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Snell Infrared for Mechanical Inspections - Online
Become successful in performing mechanical inspections by transitioning from the visual world into the thermal/infrared world.
Learn a little history then delve into infrared equipment to understand the basics of how infrared equipment works. There are different kinds of infrared imagers and it is critical to understanding how to properly use them. You will be able to download one of our QuickStarts for your particular camera. We then explain the qualities of what a good IR image looks like and concentrate on the theory of heat energy, temperature and how infrared radiation behaves. Using our “kitchen physics” approach here are several hands-on simulations and exercises built into the training. While owning an infrared camera is not necessarily required to participate, those who wish to complete the class in its entirety should have access to one.
Next, we discuss safety and cover the basic safe practices when conducting a mechanical infrared survey. We examine basic mechanical fundamentals you need to help you do effective surveys as well as the typical failure modes you will encounter during your mechanical inspections. We examine the issues to be considered when conducting an inspection, as well as some important threshold temperatures. See the actual mechanical equipment you can survey with IR, and how to properly inspect the equipment. We discuss how to approach setting up inspection routes and the data to save, depending upon the various inspection methodologies. Lastly, we talk about analyzing images and writing reports. Finishing this course prepares students to start successfully applying infrared technology to inspect mechanical systems for a wide range of deficiencies.
Topics covered include:
- Think Thermally®
- Safety Issues
- Mechanical Fundamentals
- Important Threshold Temperatures
- Mechanical Applications
- Motors, Bearings, Couplings
- Belt Drives
- High Temperatures
- Tanks and Silos
- Analysis, Prioritization & Reporting
There are several hands-on simulations and exercises built into the training. While owning an infrared camera is not necessarily required to participate, those who wish to complete the class in its entirety should have access to one. Finishing this course prepares students to start successfully applying infrared technology to to inspect a wide range of electrical systems—from high voltage all the way into low voltage—in commercial, industrial and utility settings.
What are the minimum system requirements for taking this online course in Litmos?
- A Broadband Internet connection
- Web browser:
- Internet Explorer 7+
- Firefox 2+
- Safari on Mac 1.2+
- Google Chrome
- Flash Player 9+
Cost: R19 299.25ex VAT
Benefits of Online Training
- Convenience - Learn when you want and from where you want
- Flexibility - Learn at your own pace, stopping and reviewing as often as needed
- Time Savings - Less time away from work
- Money Savings - Save on travel costs like airfare and hotel
- Accessibility - No waiting for the next available course in a specific location
- Ease of Use - All you have to do to gain industry-leading knowledge is to register, create a log-in and password, and begin to learn
Curriculum & Instructors
Our curriculum is designed and overseen by ASNT Level 3 NDT and PdM Certificate Holders. All instructors have years of field experience as well as instructional backgrounds and have been certified in the Snell Methodology of Instruction. This assures the viewer the highest quality instruction and educational content.
The video-based course is divided up into sections including lectures, hands-on infrared demonstrations and experiments, and field assignments. Each module is a building block that allows the viewer to build their knowledge in a progressive sequence. Quizzes, supplemental materials, and exercises reinforce important learning concepts. You can start and stop each module whenever you want to, and go back to any and all modules at any time to watch again.
Instructor Support & Interaction
You will receive 1,5 hours of local support when you enrolled. If you need additional help with the course material or have specific questions about your thermal imager, we have conveniently set up a private section in our Snell Community to ask questions and interface with our instructors and other students. You may also receive support privately by e-mail.
You Will Receive
- A token key for login
- Full support for any questions you have during each step of your educational learning process
- A digital student reference manual
- Supplemental printable materials in the user interface
- Self-directed experiments and field-work to enhance your learning experience and give you practical experience to gain confidence
- Quizzes throughout the course
- Course examination
- Certificate upon successful completion of the course and examination