The Thermal Imaging Category 1 course delivers a foundation in thermal imaging and its applications. Delegates will learn the basics of thermal image capture, analysis, and reporting.
Thermal imaging can be used for surveys of buildings, solar farms, and electrical installations. These surveys are able to provide crucial insights and identify issues for further investigation.
Many factors, such as camera settings, can affect a thermal image. As such, training is essential for new thermographers who want to avoid common mistakes and produce credible reports.
During the course, delegates will gain an understanding of the science behind thermal imaging. As well as this, the course teaches the basics of thermal camera use, including set-up and calibration.
In addition, delegates will learn how to use a thermal camera to inspect surface temperatures and track heat transfer. This enables the discovery of faults associated with heat loss or gain.
Successful completion of the course qualifies delegates as an iRed® Certified thermographer. As a result, they are then able to offer thermal imaging as a professional service within industry.
Approved to industry standards, the four-day course includes both theoretical and practical exercises. The course delivers a well-balanced training experience, designed to meet current and emerging commercial needs. In addition, Delegates will be able to try out the latest thermal imaging cameras and equipment.
To complete this course, delegates must pass a multiple-choice examination, taken on the final day of the course.
They must also submit five thermal imaging reports to the iRed Academy for assessment. Delegates can submit these reports up to a year after the end of the course.
Additional BINDT Accreditation (ISO 18436)
This course is also eligible for accreditation from the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), to the BS EN ISO 18436 standard. This has an additional cost of £360 (incl VAT).
To gain this accreditation, delegates will need to sit a BINDT assessed thermal imaging exam at the end of their course, which is included within the accreditation fee.
Included in the accreditation process is a ‘logbook of experience’, which delegates must submit to BINDT for approval. The logbook will contain proof of a delegate’s ‘thermal imaging experience’. ‘Thermal imaging experience’ includes time surveying, creating reports, or self-study. Delegates must show evidence of 16 hours a month of thermal imaging experience (totalling 192 hours for the year).
Accreditation offers independent assurance that you’re both qualified and competent in operating a thermal imaging camera. This also provides you with an edge on your competitors. However, the nature of the work required to achieve this additional accreditation means that it can take longer to complete, especially if you are new to industry. On successful completion of a course, we provide delegates with an industry recognised iRed® Qualification, which enables delegates to advertise their skills and build the experience needed for their logbook.
Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for those looking to expand their services to include thermal imaging. This includes surveyors, inspectors, and assessors. The course provides a foundation in thermal imaging and its applications.