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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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Motor Talk

The Snell Group | Feb 15, 2019
Electric motor testing put to good use.
Insulation testing is by far the most important testing that you may perform on electric motor and motor circuits. There are several different tests and variations of some of those tests. One of the tests that is available is Step Voltage testing. Step Voltage testing can...
The Snell Group | Jan 04, 2019
Picture of motor to be inspected.
Insulation testing is by far the most important testing that you may perform on electric motor and motor circuits. There are several different tests and variations of some of those tests. One of the tests that is available is High Potential testing. High Potential testing, commonly...
The Snell Group | Dec 07, 2018
Motor control center.
Electric motors are remarkable devices. They’re used in so many different applications, in every industry, all over the world. Despite technological advancements in many areas, electric motors, by and large, operate precisely the same way now that they always have. I’m always surprised to discover how...

IR Talk

The Snell Group | Jan 25, 2019
Thermally capable drones are good for inspecting facilities.
When I consider the availability of technology today, I start to feel every day of my age. Things have come so far, and much of the change we’re seeing these days has come quickly. I remember reading the Dick Tracy comics and finding the concept of...

Buildings

The Snell Group | Dec 28, 2018
Picture of a blower door used in inspections.
You may have seen a similar piece on this topic, written in general, for many types of inspections. Now we want to focus in on Buildings in particular, and discuss what items aside from your IR imager that might be beneficial to have handy. These are...

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The Snell Group | Dec 10, 2018
Permanently Mounted IR Imagers
Mucho tiempo atrás cuando inicie mi camino en la termografía, las cámaras eran de cierta manera grandes y pesadas, además de ser muy costosas de adquirir. La primera cámara termográfica que utilicé requería de un sistema de grabación de video, luego utilizábamos un software para capturar...