Category Archives: Thermal Imaging

Tru-Thermal Imaging from your phone

FLIRONE_ViewAThe future just snuck up on me. This is a real game changer! Tru-Thermal Imaging from your phone from FLIR.

“Our mantra is ‘Infrared Everywhere’”, says Andy Teich, CEO of FLIR, “and we really view infrared becoming the sixth sense for human activity to ‘see’ what’s out there in ways the human eye can’t.”

Get your sixth sense in gear for $350. The FLIR One will certainly stimulate the mass market for IR imaging. Learn more HERE and see videos HERE and HERE.

Availability for the FLIR ONE is slated for spring 2014. It will come in colors to match your iPhone (R) (the first compatible devices are iPhone(R) 5 & 5S). In addition to thermal and standard camera elements the unit packs its own rechargeable battery for two hours of power or for use to boost iPhone(R)  battery life. A nice touch!

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Our TruView: FLIR’s NEW THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS AND TEST AND MEASURMENT PRODUCTS

CaseyCasey1 TruTech Tools was pleased to be present at FLIR’s distributor launch of nine new Thermal Imaging Cameras and an exciting line of new Test and Measurement products. FLIR’s President and CEO, Andy Teich gave a superb overview of FLIR’s mission to take “IR everywhere.” Teich noted how FLIR provides a customer focused package of Design, Functionality, Value, Ruggedness, and Support in everything they do. Additionally, FLIR has created a complete ecosystem for managing information with apps and software along with BlueTooth and WiFi enabled products that combine physical measurement data and thermal images to maximize your efforts and share your results. Traditional IR imaging only allows you to see beyond visible rages into the world of heat signatures. Kudos to FLIR for incorporating their patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging technology (MSX) into ALL E-Series cameras, even the $995 Model E-4. Rather than simply blending visual and thermal images (dilution), MSX takes thermal image quality to the next level by augmenting a thermal image with details from a visible image. In one sense, there is almost no longer a need for a separate digital image as FLIR’s new MSX technology embosses digital camera detail right into thermal images. Seeing Is Believing

Electrical Panel Thermal Only

Electrical Panel Thermal Only

Electrical Panel With MSX

Electrical Panel With MSX

Electrical Panel Picture in Picture

Electrical Panel Picture in Picture

MSX TECHNOLGY AND DARK PRECISION, TOGETHER FLIR E8 The new Thermal Imaging Cameras include the all new E4, E5, E6, and E8 models, the second generation E40, E50, and E60 and the utra-performance T-600 and T-600bx. Starting at $995, with a camera for all budget ranges, the new E-Series models feature FLIR’s patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging technology (MSX) which raises key visible details from an on-board high resolution digital camera onto the infrared image. MSX makes it much easier to identify and locate issues while preserving the full integrity of the thermal image. FLIR’s new Dark Precision interface is simple but powerful, making the cameras easier than ever to use. Details on each of these new E-Series cameras can be found HERE. CLICK HERE for an interactive experience using FLIR thermal imaging to find and address the common household energy wasting culprits. THE NEXT GENERATION OF TEST AND MEASUREMENT FLIR T&M FLIR’s new line of test and measurement products builds upon 50 years of work serving military, government, and commercial customers, with a commitment to innovation, quality, and reliability. What impressed us most, about the new line of T&M products was the added features designed to meet the needs of customers to solve tough, real-world, field problems. Problems like ghost voltages from VFD’s and lighting in the work-space were considered and addressed. The NEW T&M line includes the CM78 Clamp Meter, CM83 RMS Power Clamp, MR77 Pinless Moisture Psychrometer, DM93 True RMS Industrial Mulitmeter, and the VP50 Non-Contact Voltage Detector and Flashlight. All these high-end  T&M products include powerful (nearly blinding!) work lights and IR thermometers, and METERLINK (BlueTooth) technology which lets you wirelessly add readings of electrical and moisture data to the infrared image on your FLIR Cameras (Exx series and up). Even the non-contact voltage detector includes a powerful work-light and indicates by vibration in your palm, not in your fingertips – a sensation you don’t want to feel when looking for “hot” lines! CONTACT: Eric or Josh 1-888-224-3437  OR  info@TruTechTools.com

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2 Day Thermography course in the Pittsburgh Area

INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY TRAINING with Monroe Infrared Technology 

2 DAY BASICS WORKSHOP
Earn 7.5 BPI Continuing Education Units (CEU) in this 2 day hands-on course, which emphasizes practical knowledge learning, field training and includes a course  exam.

Infrared Thermography <–Flier

Learn how to successfully operate the handheld infrared camera and efficiently incorporate it in businesses. The course gives new and experienced thermographers a solid understanding of infrared energy audit practices. Because the course is occurring at the Pittsburgh Green House, a typical 110-year old home and weatherization training center, the training will be mostly hands-on in real  scenarios.

