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  • The Myth Behind IFOV Values
    A specification commonly provided for thermal imagers is Instantaneous Field of View or IFOV. Many people mistakenly believe that IFOV values provide meaningful information about a thermal imager’s performance.
  • Change Routes with the Season
    Traditionally, many facilities perform infrared inspections on an annual basis. While this approach may detect deficiencies within operating systems, systems not under load due to seasonal or operational conditions cannot be effectively inspected.
  • Point Radiometers & Spot Measurement Size
    With awareness of infrared technology at an all time high, point radiometers have become a common tool in many areas. Frequently, knowledge of proper operation lags behind instrument popularity. Understanding how spot measurement size affects […]
  • Infrared Inspections of Lightning Arrestors
    Infrared thermography is a proven technology for detecting defects in electrical circuits that are under load. Thermal imaging can also be used to detect defective lightning arrestors that are leaking current to ground.
  • Are Electrical Switchgear Surveys Still the “Low-Hanging Fruit” of Infrared Thermography?
    This paper discusses the market forces, insurance requirements, government regulations and risk management thinking that are changing the electrical testing industry in general, and the electrical infrared testing application in particular.

Latest News from Infraspection Institute

Since 1980, Infraspection Institute has provided training, certification, and support services for thousands of thermographers worldwide.Certified Thermographers

  • 16 Achieve Level I Certification
    West Windsor, NJ May 9, 2017 – Sixteen men and women from across the US recently completed the Level I Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer®training course.
  • IR/INFO 2017 a Huge Success
    Burlington, NJ February 6, 2017 – Infraspection Institute’s annual IR/INFO conference was recently held in Orlando, FL. IR/INFO 2017 marks the 28th anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium, and technology expo.
  • InterNACHI Approves IR/INFO Conference for Continuing Education of its Members
    Denver, CO December 2, 2016 - The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) has approved Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO 2017 Conference for 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
  • Infraspection Institute Announces Release of Updated Standards for 2016
    Infraspection Institute has announced the release of updated versions of its popular series of Standards for infrared thermography. All eleven Standards have been revised to keep abreast of technological and industry changes.
  • Spring is the Time for Infrared Roof Inspections
    With the onset of warmer weather, the harshness of winter is but a fading memory for most. Left undetected, the damage caused by winter’s fury is a reality that can lead to premature roof failure.