Infrared Training for Applications in Building Science Thermography – Online Course

Infrared Thermography Training for Applications in Building Sciences – Online Course

$2,995 AUD (EX GST)

Course Overview

IR Thermography for Building Sciences is a 32-hour theory and application course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in building envelopes and building subsystems. Topics covered include electrical distribution equipment, mechanical systems, building sidewalls, HVAC systems, steam traps, and insulated roofs. This is a non-certification course focused on a single application. Course completion may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification. This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis, and report generation. Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship, or material failure. Self-directed learning activities are provided to help students gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24-hour access to all online course presentations, Student Reference Manual, online quizzes, proof of course completion. Students must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Prerequisite: None

Curriculum

1. Basic Infrared Theory
• Heat transfer
• Electromagnetic spectrum
• Emittance, reflectance, and transmittance
• Atmospheric transmission
• IR wavebands, imaging systems, and lens materials

2. Infrared Equipment
• Selection criteria
• Range and level settings
• Image and data recording
• Self-directed learning activities for hands-on use

3. Infrared Electrical System Inspections
• Theory and thermal signatures of problems
• Seven types of detectable defects
• Conducting an inspection
• Safety practices
• Confirming exceptions
• Data recording
• Standards for inspections

4. Infrared Mechanical System Inspections
• Theory and thermal signatures of problems
• Rotating equipment
• Power transmission components
• High-temperature insulation
• Steam systems, process equipment, heat exchangers, storage vessels
• Active thermographic inspection techniques
• Safety practices
• Confirming exceptions
• Data recording
• Standards for inspections

5. Infrared Roof Inspections
• Theory and component construction
• Insulation and material characteristics
• Inspection techniques
– ground based / aerial
• Weather variables and influences
• Required site conditions
• Safety practices
• Thermal signatures of latent moisture
• Verification of data
• Data recording
• Alternate methods of moisture detection
• Standards for inspections

6. Infrared Building Inspections
• Theory and component construction
• Insulation and material characteristics
• Inspection techniques
– interior / exterior
• Weather variables and influences
• Required site conditions
– creating sufficient Delta T
• Thermal signatures
– missing & damaged insulation
– air leakage
– latent moisture
– pest damage
• Mold detection
• Other tools
• Verification of data
• Data recording
• Standards for inspections

7. Implementing an IR Predictive Maintenance Program
• 9 steps to setting up a program
• Integrating with other predictive technologies
• Cross-verifying with other predictive technologies
• Why programs fail, how they succeed
• Generating standards-compliant reports

Why choose Distance Learning?

With IPI Learning’s Distance Learning, you get the same quality course content for which we are famous.
• We utilize state-of-the-art web servers and dynamic multimedia resources to provide a unique, quality educational experience.
• Our Distance Learning courses meet all ASNT training requirements for the certification of NDT personnel.
• Our Distance Learning Courses are based upon our Level I, II, and III courses and meet all ASNT training requirements for the certification of NDT personnel.
• All courses are taught by Infraspection Institute Level 3 Certified InfraredThermographers®, each having over 20 years of professional experience.
• Infraspection Institute’s Distance Learning Courses are divided into narrated one-hour online infrared lecture training units allowing you to work at a pace that’s convenient for you.
• Each course unit is designed to build upon the previous units of the course. You may return to individual online course units at any time for review.

What do I receive for this training?
You will receive 24 hours a day access to the online training modules and quizzes for each course unit, a student reference manual, materials for hands-on experiments, instructions for self-directed field assignments, proof of course completion, and free shipping of course materials. Infraspection Institute’s Distance Learning courses are divided into narrated one-hour units allowing you to work at a pace that’s convenient for you. Each course unit is designed to build upon the previous units of the course. You may return to individual course units at any time for review.

When can I get started?
Within 2 business days of registering you will receive a welcome email explaining how to access the online portion of your training. You can access this straight away however we recommend waiting until you receive your course materials to start the training.

When will my course materials arrive?
This depends on your location, but you should receive your course materials within approximately 7-14 days of registration.

Is there someone I can contact if I have any questions during my training?
Yes. One of our Level 3 Instructors will be available by phone or email to help with any questions you might have about your training. Phone support is available during regular business hours and we will endeavour to respond to your emails within 1-2 business days.

How long do I have to complete my training?
You will have 60 days to complete your selected course. The date of completion will be emailed to you at the start of your training.

What do I receive at the end of the course?
All Distance Learning students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of their training. Students who have undertaken a Level 1 or Level 2 Certified Infrared Thermographer Distance Learning course and who go on to successfully complete the exam will also receive a certificate showing their certification number.

How do I take my exam once I have completed the training?
Students who successfully complete 32 hours of Distance Learning instruction are eligible to take the Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® exam. Students may take the exam free of charge at one of our regularly scheduled open enrolment classes. Students who have registered for online Distance Learning may also take their exam via a video conference link with one of our Level III Distance Learning Instructors. Online examinations are regularly scheduled each month.