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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 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...


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...
The Snell Group | Nov 02, 2018
How Much Building Experience Do You Need?
There is a lot of debate on what is needed or required to conduct a building inspection. Is an engineering degree required? Should an inspector be a general contractor? Do you need to be a member of a professional building inspectors association? One of the statements...


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...