Infrared thermal imaging provides a means for perceiving the physical world in useful ways across a wide range of applications. And Level I training provides the fundamental information and classroom experience necessary to prepare the student for applying infrared thermography in their work and to their applications. A key concept taught in the class is how to Think Thermally® so that students can understand and explain why a thermal image appears as it does. In support of developing these foundational skills, this 32 hour training course employs a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-‐on lab experiments, as well as quizzes and reviews to test understanding. The training concludes with an overall course review and examinations. Includes the Snell Certification Standard.
In Level I training, one of the aims is to prepare the student to be successful with making measurements and to help them understand the capabilities and limitations of their infrared thermography tools and knowledge. The course covers basic heat transfer theory and the theory and applications of infrared thermography including: building envelope and roofs, condition monitoring of electrical and mechanical equipment, and non-‐destructive testing of materials. Students are challenged daily with hands on demonstrations, experiments and inspection situations similar to those they will experience in their work. This class emphasizes qualitative thermography techniques and how to collect data following proven and published inspection procedures. Upon completion, students will be able to capture clear thermograms and make basic inferences and diagnosis.
This course fully meets the educational requirements for certification according to the published recommendations of ASNT. The course is also approved for Continuing Education Credits, Units, or Hours by: ASHI, InterNACHI, BPI, NETA, and the State of Wisconsin (Journeyman Electrician, Master Electrician, and Boiler-‐Pressure Vessel Inspector Certifications.
The course is open to everyone regardless of whether or not they own a thermal imager. Attendees that do have equipment are encouraged to bring their thermal imagers and laptop PCs as there are a number of hands-‐ on learning opportunities available during the week.
Note: Fox River Systems offers Operational Readiness Training for Fluke thermal imager users the morning of the first day of this Level I class. Interested students should select this option during the registration process. Please refer to the Operational Readiness Training outline (publication ORT-‐SEM) for additional details.