The Snell Group Announces 2014 Thermal NDT Training Dates


Barre, VT, October 31, 2013: 2014 Thermal NDT Training Dates Available

The Snell Group, the industry leader in infrared education, and Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc. (TWI), the world leader in infrared nondestructive testing systems, are offering two thermal NDT training classes in 2014 at TWI’s facility in Ferndale, Michigan.

NDT of Materials - Level 1, June 23-27, 2014 - covers the theory and applications of infrared thermography as it applies to the detection of subsurface flaws in structural materials.  Included will be an overview of a wide range of thermal NDT testing techniques as well as a review of the student’s written procedures.

NDT of Materials - Level 2, August 4-8, 2014 - expands on the knowledge learned from Level 1 and encompasses advanced inspection techniques and radiometry.  Material includes training on radiometric temperature measurement as well as an explanation of how taking accurate temperatures improves diagnosis and interpretation. The course will cover in-depth the concepts of emissivity, reflected temperature compensation, as well as spatial and measurement resolution. In addition an overview of ASTM 2582-07 is provided as well as instruction on flaw depth determination.

Both NDT classes meet the educational requirements of ASNT SNT TC-1A. An optional day of certification testing is available on the Friday of each course (April 8 for Level 1 and August 5 for Level 2). This is reserved for individuals with qualifying work experience who have a written practice requiring compliance with SNT-TC-1A, CP-189 or NAS 410. The test must be arranged in advance and is available for an additional $250/person per class.  The student's written practice must also be reviewed by The Snell Group prior to the course.

Learn more about these two upcoming courses and register online at or by calling 1.800.636.9820 (US/Canada), +1.802.479.7100

Founded in 1986, The Snell Group offers training, certification, inspection, and consulting services for IR and MCA professionals and their programs world-wide. Throughout the company’s history, The Snell Group has helped thousands of companies, both large and small, to reduce risk, increase up-time, save money, conserve energy, and improve safety. Their client list is diverse and includes companies such as DuPont, American Electric Power, Southface, and NASA.