A 32-hour course covering the theory and applications of infrared thermography focused on the detection of subsurface flaws in structural materials. The course focuses on a wide range of nondestructive thermal techniques, but also the written procedures of the client. Upon completion students will be aware of how to correctly perform active thermography inspections on a variety of materials and composite structures. Also included is a general overview of the most popular thermal inspection applications and techniques, providing a wider base of understanding of the technology.
Level 1 material includes infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, and operation of thermal imaging equipment and specific recommendations on how to capture quality thermal images that are clear, concise and easy to interpret. Students learn the basic inspection techniques based on accepted industry and international inspection procedures. The class fully meets the educational requirements for certification according to the published recommendations of ASNT.
An optional three-part ASNT/NAS 410 certification examination is available on the final day of the course for an additional $500. This is for individuals with a written practice and qualifying work experience. This test must be arranged in advance and a student’s written practice and applicable inspection procedures must be supplied to The Snell Group prior to the course. In addition, two blind test samples will need to be supplied.