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New thermographic inspection training at TWI

Connect, no. 164, January/February 2010, p.3

Thermographic inspection
Thermographic inspection

TWI is pleased to announce the introduction of its Thermographic Inspection programme, aimed at those responsible for review and approval of thermographic inspection procedures and qualifications.

Infrared thermography is a non-contact technology where accurate temperature distributions across a surface are used to monitor machine or component condition and in some cases to predict failure. This technique is used in many industries especially in manufacturing, distribution, transmission, retail and various processing worldwide. Over recent years the technology has become more affordable to most industries resulting in the need to carry out new technology training.

There are a number of benefits to this training including reducing failures, improvement in safety standards but also a reduction in energy usage.

Also, this technology applies to all engineering disciplines and therefore promotes and enhances multi-discipline working and team building.

Thermography inspection is a diagnostic condition monitoring technique operating at three generic levels each taking five days and include practical testing:

Level One - Thermographic Inspector, where the main responsibility is to collect accurate qualitative condition information and reporting

Level Two - Quantitative Inspector, as above and in addition to interpret and analyse results, to develop quantitative thermography and produce written instructions

Level Three - Management and supervisory, where a thermographic programme is designed and managed or where there is a need to carry out internal training.

In addition to these, TWI will be launching new thermographic inspection specialist options such as:

  • Medical
  • NDT
  • Buildings
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Research and development
  • Plant process.

TWI will be introducing a certification scheme later in the year for those involved in condition monitoring or inspection of plant operation and maintenance and equipment.

Anyone with an engineering background is encouraged to attend these new exciting courses.

To find out more and register your interest please contact Customer Services on + 44 (0)1223 899500 or e-mail trainexam@twi.co.uk

For more information please email:


contactus@twi.co.uk