**Infrared Thermography L****evel 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?)**Introduction**

• 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