Thermography Resources:

Organizations & Meetings

Some of the organizations and meetings shown below are run by 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 in the Spring, rotating between Orlando Florida, Baltimore, Maryland and Anaheim, California. It is held in conjunction with a large equipment exhibition and several high tech conferences, all under the banner of a SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering) meeting.

  • African Thermograpy User Group
    An Association of Thermography organizations in Southern Africa with about 12 members. Web site has references to training programs run by nearby office of Asea Brown Boveri(ABB).
  • 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.
  • ASTM International
    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 maintaining standards related to Non-contact temperature measurement and thermal imaging in NDT/NDE.
  • IR/Info
    A Web site and Annual Training Conference with lots of information, Also a connections to an Internet discussion forum, sponsored by The Infraspection Institute.
  • InfraMation
    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 abstracts@inframation.org.
  • JCDPublishing
    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 Holst.
  • 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 / Mechanical PdM inspection to insure that you get a quality job.
  • The Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Conference
    An international conference. Up to now, there has been twelve QIRT conferences (see Archive Section for the complete list).
  • The Snell Group
    An organization that provides many training courses for both Infrared Thermographers and also Motor Inspectors,
  • SPIE Thermosense
    A broad, topical meeting for the international IR Thermal Imaging and sensing technology community. Program on the Thermosense Web site. View the SPIE website for registration and arrangements information.
  • UK Thermographers Association
    UKTA-A national organization based in Bracknell, England with many many links to the USA and other parts of the world.

Thermal Imager Vendors

And Night Vision & Related Equipment Suppliers

The highlighted sites have useful technical information. They are much more than an online catalog!

