MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION
Introduces the course objectives, providing a roadmap for what you'll learn throughout the training.
1.1 - Introduction to Thermography
Covers the fundamental concepts of thermography, explaining what it is and how it's used to capture thermal information from objects.
1.2 - Applications of Thermography
Explores the wide range of practical applications for thermography across various industries, including predictive maintenance, building inspections, and medical diagnostics.
1.3 - Benefits of Thermography
Discusses the advantages of utilizing thermography, such as its non-destructive nature, ability to detect hidden issues, and cost-effectiveness in long-term maintenance.
MODULE 2: HEAT AND TEMPERATURE FUNDAMENTALS
2.1 - Thermodynamics
Delves into the basics of thermodynamics, including the laws of thermodynamics and the principles that govern heat transfer and energy flow.
2.2 - Heat VS. Temperature
Clarifies the distinction between heat and temperature, explaining how heat is a form of energy transfer and how temperature relates to the kinetic energy of molecules.
MODULE 3: INFRARED THEORY BASICS
3.1 - Heat Transfer - Conduction, Convection and Radiation
Explains the three primary methods of heat transfer: conduction (through direct contact), convection (through fluid movement), and radiation (through electromagnetic waves).
3.2 - Infrared Radiation (IR)
Details the concept of infrared radiation, including how objects emit and absorb infrared radiation based on their temperature.
3.3 - Emissivity, Black Bodies and Reflectivity
Covers the emissivity of materials, the concept of black bodies as perfect emitters and absorbers, and the role of reflectivity in thermography.
MODULE 4: THERMAL CAMERAS
4.1 - Thermal Cameras - The Science
Explores the science behind thermal cameras, including how they detect and convert infrared radiation into visible images.
4.2 - Typical Thermal Drone Camera
Provides insight into thermal cameras commonly used in drone applications, highlighting their features and capabilities.
4.3 - Thermal Camera Considerations
Discusses factors to consider when selecting a thermal camera, such as resolution, sensitivity, and integration with other equipment.
MODULE 5: MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES
5.1 - Best Conditions for Successful Inspection
Covers the optimal conditions for conducting effective thermal inspections, including considerations like temperature, humidity, and emissivity.
5.2 - External Factors Affecting Accuracy
Explores external factors that can influence the accuracy of thermal measurements, such as environmental conditions and camera settings.
5.3 - Calibration Check
Explains the importance of regularly calibrating thermal cameras to ensure accurate temperature measurements.
5.4 - Cross Hair Measurements and Area Boxes
Details techniques for measuring temperatures using crosshairs and defining area boxes in thermal images.
5.5 - Colour Palettes and Alarms
Discusses the use of color palettes to represent temperature variations and the setting of alarms for specific temperature thresholds.
5.6 - Dew Points and Insulation Alarms
Covers concepts related to dew point analysis and the use of insulation alarms to detect thermal anomalies.
MODULE 6: ANALYZING THERMAL IMAGERY
6.1 - Software Selection
Explores different software options for analyzing and processing thermal images, considering features and functionalities.
6.2 - Workflow
Describes an effective workflow for capturing, analyzing, and reporting on thermal imagery, ensuring a systematic approach to inspections.
6.3 - Types of Reports
Discusses the various types of reports that can be generated from thermal inspections, including how to structure and present findings effectively.
COURSE SUMMARY AND ASSESSMENT
Summarizes the key concepts covered in the course, reinforcing the main takeaways.
End of Course Exam
Concludes the course with an assessment to test your understanding of the material presented in all modules and lessons.