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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 | Mar 18, 2020
How to critically assess the level of maturity of you inspection program.
Evaluando el programa de termografía Frecuentemente comento lo mucho que disfruto de mi trabajo, de conocer nuevas personas, hablar de termografía infrarroja y de sus varias aplicaciones; así como de ayudar a los estudiantes luego que regresan a sus lugares de trabajo después del entrenamiento. Sin...
The Snell Group | Jan 10, 2020
Field Calibration of Your imaging system
El tema de calibración y exactitud de las mediciones de las cámaras infrarrojas podría muchas veces desatar diferentes opiniones. Aun los usuarios de la termografía más capacitados podrían conocer las limitaciones de las mediciones de temperatura radiométrica, y también podrían haber aprendido técnicas para mejorar la...

Motor Talk

The Snell Group | Mar 11, 2020
A computer-controlled electric motor tester.
It was close to 25 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...
The Snell Group | Feb 13, 2020
Many of the modern motor testers today utilize a spectral analysis tool known as a Fast Fourier Transform.
Many of the modern motor testers today utilize a spectral analysis tool known as a Fast Fourier Transform or FFT for short. When reading up on motor test theory, this is a topic that is mentioned often and repeated almost as often, but when pressed for...

IR Talk

The Snell Group | Jan 30, 2020
How to critically assess the level of maturity of you inspection program.
I quite often comment that I immensely enjoy my job, meeting new people, talking about IR thermography and all of its various applications, and assisting students after they get back to their respective facilities after class are all fun for me. As long as I’ve been...