Thermography Service Providers

Below is a list of some Thermal Imaging Services or Directories where more lists can be found. It is not complete, we know.

Sorry if you were left out. If you should be listed or know of others who should be listed or if you want to improve your organization’s listing, let us know, please.

Note that the training organizations are listed on a separate page. Some of them provide classified ads for used equipment as do some of the service providers below.

Also, some of the training companies do other things, like practice thermography and run information exchange/training meetings at nice places in the Fall and Winter, like Orlando, New Orleans and Las Vegas.

Tell your new product and application stories at The Temperature Directories website: www.tempsensor.net or feedback to us and we’ll consider adding it here with your byline!

 

  1. AITscan(USA)
    A unique inspection service that has developed a high-tech approach to aerial infrared thermographic scans for large, flat-roofed buildings as well as locating Stormwater pollution sources and more. A most visually and technically rewarding website.
  2. Allis Engineering San Juan Capistrano, CA
  3. Chemical & Infrared INSPECTIONS, LLC (USA)
    Professional Services Assisting Industrial, Commercial and Residential Customers locate potential problems through Infrared Thermography and Structural Drug Detection
  4. Colbert Infrared Services, Inc. (USA)
    All of their Infrared Thermographers have completed the ASNT (American society of Non-destructive Testing) requirements for certified Thermographers, are members of the Professional Thermographers Association, and have had extensive training as Certified Thermal Trend Professional Solution Providers. The latter is their own software that they developed, sell and support for data collection, and fault-finding.
  5. Emerson Process Management/CSI (USA)
    Reliability Based Maintenance: vibration, tribology, oil lab services, motor monitoring, ir thermography, laser alignment, dynamic balancing, and RBM Services.
  6. The Infrared Training Center
    Provides a directory of IR service provider organizations (and much more) on their web site.
  7. Infrared Inspection’s   Lists of Service Providers:
  8. InfraredPredictive Surveys, Inc. (USA)
    A Maryland Corporation is “The Total Inspection and Survey Service for Architects, Owners and Industry”, that performs infrared inspections of electrical systems, ovens, bearings, gears, condensers, heat exchangers, belt drives, chain drives, refractory insulation, valves, hydraulic systems, pumps, tanks and electrical equipment and more.
  9. Infrared Services, Inc.(USA)
    A Colorado Corporation that has been doing electrical, distribution, power system, uninterrupted power systems, mechanical systems, rotating equipment, roof moisture, energy audits, glycol snow melt systems, plumbing leak detection and other nondestructive surveys for over 9 years.
  10. IRInfo’s Thermal Imaging Service List for Canada
  11. IRInfo’s Thermal Imaging Service List for Israel
  12. IRInfo’s Thermal Imaging Service List for Mexico
  13. IRInfo’s Thermal Imaging Service List for Trinidad
  14. IRInfo’s Thermal Imaging Service List for The USA-by State
  15. Jersey Infrared Consultants(USA)
    Focused on process and predictive maintenance, JerseyIR is known throughout the USA for its expertise in petroleum thermal cracking and petrochemical thermal reformer furnaces-Headquartered in Burlington New Jersey, near Philadelphia PA.
  16. Kleinfeld Technical Services, Inc. . Bronx, New York (USA).
    A unique company with IR Thermography, heat transfer analysis, process engineering and FEA consulting services run by Jack Kleinfeld, P.E., a graduate chemical engineer.
  17. Maintenance Reliability Group, Another unique organization, one aimed at the big picture of reliability in maintenance operations-with a strong thermography component. Run by Rich Wurzbach in south central Pennsylvania.
  18. PIRS – Pregowski Infrared Services (Poland)
    Twój przewodnik do sukcesu w zastosowaniu detekcji w podczerwieni (Your guide to success in application of infrared detection).
  19. Si Termografia Infraroja . Bueneos Aires, (Argentina),
    Services, consulting and products for infrared thermal imaging from Sr. Andrés E. Rozlosnik.
  20. Sierra Pacific Innovations(USA)
    SPI infrared thermography services thermal imaging infrared inspections. They have, according to their web site, the largest selection on the internet of new, demo, and previously owned imagers. 251 Waterton Lakes Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89148.
  21. Stockton Infrared Thermographic Services, Inc.(USA)
    A major service company located in North Carolina. Stockton is dedicated to providing a wide range of quality infrared thermographic services to their clients. They do not manufacture or represent products of any kind and do not provide any services other than infrared. Their site features images, videos and a great deal of information on applications. Stockton is divided into four seperate divisions and provide the following services:
  • The Aerial Infrared Thermography at Stockton is performed by its AITscan Division: Stormwater and other unplanned and illicit water discharges into Waterways and Lakes can be found more quickly at much lower cost than shoeleather surveys with AITscan’s PollutionFindIR™ Services
  • Aerial Roof Moisture Surveying with RoofMoistureFindIR™ Services
  • Steam System Surveying with SteamLeakFinderIR™
  • Hot Water System Surveying with HotwaterLeakFinderIR™
  • Environmental Impact and Animal Counts with *AnimalFindIR Services
  • ELECTRICAL/MECHANICAL PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE DIVISION * Electrical Switchgear IR/PM * Mechanical Systems IR/PM * Steam System Infrared *
  • BUILDING QUALITY ASSURANCE DIVISION * Building Structural Integrity * Heat Loss Analysis *
  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT/R&D DIVISION * Process Improvement * On-line feasibility studies * Unbiased IR camera selection consulting * Pulp & Paper Industry Infrared * Infrared Research & Development
  • Snell Infrared(USA & Canada)
    A major thermal imaging service and training company
  • Snell Infrared’s List of Service Providers
  • Thermal Inspection Services,Allentown, PA(USA)
    Electrical, Mechanical, Roofing, Building Energy Audits, Production Process Evaluations
  • Therma Scan,(USA)
    An experienced industrial team of thermographers from the Northern Penninsula of Michigan (The U. P.)serving industry and commerce.
  • Thermal Vision (Ireland)
    State of art thermography service based near Dublin. Providing quality thermal imaging solutions worldwide.

