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Organizations & Meetings
of the organizations and meetings shown below are run by some of the training
companies and one, the Annual
Thermosense Conference, is a technical conferences for thermographers and
others involved in R&D, Equipment Development, Process applications and other
uses in both Imaging and Sensing via infrared means. This latter meeting usually
runs for 3 1/2 days the first week after Easter in Orlando Florida in conjunction
with a large equipment exhibition and several high tech conferences, all under
the banner of SPIE's
(The International Society for Optical Engineering) DSS meeting.
ASNT The Association for Non Destructive Testing in Columbus Ohio, USA. There
are other national organizations around the world affiliated with ASNT and links
to them are on this web site.
The American Society for Testing and Materials is one of the largest
developers of voluntary consensus standards in the world. There are several committees
within ASTM that are active in developing and maintaing standards related to Non-contact
temperature measurement and thermal imaging in NDT/NDE.
A Web site with lots of information, Also a topical meeting and connections to
an Internet discussion forum, sponsored by The Infraspection Institute.
An e-Newsletter and a topical meeting sponsored by The Infrared Training Center,
division of FLIR-InfraMation 2003 is already in the works, and is planned to be
held in Orlando, Florida. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ISPoT, The International Society of Professional Thermographers,
new organization "By Thermographers and For Thermographers" will
have a presence at the National Manufacturering Show in McCormick Place in March
and are expected to at least be seeking additional members at the forthcoming
April SPIE Thermosense meeting and exhibition at the Gaylord Palms Resort and
Convention Center in Orlando. An international Board of Directors has been elected
and a website set up at www.professionalthermographer.org. The website has a sign
up form for members and volunteers plus a new message board. You can also join
their email forum by sending an email toISPoTemail@example.com. The list is
moderated by Jack Kleinfeld of Kleinfeld Technical Services, Inc.
Winter Park, Florida (USA) A publisher of specialty
books related to IR and thermal imaging, Also runs training courses for organizations
including SPIE. Run by a well-known specialist in IR imaging technology, Gerry
Professional Thermographers Association
Provides a Directory of Infrared
Consulting Companies, Key Points to Choosing an Infrared Consulting Company ,
Specifications to consider when contracting an Infrared Consulting Company and
Generic Specifications for the contracting of an Infrared Electrical / Mechinical
PdM inspection to insure that you get a quality job.
A Web site with lots of information. Also a topical meeting organized in the Winter
by Snell Infrared for about the last four years. Next one in Winter 2003. Copies
of the January 2002 meeting papers available from
broad, topical meeting for the international IR Thermal Imaging and sensing technology
community. Next scheduled for April 1-4, 2002 in Orlando . Program on the
Thermosense Web site. View the SPIE website for registration and arrangements