Continuing Education Credits/Units Available for This Course
Prerequisite: Level I - Thermographic Applications
A 32-hour quantitative thermography class designed for practicing thermographers interested in advancing their knowledge and capabilities. This class covers advanced theory and applications of infrared thermography in the preventive maintenance, quality assurance, condition monitoring and nondestructive testing of materials fields.
Level II focuses on radiometric temperature measurement and how taking accurate temperatures improves the diagnosis and interpretation of thermal situations. The course delves deeply into the concepts of emissivity, reflected temperature compensation as well as spatial and measurement resolution. Other topics include: inspecting though transmissive films and windows and the use and limitations of IR mirrors.
The Level II course extends the knowledge gained in Level I on infrared theory and heat transfer concepts. Students leave aware of the full operational capabilities of their radiometric thermal imaging equipment and are challenged daily with hands on demonstrations, experiments and inspection situations similar to those they will experience in the field.
This course fully meets the educational requirements for certification in accordance with Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A, as defined by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing. The class is open to everyone regardless of whether or not they own a thermal imager. Attendees that do have equipment are encouraged to bring their systems as there are a number of hands-on learning opportunities available during the week.