Using Thermal Infrared in “Furnace and Heater Tube Inspections”

by Ron Lucier, ASNT NDT Level III

(From the IRInformIR.blogspot.com, September 27, 2017 with format altered for easier reading online – all text and images from IRInformIR)

ITC logo registered“One of the more challenging applications of infrared thermography is in the measurement of process heater and furnace tubes. In fact we get dozens of inquiries each year from our clients on this very subject.

“Since this is a very complex subject it is probably appropriate to start from the beginning.”

“Process Heaters”
There are as many uses for process heaters as there are designs. The basic configuration consists of a shell (outer casing), tubes (where the process fluid flows) and a heat source.

“These units are both thermodynamically and hydraulically complex.”

Process heater or furnace diagram

“In the simple drawing above we illustrate convective gas flow, which is turbulent, and radiant heat from the flame, refractory and other tubes – all non-uniform and time varying. When you view tube from an access port typically you can only see a portion of the tube or the tube at an oblique angle.

“Therefore, the odds are stacked against you from the start!”

“Why are heater tubes of interest anyway?”
Heater tubes 1“There are several reasons for inspecting tubes. Qualitatively slag (scale) buildup on the outside of the tube can be readily identified.

“Buildup on the inside of the tube (coking) is a bit more difficult but commonly performed.

“In both cases the slag or coke prevents the transfer of heat into the process fluid. In the case of slag buildup, the process fluid may not be sufficiently heated, affecting downstream processing.

“The case of coking on the inside of the tube is more serious. Since the coke has an increased resistance to heat transfer, the tube surface temperature increases.

“After all it is the flow of the process fluid that is keeping the tube “cool” in the first place.

“In fossil boilers this is called “DNB” – Departure from Nucleate Boiling and is usually caused by flame impingement, which initiates a layer of steam on the inside of the tube. The external tube surface, unable to conduct its heat to the water, increases dramatically, causing a failure (opening) in the tube.”

