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Infrared Training

Level I – Fundamentals of Thermography Certification
Our Fundamentals of Thermography Level I Certification Course is a beginning thermography course that focuses on how infrared is utilized for a variety of applications.  You will learn the essentials of camera operation, heat transfer, and report writing. Upon successful course completion, you will receive a Level I Infrared Thermography Certification.
 
 
Infrared Course Benefits
  • Learn the core concepts of heat transfer and how it impacts both imaging and temperature measurement.
  • Review thermography best practices including factors that impact measurement accuracy, the required conditions for a successful inspection, and important safety considerations.
  • Analyze thermal images, prioritize anomalies, and create simple reports using the latest infrared inspection software.
  • Discover how to take simple temperature measurements of targets by learning the fundamentals of emissivity and reflectivity.
  • Learn the fundamentals of thermal imaging for reliability maintenance, building envelope analysis, and roof moisture applications. No previous experience necessary!
  • Develop IR camera operation skills that are essential for collecting quality data with your thermal imager.
  • Gain experience with hands-on exercises that build your foundational knowledge of camera operation while re-enforcing the concepts of heat transfer that are taught throughout the week.
 
Required Course Materials:
  • IR Camera- Students will be required to complete various labs & exercises throughout the duration of the course.
  • Laptop- Certification Examinations will be administered electronically. Tablets are also acceptable.
  • IR Reporting Software- Please have the software installed prior to class. The software can be used to assist with many of the camera lab exercises.
  • Accessories-Extra Batteries, charger cords, etc.

Please bring an IR camera to class if you have one. Cameras are not provided during the training course. If you do not have access to a camera you can rent one through MFE Inspection Solutions at a discounted rate.

 
Tuition

A registration fee of $2,200 USD includes course instruction, course materials, breakfast, and lunch each day. Please note that prices may vary for courses conducted outside the continental U.S.; please confirm your price with your local MFE Representative.

 
Certification
  • No previous thermography experience or IR camera is required.
  • Students who complete all training course requirements receive a Level I Infrared Thermography Certification and a wallet ID card.
  • Level I learning objectives, contact hours, and written exams are based on requirements outlined by ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and CP-189 of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing.
  • ITC Certification is the gold standard qualification within the thermography industry and exceeds the requirements of international standards.

Next Class Date:
Coming Soon

Class Hours:

Day 1:  8AM – 5PM
Day 2:  8AM – 5PM
Day 3:  8AM – 5PM
Day 4:  8AM – 2PM

Level I – Electrical Thermography

The Level I Electrical Thermography certification training course is designed for new infrared camera owners and practicing thermographers seeking specialized training on electrical thermographic inspections. The course will provide
fundamental training on camera operation, heat transfer, and thermal science, along with application discussions and examples focused on inspecting commercial electrical systems. Attendees who complete all training course requirements will receive an ITC Level I Infrared Thermography Certification.

Training Course Benefits
  • Introduction to thermal imaging and measurement systems for electrical applications. No experience in thermography is necessary.
  • Collect quality data and measure temperatures accurately by compensating for the effects of emissivity, reflected temperature, and other critical parameters.
  • Interpret thermal images and make informed decisions by applying heat transfer and measurement concepts learned in class.
  • Avoid costly mistakes – learn to distinguish between hot spots and reflections, direct vs. indirect readings and qualitative vs. quantitative thermography.
  • Discuss the use of infrared windows, their placement and installation, and how to properly compensate for transmission loss using the cameras and software.
  • Review severity criteria used for electrical inspections.
  • Review safety considerations when performing electrical inspections.
  • Challenge yourself with lab exercises that closely simulate real-world infrared applications.
  • Discuss the application of thermal imaging for inspecting and diagnosing indoor and outdoor electrical equipment:
    – Approaching a facility inspection; where to start and what to look for.
    – Tools for data acquisition and structuring surveys.
    – How to apply thermal imaging when inspecting switchgear, MCCs, breakers, transformers, bus ducts, conductors, cables, motors, bearings, solar panels, outdoor utilities, and other electrical equipment.
Required Course Materials:
  • IR Camera- Students will be required to complete various labs & exercises throughout the duration of the course. You may also rent one. Learn more
  • Laptop- Examinations will be administered electronically. Tablets are also acceptable.
  • IR Reporting Software- Please have the software installed. The software can be used to assist with many of the camera lab exercises.
Tuition

A registration fee of $2,200 USD includes course instruction, course materials, and certification. Please note that prices may vary for courses conducted outside the continental U.S.; please confirm your price with your local ITC course agent.

