Real World Thermography

Infrared Training

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:

  • how to perform an infrared inspection in accordance with a standard
  • how to properly document that information in a credible and reliable way
  • how to develop an infrared inspection program that delivers real benefits to the end user
  • using equipment in hazardous locations or in close proximity to energised systems
  • how to verify your infrared data with other tools or complimentary technology
  • meeting regulatory requirements
  • developing a written practice
  • successful business modelling and how to quote
  • legal issues, insurances and liabilities surrounding thermography
  • how to properly sell your services or get recognition for your inspection program
  • how to survive in a market place that is proliferated with low cost thermal imagers.

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

Thermographer Resources

Huge Range of Cameras Provided

  • Don’t have an infrared camera yet?
  • Not sure what to buy?
  • Can’t bring your thermal imaging camera offsite?

Use a massive range of thermal imaging cameras at all our classroom events.

IPI is not exclusively aligned with any infrared manufacturer or vendor. As such we provide a huge selection of thermal imagers for training and have a completely unbiased approach to equipment selection, use and applications. Unlike many manufacturer based infrared training centres we are not there to promote a single brand use, but to provide unbiased, quality training that presents the entire spectrum of the infrared market. Accordingly our thermographer courses appeal to users of ALL brands of thermal imagers, no matter what model or age.

Our wide range of infrared training cameras encompasses all the major brands including Fluke, Flir, Testo, Trotec, SDS, SAT, Guide IR, Cox, Dali, and KEII. Our thermography trainers have had more than 20 years experience with all the major brands and can assist users with any camera they may own.

For students who have not yet purchased an infrared camera, this is an invaluable opportunity to use and assess a range thermal imaging cameras, experiencing first hand their features and benefits.

“No other infrared training course allows you to try such a variety of instruments.”

Comprehensive Reference Materials

Developed over 20 years of teaching, students receive a 600+ page reference manual, which is one of the thermography industry’s most comprehensive written resources. With detailed information on application techniques, reporting, thermography standards, white papers and case studies, you will leave our Certified Infrared Training Courses with a working reference document that will serve as a valuable resource for years to come.

Ongoing Support and Thermographer Resources

All students of our infrared training centre have access to a wide variety of thermographer support services. All IPI staff are Certified Infrared Thermographers and will be able to assist with your individual inquiries. Our Senior Trainers are available via phone or email at any time to assist with advice for which there is NO CHARGE. We also host have several websites that provide additional information and resources to thermographers.

Additional Expert Services*:

  • Software Operation and Troubleshooting for all brands of thermal imagers
  • Professional Thermography Report and template development
  • Consultation on thermography standards and compliance issues
  • Complete auditing of Thermographer functions including infrared inspection program, reporting, standards compliance, written practice.

* Fees may apply

IR/INFO Conference


First Class Catering

Our training is professionally catered for with a gourmet selection from the finest eateries in the area. We cater for special dietary requirements, and a variety of refreshments are made available at each break.