotely to indicate equipment health and assigning a color based on the temperature.
* Emitted by all objects above absolute zero (-273° C, -459° F)
* Generated by the motion of electrically charged particles.
* Molecular activity increases with energy in an object.
* The temperature of an object is a measure of its molecular exitation.
* Infrared radiation increases with molecular activity.
* Therefore, the higher the temperature the more infrared radiated energy!
Radiation is the transmission of electromagnetic rays through space and like radio waves, is invisible. Each material that has a temperature above absolute zero (-460°F) emits infrared radiation, including the sun, icebergs, stoves or radiators, humans, animals, furniture, ceilings, walls, floors, etc. All infrared cameras and thermometers, detect radiant heat, also known as infrared radiation. As an object becomes warmer, it radiates more energy which the camera detects, creating a thermal image or thermogram.
The infrared energy emitted from the measured object is converted into an electrical signal by the imaging sensor (microbolometer) and displayed as a color or black & white thermal image.
The infrared ray is a form of an electromagnetic wave as well as a visible light or a radio wave. The wavelength band is 0.78 to 1000[μm] that is longer than visible light yet shorter than radio wave, and the wavelengths are classified from the near infrared to the far infrared region. However, it shall be considered as various classifications have been proposed. The infrared ray is also energy radiated by motions of atoms and molecules on the surface of object, in case the temperature of the object is more than absolute zero degree.
A thermogram is a thermal image made by an infrared camera showing temperature differences in varying colors based on the color palette chosen by the thermographer. The dictionary defines thermogram as a photographic record made by thermography.
What are the Benefits of Infrared Thermography?
- Temperature calculations are non-contact
- Process does not have to be shut down – must be running
- Will not deface or destroy the product
- Transient phenomena or moving objects can be studied
- Fast response, milliseconds
- Temperature calculations of irregular shaped objects
- Pattern observation and evaluation
- Collection of large amounts of thermal data
- Measurement through hazardous atmospheres
- Measurement through special IR windows
- Data easily stored for post analysis and trending
ISO 18436-7-2008 specifies requirements for qualification and assessment of personnel who perform inspections. As with ISO 9712 and ASNT TC1A it is up to the employer to implement these requirements and procedures into their written practice. ISO 18436-7-2008 is more of a procedure that lays out how to inspect equipment and we follow these guidelines. The issue some industries have with this specific procedure is that it does not apply to some specified equipment or specific situations. For instance it is not recognized by U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, Power Generation and Transmission, Petrochemical, or the Aerospace industry.
Our courses meet or exceed the specific requirements of ISO 18436-7.
ASNT-TC1A, ASNT CP – 189 and ISO 9712 lay out specific requirements in training hours, eye exams, test questions, hours of experience, specific, general, and practical examinations. Many U.S. Corporations have implemented ISO 9001 but not ISO 9712. Almost all US companies follow ASNT TC1A as it is recognized all over the world when it comes to Qualification and Certification of Non-Destructive Testing Personnel. It was here before ISO and US industry still uses it very specifically. Nothing in 9001 requires industry to change because ASNT TC1A is recognized through ASTM.