NOTE: This workshop is limited to 16 participants. Please register to reserve your spot.
COST: $550/person, $1000/group of 2
May 14 + 15, 2013 — 8:30AM to 4:00PM

LOCATED AT:
Pittsburgh Green House — 308 North Sheridan Avenue — Pittsburgh, PA 15206
REGISTER ONLINE AT http://www.PITTSBURGHGREENHOUSE.ORG
OR CALL (412) 362-4744

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16+16 Level I Infrared Thermographer Course

Themography Certification

Finally, you can earn Level I Thermography Certification without missing an entire week of work!

Our 16+16 course is a two-part, ASNT compliant program which combines 16-hours of classroom and hands-on education with 16-hours of online learning.  This unique approach allows you to complete your Level I training without missing a week of work or incurring added travel costs.

 16-hour Classroom & Hands-on Training

Our classroom segments combine theory and application discussions with hands-on camera experiments. From thermodynamics to proper level and span settings, we take a step-by-step approach to teaching the “how and why” behind each action. Through hands-on exercises you’ll learn the importance of proper camera settings and how to collect, capture, and diagnose thermal findings.

16-hour Online Learning Program

Using an ASNT compliant program which has successfully trained thousands of thermographers worldwide, our online segment features narrated presentations, self-directed activities, and practice quizzes designed to supplement our classroom training. The online program and accompanying printed book include the learning materials required for you to remotely complete the theory portion of Level I training.

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The online segment can be completed before, during, or after your classroom training.

Hands-on Training

This component is key to our program, as it provides an opportunity for you to experiment with different infrared cameras through instructor lead, hands-on exercises. You’ll learn about the power of heat transfer, reflectance, and emissivity as you discover what it takes to capture a quality thermal image. By the end of the two days you will be able to properly setup, focus, and capture infrared images using a thermal imager.

Demo Cameras Provided by FLIR®, FLUKE® and TESTO®

During training you have the opportunity to demo infrared cameras from today’s leading manufacturers. Discover the benefits of features such as high resolution detectors, digital camera integration, and Wi-fi capability. This is a great opportunity to try different thermal imagers before deciding which to buy.

Level I Certified Infrared Thermographer Exam Included

Students who successfully complete the online and hands-on training components are eligible to take a final written exam to earn Level I Certification through Infraspection Institute®. Exam may be completed in-class or online (PC with web camera required).

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Thermal Imaging applications notes from Fluke

Fluke has put together a couple of good applications notes for current and prospective thermal imaging practitioners.

(click on the images to get the downloads)

Fluke Thermal Imaging Testimonial

Read how a seasoned pro answers questions like:

• What is your line of business?
• How did you originally learn about thermal imaging?
• Describe how thermal imaging fits in your business or as part of your services.
• What % of your business uses thermal imaging?
• Why did you choose Fluke and why did you choose that particular model?

Fluke basics for Thermal Inspection of buildings

This 12 page guide covers key topics like:

What is thermal imaging?
The benefits of thermal imaging
Thermal imaging applications
Best practices for performing
a residential infrared inspection
Choosing the right thermal imager
Checklist for choosing a thermal
imager for building inspections

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Introduction to Home Performance for Heating Contractors

UPDATED: 12-14-12

Hap Haven just delivered an OUTSTANDING webinar on the topic of An Introduction to Home Performance for Heating Contractors.

You can watch a recording HERE or download a copy of the slides here-> INTRO TO HP – HVAC.

Fasten your seatbelts and take this fast-paced ride into the newest billion dollar industry. Home Performance is uniquely suited for the heating & AC contractor. That’s because you have already mastered many of the most important components. Come learn how Home Performance and HVAC overlap, how to expand your business in a flat market and how to position yourself for the future.

As part of this webinar you will:
1) See a brief history of Home Performance and whole house thinking
2) Understand how an Energy Audit leads to more sales
3) Get an overview of the cool tools used in the industry
4) Learn how to talk to a heater

FOR more webinars by TruTech Tools, LTD go to http://www.TruTechTools.com/webinars

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Thermal Imaging 101: Slides/Handouts

Click the Link below for a copy of the slides used in TruTech Tools Thermal Imaging 101 training by John Pratten, III.

FINAL TruTech Intro to Thermography 101

Sign up for FREE LIVE session HERE (click on the Thermal Imaging tab).      or Watch a recorded session HERE.

Thermography 101   75 Minutes

Instructor: John W. Pratten III
Introduction to Thermography
Participants in this course will come away with a better understand of the science behind and practical uses of Thermal Imaging. Topics will include factors for making better, more meaningful thermal images,  common thermal inspection scenarios, and help in choosing a Thermal Imager to suit your needs.

BIO: John W. Pratten III is an ASNT compliant, Level III trained thermographer  and President/Founder of Proactive Maintenance Consultants, LLC
John has conducted thermography training around the world, in the fundamentals of IR and how to set up Predictive Maintenance programs and has trained in building science working closely with State Agencies. John has authored a number of published articles and has a patent in the area of IR. Prior to founding Proactive Maintenance Consultants, LLC , John worked for Fluke Corporation for 10 years as a Thermography Specialist and Trainer and Motorola Semiconductor for 19 years in a variety of sales and management positions.  He has been a 25 year member of the Technical Advisory board for his local Technical College.

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