Level-II (Quantitative / Applications) is a five-day theory and applications course for the application of thermal imaging 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.


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
how IR sensors are calibrated
how to check calibration
calibration/accuracy specifications
shielding techniques
measuring & compensating for with direct and reflector methods
how emittance varies
using default and table values
how to measure emittance
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

4. 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

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

Course tuition includes all course presentations, the Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® Course Reference Manual, and certification exam. Certification card and diploma issued with passing grade of 80%. Courses begin at 8:30 am daily Monday through Friday and include a daily refreshments, and lunch Monday through Thursday. Course ends by noon Friday.

Prerequisite: Level I Certification

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