Services Infrared Inspections
Infrared Inspections could be the first step to less downtime and a more reliable plant.
Today's inexpensive infrared cameras can not take the place of a comprehensive inspection from a qualified professional. More and more companies are moving their infrared inspections in-house with low resolution equipment in the hands of un-trainined personnel. I am pround of the companys who have moved their inspections in-house; it is unfortunate that industry "professionals" have not educated these clients as to the limitations of their equipment and the importance of quality training.
How do you decide if in-house inspections are the right course of action for your company?
- Do you have experienced testing personnel?
- Do you understand the differences in equipment on the market?
- Do you know what features you need to be successful?
- Do you have a training program in place?
- Do you have regular turnover in your personnel?
- Do you have a budget to support continuing education and equipment maintenance?
- Do you have access to support technologies to confirm your findings?
- Are you comfortable staking your company's possible future and personnel's safety on a low resolution camera?
How do I decide which infrared company to use?
- Do they have liability insurance?
- How long have they been in the infrared business?
- Are their inspectors (ASNT) Certified?
- Do they use focal "Plane Array" Cameras?
- Do you receive a written report with clear images and descriptions?
- Do you get a reproducible electronic copy of the report?
- Do they have a list of references for similar work?