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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 04, 2020
abnormal electrical resistance is evident in the pattern of localized heating at the pinch point of the switch.
Let’s start this discussion by clarifying that on switch contacts we should be saying “apparent switch temperature”. As discussed in both our Level I and Level II courses bare metal surfaces do not emit well, and accurate radiometric temperature of them is a near impossibility. Having...


The Snell Group | Apr 06, 2020
Building inspection with infrared thermography
Often during the building inspection process, one will discover issues the building owner does not necessarily want to be found. These issues include, but are not limited to, air leakage, moisture, and conduction gains or losses. The issues found are going to cost money to correct,...


The Snell Group | Mar 18, 2020
How to critically assess the level of maturity of you inspection program.
Evaluando el programa de termografía Frecuentemente comento lo mucho que disfruto de mi trabajo, de conocer nuevas personas, hablar de termografía infrarroja y de sus varias aplicaciones; así como de ayudar a los estudiantes luego que regresan a sus lugares de trabajo después del entrenamiento. Sin...