American, European and International societies establish standards for individuals and
companies within the field of infrared thermography. Historically addressing non-destructive
testing (NDT) applications and personnel, standards exist and are being
developed within the fields of condition monitoring (CM) and building diagnostics.
Incorrect reference to or application of standards and guidelines create widespread market
confusion. What type of claim can be made against which standards? Does the standard
apply to a company or an individual? To what or whom is the standard intended? Does
reference to a standard guarantee compliance or imply quality? How does one become
educated or involved in standards? An overview of international standards within the field
of thermography (with brief reference to recognizable guidelines and standards such as
ASNT SNT-TC-1A and CEN 473), their status and application will be presented.
The technique of airborne commercial thermography is as old as the first radiometric camera, historically performed by someone holding the camera out the window of a small plane or helicopter. Even today, some people still use this primitive method, but many problems occur which degrade the effectiveness of their work Systems developed for military operations have integrated infrared sensors into gyrostabilized gimbals, however these systems do not measure temperature. Lack of radiometric data along with the price of military developed gimbal technology has made it difficult for the commercial lR user to have success with this technology. The main challenges for airborne thermography are related to sensor operation, data storage and integration.
Conference Committee Involvement (7)
6 April 2010 | Orlando, Florida, United States
14 April 2009 | Orlando, Florida, United States
18 March 2008 | Orlando, Florida, United States
10 April 2007 | Orlando, Florida, United States
17 April 2006 | Orlando (Kissimmee), Florida, United States