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Infrared Mechanical Testing Applications - PdM, NDT


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Infrared nondestructive testing and evaluation mechanical certificate course.


Infrared Inspections in Mechanical Testing training online is a 16 hour course on theory and application in the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in mechanical systems. This is a certificate course that focuses on this single application, but may be applied to the training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, thermal imaging analysis and report generation. You are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper mechanical design, workmanship, and mechanical or material failure.

Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience and do not require an infrared camera to successfully complete this course. This online infrared certificate course covers mechanical testing application and active thermography. Infrared thermography mechanical applications like nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT) and
thermography predictive maintenance (PdM).


This online thermography course trains you to use infrared thermography and thermographic surveys to identify mechanical overheating in things like gearboxes, pumps and fans, bearings, seals, shaft couplings, drive belts, compressors, steam traps, refractory, and tank levels, heat exchangers and other motor driven rotating equipment that are essential to manufacturing, commercial and institutional enterprise. Infrared thermography for mechanical nondestructive testing and evaluation,  is very cost effective from fluid handling systems in petrochemical plants to large HVAC systems in shopping malls and should be a part of everyone's predictive maintenance training.


Sample video - mechanical infrared thermography

infrared mechanical testing applications online training:

basic infrared theory:

  • Heat transfer
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Emittance, reflectance, and transmittance
  • Atmospheric transmission
  • IR wavebands and lens materials

Infrared Inspection Equipment:

  • IR equipment selection criteria
  • Range and level settings
  • IR Equipment set-up & operation
  • Infrared image recording
  • IR Equipment care & maintenance
  • Self-directed learning activities for hands-on use

Infrared Mechanical Testing and Inspections:

  • Theory and thermal signatures of mechanical problems
  • Rotating equipment
  • Power transmission components
  • High-temperature insulation
  • Fluid flow including steam systems, heat exchangers, cryogenics, etc.
  • Active thermographic inspection techniques
  • Standards for infrared  inspection
    • end user and thermographer responsibilities
    • safety practices
    • thermal imaging surveys data gathering and report preparation

Implementing an IR Predictive Maintenance Program:

  • 9 steps to setting up an infrared thermography a program
  • Integrating thermal imaging surveys with other predictive technologies
  • Cross-verifying with other predictive technologies
  • Why infrared thermography programs fail, how they succeed

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online course presentations, Student Reference Manual, online quizzes, self-directed field assignments, proof of course completion, and free ground shipping of course materials to the continental US. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

This mechanical IR online training course is a necessity for those implementing NDT and PdM services.

Email with login sent within 24 hours after purchase for this infrared training online.

Single User Registration:
Price:  US$1195

Infrared Inspection of Mechanical Systems

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Tip: Combine this infrared course with the infrared electrical course by taking the electro mechanical IR course.


"I feel like the instructors made the training so easy to understand. It was like carrying on a conversation." Barry Deaton - Nissan Motor Corp.

"I have been through training courses for almost every area of NDT and this course was the best I’ve ever taken. The staff is professional, well informed and well prepared. They’ve done their homework and present information in a most practical manner. A “must take” course for anybody in the business." Carl Gustafson - Amoco Oil Company


"After the course, I presented management with a conservative cost avoidance for a 6-month period that exceeded $880,000." Bill Schafer - National Starch & Chemical


"One-of-a-kind training such as this is not available elsewhere. Years and years of work, research, and hands-on have put together a viable educational package worth every cent!" Ken Overstreet - Lockheed Martin


"I have obtained training online in the past and this course was presented more clearly than any other online training I have taken. Navigation made reviewing easy. I was extremely pleased with my distance learning experience." Ron Sangiancomo - Risk Management Solutions


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