ElectricIR welcomes potential thermographer contractors or electrical contractors looking to expand and add to their available services!
To become a member of our network each contractor is required to first be certified through Level II or higher so they have the competence we expect of them.
Level II means they have studied advanced theory and equipment operation for quantitative thermal imaging and temperature measurement for P/PM, condition monitoring, quality assurance and forensic investigations. We also require them to use a camera with a resolution of 320 x 240 or better to achieve the clearest photos for examination and analysis.
The course materials have been developed over thirty years of technical and field experience with expert instructors experienced in both electrical and infrared thermography.
The following is included with your purchase of ElectricIR Online:
- ElectricIR Course Description – a 3-day (24-hour) online course, designed to train electrical contractors and thermographers in the application of electrical and mechanical thermography. This course covers advanced theory and equipment operation for quantitative thermal imaging and temperature measurement for P/PM, condition monitoring, quality assurance and forensic investigations. Anyone can take this course, but to become an Authorized ElectricIR Company, a Level II Certification and a thermal camera with at least 320 x 240 spatial resolution is required.
- Technical Director Private Consultation (1 hour with either Robert Madding or Greg Stockton)
- Live Refresher Course and Hands-On Clinic (held at various dates/locations throughout the year)
Additionally, if you are a UI Member or Infrared Support Member, you can purchase Private Electrical Report Writing Consultation (1 hour with Peter Hopkins via net meeting for $175). Other support services are available at InfraredSupport.com.
If you have multiple students, call for a reduced cost quotation at 888.722.6447
IR windows allow for viewing electrical switchgear through safe ports. There are several advantages to using infrared windows:
- Standards compliance: the equipment maintained in an enclosed and guarded condition without creating a potential electrical hazard during inspection. Therefore elevated levels of PPE are not required when using an IR window.
- Safety: the non‐intrusive inspection does not elevate the risk of electrocution or of triggering an arc flash incident.
- Risk management: the Hierarchy of Control requires engineers and managers to eliminate risk where possible (as opposed to relying on engineering controls or PPE to protect personnel after the accident happens). Use of IR inspection windows eliminates the high‐risk behaviors involved with open‐panel inspection and replaces them with a non‐intrusive work process.
- Data management: IR windows provide a systematic approach to data collection during inspections – same target, same location, same angle, and same distance. Consistency in the data collection process leads to more trendable data in any PdM process.
- Cost savings/efficiency: using infrared windows has been shown in time studies to eliminate over 90% of the time involved with inspections. And after all… time is money.
White Papers & Technical Articles
IRISS has compiled a list White Papers and Technical Articles to answer many of the most common questions or address important topics or misconceptions in the market today.
- IRISS Safer by Design
- Infrared Windows and Arc Ratings
- Standards Implications on Electrical Thermography
- IR Windows and PPE - Outtakes from 70E
- Transmission Stability and Infrared Windows
- IR Window Transmittance Temperature Dependence