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The Snell Group | Mar 24, 2017
Be Curious When Doing Inspections
Regardless of the complexities that an infrared scan might entail, it is highly encouraged for the thermographer to always remain inquisitive of their work surroundings, whether it be in a residential or industrial setting. You never know when this attention to detail might help to uncover—and...


Mar 16, 2017
Tunnel Vision
Il m’arrive parfois, en tant que thermographiste, d’avoir une « vision tunnel », ma concentration portée que sur l’écran de la caméra IR, sans examiner visuellement la cible. Ça arrive surtout lorsqu’on veut limiter le temps passé dans une zone dangereuse. On balaie avec la caméra...


Mar 10, 2017
Tunnel Vision
En algunas ocasiones a los usuarios de la termografía podría sucedernos algo a lo que yo llamo ‘visión de túnel’. Por lo menos a mí me pasa en algunas ocasiones. Visión de túnel puede ser definida para nuestra aplicación como concentrarse en la pantalla de la...

Motor Talk

Mar 03, 2017
8 Steps for Gathering Effective Motor Testing Data - Part One
In last month’s posting, we briefly discussed about the importance of motors and motor testing. We also deliberated about the first step to take—personal preparation—and how they should understand the tester equipment, motor operation, and developing proficiency in testing. We then turned our attention to the...