Infrared Inspection for Electrical Systems

Course Code: APPELEC

IR Inspection of Electrical Systems is a two-day theory and application course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in electrical distribution systems. This is a non-certification course focused on a single application. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

Price: $1695 (EX GST)

Course Overview

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. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own imager for individualized training or to learn how to use it more effectively. Course tuition includes all course presentations, Student Reference Manual, and Certificate of Completion

Course Benefits

• Small class sizes
• Wide range of equipment provided
• Experienced instructors
• Comprehensive course notes

What will you learn?

• Identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure.
• Attendees are encouraged to bring their own imager for individualized training or to learn how to use it more effectively.

Locations

Melbourne

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Who should apply?

• Those who have little or no experience with thermography
• Those who are considering purchasing a thermal imager
• Those who have recently purchased a thermal imager

Curriculum

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

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

Electrical System Inspections
• Theory and thermal signatures of problems
• Airborne inspection of transmission lines
• Ground-based inspection of distribution systems
• Substation inspections
• In-plant inspection of:
– transformers
– bus
– switchgear
– fuses
– circuit breakers
– cable trays
• Standards for inspection
– end user and thermographer responsibilities
– safety practices
– data gathering and report preparation

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

Further Study

Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer Course

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Speak to one of our instructors and discuss your learning pathways or course curriculums by booking a time for a callback. To book an onsite course or to request a formal quotation, please contact us by email: [email protected]