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ED NOTE: The SPIE has published a very useful and detailed book in its Tutorial Text Series entitled
Radiation Thermometry: Fundamentals and Applications in the Petrochemical Industry
Author(s): Peter Saunders (August 2007) that deals with this topic in depth from the point of view of non-contact temperature measurement (radiation thermometry). It contains a wealth of detail about the issues of slag and reflected thermal radiation as well as a useful tutorial on infrared temperature measurement.

It is available online at the SPIE bookstore at a modest price as both a softcover book and a pdf download.

The link is: https://spie.org/Publications/Book/741687.

Here’s some details from the (above) linked SPIE web page:

Book Description

This tutorial text provides an introduction to the subject of radiation thermometry, focusing on sources of measurement error and giving advice on methods for minimizing or eliminating these errors. Topics covered include: blackbody radiation, emissivity, reflection errors, and atmospheric absorption and emission; commonly used radiation thermometer types; uncertainty calculation; and procedures for in-house calibration of radiation thermometers. Included is a chapter containing detailed measurement examples for a variety of furnace types and operating conditions found in the methanol, ammonia, and refining industries.

Book Details
Date Published: 3 August 2007
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780819467836
Volume: TT78

Inspecting Solar Panels with Thermal Infrared Imagers on UAVs

A YouTube video featuring a FLIR thermal imager mounted on a UAV inspecting solar panels for damage.

This application of infrared thermography has come a long way and now, with a new aerial perspective, is an extremely efficient tool for maintenance and quality assurance inspections of solar systems. In contrast to time consuming traditional methods, large solar installations can now be inspected quickly from the right distance and view point.

Even with these advancements in the technology, however, a thermal imager still does not have the ability to detect problems on its own – you still need a qualified operator with the right knowledge and skills to use it properly.

That’s where The Infrared Training Center (ITC) can help with training and certification!

Check out their website for a complete list of course locations and dates.

Thermography Training

Training Program Providers For (IR) Thermographers

Infraspection' Institute's Distance Learning Program for Thermographers

The practice of Infrared Thermography has been recognized by The American Society for Non-destructive Testing, ASNT. They have defined skill levels, written a Handbook, administer skills testing and certify several skill levels of practitioners.

The actual training and refresher skills programs are provided by private training organizations. Some offer their own certifications, but the ones that appear to count to the companies that most utilize them are the ones that prepare individuals for the ASNT exams in the USA.

Listed below are most, if not all, of the companies that offer training programs in North America. If your organization belongs here, let us know to help us get you listed.

We especially seek training listing for countries outside North America since this web site has a wide international distribution. Our visitors come from more than 100 different countries.

  • The Academy of Infrared Training
    A global, independent educational institution devoted to Infrared Thermography training for more than 25 years. (See 2003 schedule below)
  • The Infrared Training Center
    (A part of FLIR with an principle mission of providing Infrared Training in the USA)

    Makes Area thermometers and thermal Imagers and trains users. Sign up for their email newsletter!
  • The Infraspection Institute
    The early pioneers in infrared thermography training. Headquartered in Burlington, NJ (near Philadelphia, PA).
  • The Institute of Infrared Thermography
    Infrared Training Ltd have delivered Infrared Thermography training courses in many locations across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa. They are not affiliated with any camera manufacturer, yet offer quality training on all makes and models of infrared equipment. Our company focus is to continue to raise the standards within the field of Thermography by delivering high quality training based on ISO 18436 and ASNT SNT TC 1A standards.
  • JCDPublishing.
    A publisher of specialty books and training materials on Infrared cameras, computer software and thermal imaging applications headed by Gerry Holst, a well-known expert on thermal imaging technology in the IR community.
  • LETA-The Law Enforcement Thermographers Association
    A specialty organization for Law Enforcement Training in the proven uses of Thermal Imaging for Law Enforcement organizations throughout North America.
  • Monroe Infrared Technology
    Infrared Process Cameras, Security Systems, Software and Training Programs.
  • Safe-IR
    A specialty organization for Fire Department Personnel Training in the safe and beneficial uses of Thermal Imaging in firefighting.
  • The Snell Group
    A widely known Infrared Thermography training organization that also provides training for Electrical Motor Inspectors..

