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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 | May 20, 2019
Thermally capable drones are good for inspecting facilities.
Quand je considère l’étendue de la technologie d’aujourd'hui, je me rends de plus en plus compte des années qui passent. Les choses ont tellement évolué et beaucoup de ces développements dont on s’aperçoit ces jours-ci se sont vite produit. Je me souviens en lisant autrefois les...

Motor Talk

The Snell Group | May 13, 2019
De-energized testing of motors upon receipt from the manufacturer or repair facility can help detect defects before motors enter you inventory.
The title of this blog is in reference to the movie Highlander . You might not have heard of it since I don’t think it did well at the box office. Long story short, there are a group of immortals who must battle each another because...

Buildings

The Snell Group | May 03, 2019
In warm weather, cooling from the effects of solar loading can take longer to occur than in cooler weather.
People may consider the application of thermography for building inspections to be something for geographic areas where the temperatures get very low. I live in the Deep South, and when I mention building inspections to the folks around here, they respond with “why would you do...
The Snell Group | Apr 04, 2019
Diagram of wind blowing on one side of a structure.
One of the best things about Spring each year is the feeling of renewal. Dormant trees begin to bloom, the grass goes from sadly brown to fresh, healthy-looking green. The weather warms up, which is more of a blessing in some parts of the country than...