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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 | Jan 12, 2022
Si realizamos una búsqueda rápida en internet acerca de ‘Mantenimiento Centrado en la Confiabilidad’ podríamos encontrar cientos de links con información, o aun compañías que aplican muchas diferentes tecnologías de monitoreo de la condición de los equipos. Aun cuando este es un tema de actualidad para..

Buildings

The Snell Group | Jan 05, 2022
One of the first sayings I heard when I began using thermal imagers 28 years ago was "all heat loss from windows disappears above the third floor." Somewhere around the same time, after having looked at many windows, I quickly learned to use the term "appears..
The Snell Group | Nov 04, 2021
At first, blush, inspecting buildings with thermography might appear to be a rather straightforward endeavor. While this is partially true, there are some points to consider. Heat transfer in buildings can be dynamic and understanding the thermal conditions and how they change during the inspection process..

IR Talk

The Snell Group | Jan 04, 2022
If you were asked as a thermographer to try and identify the weakest link to be found with the variety of modern (i.e., reliable & feature-rich) thermal imaging systems available in the marketplace, many of you might be resigned to just saying it is the battery.  Pretty..
The Snell Group | Nov 30, 2021
If you do an internet search on Reliability you’ll get thousands of hits with links to hundreds of sites for companies that are heavily vested in programs that apply multiple condition monitoring technologies to their assets. Despite the fact that reliability is in full swing across..

Motor Talk

The Snell Group | Nov 15, 2021
Electric motors have been used in industry for nearly 150 years. The Gramme Machine, the first electric motor, was discovered quite by accident in 1873. Nickola Tesla invented the first practical AC electric motor in 1888 and they have been applied across all industry sectors ever..