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8003 - Introduction to Electrical Thermography

Course number
795$ (classrooms)
On-site or in our classrooms
  • Montreal, QC - French
    Sep 25, 2024
    1 day, from 8:00am to 4:00 pm
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Complete 4-hour training course
Complete 4-hour training course

Optimize your industrial maintenance by mastering infrared thermography

Infrared thermography, as a non-destructive diagnostic method, provides an accurate and efficient means of examining the integrity of your electrical systems. It enables the detection of thermal anomalies that could indicate potential issues, such as overloads, poor connections, or phase imbalances, before they escalate into major failures.

In our classrooms

What to expect

This technical training will enable you to understand and apply infrared thermography within the context of your industrial maintenance. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of infrared thermography and the parameters of an IRT camera.
  • Capture and analyze thermal images to detect potential issues.
  • Incorporate infrared thermography into your electrical preventive maintenance program.

The training is designed in a manner that not only enhances your technical understanding but also empowers you to utilize this knowledge in a practical setting, thus optimizing your industrial maintenance strategies and potentially leading to significant cost savings.

By choosing this training, you are investing in the longevity of your equipment and reducing unexpected downtime. You will gain confidence by mastering this powerful tool to keep your work environment as safe and productive as possible. This commitment not only reflects an understanding of the importance of preventive maintenance but also demonstrates a proactive approach to ensuring operational efficiency and safety.

Introduction to Infrared Thermography

  • What is Infrared Thermography?
  • Definition of Infrared Thermography.
  • Different aspects of Infrared Thermography.
  • The importance of temperature as a control parameter.
  • What makes Infrared Thermography unique and very useful?
  • Examples of Infrared Thermography applications.
  • Infrared Camera

Introduction to the different types of cameras available

  • How to use the camera?
  • Basic functions.
  • Basic Concepts in Thermodynamics

Understanding the difference between heat and temperature

  • Energy conservation
  • Direction of heat flow
  • Modes of heat transfer
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Energy Exchange by Radiation

Electromagnetic spectrum

  • Properties of incident radiation
  • Resulting radiation
  • Interpretation and Analysis Techniques of a Thermal Image


  • Thermal Gradient
  • The most important functions during a thermal imaging capture: thermal framing, isotherm, palettes
  • How to avoid point reflections
  • Techniques and Applications of IRT in Maintenance and Prevention.

Applications of IRT in electrical field maintenance

  • Practical work

This training is designed for industrial maintenance technicians, managers, and engineers who wish to familiarize themselves with infrared thermography. Participants are required to have prior knowledge of electricity and the ability to read and write in French. 

This course can also be offered privately to your team, at your plant.

If you have specific training needs contact us at [email protected] and we will work with you on providing a training experience that perfectly suits your situation.