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Flir Thermography Basics

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This course is an introductory course in thermography and serves as an excellent, and recommended, addition to the infrared camera basics and infrared basics courses.

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Thermography involves more than just learning how to use an infrared camera. IR science, heat transfer, thermal tuning, and application knowledge are all essential subjects a thermographer must understand in order to properly interpret an image. This course will give the learner the basic information to understand these concepts.


  • Estimated Length: 3 hour(s) and 45 minute(s)
  • Due: 6 month(s) from enrollment date.
  • Access: 7 month(s) from enrollment date.

Accreditation: 2 RCI Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs)


  • Learn about infrared radiation and how it relates to other forms of electromagnetic energy like light
  • Be aware of how material properties like emissivity and reflectivity influence the image an infrared camera produces, and how a thermographer interprets it
  • Grasp the significant and important role of heat transfer in producing surface temperature patterns
  • Learn how to obtain quality images through proper focusing, composition and thermal tuning
  • Examine the common applications for thermography in buildings, electrical, and mechanical systems Understand the importance of target size and distance when making thermal measurements