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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 03, 2024
Like many other types of inspections, conditions are among the factors that can make or break a successful endeavor. It’s my opinion that in Building inspections the conditions are more of a factor since there are so many elements to consider. The intent here is not..

IR Talk

Apr 23, 2024
At the Snell Group we are improving our services for our customers. In April we started using a new Infrared Software for reporting to help us keep track of our customers assets. This new software gives us an advantage over our competitors, it helps us keep..
Mar 22, 2024
My journeys this month have taken me up and down the West Coast performing thermography on electrical systems plus an emergency run to a manufacturing facility. I started off by flying to LA, working, and driving through what they called “The Pineapple Express”. What is “The..
The Snell Group | Feb 26, 2024
Just because your camera has a very high or very low temperature range capabilities does not mean your camera will operate in those conditions. We must distinguish between the camera’s temperature range capabilities and its operating environment temperature capabilities. The cameras’ range is defined as: “the..

Motor Talk

Mar 12, 2024
It was 30 years ago that my 20-year career in the US Naval Submarine Service led me to a job in Tampa, Florida. Little did I know that I was on a career path in an emerging technology. A path that would outrage some in the..