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.
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
- Earn 2 RCI Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs)