A thorough grounding in the science behind infrared is vital to the correct application of the technology and this is what a Level 1 training course with ITC provides. In addition to studying the basics of infrared and heat transfer, delegates learn how to operate the camera under different conditions and for various purposes. Instruction covers measurement tools and techniques and, most importantly, the identification of error sources such as reflective surfaces and sunlight.
The duration of the Level 1 course with ITC is now just four days, instead of five. It is British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BiNDT) approved and PCN ready for those who wish to complement their ITC certification with PCN CAT 2 certification.
From September to December, Level 1 courses will be held in Maynooth in Ireland, as well as in Cardiff, Lutterworth, Manchester, Nottingham, Aberdeen, Fareham, Stockton-on-Tees and West Malling in Kent. For specific dates go to www.irtraining.eu
For those who want to add greater depth to their knowledge, the programme also includes a five-day Level 2 course at the ITC in Kent, starting on November 28, 2016. This BiNDT approved/PCN ready training course includes more theory and goes deeper into the physical laws that the infrared camera uses to generate an image and measure temperature. It also explores the causes, anomalies and patterns that are commonly encountered in thermal imaging.
Complementing the formal qualification courses are the ever-popular short courses that cover thermal imaging for specific applications; building science and electrical inspection. These one-day introductory courses are scheduled to run in Lutterworth and Watford.