Certification

Certification Courses are developed in accordance with CP-105 and SNT-TC-1A guidelines published by ASNT (American Society of Nondestructive Testing). ASNT is a globally recognized developer of qualification and certification standards for NDT personnel.

  • Students who complete all training course requirements receive a Level I Infrared Thermography Certification.
  • This course is eligible for 16 NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs)

 

Next Class Date:
November 8th – 11th, 2022

Class Hours:
Day 1:  8AM – 5PM
Day 2:  8AM – 5PM
Day 3:  8AM – 5PM
Day 4:  8AM – 5PM

Level II – Practical Thermography Certification

Our Practical Thermography, Level II Certification class is for Level I certified thermography professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge of infrared.  This course focuses on strengthening and improving your imaging and temperature measurement skills.  Those who successfully complete the course requirements will receive a Level II Infrared Thermography Certification from ITC.

Infrared Training Course Benefits
  • Review Level I training concepts that will bring you up-to-date with the latest IR camera knowledge and imaging techniques used by thermography professionals.
  • Master your ability to analyze thermal images and create infrared reports by learning advanced camera operation and temperature measurement concepts.
  • Broaden your knowledge of heat transfer theory that will enhance your ability to analyze thermal anomalies across a variety of applications and conditions.
  • Hone your temperature measurement skills by seeing what factors impact accuracy including advanced radiometry concepts of emissivity and reflectivity.
  • Discover how professional thermographers approach an inspection and what types of information are most important to include in an infrared report.
  • See how to better define severity criteria when prioritizing thermal anomalies across a variety of applications.
  • Learn the required elements of a written practice that is used to guide the training and certification needs of thermographers in your program.
  • Challenge yourself with practical hands-on camera exercises that will further your ability to measure temperatures and diagnose critical problems.
*Please Note*- Online Course currently available for United States & Canada only, due to advance shipment of course materials & content. Separate sessions will be scheduled for US & CA. Please contact us for details.
Required Course Materials:

• IR Camera– Students will be required to complete various labs & exercises throughout the duration of the course.
• Laptop– Certification Examinations will be administered electronically. Tablets are also acceptable.
• IR Reporting Software- Please have the software installed prior to class. Software can be used to assist with many of the camera lab exercises
• Accessories-Extra Batteries, charger cords, etc.

Please bring an IR camera to class if you have one. Cameras are not provided during the training course. If you do not have access to a camera you can rent one through MFE Rentals at a discounted rate. If you are attending the course with a colleague or friend, you may share a camera however we recommend no more than three students per IR camera.

Tuition

A registration fee of $2,200 USD includes course instruction, course materials, breakfast, and lunch each day. Please note that prices may vary for courses conducted outside the continental U.S.; please confirm your price with your local ITC course agent.

Certification

Level II learning objectives, contact hours, and written exam are based on requirements outlined by ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and CP-189 of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing.

Accreditation

InterNACHI: 32 CEUs
NETA: 32 Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs)
ITC: 24 Certification Renewal Credits

Prerequisites

Level I Thermography course certification is required.

Optical Gas Imaging Certification Training

 

Skilled users of the new FLIR GF-Series cameras and the legacy GasFindIR camera can inspect over 3,000 connections per day. Current sniffer technology is limited to about 500 connections per day.

Students will learn how to set up and operate FLIR optical gas imaging cameras. They will learn how to optimally adjust their cameras for varying environmental conditions to find gas leaks. Students will learn under what environmental conditions gas leaks are most easily found, somewhat easy to find, and difficult to find.

This class will teach students which gases can be found with FLIR optical gas imaging cameras and leak size limitations. Some basic infrared theory and heat transfer concepts will be introduced to build a strong foundation.

Lab and/or field practice in finding leaks is a key part of this class. Students will learn by doing and by observing numerous videos of leaks and what to look for including thermal contrast, gas plume motion, distance limitations, etc. Basic inspection procedures will be covered including equipment checkout, route planning, permitting requirements, safety practices/equipment, and reporting concepts.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a training certification for optical gas imaging camera usage.

