Thermal Imaging Category 2 is a 4-day training course for existing thermographers who want to expand their skills and knowledge. During the course, delegates will learn how to undertake electrical and mechanical thermal imaging inspections and create specialist reports.
This course explains the important factors for accurate use of thermographic equipment and reporting. These include target resolution and temperature measurement, as well as reflected apparent temperature. Furthermore, delegates will study camera operating characteristics, plus the impact of factors such as target resolution and temperature measurement.
Additionally, the course introduces different inspection techniques, IR windows, harmonics, and high resistance fault evaluation. Delegates will also learn how to produce detailed reports from their findings through advanced analysis of thermal images.
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to produce highly technical thermal imaging reports, as well as establish reliable condition monitoring programmes.
Our thermal imaging training courses are industry-focused, providing extra insight and guidance for commercial applications. As commercial surveyors and inspectors, our instructors have a wealth of knowledge and experience that can’t be found at any other training centre.
To successfully complete the Thermal Imaging Category 2 qualification, delegates must pass a multiple-choice theory exam, taken on the final day of the course. They will also need to submit five thermal imaging reports to the iRed Academy for assessment. Delegates have up to a year following the end of the course to submit their reports.
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. This 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 existing thermographers, including those who have completed the Thermal Imaging Category 1 Course. The Category 2 course enables these thermographers to develop their skills and learn how to create advanced reports.