Description

Date and Time

4 day live seminar in Phoenix, on the week of September 10th

Course Content

The course will cover everything that a sUAS operator will need to successfully utilize Thermal imaging sensors in the field.
It will also result in an industry recognized certification. We cover all of the topics below in detail.

Course Outline

Preface

  • Normal view on the application of Infrared Thermography
  • Course logistics and curriculum outline
  • Instruction and student introduction session
  • Comprehending certification and requirements

Basic Infrared / Thermal Physics

The Basic Physics of Matter

  • Matter – Definition and basic principles
  • Energy – definition and basic principles

Heat and Temperature

  • What is it and how it is measured/expressed
  • Basic relation of heat temperature and energy

Heat Transfer

  • Conduction Fundamentals
  • Fourier’s Law (concept)
  • Conductivity/Resistance Basics
  • Practical application of conductivity in thermography
  • Convection Fundamentals
  • Newton’s Law of cooling
  • Practical application of convection in thermography
  • Radiation Fundamentals
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Plank’s Law
  • Wien’s Law
  • Stephan Boltzmann Law

Radiosity

  • Reflection, Transmission, Emission
  • Radiometry and Imaging
  • Spatial Resolution Concepts

Infrared Equipment Operation

  • How your imager works
  • Equipment overview/features
  • Operation of equipment
  • Controls
  • Lenses
  • Getting a good image
  • Clarity (focus)
  • Thermal Focus
  • Dynamic Range
  • Recognizing and Dealing with Reflections
  • Recognizing and Dealing with Convection

Temperature Measurement

  • Measurement functions
  • Performing accurate temperature measurement
  • Performing emissivity measurements
  • Avoiding errors
  • Small spot size
  • Distance
  • Atmospheric Attenuation

The Environment and Support Equipment

  • Environmental Data
  • Support Equipment for Infrared Inspections

Applications

  • Qualitative vs Quantitative Inspections
  • Electrical Inspections
  • Mechanical Inspections – Friction
  • Thermal Resistance – insulation & refractory
  • Thermal Capacitance – roof moisture surveys
  • Physical State – Gas/Liquid, Liquid/Solid
  • Process Inspections
  • Fluid Flow
  • Steam
  • Vessel levels
  • Building Inspections
  • Miscellaneous – student selected applications

Reports / Software

  • Introduction
  • Software programs
  • Making Reports
  • Making Templates
  • Printing reports

Level 1 Examination