TCR Arabia - NDT and Material Testing Services in Saudi Arabia
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Thermography – Level I Training Class in Saudi Arabia
The Level I Infrared Thermography Training Course, taught by internationally known Level III in Thermography is geared to the new infrared camera user and focuses on its use for a variety of condition monitoring/predictive maintenance applications.

• Introduction to thermal imaging and measurement systems for predictive maintenance applications.
• Collect quality data, accurate temperature readings, and account for measurement effects such as distance and emissivity using infrared cameras.
• Interpret thermograms and make informed decisions using heat transfer concepts to analyze thermal images, and see the latest in infrared inspection report generation and database software.
• Avoid costly mistakes - learn to distinguish between hot spots and reflections, direct vs. indirect readings and qualitative vs. quantitative thermography.
• Field applications that simulate real-world infrared applications.

Successful Level I Thermography Training course completion provides Level I Thermographer Certification. TCR's Level I Infrared Course meets all Level I ASNT-SNT-TC-1A recommendations for thermal/infrared testing, as established by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT).

Recommended Training for Level I Thermal/Infrared Testing: Basic Thermal/Infrared Physics Course

1.0 The nature of heat-what is it and how is it measured/expressed?
1.1 Instrumentation
1.2 Scales and conversions

2.0 Temperature –what is it and how is it measured/expressed?
2.1 Instrumentation
2.2 Scales and conversions

3.0 Heat Transfer Modes Familiarization
3.1 Heat conduction fundamentals
3.1.1 Fourier’s law of heat conduction (concept)
3.1.2 Conductivity/resistance basis
3.2 Heat convection fundamentals
3.2.1 Newton’s law of cooling (concept)
3.2.2 Film coefficient/film resistance basics
3.3 Heat radiation fundamentals
3.3.1 Stefan-Boltzmann law (concept)
3.3.2 Emissivity/obsorptivity/reflectivity/transmissivity basis (Kirchhoff’s ;aw)

4.0 Radiosity Concepts Familiarization
4.1 Reflectivity
4.2 Transmissivity
4.3 Absorptivity
4.4 Emissivity
4.5 Infrared radiometry and imaging
4.6 Spatial resolution concepts
4.6.1 Field of view (FOV)
4.6.2 Instantaneous field of view (IFOV) – ref. ASTM E-1149
4.6.3 Spatial resolution for temperature measurement – the Split Resonance Function (SRF)
4.6.4 Measurement Instantaneous Field of View (MIFOV)
4.7 Error potential in radiant measurements (an overview)

Basic Thermal/Infrared Operating Course

1.0 Introduction
1.1 Thermography defined
1.2 How infrared imagers work
1.3 Differences among imagers and alternative equipment
1.4 Operation of infrared thermal imager
1.4.1 Selecting the best perceptive
1.4.2 Image area and lens selection for required details
1.4.3 Optimizing the image
1.4.4 Basic temperature measurement
1.4.5 Basic emissivity measurement
1.5 Operation of support equipment for infrared surveys

2.0 Checking Equipment Calibration with Blackbody References

3.0 Infrared Image and Documentation Quality
3.1 Elements of a good infrared image
3.1.1 Clarity (focus)
3.1.2 Dynamic range of the image
3.1.3 Recognizing and dealing with reflections
3.1.4 Recognizing and dealing with spurious convection
3.2 Recording
3.2.1 Video tape
3.2.2 Photographic images
3.2.3 Video photo cameras
3.2.4 Digital recording
3.2.5 Videoprinters

4.0 Support Data Collection
4.1 Environmental data
4.2 Emissivity
4.2.1 Measurement
4.2.2 Estimation
4.2.3 Surface modification
4.3 Surface reference temperature
4.4 Identification and other

Basic Thermal/Infrared Applications Course

1.0 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Differences in Thermal Resistance (Quasi-steady-state Heat Flow)
1.1 Large surface-to-ambient temperature difference
1.2 Small surface-to-ambient temperature difference

2.0 Detecting Thermal/Anomalies Resulting from Differences in Thermal Capacitance, Using System of Environmental Heat Cycles

3.0 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Differences in Physical State

4.0 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Fluid Flow Problems

5.0 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Friction

6.0 Detecting Thermal Anomalies Resulting from Nonhomogeneous Exothermic or Endothermic Conditions

7.0 Field Quantification of Point Temperatures
7.1 Simple techniques for emissivity
7.2 Typical (high emissivity) applications
7.3 Special problem of low emissivity applications

The duration of this course is for 5 days and it is conducted by NDT experts from TCR Arabia. Students will be given an Thermography Level I certificate at the end of this course.

All courses, unless specified in advanced with the client will be conducted at TCR Arabia’s training room at its office in Dammam located at:

TCR Arabia Company Limited
P.O. Box-3422
# 3 & 4, next to Al Kifah Construction
besides Al-Kadi Tent Factory
near King Abdulaziz Sea Port
Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(T) +966-3-8475784/8475785
(F) +966-3-8475768
(M) +966-504997683
Attention: Syed Ameen Hassan (M) 00966-504997683

Dates for scheduling of each class will be announced when a minimum of at least 6 students sign up for a given batch.