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The Think Thermally and MotorTalk blogs are updated monthly, written by Snell instructors and consultants for those interested or involved with infrared thermography and electric motor testing (EMT). Electrical, mechanical, building applications, and EMT are covered in this blog along with discussions on theory, equipment, tips, news, and much more.
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The Snell Group | Nov 02, 2018
How Much Building Experience Do You Need?
There is a lot of debate on what is needed or required to conduct a building inspection. Is an engineering degree required? Should an inspector be a general contractor? Do you need to be a member of a professional building inspectors association? One of the statements...
The Snell Group | Sep 28, 2018
Costs of Building Inspections
There are a few articles that I have come across that put forth ideas that IR inspections of buildings can accomplish unrealistic things. One of the unrealistic expectations is the ability to find mold. This is a huge topic and a popular buzz word used by...


Oct 19, 2018
Thermal Perceptions vs. Reality
Au fil des années, à travers les films, la télévision et les nouvelles, l'imagerie thermique a gagné en popularité. Par contre, l’imagerie thermique est souvent mal présentée, exagérée, et loin de la réalité des limitations des imageurs. Lorsque j’ai débuté en thermographie, tout ce que je...

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The Snell Group | Sep 21, 2018
Permanently Mounted IR Imagers
Technology is making many electronic devices much smaller than they used to be. Thermal imagers used to be big, clunky and prohibitively expensive. Today I carry an imager with 320 x 240 resolution that literally fits into my hand. It interfaces with my tablet, takes still...