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Thermography courses throughout November

Fluke Australia together with RS Components is presenting a series of courses on thermography, designed to educate the industry about thermal imagers and their use.

Held throughout November, the duo is holding two series of courses and seminars — one beginners course on thermography technology and one on thermography in mining.

Thermography (or thermal imagery) is an infrared imaging science which allows technology to sense radiation and produce images of that radiation for humans to view and analyse.

The Snell Group will be involved in presenting the courses, which will run from 10th November to 13th November (level one thermography) and 17th November until 19th November (thermography in mining).

The level one thermography course is designed to provide hands-on application instruction in the use of thermographic imaging equipment. Focusing on the applications relevant to the inspection needs of the attendees, especially inspections of electrical and mechanical systems, the course will discuss approaches to production and process-related problems, and a general background in solving thermal problems. After successful completion, attendees will receive accreditation to ANST.

According to Fluke Australia, on completion of the level one thermography course, attendees will have an understanding of the basic heat theory necessary for all thermal work; know how to best utilise the imaging equipment they have; and be better able to employ the equipment to perform surveys. This will enable them to more fully incorporate this inspection method in existing programs to reduce unscheduled downtime, improve system performance and reduce maintenance costs, says Fluke.

The thermography in mining course focuses purely on thermography principles and issues specific to the mining industry. The course will cover the use of thermography and its principles, including IR principles and its pit-falls, emissivity, reflections, convection, heat transfer and how your equipment and its surroundings can affect your readings; establishing effective inspection routine in both electrical and non-electrical that can lead to generating useful reports, reducing your fire risk, extend your equipments’ life and increase your ROI; and exploring case studies where the use of thermography in mining is the basis to improve delegates’ business through effective electrical and mechanical condition monitoring, according to the course organisers.

For more information, contact the Fluke Sales Team on 02 8850 3333, or visit

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