Thermographic testing (IR) is a method by which the infrared radiation image is recorded to get an impression of the temperature of the object. This test method is highly developed and is therefore used in more and more situations, e.g. in the following sectors:
- On-and offshore (petrochemical) installation;
- Food industry;
- Environmental, safety and consultancy firms;
- Fire brigade ;
Almost every object (for example: buildings, vehicles, installations, measuring/regulating cabinets, etc.) emit infrared radiation that can be recorded with an infrared camera. From this registration, the temperature can be determined and made measurable. The accuracy of the measurement is an important factor, this is called the emission factor (‘e’). The emission factor is defined as the ratio between the actual temperature and the temperature as measured by the infrared detector in the infrared camera.
Thermography has the advantage that a temperature measurement can be performed via a contactless measurement and recording of the infrared radiation image. This is often used as an inspection tool in construction, electrotechnical installations and mechanical engineering installations. By using a camera it is possible to carry out an investigation of a large object in a relatively short period of time.
Thermographic testing has proven to be an ideal test method to achieve cost savings for temperature-technical problems.
The training will be tailored specifically to your needs. It is only possible to follow a SNT-TC-1A and/or EN4179 certification process to level 1 or 2.
The training complies and can be completed with an exam(-s) in accordance with the requirements of the Written Practice of the own company (SNT-TC-1A and/or EN4179). The exam consists of a theoretical (general and specific) part and a practical part. Both the training and the exam(-s) are tailored to the relevant industrial sectors (e.g.: Testing before and during use (including manufacturing), aviation or railway maintenance.
Final certification will have to be done by the company through its own Written Practice.