  1. American Infrared (USA)
    Provider of low-cost infrared cameras and thermal imagers. Both new and used cameras are available for sale, rental and lease.
  2. Applied Infrared Sensing (Australia)
    Applied Infrared Sensing works in security and surveillance, medical, industrial and scientific markets offering a wide range of infrared CCTV and thermal imaging cameras, infrared illuminators and barriers.
  3. Avio (NEC Avio Infrared Technologies of Infrared camera & thermography.) (Japan, Japanese & English)
    The merged company: NEC Avio Infrared Technologies of Infrared camera & thermography (formerly Avio and NEC)
  4. Cantronic Systems Inc,(BC, Canada)
    A world wide manufacturer and designer of Infrared Cameras including LW microbolometer units for NDT Thermography and many unique active Near-IR devices for surveillance and related uses. Offer extensive training.
  5. Electrophysics Corp.(Division of Sofradir) (USA)
    Electrophysics develops advanced near infrared, night vision and thermal imaging systems for use in industry, law enforcement and by military customers around the world
  6. FLIR Infrared Camera Systems (USA and EEC)
    Infrared cameras, IR software, thermography training and support.
  7. Guangzhou SATAT Infrared Technology Co. Ltd. (China, Bilingual: Chinese and English)
    One of the biggest infrared imaging equipment makers in China offering an array of portable and fixed installation units, mostly in the 8-14 micron, LW band.
  8. Indigo Systems (A Division of FLIR) (USA)
    Makes many unique and high performance thermal imaging systems. Offers WINSOFT a new solution for thermal infrared imager screening for people with fevers.
  9. Infrared Cameras, Inc.(USA)
    ICI is a leader in infrared camera manufacture, research, and thermography training since 1995.
  10. Infrared Solutions, Inc. (USA), now part of Fluke Instruments, make innovative, low cost Thermal Imagers which resemble hand-held snapshot cameras.
  11. InfraTec GmbH , (Germany, In German & English)
    Thermal Imagers, both portable and stand-alone units for laboratory and industrial uses.
  12. IRCAM(Germany, In German & English)
    IRCAM is a high tech manufacturer of premium infrared cameras and infrared systems. Their infrared cameras are a result of years of experience and elaborate product development.
  13. Infrared Cameras(USA)
    A group of applications specialists around the USA who also sell Indigo Systems thermal imaging cameras.
  14. IRISYS Ltd(UK)
    A relative newcomer to the market with a unique, compact, handheld, rugged portable imagers that sets a new cost benchmark (Read:REALLY, REALLY LOW!!!).
  15. Ircon, Inc. (A Division of Raytek)(USA) ,
    Make & sell Line-scanners and two recent thermal imaging measuring thermometers, Ircon’s product line is possibly the largest IR thermometer product line in the world and they are one of the major suppliers.
  16. Land Infrared in The UK (near Sheffield) with offices and service centers in the USA, Germany, France, Italy and Japan (A Division of Ametek in the USA) ,
    Maker of rugged Line-measuring and Thermal Imaging thermometers plus distributors of precision handheld spot units (called Cyclops) . Also has a wide range of calibration equipment and industrial spot radiation RTs.
  17. Meditherm (Australia and USA),
    Medical Monitoring Systems trading as Meditherm for about twenty years. They produce the Meditherm med2000T, a thermal imaging unit that for clinical thermography.
  18. Mikron Infrared Inc. (Division of LumaSense)in New Jersey( USA),
    Maker and reseller of Spot and Area thermometers and their own unique short wavelength thermal area measuring devices for high temperatures.
  19. Monroe Infrared Technology (USA)
    Infrared Process Cameras, Security Systems, Software and Training Programs.
  20. MSA Pennsylvania (USA)
    A company with a specialty line of thermal imaging equipment.
  21. Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd (Israel)
    OPGAL is a developer of thermal imaging technology and cameras principally for military uses and, more recently, for industrial, security and commercial customers.
  22. Optotherm, Inc.(USA)
    Designs and manufactures thermal imaging systems for applications such as electronics thermal analysis and fever screening of humans.
  23. PCE Instruments (Germany)
    PCE Instruments offer thermal imager cameras for on-site professional use, inspection of installations or machines, and security. Thermal imaging cameras are improving the knowledge of infrared measurements.
  24. Pyrometer Instrument Company, Inc.(USA)
    Makers of unique Radiation Thermometers with integrated laser reflectometer, a unique line-scanning system and is one of two last-known active makers of Optical Pyrometers.
  25. Raytheon( USA)
    A manufacturer of many high-tech, relatively low-cost thermal imaging systems primarily for integrating into other company’s products, such as the GM night vision system and systems for fire and law enforcement use.
  26. Singapore Technologies Infrared Fever Screening System (Singapore)
    Providing Infrared Thermal Imaging System with software for prime use in screening groups of people at ranges up to 15 meters for possible fever.
  27. SI Termografia Infrarroja(Argentina, Trilingual: Espanol, Portuges y English)
    Providing Infrared temperature measurement and Thermal Imaging expertise and equipment for most of the South American market
  28. Spectrodyne, Inc. (USA)
    One of the very few independent IR calibration companies, also sells its own new Optical Pyrometer and offers other non-contact spot radiation thermometers on a resale basis.
  29. Telops (Canada)
    A supplier of High Performance Infrared Cameras and leading edge Hyperspectral Imaging Systems. Products include HD-IR 1280 a High Definition Scientific Infrared Camera, FAST-IR 1500, a 1500 FPS Infrared Camera & the Hyper-Cam which provides information-rich data for many applications. Specialized in the design & production of sophisticated opto-electronic systems for the defense, industrial, environmental and academic industries, Telops provides customized cameras to meet highly specialized applications.
  30. Thermoteknix (UK)
    Provides Scanner software, a line scanning RT, Near-IR thermal imaging system for slag monitoring and detection and a very new product in the portable, rugged thermal imager area with a wealth of feature.
  31. Thermal Wave Imaging (USA)
    The next generation of infrared measurement capabilities for subsurface flaw and defect detection in everything from airplane bodies to piping systems.
  32. WuHan Guide Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd. (China, Bilingual: Chinese and English)
    A high-tech enterprise of WuHan, China’s “Optics Valley”, providing several types of industrial imagers based on focal plane array sensors. Products include specialty devices such as helmet mounted units for fire fighters.
  33. XenIcs, NV(Belgium)
    XenICs designs and manufactures infrared sensors and imagers, both line-scan and 2D, based on InGaAs technology for the SWIR range and based on Uncooled bolometer technology for the LWIR range.