ITC offers certification training to recognised standards and is an accredited Authorised Training
Organisation (ATO) for the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (BINDT) as per the requirements
of ISO 18436. BINDT is an accredited certification body offering personnel certification against criteria
set out in International and European standards.
This course prepares you for qualification as a category 1 certified thermographer. You will learn
about the basics of infrared, how to operate the camera under different conditions and for various
purposes, how to do an appropriate judgement of the measurement situation in the field and identify
potential error sources. You will be able to do IR inspections following written guidelines and to report
the result of this inspection.
Introduction to Thermography:
History; benchmarks; applications including electrical,
Mechanical, Building, Medical and R&D. Camera technology
overview from older scanning systems to modern day FPA’s.
Explanation of camera operation and how the camera
converts radiation into an image
Heat & Temperature:
Heat and measurement; contact v non-contact temperature
measurement. How radiation is converted into temperature
and an introduction to heat transfer.
Infrared Theory Basics:
Scientific Laws relating to : conduction, convection, radiation,
blackbodies, Transmission Emissivity, Reflectivity &
Calibration. Practical demonstration of these heat transfer
modes with follow up theory
Atmospheric & Environmental considerations including
Distance, humidity, air temp and Reflected Apparent
Temperature. How to measure them and setup the camera
Basic Heat transfer theory:
Temperature definition and measurement, thermodynamics,
heat and temperature, heat transfer, conduction, convection
Camera Measurement tools:
A look at cross hair measurement, Area box/ circle, colour
alarms and specific dew point and insulation alarms
Camera/Software familiarisation: Hands-on camera experience throughout the course. Camera
practice using portable simulated labs; integration of images
with Reporting software; creation of reports.
ITC Certification Test:
ITC qualification (50 question multiple choice test) to be held
on last day of course.
In order to get the maximum benefit from ITC courses students find it beneficial to
work with their own camera. You must, where possible, bring your IR camera and
laptop to the course.