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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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IR Talk

The Snell Group | Apr 20, 2018
What Am I “Seeing” With My Camera?
Many people have the wrong idea of what or how Infrared cameras detect and process the information into a usable format for us. How do we as humans “see” the world around us? Our eyes detect REFLECTED VISIBLE electromagnetic radiation, from which our brains interpret what...

Español

The Snell Group | Apr 13, 2018
What Does My Arc Flash Label Mean?
Uno de los aspectos más malinterpretados de nuestro trabajo como usuarios de la termografía es la seguridad eléctrica, pues debido a que al momento de realizar inspecciones con termografía no se entra en contacto con el equipo, por lo que realmente no se debería estar en...

Motor Talk

The Snell Group | Apr 06, 2018
Sample of a pump motor.
Just about any industrial facility, regardless of what business segment it represents, has an abundance of motors in use. When you’ve got motors, you’ve got spares. Shelf after shelf of spares, and motors are coming and going all the time. The shipping and receiving folks see...

Buildings

Mar 30, 2018
Wood Frame or Concrete Block…
I’ve been asked that question many times. Unfortunately, that answer is driven mostly by what can be afforded, but building construction varies from what part of the country you’re from. In Florida, most residential exteriors are built using one of two methods. One method is concrete...