15 March 1996 Developing written inspection procedures for thermal/infrared thermography
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Written inspection procedures are an essential element of acquiring valid data on a repeatable basis. They are also vital to the safety of the thermographer, and may, for that reason alone, be required by a company or regulatory agencies. Many thermographers are working with either no procedures or procedures that have not been developed specifically to meet their needs. To date only a few of the necessary procedures have been developed by recognized standards organizations. The lack of procedures is limiting the use of thermography. Where the technology is being used without procedures, results are often less than optimum. This paper (1) surveys existing procedures and standards; (2) discusses current efforts by standards organizations to develop standards and procedures; and (3) presents a general methodology from which written inspection procedures can be developed for many thermographic inspections.
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John R. Snell, John R. Snell, } "Developing written inspection procedures for thermal/infrared thermography", Proc. SPIE 2766, Thermosense XVIII: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications, (15 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235364; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.235364


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