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Infrared Inspection of Electrical Systems Distance Learning Course
Infrared Inspection of Electrical Systems Distance Learning Course
Our Price: $1,095.00

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Product Code: INES

IR Inspections for Electrical Systems is a 16 hour theory and application course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in electrical distribution systems. This is a non-certification course that focuses on this single application. Course attendance 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.
    1. Basic Infrared Theory
    • Heat transfer
    • Electromagnetic spectrum
    • Emittance, reflectance, and transmittance
    • Atmospheric transmission
    • IR wavebands and lens materials
    2. Infrared Equipment
    • Selection criteria
    • Range and level settings
    • Class demonstrations
    • Manufacturer equipment presentations (optional)
    • Hands-on use in class
    3. Electrical System Inspections
    • Theory and thermal signatures of problems
    • Airborne inspection of transmission lines
    • Ground-based inspection of distribution systems
    • Substation inspections
    • In-plant inspection of: transformers, bus, switchgear, fuses, circuit breakers, cable trays
    • Standrards for inspection for end user and thermographer responsibilities, safety practices, data gathering and report preparation
    4. 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