Infrared camera technology is changing rapidly and so are the potential applications. A wide variety of infrared cameras including personal, entry level, mid and high level, mid and high-performance handled models will be briefly described. Also, specialty infrared cameras operating in different wavelengths allowing for filtering and/or special processing, facilitating unique applications will be discussed. Infrared is truly a diverse technology but it’s not without some limitations or challenges. Examples of the more typical applications, electrical, mechanical and buildings will be reviewed. Less common applications will be then be examined such as gas detection, nondestructive testing, continuous monitoring, drones and others.
Infrared camera options, including features, functions, wavelength, specifications and cost
Benefits and limitations of the technology
The diversity of the technology
About the Presenter
As vice president of The Snell Group, Roy oversees the technical content of both condition-based maintenance and monitoring (CBM) and nondestructive testing (NDT) infrared applications. In support of CBM, in addition to training curriculum, Roy manages program audits/assessments, technician mentoring, program development and consulting services offered by The Snell Group. For NDT programs and applications Roy supports employer-based certification by providing training, testing and level 3 consulting services, including responsible level 3 and outside agency.
About the Author
Roy HuffVice President, The Snell Group
With a professional background in reliability engineering, Roy’s strengths in management and program development have been a tremendous asset to The Snell Group. He is a partner in the firm and oversees technical and program issues for the company’s offerings in both infrared thermography (IR) and electric motor testing (EMT)technologies. Roy teaches a very wide range of classes for The Snell Group, including Level 1, Level 2, Level 1 NDT, Level 2 NDT, Level 3, Electrical Specialty, and Mechanical Specialty courses.