Thermal Imaging

Ever since infrared cameras became easier to use and more economical, there has been a major shift in the approach towards training. However, if you truly want to be a recognized and knowledgeable thermographer (not just a camera owner) it is recommended that you obtain Level I and/or Level II training as defined by ASNT guidelines.

Our Level I course exceeds ASNT guidelines, with an added hands-on emphasis towards identifying and documenting thermal patterns caused by poor building and equipment design. Upon completion of the course, in addition to a written exam, students will also be tested on their operational knowledge of infrared cameras. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own camera, however various models will be made available for student testing.

Level I Thermographer Training

4-Day Live Course

Are you an Energy Auditor that wants to increase the accuracy and speed of the audit? Are you thinking that the infrared camera is going to be a must have tool but you don't know how to use it? Then Our Level I Infrared Thermography Training Course is perfect for you.

This course is the first step to achieving the knowledge necessary to use and excel at infrared camera use. As a new infrared camera user you will learn a variety of condition monitoring and predictive maintenance applications. Attendees completing all training course requirements and a thermography field assignment will receive a Level I Infrared Thermography Certification.

Level II Thermographer Training

4-Day Live Course

Now that you have learned the basics of how to operate a camera and you understand the images that are presented, it is now time to upgrade your skills.

Our Level II Infrared Infrared Training Course is designed for the practicing Level I thermographer who is interested in more advanced infrared training. This infrared training course focuses on strengthening and improving Infrared skills for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance applications.

Level II Infrared Infrared Training students must have successfully completed a Level I Infrared Training Course and have a minimum of six months field Infrared experience.

Attendees completing Level II infrared course requirements and a Infrared field assignment will receive an Our company Level II Infrared Certification.

Infrared Imaging

We offer a wide variety of infrared courses from entry-level infrared thermography to advanced infrared training.

The following people all benefit from advanced infrared training:

  • Infrared thermographers primarily involved in predictive maintenance, R&D Thermography and ThermaCAM Reporter Software
  • Commercial Roof IR Inspectors
  • Building Diagnosticians
  • Commercial Electrical IR Inspectors
  • Law Enforcement/Security

All of our Infrared Courses meet or exceed ASNT SNT-TC-1A guidelines. Level I and Level II thermography training courses are recognized by NETA (International Electrical Testing Association, an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute, ANSI). To ensure our infrared students know how to use their infrared cameras before they are certified, we emphasize a "hands-on" approach to teaching in the world's best-equipped, state-of-the-art infrared teaching facilities.

Our company covers all the infrared topics recommended by the ASNT guidelines and more, adding topics that we know from real-world experience to be important and relevant to our infrared students. Our students receive not only infrared training course manuals, but also an extremely useful CD containing infrared camera and software manuals, technical publications, free shareware and software utilities.

Infrared courses include: Level I, Level II, and Level III Thermography Training and Certification.

                         
Infrared Imaging GPTC offers a variety of infrared courses from entry-level infrared thermography to advanced infrared training. Both of our Level I and Level II thermography training courses are recognized by the International Electrical Testing Association (NETA), as an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In all of our infrared courses, we emphasized a "handson" approach to teaching in the world's bestequipped, state-of-the-art infrared teaching facilities. GPTC covers all infrared topics recommended by the ANSI guidelines as well as a number of topics offered by our world-class instructors who bring their unique, realworld experience to the standard curriculum, providing an integral learning experience for all of our trainees. Thermography Training Rtools SC 6000/SC4000 The Rtools course offers an introduction to infrared theory with an emphasis on the operation of the ThermoVision SC6000/SC4000 camera systems and a detailed explanation of the RTools Radiometric Software Suite. Students will learn how to properly set up the camera system for optimal image presentation and data collection, how to calibrate the camera data for radiometric and temperature measurement, how to compensate for varying atmospheric conditions and much more. Thermography Training IR Roofing Inspection The Infrared Roof Inspection Training Course is designed for infrared camera users or practicing thermographers to focus on roof moisture detection and roof inspection surveys. This 2-day course discusses roofing types, typical problems, and how to perform IR inspections to detect roof moisture. This class covers a range of issues including details on thermal imaging equipment needed, procedures and safety, in addition to limitations based on roof construction, insulation type and weather conditions as well as infrared roof inspection reports and survey followups. Thermography Training Levels I, II & III These 3 individual classes start with the basics of infrared camera operation, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance applications all the way up to infrared program management and ROI calculation programs. Whether students are just starting out with infrared thermography or have been using these tools for years, The GPTC suite of Thermography Training I, II & III have something for everyone whether taken individually or together as part of suite of thermography training. Thermography Training IR Electrical Inspection The Infrared Electrical Inspection Training Course is geared toward practicing thermographers and IR camera users who focus on electrical inspection, addressing typical electrical problems and their potential impact on the operation of a facility. This 2day course focuses on commercial electrical systems from the building input through switchgear, bus ducts, motor control centers, electrical distribution panels and breakers. The class also covers report preparation in light of necessary equipment, safety and efficiency. Thermography Training Infrared Building Science The practical purpose of building science is to provide predictive capability to optimize building performance and understand or prevent building failures. Infrared building science involves the application of infrared thermographic inspection techniques as a powerful and noninvasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of buildings. IR reports can provide immediate documentation of as-build, pre- and postrestoration conditions, post-causalty cause and origin data, plumbing and building envelope water leakage, post-flood and fire water-damaged material assessment, energy use inefficiency, and electrical problems. Thermography Training GasFindIR This class is intended for users of the FLIR Systems, Inc. GasFindIR infrared camera. Skilled users of this instrument can inspect over 3,000 connections per hour where most systems are limited to only 500 per day. Students will learn how to set up and operate the GasFindIR, how to optimally adjust the camera for varying environmental conditions to find gas leaks along with some basic infrared theory and heat transfer concepts to build a strong foundation in the field. Students will learn by doing extensive field work supplemented by video examples of common issues including thermal contrast, gas plume motion, distance limitations, etc. Thermal Imaging for Energy Audits This 2-day course is intended to give students the knowledge base necessary to perform IR surveys of residences, primarily single family homes, to identify weatherization issues. The class covers basic IR camera operation, image downloading and basic report generation, fundamentals of IR science and heat transfer, use with other testing such as blower doors, techniques, tips and tricks for weatherization IR surveys and application examples. Thermal Imaging for Energy Audits Certification This class offers students instruction in the ins and outs of infrared camera analysis and reporting to become experts in the field. This 4-day certification course is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to perform IR surveys of single or multifamily dwellings to identify weatherization issues. The class covers IR camera operation, basic report generation, fundamentals of IR science and heat transfer principles.