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 CIT - NORMI™ Certified Infrared Thermographer

These are classes offered by Best training School and taught by Senior Trainers from Infraspection LLC.

CIT 1 - Certified Infrared Thermographer Level 1

Level I Certified Infrared Thermographer® is a five-day course for the application of qualitative thermal imaging for P/PM, Condition Assessment, Condition Monitoring, Quality Assurance, Forensic Investigations, and Building Sciences.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Specific applications include: electrical distribution systems, mechanical systems, steam systems, refractory systems, underground piping, active thermography, building envelopes and flat roofs.

Students are encouraged to bring their own imager for individualized training or to learn how to use it more effectively.

Course tuition includes all course presentations, Student Reference Manual, and Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® exam. Certification card and diploma issued with passing grade of 80%. Course is approved by the InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors and meets the training requirements for their Infrared Certified professional designation and logo.

Classes begin at 8 am daily Monday through Friday and include a daily breakfast, refreshments, and lunch Monday through Thursday. Class ends by noon Friday.

Prerequisite: None

  1. Basic Infrared Theory
    • Heat transfer
    • Electromagnetic spectrum
    • Emittance, reflectance, and transmittance
    • Atmospheric transmission
    • IR wavebands and lens materials

  2. Infrared Equipment
    • Selection criteria
    • Range and level settings
    • Class demonstrations
    • Manufacturer equipment presentations (optional)
    • Hands-on use in class

  3. Infrared Electrical System Inspections
    • Theory and thermal signatures of problems
    • Seven types of detectable defects
    • Conducting an inspection
    • Safety practices
    • Confirming exceptions
    • Data recording
    • Standards for inspections

  4. Infrared Mechanical System Inspections
    • Theory and thermal signatures of problems
    • Rotating equipment
    • Power transmission components
    • High-temperature insulation
    • Steam systems, process equipment, heat exchangers, storage vessels
    • Active thermographic inspection techniques
    • Safety practices
    • Confirming exceptions
    • Data recording
    • Standards for inspections

  5. Infrared Roof Inspections
    • Theory and component construction
    • Insulation and material characteristics
    • Inspection techniques
      • ground based / aerial
    • Weather variables and influences
    • Required site conditions
    • Safety practices
    • Thermal signatures of latent moisture
    • Verification of data
    • Data recording
    • Alternate methods of moisture detection
    • Standards for inspections

  6. Infrared Building Inspections
    • Theory and component construction
    • Insulation and material characteristics
    • Inspection techniques
      • interior / exterior
    • Weather variables and influences
    • Required site conditions
      • creating sufficient Delta T
    • Thermal signatures
    • missing & damaged insulation
      • air leakage
      • latent moisture
      • pest damage
    • Mold detection
    • Other tools
    • Verification of data
    • Data recording
    • Standards for inspections

  7. Implementing an IR Predictive Maintenance Program
    • 9 steps to setting up a program
    • Integrating with other predictive technologies
    • Cross-verifying with other predictive technologies
    • Why programs fail, how they succeed
    • Generating standards compliant reports

CIT 2 - Certified Infrared Thermographer Level 2

Level II Certified Infrared Thermographer® is a five-day course for the application of quantitative thermal imaging and temperature measurement for P/PM, Condition Monitoring, Quality Assurance and Forensic Investigations.

This course covers advanced infrared theory, equipment calibration, error sources, cross-verification with contact thermometers, advanced equipment operation, use of windows and filters, assigning temperature limits and repair priorities, and quantitative report generation.

Students are encouraged to bring their own imager for individualized training or to learn how to use it more effectively.

Course tuition includes all course presentations, Student Reference Manual, and Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® exam. Certification card and diploma issued with passing grade of 80%.

Classes begin at 8 am daily Monday through Friday and include a daily breakfast, refreshments, and lunch Monday through Thursday. Class ends by noon Friday.

Prerequisite: Level I Certification

  1. Thermometry Fundamentals
    • Temperature scales and conversions
    • Absolute and relative temperatures
    • Classes and benefits of contact thermometers
    • Classes and benefits of non-contact thermometers
    • Identifying and reducing errors

  2. Advanced IR Theory
    • Units for measuring radiant power
    • Relationship between power and temperature
    • Planck's blackbody curves

  3. Temperature Measurement Error Sources and Corrections
    • Calibration
      • how IR sensors are calibrated
      • how to check calibration
      • calibration/accuracy specifications
    • Reflectance
      • shielding techniques
      • measuring & compensating for with direct and reflector methods
    • Emittance
      • how emittance varies
      • using default and table values
      • how to measure emittance
    • Transmittance
      • filters to view through materials and atmospheres
      • filters to measure temperatures of material surfaces and atmospheres
      • measuring material transmittance
    • Target Width/Distance Ratios
      • calculating target size/distance

    • Traceable Temperature Limits: How Hot is Too Hot
      • Delta-T classifications
        • NETA, Mil Spec, and other standards
      • Absolute temperature classifications
        • ANSI, IEEE, NEMA standards for electrical systems
        • correction formula for load and ambient temperature
        • other standards for mechanical systems
      • Developing limits for your equipment

    • Preparing Quantitative Reports
      • Data to gather
      • Report procedures
      • Image processing software capabilities
      • Report generation software capabilities

CIT 3 - Certified Infrared Thermographer Level 3

Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer® is a three-day course focused on best practices for infrared inspections and associated activities. This course contains information vital to the long term success of any infrared inspection program.

This course covers advanced topics related to developing, implementing, and managing a successful infrared inspection program. Topics include: latest applications, hardware & software, current industry standards & specifications, OSHA and NFPA safety standards, marketing and promoting an infrared inspection program, thermography as legal documentation, heat transfer analysis software, current industry certification criteria, and how to develop and implement standards-compliant written practices and procedures.

Students are encouraged to bring their own imager for individualized training or to learn how to use it more effectively.

Course tuition includes all course presentations, Student Reference Manual, and Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® exam. Certification card and diploma issued with passing grade of 80%.

Classes begin at 8 am daily Monday through Wednesday and include a daily breakfast, refreshments, and lunch. Class ends by 5 pm Wednesday.

Prerequisite: Level II Certification

  1. Ensure a Successful Infrared Inspection Program
    • Define a successful program and identify program obstacles
    • Understand the requirements of OSHA, NFPA, and other regulatory agencies
    • Identify and specify safe practices for performing IR inspections
    • Eliminate recurring problems through application of Root Cause Failure Analysis

  2. Explore Latest Technology
    • Discover newest applications for infrared thermography
    • Discuss features and benefits of new test equipment
    • Utilize state-of-the-art software for data management & report generation
    • Identify industry trends and business opportunities

  3. Understand Industry Standards & Specifications
    • Review current standards and specifications
      • ASTM, ANSI, ASNT, Infraspection Institute, ISO, NETA, NFPA
    • Examine current NDT certification programs
    • Identify certification criteria
    • Develop a written practice for thermographer certification using ASNT standards

  4. Marketing and Promoting an Infrared Inspection Program
    • Enlist principles of marketing to identify, position and price IR services
    • Analyze best practices for effective promotion
    • Discuss key elements for an effective website
    • Explore e-commerce opportunities to increase revenue

  5. Thermography and the Law
    • Review importance of thermography as legal evidence
    • Examine role of the thermographer as an expert witness
    • Identify appropriate report content
    • Learn cardinal rules for delivering testimony

  6. Advanced Heat Transfer Theory and Applications
    • Discuss heat transfer analysis software
    • Learn how to quantify heat loss in structures, piping, and insulated systems
    • Understand appropriate application of available software
    • Recognize benefits of computer modeling for financial calculations

  7. Integrating PdM Technologies
    • Discuss role of thermography as a PdM technology
    • Identify complementary PdM technologies
    • Learn necessary steps to effectively implement a PdM program
    • Ensure program longevity through proper planning and management

About the instructors:

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

We publish software, Standards, and technical articles for thermographers and NDT professionals. Our capabilities and expertise are without equal.

Our services are provided without marketing hype since we do not manufacture or sell infrared equipment. Staffed by highly experienced, Level III Certified Infrared Thermographers, we provide Real World Solutions for today's challenges.

  
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