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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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IR Talk

The Snell Group | Jan 04, 2021
Formal training is essential in building a quality thermographer.
Thermography is often looked at as something a technician does when they have nothing else to do. Many of my students are sent to infrared training because the plant is operating at a reduced rate, giving people time to do other tasks. There are a few...


The Snell Group | Dec 07, 2020
Thermal image of house inspection.
Practice makes perfect! This is an old saying that we have heard for a long time. A lot of us just repeat it without really taking it to heart. After all, it was something my grandfather used to say when I complained about casting drills for...

Motor Talk

The Snell Group | Nov 16, 2020
Training in Electric Motor Testing
Motor tester manufacturer training and independent vendor theoretical training are generally quite different. Over the years I am certain that you have heard the phrase, “You get what you pay for.” There is a lot of truth in that short phrase. Whenever you purchase a product...


The Snell Group | Nov 12, 2020
Diagram of thermostatic trap
La mayoría de personas podría pensar que inspeccionar trampas de vapor es algo tan sencillo como decir que únicamente debería estar más caliente en el lado del vapor y más frío en el lado del condensado, pero debido a que podrían existir diferentes métodos en los...