If the students have a laptop and IR imager, they should bring them. For the 4-hours class there are no prerequisite requirements. For the 8-hour class, students who want the Certificate of Completion must bring a laptop loaded with word processing software that they are familiar with (preferably Microsoft Word). Laptops will need to have a SD card reader or they will need to bring an adapter to read memory card images. For those who do not own an infrared imager, we will have a limited amount of demo imagers available.
For those with little or no thermography experience, we recommend a Thermography Basics course (FREE) prior to class. Please click LINK to register for this free course and make sure to reference your referral from United Infrared.
Both the 4-hour and 8-hour courses include 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. In the 8-hour class, students will actually save the images and open them with software that we provide. 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.
4-HOUR COURSE SCHEDULE
Online Basics of Thermography (Prior to Event)
Introduction to IR Basics (Classroom Instruction)
1. Insulation Inspections
1.1. Classroom Instruction
1.2. Hands-on Training with Demo Insulated Wall: Each student will image the wall, take an image and decide where insulation is missing and other deficiencies in the wall.
2. HVAC Inspections
2.1. Classroom Instruction
2.2. Hands-on Training on Hotel HVAC: Each student will image HVAC System in the hotel and show multiple temperatures. They will identify return vs. supply and determine possible problem areas.
15 Minute Break
3. Moisture Inspections
3.1. Classroom Instruction
3.2. Hands-on Training on Moisture Inspections: Each student will image the room for moisture areas that have been spread throughout the classroom.
4. Electrical Inspections
4.1. Classroom Instruction
4.2. Hands-on Training with Demo Electrical Panels: Each student will image the panels, disconnects and receptacles and decide if any fault reports need to be created.
Report writing – The instructor will create reports for each of the hands-on demos based on the images that the students took during class.
COMPLETION: Students complete the final written exam in the class. The exams will be graded in the class and a Certificate of Attendance will be signed and distributed to each successful student.
8-HOUR COURSE SCHEDULE
The 8-hour course includes all in the 4-hour course, with the following differences:
After the Introduction to IR Basics, there is a two-hour session on building science.
More time is spent on each of the four segment’s classroom instruction and hands-on.
Report writing – Student requesting a Certificate of Completion will create a report for each of the four hands-on segments and turn them in.
COMPLETION: Students complete the final written exam in the class. The exams will be graded in the class and a Certificate of Attendance will be signed and distributed to each successful student. For those requesting a Certificate of Completion, the reports will be downloaded, graded and successful students will be mailed their Certificate.