Course Objectives
  • Explain the regulatory framework for optical gas imaging
  • Describe the OGI certification process
  • Demonstrate proper operation of a FLIR GasFindIR HSX or FLIR GF-Series infrared camera
  • Explain the basics of thermal science
  • Explain how optical gas imaging is a combination of art, science, technique and interpretive skills
  • List the basic safety practices for doing an OGI inspection
Required Course Materials:
  • IR Camera- Students will be required to complete various labs & exercises throughout the duration of the course.
  • Laptop- Certification Examinations will be administered electronically. Tablets are also acceptable.
  • IR Reporting Software- Please have the software installed prior to class. The software can be used to assist with many of the camera lab exercises
  • Accessories-Extra Batteries, charger cords, etc.

Please bring an IR camera to class if you have one. Cameras are not provided during the training course. If you do not have access to a camera you can rent one through MFE Inspection Solutions at a discounted rate.

Tuition

A registration fee of $2,200 USD includes course instruction, course materials, breakfast, and lunch each day. Please note that prices may vary for courses conducted outside the continental U.S.; please confirm your price with your local MFE Inspection Solutions Representative.

Next Class Date:
December 6th – 8th, 2022

Class Hours:
Day 1:  8AM – 5PM
Day 2:  8AM – 5PM
Day 3:  8AM – 5PM

Level I – sUAS Thermography Course

The ITC sUAS Level 1 Thermography Certification course is geared to individuals or corporations wanting focused training on aerial IR inspections and applications. This 4-day course is designed for the sUAS pilot who needs the
background, skills, and knowledge to capture and interpret thermal images properly. Topics include infrared science, a solid basis in a wide variety of popular applications, sUAS safety, and how to select the proper camera and lens combination for your needs. Learn from the leaders in the industry how the cameras function, as well as how to get the best image from your camera. In addition, this course will show you the robust application of thermography from the air and the limitless applications surrounding this exciting new platform. Attendees who complete all training course requirements and a thermography field assignment will receive an sUAS Level 1 Infrared Thermography certification that industry professionals recognize.

 
Course Benefits
  • Apply thermography theory, science, and techniques, including interpretation of radiometric survey results specific to aerial applications.
  • Learn how to plan your flight’s altitude and range-to-target to get accurate thermal information about your target of interest.
  • Familiarize yourself with sUAS anatomy and inspection points.
  • Understand sUAS IR solutions and specifications to make informed decisions as to what platform and IR cameras are best for your application.
Required Course Materials
  • Laptop- Examinations will be administered electronically. Tablets are also acceptable.
  • IR Reporting Software- Please have the software installed. IR Reporting Software can be used to assist with many camera lab exercises.

 

Tuition

A registration fee of $2,200 USD includes course instruction, course materials, and certification. Please confirm your price with a local MFE representative.

Next Class Date:
February 14th – 17th, 2023

Level II – sUAS Thermography Course

Our Practical Thermography, Level II sUAS Certification course is designed for sUAS Level I certified thermography professionals who seek to expand their knowledge of infrared technology using an unmanned aerial vehicle to collect thermography data. This course focuses on strengthening and improving your qualitative and quantitative skills in thermal imaging. Those who successfully complete the course requirements will earn a Level II sUAS Infrared Thermography Certification from Infrared Training Center, the world leader in Thermography Training.

 

Course Benefits
  • Review Level I sUAS training concepts that will keep you up-to-date with the latest IR camera knowledge and imaging techniques used by thermography professionals.
  • Discuss the importance of resolution, optics, ground sampling distance (GSD), field of view and measurement field of view calculations, and other important camera settings to consider when performing a Thermography inspection from a UAV.
  • Broaden your knowledge of heat transfer theory, which will enhance your ability to analyze thermal anomalies across various applications and conditions.
  • Fine-tune your temperature measurement skills by seeing what factors impact accuracy, including advanced
    radiometry concepts of emissivity and reflectivity.
  • Discover how professional thermographers approach and plan an inspection mission and what types of information is most important to include in an infrared report based on the application.
  • See how to better define severity criteria when prioritizing thermal anomalies across various applications.
  • Learn the required elements of a written practice to guide the training and certification needs of other sUAS thermographers in your program.
  • Learn new applications and the method of performing sUAS applications for accurate data collection.
Required Course Materials
  • Laptop- Examinations will be administered electronically. Tablets are also acceptable.
  • IR Reporting Software- Please have the software installed. IR Reporting Software can be used to assist with many camera lab exercises.
Tuition

A registration fee of $2,200 USD includes course instruction, course materials, and certification. Please confirm your price with a local MFE representative.

Next Class Date:
April 25th -28th, 2023

Class Location:
MFE Enterprises, Inc / MFE Inspection Solutions
6025 Fairmont Pkwy
Pasadena, TX 77505

 

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