ISO 18436-7 Category I – IRTCAT-I Infrared Thermography

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Unlock the power of precision in predictive maintenance with our IRTCAT-I Infrared Thermography Course. This comprehensive training program is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the field of infrared thermography, aligning with the international standards set by ISO 18436-7 Category I.

  • Gain a deep understanding of the principles and fundamentals of infrared thermography and explore the science behind thermal imaging and its applications in predictive maintenance.
  • Navigate the requirements and guidelines outlined in ISO 18436-7 Category I and ensure compliance with international standards for precision and accuracy in thermographic inspections.
  • Learn to effectively operate infrared thermography equipment and optimize the performance of thermal imaging devices to capture accurate and reliable data.
  • Practice the art of interpreting thermal images and identifying anomalies and acquire skills in data analysis to make informed decisions for predictive maintenance strategies.
  • Explore various inspection techniques for different applications and utilize best practices for conducting thorough and efficient thermographic inspections.
  • Learn to generate comprehensive reports based on thermographic findings and understand the importance of proper documentation for compliance and communication.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge through hands-on exercises and real-world simulations and develop practical skills in capturing, analyzing, and interpreting thermal images.
35 hours
  • Maintenance engineers and technicians
  • Reliability engineers
  • Predictive maintenance professionals
  • Facility managers
  • Inspectors and quality assurance personnel
  • Set up and operate the thermal imaging equipment for safe thermographic data collection
  • Verify the calibration of thermographic measurement systems
  • Identify, prevent minimize and control poor data acquisition and error sources
  • Apply a specified thermographic measurement technique
  • Evaluate and report test results and highlight areas of concern
Required Prerequisites:

  • None

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • None

Additional Requirements:
Twelve (12) months of relevant work experience, verified by an independent person; Ishihara perception test

Day 1

  • Maintenance practices
  • Condition monitoring
  • Principles of infrared thermography

Day 2

  • Thermal conduction
  • Thermal convection
  • Thermal radiation: Emitted, reflected and transmitted radiation, Radiation wavelengths and the electromagnetic spectrum, Emissivity and the Stefan-Boltzmann Law, Incident and excitant radiation

Day 3

  • Equipment and data acquisition: infrared camera, lenses, color palette selection, Error source recognition, prevention and control, thermal camera, environmental and operational conditions, Image storage and management
  • Safety rules and guidelines

Day 4

  • Thermographic applications: basic principles of diagnostics (ISO 13379) and prognostics (ISO 13381)Machinery engineering principles, Electrical application, Mechanical application, Civil applications, Process applications
  • General image interpretation guidelines

Day 5

  • Report generation providing actionable information
  • Exam (50 questions in 2 hours)

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