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Think Thermally!®, a publication from The Snell Group, offers readers a broad spectrum of high quality educational and editorial content. Learn best practices of both infrared (IR) and electric motor testing (EMT) from a combination of real-world case studies, lessons on theory, and analysis of equipment and procedures. Think Thermally!® is the source of relevant news and information for practicing thermographers and electric motor testing technicians.  

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Current Issue

  • 2009 Summer Issue (PDF, 1.2 MB)
    • New IR Course on Natural Science Applications
    • Thermal Reflections from John Snell
    • Current Imbalance Detection with Infrared
    • Lessons from the Lab - In Defense of NFPA 70B

2009 Archives

  • 2009 Winter Issue (PDF)
    • New 2009 IR & EMT Training Schedule
    • Thermal Reflections - The Snell Certification Standard
    • Motor Accpetance Testing - Last Line of Defense
    • Lessons from the Lab

2008 Archives

  • 2008 Summer Issue (PDF)
    • Thermal Solutions & Motor Solutions 2009
    • Thermal Reflections - Infrared "Greenwash"
    • Lessons from the Field - Case Study
    • So You Want to Start a Motor Testing Program
    • Lessons from the Lab - Understanding Specularity
    • Jump Start Your Infrared CM Program
    • Remaining 2008 IR & EMT Training Schedule
  • 2008 - Spring Issue (PDF)
    • Designing and Constructing Effective Infrared Routes
    • A Simple Mind Contemplates Complexity
    • Measurement Resolution (IFOVm)
    • Infrared Windows and Viewports
    • 2008 Global Course Schedule
  • 2008 - Winter Issue (PDF)
    • Welcome to The Snell Group
    • Thermal Reflections - Infrared Camera Types
    • Lessons from the Field - EMT Training
    • Thermal Inspections of Mobile Equipment
    • Benefits of Attending Level 2

2007 Archives

  • 2007 - Fall Issue (PDF)
    • Thermal Reflections - Spot Radiometers 
    • Overview of Electric Motor Testing
    • Preview of Thermal Solutions 2008
    • IRTalk.com - New Online Resource for Thermographers
  • 2007 - Spring Issue (PDF)
    • How Teamwork Benefits Your Program
    • Integrating IR and EMT Part II
    • Looking Back at Thermal Solutions 2007
    • Online Training Available from The Snell Group

2006 Archives

  • 2006 - Fall Issue (PDF)
    • Thermal Reflections - Energy Use in Our Homes
    • Correlating Results Found w/ IR & EMT
    • IR Training for Space Shutte Missions
    • Post-Training Program Tips
    • Lessons from the Lab - IFOV
  • 2006 - Summer Issue (PDF)
    • New Edition of NFPA 70E
    • Thermal Reflections - How to Find the Right IR Camera
    • The Importance of Inspectng All Panel Boards
    • Myths and Truths About Load Correction Factors
  • 2006 - Spring Issue (PDF)
    • World's First Infrared Postage Stamp
    • IR Diagnosing Building Failures on a Minnesota Reservation
    • Snell Infrared Goes International
    • Thermal Solutions 2006 - A Look Back

2005 Archives

  • 2005 - August Issue (PDF)
    • New Building Thermography Track at Thermal Solutions
    • Heat Transfer Issues: Mechcanical vs. Electrical Inspections
    • Snell Infrared at the Kennedy Space Center
  • 2005 - May Issue (PDF)
    • Optimizing the Performance of Belt-Driven Equipment
    • IR Reports: There's More to Them Than Just Pictures
    • A Look Back at Thermal Solutions 2005
    • Thermal Solutions 2006 Preview 

2004 Archives

  • 2004 - December Issue (PDF)
    • Hot Bulbs - Cool Tubes, Using IR to Analyze Interior Lighting
    • Inspecting Building Systems with IR
    • Beware of Thermal Gradients
  • 2004 - September Issue (PDF)
    • Important Update to NFPA 70E
    • Using Soybeans as Insulation
    • "Preventative" Maintenance
    • Thermal Solutions 2005 Preview
    • Forecast: 60 Chirps and Warming
  • 2004 - March Issue (PDF)
    • Thermal Solutions 2004 Review
    • Locating Levels in Tanks Using IR
    • New Courses for Building Professionals

2003 Archives

  • 2003 - July Issue (PDF)
    • How Space Blankets "Think Thermally!®"
    • Prioritizing Findings - Which Problems to Fix?
    • Infrared Tips

2002 Archives

  • 2002 - September Issue (PDF)
    • Dr. Jeffery Carmen - Using IR to Treat Migraine Headaches
    • IR and Its Use in Fire Service
    • Thermal Solutions 2003 Preview
  • 2002 - May Issue (PDF)
    • Using IR for Lie Detection
    • Changes in DuPont's Infrared Program
    • Why Upgrade to a New Thermal Imaging System
    • IR Cameras vs. Spot Radiometers
  • 2002 - March Issue (PDF)
    • Thermal Solutions 2002 Review
    • Checklist for Accurate Temperature Measurements
    • Changes to SNT-TC-1A, 2001
    • Update to Wind Chill Factor Not as Chilly

2001 Archives

  • 2001 - August Issue (PDF)
    • It's Only Two Degrees - Prioritization Lesson
    • Thermal Solutions 2002 Preview
    • Thermal Facts About Ice Cream
    • Why Attend Level 2 Training
    • Recap of Snell Infrared Training in Russia
  • 2001 - May Issue (PDF)
    • A Hot Electrical Connection
    • Interviews with Thermographers
    • Calibrated Cooking - Infrared and Your Grill
    • Maple Sugar Season in Vermont