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.

FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 With many offices throughout the world

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About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness.

FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection.

For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com and their more complete list of offices at: www.flir.com/cs/emea/en/view/?id=42306

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Infraspection Institute

For Thermography Training, Certification of Training, Distance Learning and more…
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Burlington NJ, USA —  Since 1980, Infraspection Institute has provided training, certification, and support services for thousands of thermographers worldwide. They publish software, Standards, and technical articles for thermographers and NDT professionals.

Their capabilities include, in addition to classroom instruction, an extensive list of online, world-wide distance learning programs (another first in Thermography), a pioneering set of Thermography Practice Standards, Exception® Software that integrates easy-to-use report generation tools with a powerful database, Expert Witness Services and much more. Read more Infraspection Institute

Thermography Training

Infraspection' Institute's Distance Learning Program for Thermographers

For Infrared (IR) Thermographers

The practice of Infrared Thermography has been recognized by The American Society for Non-destructive Testing, ASNT.They have defined skill levels, written a Handbook, administer skills testing and certify several skill levels of practitioners.

The actual training and refresher skills programs are provided by private training organizations. Some offer their own certifications, but the ones that appear to count to the companies that most utilize them are the ones that prepare individuals for the ASNT exams.

Listed below are most, if not all, of the companies that offer training programs in North America.

If your organization belongs here, let us know to help us get you listed. We especially are seeking training listing for countries outside North America since this web site has a wide international distribution, regularly our visitors come from more than 90 different countries.

Thermographer Training Program Providers

  • Chiropractic Thermography & Thermal Imaging Chiropractic Thermography & Thermal Imaging is a web site is intended for educational purposes on the use of thermal imaging cameras in the chiropractic field. It provides information and links to Chiropractic Thermal Training Seminars.
  • The Infrared Training Center (a part of FLIR with an principle mission of providing Infrared Training in the USA)
    Makes Area thermometers and thermal Imagers and trains users. Sign up for their email newsletter!
  • Infrared Training Institute (USA)
    The Infrared Training Institute is dedicated to delivering hands on infrared thermography training. They offer Certification courses in a wide variety of locations and specialize in on-site courses, focusing on your specific application, camera and infrared program needs
  • The Infraspection Institute (USA)
    One of the early pioneers in infrared thermography training. Has moved from the Burlington, VT area to Burlington, NJ (near Philadelphia, PA).
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  • JCDPublishing (USA)
    A publisher of specialty books and training materials on Infrared cameras, computer software and thermal imaging applications headed by Gerry Holst, a well-known expert on thermal imaging technology in the IR community.

Radiation Thermometer Vendors

Infrared (IR) Radiation Thermometer Vendors

Here’s a partial list of some of the vendors of Infrared Radiation Thermometers, including spot, line-measuring (Line Scanners) and area-measuring devices (Quantitative Thermal Imagers) and related services such as calibration and user training.

It is incomplete, we know. It does cover most of the prominent companies involved in the market and provides at least a starting point.

If you need or want to look elsewhere,there are always the various supplier directories not the least of which is Global Spec on the Web and the various directories at The ISA with its Directory of Instrumentation and Sensors Magazine, for instance.

Why do we include makers of Thermal Imagers along with IR Infrared Radiation Thermometers?

A good question; one that is often asked. The reason, we think, is really almost apparent. Most of the Thermal Imager makers have instruments that report results in terms of temperature. That’s it.

Quantitative Thermal Imagers  are area-measuring temperature sensors-whether highly accurate or inaccurate. Accuracy is not the main criteria in many cases, the visual function to be able to see in the dark or discriminate visually between a higher and lower temperature area is.

The highlighted sites below have more useful technical information than is normally expected. Those sites are much more than an on-line catalog.