Practicing infrared thermography in the real world involves a whole lot more than knowing how to operate a thermal imager and some theory on how infrared energy behaves. While that is an essential part of our infrared training, we are heavily focused on real world challenges for thermographers. These include:
We don’t do field trips
One of the most frequent questions we are asked is whether we conduct field trips during our infrared training courses. The answer is an outright NO.
“Field trips and real world encounters are fun, but waste an awful lot of valuable classroom time.”
Real world environments are noisy, dirty and unsafe, making it hard to communicate properly to students. We teach a diversity of applications including electrical, mechanical, imaging of composites, and energy loss, and it’s impossible to service everyone’s area of interest in a single site visit. Furthermore, most students work in these environments every day and will have plenty of opportunity to test their skills after the course
Use a massive range of thermal imaging cameras at all our classroom events.
IPI is not exclusively aligned with any infrared manufacturer or vendor. As such we provide a huge selection of thermal imagers for training and have a completely unbiased approach to equipment selection, use and applications. Unlike many manufacturer based infrared training centres we are not there to promote a single brand use, but to provide unbiased, quality training that presents the entire spectrum of the infrared market. Accordingly our thermographer courses appeal to users of ALL brands of thermal imagers, no matter what model or age.
Our wide range of infrared training cameras encompasses all the major brands including Fluke, Flir, Testo, Trotec, SDS, SAT, Guide IR, Cox, Dali, and KEII. Our thermography trainers have had more than 20 years experience with all the major brands and can assist users with any camera they may own.
For students who have not yet purchased an infrared camera, this is an invaluable opportunity to use and assess a range thermal imaging cameras, experiencing first hand their features and benefits.
“No other infrared training course allows you to try such a variety of instruments.”
Developed over 20 years of teaching, students receive a 600+ page reference manual, which is one of the thermography industry’s most comprehensive written resources. With detailed information on application techniques, reporting, thermography standards, white papers and case studies, you will leave our Certified Infrared Training Courses with a working reference document that will serve as a valuable resource for years to come.
All students of our infrared training centre have access to a wide variety of thermographer support services. All IPI staff are Certified Infrared Thermographers and will be able to assist with your individual inquiries. Our Senior Trainers are available via phone or email at any time to assist with advice for which there is NO CHARGE. We also host have several websites that provide additional information and resources to thermographers.
All Certified Infrared Thermographer Course attendees are offered membership to the world’s largest student thermographer association, CITA; including direct access to an online community of experienced thermographers. These resources allow students to continue learning, and to access support long after the thermography course is completed.
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No, we don’t serve pet food, or party pies and samosas. Our training is professionally catered for with a gourmet selection from the finest eateries in the area. We cater for special dietary requirements, and a wide variety of refreshments are made available hourly at each of our breaks.