Infrared Thermography Level 2

Infrared Thermography Level 2 Course Curriculum
The Level 2 course is designed to increase the knowledge of the Level 1 thermographer to the end that challenges such as active infrared applications may be met. The course looks at infrared radiation from a quantitative view to help determine the monetary value of remedial action taken as a result of thermographic findings. It follows the recommended training requirements of ISO 18436-7 for Level II Thermal/Infrared Certification. The applies a good mixture of audio, visual, and kinetic presentation material to help enable all types of learners to benefit from the material presented. (blog here about certification?)
    • General overview of the use of Infrared Thermography
    • Course logistics and curriculum outline
    • Trainer and student introductions
    • Understanding Certification and requirements
Intermediate Thermal/Infrared Physics
Matter, Energy, Heat and Temperature
    • Basic atomic structure
        - States of matter
        - Bonding of molecules
    • Forms of energy
        - Definitions and basic explanation
        -The Kinetic Molecular Theory
  Three Modes of Heat Transfer
    • Conduction
        - Fourier’s law: concepts & calculations
        - Thermal resistance
        - Transient conduction: concepts & calculations
    • Convection
        - Newton’s Law of Cooling:
        - Concepts & calculations
        - Real world applications
    • Radiation
        - Stephan-Boltzman formula
        - Concepts & calculations
        - Real world applications
        - Dollars and cents calculations of remedial action
The Infrared Spectrum
    • Planks Law / curves
    • Spectral Emittance of Real Surfaces
    • Semitransparent Windows and Filters
Radiosity Principles
    • Blackbodies - theory /concepts
    • Emissivity concepts
        - specular and diffuse emitters
        - Lambertian emitters - angular sensitivity - effects of emittance v    errors
        - Emissivity calculations
    • Reflection Concepts
        - quantifying effects of reflection
        - theoretical corrections
    • Transmittance Concepts
        - quantifying partial transmittance
        - theoretical corrections
Resolution Test & Calculations
    • FOV , IFOV and IMFOV
        - measurements & calculations
    • NETD, MRTD, MDTD     • SRF (Square Response Function Test)
    • Resolution vs Lens and Distance