EP Editorial Staff | March 2, 2010
Pinpointing Today’s “Hottest” Capacity-assurance Tools, Services and Sources
2010 marks Infraspection Institute’s 30th anniversary. We’ve been providing training, certification and support services for thousands of thermographers worldwide since 1980. We also publish software, Standards and technical articles for thermographers and NDT professionals. Our capabilities and expertise are without equal. Our services are provided on a vendor-neutral base; we do not manufacture or sell infrared equipment. Staffed by highly experienced, Level III Certified Infrared Thermographers, we provide real-world solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.
Reflecting on our past three decades of success, we at Infraspection Institute wish to thank our staff, associates and colleagues for their countless contributions, and our many clients and graduates for their strong friendship and support. We look forward to serving your Infrared needs for another 30 years.
The Square D H.VIR Comet Infrared Window
Square D Services offers a range of solutions to support any manufacturer’s electrical distribution equipment, including the H.VIR Comet Infrared Window®. It’s a patented transparent window that enables permanent access for inspection—both infrared and visual—of electrical components without disturbing operations. Specially developed for infrared inspections (medium- and high-voltage), the window is made of a glass-like material that’s transparent to infrared rays and allows hot spots to be registered by a thermographic camera. It’s UL approved, NML tested and compatible with either shortwave or longwave transmissions from any infrared camera. These windows can be supplied in new Square D equipment or quickly installed into any brand of existing electrical equipment via locking rings (no small mounting screws).
Monroe Infrared Technology
With offices in Maine, Michigan and Florida, Monroe Infrared Technology (MITI) is a leading provider of quality infrared cameras, imaging systems and professional thermal imaging application services. Whatever your specialized thermal imaging requirement is, MITI has the practical experience and resources to take it from project initiation through final implementation. We are thermographers in the field of solving problems—we’ve been doing it for years. You can leverage that experience to help your organization. Supplying infrared cameras and equipment since 1984, MITI is strongly committed to the maximum implementation of infrared imaging technology in science and industry. That includes offering lease options when a purchase of its infrared camera systems is not justified.
Monroe Infrared Technology
Grainger’s 2010 Catalog
Grainger has announced the release of its 2010 catalog with more than 300,000 maintenance, repair and operating products (including a number of leading infrared thermographic imaging technologies). It’s the company’s largest offering yet. In fact, customer feedback drove the addition of nearly 85,000 new items this year. Many products will help organizations address some of their toughest operating challenges, including sustainability, safety and business continuity. As with past editions, Grainger’s 2010 catalog features product and technical information with tools to help customers quickly find just what they need to keep their facilities up and running. Beyond the product expansion to the catalog, the company continuously adds offerings on its Website, with almost 500,000 available online.
Lake Forest, IL
The Fluke Ti32 Thermal Imager
According to Fluke, its new Ti32 Thermal Imager delivers unprecedented performance for troubleshooting and preventive maintenance of electrical installations, electro-mechanical equipment, process equipment, HVAC/R equipment and more. Ti32 is the first imager under $9,000 to incorporate a powerful 320×240 sensor to provide crisp, detailed images. Using Fluke’s IR-Fusion® technology, users can marry high-precision thermal images with visual images in full-screen, picture-in-picture or blended views for enhanced problem detection and analysis. IR-Fusion is the only solution available with physical parallax correction, which enables perfect alignment, pixel by pixel, of both infrared and visible images.
The Process Sensors PRI-170L
New PTI-170L High-Resolution Thermal Imaging Cameras with Dual Vision from Process Sensors has enhanced capabilities that blend (picture-in-picture) high-resolution thermal and visible light images together on one screen. Lightweight, yet rugged, the PTI-170L sports manually focusable optics adjustable from 300mm to infinity and an onboard full-color CCD camera. Video output is PAL and NTSC. A distance-adjustable laser pointer is standard, as is a high-resolution large 3.5″ LCD, color VGA digital backlit display. This series of thermal imaging products offers extended temperature ranges from -20 C to + 1500 C (-4 F to +2732 F) and includes a 2G removable SD card for storing up to 3000 IR images.
Process Sensors Corporation