2015 Inspection Conference
October 11, 2015 – Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Peter Hopkins; one 4 hour session
“Infrared Inspection Certificate Class”
This 4-hour course includes classroom and hands-on training with a limited number of demo cameras available for those that do not have equipment. The class is broken down into an introduction and four application segments. The students hear about the use of IR for that application, and then use the cameras to look at test set-ups for each application. The four segments are:
Insulation Inspection is an introduction to science of reviewing residential structures for insulation deficiencies and air leakage, which will include review of sample projects. An insulated wall demonstration is set up for students to identify missing insulation and air leakage.
HVAC Inspection is designed to help students understand how cold room/warm room conditions can happen in a home and how they can identify and rectify these conditions with HVAC controls. Discussion will be made on evaluating air conditioning and heating equipment and students will evaluate a demonstration area for temperature variances and what that means.
Moisture Inspection is about what we see with an infrared camera when we look at the walls, floors and ceilings of a home, how to identify moisture using thermography and how to confirm moisture using a moisture meter. A sample lab will be set up for students to find wet spots and cool but dry spots that look like wet spots.
Electrical Inspection discusses the basic physics of infrared testing of electrical systems which will include review of sample electrical fault reports. Electrical demonstration panels are used to teach the reason for connection problems and what they look like, along with overloaded circuitry, and receptacle problems.
Successful Completion of a 25-question final exam is required for Certificate