Thermal imaging cameras are becoming more intelligent and intuitive, allowing professionals across many industries to use thermal in a more efficient and safe manner. However, operator skill is still required to understand the science of thermography, how to operate related equipment and the scope of the applications to accurately interpret findings.
The FLIR Infrared Training Center Category 1 course is the ideal place to start. This four-day course prepares the operator for qualification as a Category 1 certified thermographer, with a planned process of learning about the basics of infrared, how to operate the camera under different conditions and for various purposes. Most importantly, they are guided on how to make judgements in the field and identify potential error sources.
ITC Category 1 courses will be held at any of the following locations in the UK from April through December 2020. Please go to www.irtraining.eu to register.
Start date Location
Mon 27 April Fareham
Mon 11 May Stockton-on-Tees
Mon 18 May Edinburgh
Mon 8 June Cardiff
Mon 22 June Lymm, Cheshire
Mon 13 July West Malling, Kent
Tues 8 September Watford
Mon 21 September Nottingham
Mon 5 October Lymm, Cheshire
Mon 2 November Stockton-on-Tees
Mon 16 November Cardiff
Mon 30 November Edinburgh
Mon 7 December West Malling, Kent
Those who wish to take the corresponding British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) certification exam, to prove their Category 1 status, can do so on completion of the course; FLIR ITC is an authorised BINDT training organisation.
FLIR ITC is also running a one-day introductory course at Watford on Wednesday 22nd April. This course provides an ideal grounding for those considering investment in thermal imaging.