Level-III (Best Practices) is a three-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 topics related to developing, implementing, and managing a successful infrared inspection program. Topics include: latest applications, hardware & software, current industry standards & specifications, 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.


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

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 Wednesday and include a daily refreshments, and lunch. Course ends by 5 pm Wednesday.

Prerequisite: Level II Certification
Tuition fee $12700 TTD

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