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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 | May 25, 2018
A Frequent Class Question: How do I get/What is Background?
To be a good Thermographer, we must make a shift from the visual world to the thermal world. In my younger years in law enforcement, it was my job to take photographs that would later be used in court as evidence. I was sent to a...


May 18, 2018
Focus, Focus, Focus!
En tant que thermographe consultant en imagerie thermique, je n'ai pas souvent l'occasion d'effectuer des « inspections de suivi », c'est-à-dire de vérifier les réparations après avoir présenté le rapport d’inspection au client. À l'époque où je travaillais toujours au même endroit, j'ai réalisé l’importance de...


The Snell Group | May 11, 2018
Focus, Focus, Focus!
Cualquier persona que ha tenido la oportunidad de asistir a uno de nuestros cursos de Nivel 1 de Aplicaciones Termográficas conoce muy bien los ajustes en el menú de la cámara termográficas que podrían ser cambiados y los que no, luego de haber tomado una imagen...

Motor Talk

The Snell Group | May 04, 2018
Motor Current Signature - Mechanical Fault Analysis: Belt Frequencies
Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA), is a highly effective method for identifying many mechanical faults. Success will be directly related to the amount and accuracy of collected drive train data. Vendor software’s vary in the amount of drive train information, which can be included in the...