Exploring the Diverse Technology of Infrared Thermography

Roy Huff
Roy Huff | Vice President, The Snell Group

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 11:00 EST

Title: “Exploring the Diverse Technology of Infrared Thermography”

Speaker Name: Roy Huff

Speaker Email Address: rhuff@thesnellgroup.com

Speaker Bio:
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.

An electrical engineer who in 1996 received and continues to maintain a Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level III certificate from the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), Certificate #81115. Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) by the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) since 2003.  NAS 410 Revision 4 Level 3 since 2010.

Professionally active, authoring several professional papers and presenting at dozens of conferences including  P/PM, Thermosense, Thermal Solutions, ERPI, NETA, Doble, ASNT, SMRP, IMVAC, IMC, TRC and others.

With over 35 years of experience in infrared, electric motor testing and ultrasound (passive and active) and a professional background in reliability engineering, Roy’s strengths in management and program development have been a tremendous asset to The Snell Group.  And with experience with flash, pulse, vibroacoustic, induction, active, and passive infrared NDT methods, Roy is uniquely qualified to support aerospace infrared programs.

With past experience as a staff equipment engineer with Allied Signal Aerospace and as an engineer and principal of a Midwestern predictive maintenance company, Roy has the experience to support all types of projects.  For example, in 1998, Roy supported a project with the International Nuclear Safety Program providing infrared training and program development for multiple Soviet-designed (RMBK) nuclear power plant sites around the world. More recently supporting The Snell Group’s rewrite and update of the EPRI Thermography Guide.

Webinar Description:

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.

Learning Takeaways:

  1. Infrared camera options, including features, functions, wavelength, specifications and cost
  2. Benefits and limitations of the technology
  3. The diversity of the technology

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Roy Huff
Roy Huff Vice 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.