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Infrared Building Sciences Distance Learning Course
 
Our Price: $1,695.00

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Product Code: INBS

Description
 
IR Thermography for Building Sciences is a 32 hour theory and application course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in building envelopes and building subsystems. Topics covered include electrical distribution equipment, mechanical systems, building sidewalls, HVAC systems, steam traps, and insulated roofs. This is a non-certification course that focuses on these specific applications. Course completion may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online course presentations, Student Reference Manual, online quizzes, self-directed field assignments, proof of course completion, and free ground shipping of course materials to continental US. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.
Features
Curriculum:
    1. Basic Infrared Theory
    • Heat transfer
    • Electromagnetic spectrum
    • Emittance, reflectance, and transmittance
    • Atmospheric transmission
    • IR imaging systems and lens materials
    2. Infrared Equipment
    • Selection criteria
    • Range and level settings
    • Equipment set-up & operation
    • Image interpretation & recording
    • Equipment care & maintenance
    3. Infrared Electrical System Inspections
    • Theory and thermal signatures of problems
    • Seven types of detectable defects
    • Conducting an inspection
    • Safety practices
    • Confirming exceptions
    • Data recording
    • Standards for inspections
    4. Infrared Mechanical System Inspections
    • Theory and thermal signatures of problems
    • Rotating equipment
    • Power transmission components
    • High-temperature insulation
    • Steam systems, process equipment, heat exchangers, storage vessels
    • Active thermographic inspection techniques
    • Safety practices
    • Confirming exceptions
    • Data recording
    • Standards for inspections
    5. Infrared Roof Inspections
    • Theory and component construction
    • Insulation & material moisture characteristics
    • Inspection techniques for ground based / aerial
    • Weather variables and influences
    • Required site conditions 
    • Safety practices
    • Thermal signatures of latent moisture
    • Verification of data
    • Data recording
    • Alternate methods of moisture detection
    • Standards for inspections
    6. Infrared Building Inspections
    • Theory and component construction
    • Insulation & material characteristics
    • Inspection techniques for interior and exterior
    • Weather variables and models
    • Required site conditions for creating sufficient delta-T
    • Thermal signatures
      missing & damaged insulation
      air leakage
      latent moisture
      pest damage
    • Mold detection
    • Other tools
    • Verification of data
    • Data recording
    • Standards for inspections
    7. Implementing an IR Predictive Maintenance Program
    • 9 steps to setting up a program
    • Integrating with other predictive technologies
    • Cross-verifying with other predictive technologies
    • Why programs fail, how they succeed
    • Generating standards compliant reports