in the National
(NAIS) included with course enrollment!
Level 1 Infrared Building Surveyor Course Details
Fees: $1295 | Hours: 100 | Type:
Distance | Lessons | Enroll
This in-depth course integrates Infrared
Level 1 Certification with building envelope moisture and energy loss surveys. This course is recommended for home
inspectors, energy auditors and others working in the building trades who want to enter the infrared thermography
field. No experience in thermography is necessary, and no infrared camera is required.
The course begins with the fundamentals of physics and infrared energy in easy to understand language, and meets
all Level I ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and CP-189 recommendations for thermal/infrared testing, as established by the American
Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT).
This course is designed to help you start or expand your current business to include infrared surveys for energy
loss and excess moisture in buildings. Providing these services will help your clients understand the sources and
severity of energy loss and water intrusion in homes and other buildings.
- Energy loss results in higher energy bills, personal
discomfort, and potential structural and air quality problems. A professional infrared energy loss survey report
can be used to help remediate insulation problems, seal air leaks, or prove damages due to poor workmanship or
improper installation when the building was constructed.
- Moisture trapped behind walls can lead to microbial
growth, unpleasant odors, structural deterioration and possible health problems for occupants. A professional infrared
moisture survey report can help your client understand the source and extent of hidden water damage and high moisture
to help guide repair efforts, to aid those writing mold remediation protocols, or to document water damage claims
for insurance reasons.
This course will teach you the use and operation
of infrared cameras, how to conduct proper thermal surveys, and how to prepare and deliver a professional infrared
energy loss and/or moisture survey report. You will learn the process for investigating and positively identifying
many different types of energy loss including insulation deficiencies, bypasses, air infiltration, thermal bridging,
and HVAC system problems. You will aso learn how to locate and positively identify water infiltration problems
in buildings using an infrared camera.
After completing the course, you will receive your ASNT-compliant Level I Thermographer Certification, Level 1
Building Surveyor, Moisture Surveyor, and Energy Surveyor Certifications. Furthermore, you will possess the skills
and knowledge necessary to begin your own infrared thermography business or become a significant contributor for an established company. You do not need an infrared camera to take this course.
This infrared course can be taken entirely online and provides outstanding infrared training
for an excellent value. Written in easy-to-understand language, the thermal training is accompanied by many examples,
videos, and practice exercises to help you become familiar with the concepts. You will learn how to use an infrared
camera for a variety of diagnostic, monitoring, and predictive maintenance applications in commercial, industrial
and building environments. The training is accompanied by many examples to help you become familiar with the concepts.
- Collect quality data, accurate temperature readings,
and account for measurement effects such as distance and emissivity using infrared cameras.
- Interpret thermograms and make informed decisions
using heat transfer concepts to analyze thermal images
- Avoid false temperature change that can result
from differences in emissivity, reflectivity, transmissivity, and target surface geometry
- Distinguish between hot spots and reflections,
direct vs. indirect readings and qualitative vs. quantitative thermography.
- Ways to improve the quality of a thermal image
by understanding resolution, palette, range, and image contrast
- Differentiate between missing or inadequate insulation
versus problems with air infiltration and moisture.
- How to locate and seal many thermal bypasses that
siphon energy from buildings during hot and cold seasons.
- Trace hidden moisture trails to their source and
use thermal capacitance differences to survey flat roofs
- Create infrared energy loss and moisture survey
reports that document conditions, make recommendations, and use post-processed radiometric images
complete each lesson, you will use interactive flash cards and take practice quizzes that will test and verify
your knowledge simultaneously through instant computerized feedback. Your computer records the results so you can
easily track your progress.
The course includes a DVD that takes you through a complete infrared property survey, and another DVD that contains
a quick-start guide for your infrared business. Other benefits include infrared survey report templates, pre-survey
agreements, and our toll free support to help you get started. When you finish the course and pass the final exam,
you will be a Certified Level I Thermographer and will possess the knowledge and skills needed to start a full
or part-time infrared business.
What You Will Master
- An understanding of how infrared radiation works
- How to accurately measure surface temperature
- Adjusting and using a thermal imaging IR camera
- Avoiding the pitfalls that affect new thermographers
- Preparing a site for an infrared survey
- Moving an area into transition and establishing
- Defining the scope and limitations of the survey
- Methods for conducting a thermal energy loss
- Methods for conducting a thermal moisture survey
- And much more!
the Complete Course Objectives
Course CD-ROM, Course Manual, Infrared Survey
DVD, Infrared Business Start-up DVD, Tracking via the Internet, Online Course Access, Survey Templates, Computerized
Flashcards & Testing, Certificate, Toll Free Support, ASNT-compliant Level 1 Infrared Thermographer, Level
1 Building Surveyor,
Moisture Surveyor, and Energy Surveyor Certifications, Free $149 Membership in NAIS, the National
Association of Infrared Surveyors.