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