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Upcoming Webinars, Think Thermally!


Mechanical Inspections Using Infrared

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. (EST)                                                                                 

Instructor: Don Thurmond

Cost: Free

Infrared can help diagnose problems in industrial mechanical equipment including motors, bearings, couplings, belts and conveyor systems. While a successful application, Thermographers should also realize that there can be limitations to using IR. This webinar provides an overview of inspecting mechanical equipment, safely and effectively, including conditions needed, typical patterns detected, limitations of the technology and how to prioritize findings.

Overview of Motor Testing Technologies

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1 p.m. (EST)                                                                                 

Instructor: Don Donofino

Cost: Free

This topic is for persons interested in starting a motor testing program.  It provides an overview of the various technologies and tests that are available specifically for testing motors and their associated circuitry.  It also is for those that have an established motor and motor circuit testing program, to determine if they are utilizing their equipments to achieve optimum results.

How to Prioritize Thermal Anomalies

Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11 a.m.  (EST)                                                                                   

Instructor: TBD

Cost: Free

You’ve located a problem with infrared…but how critical is it? This webinar addresses one of the most common questions (and most difficult to answer) that thermographers have…how to prioritize their findings. Should I just use a temperature-based system where the warmer something is, the higher its repair priority? While an important consideration in reality temperature is only a small part of the entire prioritization equation. Attendees of this webinar will learn that there are a number of other factors to consider when diagnosing the severity of a problem and how to better characterize their findings.

Buying an Infrared Camera for Buildings

Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. (EST)                                                                            

Instructor: Don Thurmond

Cost: Free

Purchasing an infrared camera represents a sizeable investment, whether the buyer is a consultant or company staff member. There are many choices in the market today, many of them excellent. This presentation will help you understand the important factors to consider as you define your real needs. The Snell Group provides objective information on all brands of infrared equipment and is independent of any camera sales.

Using IR for Facilities Maintenance

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. (EST)                                                                                   

Instructor: Ron Conner

Cost: Free

Infrared thermography is a powerful tool in many large industrial plants. However it is also a primary tool for facilities maintenance people in a wide range of industries because all facilities have electrical, mechanical and building component aspects that must be maintained. This presentation will overview the application of thermography as well as discuss how best to implement the technologoy to facilities maintenance.

Electrical Inspections Using Infrared

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1 p.m. (EST)       

Instructor: Ron Conner

Cost: Free

The majority of infrared cameras purchased today are used for inspecting electrical systems. While the technology is considered one of the primary test methods for electrical equipment there are limitations with infrared which, if not understood correctly, can be simply misleading or even downright dangerous. This presentation details how to successfully inspect electrical systems, safely and effectively, including conditions needed, typical patterns detected and an understanding of how to prioritize findings.

System Requirements for Viewing Webcast

Important: Before registering for this electric motor testing conference, please view this system requirements document for more information including a link to test your system's compatibility with the webcast software platform. Audio will be delivered via your computer's speakers (Integrated VoIP). There is no telephone-based audio feed available for this meeting.

About Thermal Solutions® 

Thermal Solutions® makes it possible for thermographers to come together and learn, discover and explore the wonderful world of infrared thermography. If you are interested in saving money, increasing uptime, reducing risk and improving safety, you should attend this infrared thermography conference. This conference will enable you to get and understand the best practices and learn from experienced leaders in the industry.

The Snell Infrared thermography conferences and the condition monitoring track are dedicated to professionals who use thermography for reliability maintenance who are in charge of maintaining things like electrical transmission/distribution systems, motor control centers, motors/bearings, hydraulics/pumps, steam traps/lines, process monitoring. Some of the professionals who should attend a Snell infrared thermography conference are:

Recommended for:

• Reliability engineers

• Electrical/Mechanical contractors

• Electrical/Mechanical engineers

• Maintenance technicians

• Program managers

• Maintenance Supervisors

• Plant managers

• Service Providers

Past Thermal Solutions Webcast Events

Our most recent  IR thermography conference, a combined three-day Thermal Solutions and Motor Solutions Webinar conference in June. 2011, was a great success. The conference offered participants the unique opportunity to learn and explore in our online conference forum.  A cast of highly-qualified experts in the field of infrared and electric motor testing presented the IR thermography conferences. The presenters, Don Donofrio, Roy Huff,  Matt Schwoegler, Dave Sirmans, Don Thurmond, and Harold Van de Ven each presented during the three-day event. The IR conference was highlighted by an open question and answer session between each panel which allowed attendees to ask questions.

For more information on the Thermal Solutions and Motor Solutions IR Conferences please click here.