Free Thermography Online TrainingOptimum Energy Products has been selling infrared cameras for many years. Over that time, our trained thermographers have noticed an increasing trend toward novice thermographers entering the market with little or no formal training.
The truth is thermography can be a complicated science and even cameras that are marketed as point-and-shoot are only point-and-shoot in the hands of someone with the knowledge to use them effectively.
All thermal imagers, regardless of price, features and marketing labels require some level of training to be used effectively. Without a basic working knowledge of heat transfer and thermal science and a good understanding of what the camera actually sees, it would be all to easy to think that the image and temperatures on the screen actually represent the temperature of the objects out-of-the-box. This will rarely be the case .... unless the user understands fundamental IR concepts like emissivity and reflectivity and knows how to account for them, the images and temperature data will likely be incorrect, possibly substantially so.
To address this, we've packaged a series of online training courses created by ITC (Infrared Training Center) that we offer our customers for free. That's right. It's so important that every user has this basic knowledge that we rebate you 100% of the cost if you choose to purchase an imager from us! We call it the Optimum Learning Experience and it's only available at shopFLIR.com
Depending on your application and choice of imager, we will cover the cost of one or some of the courses listed below. They are web-based, on-demand multimedia learning course that you can take in your own time.
These online training courses are an excellent option to introduce you to the fundamentals but there is no substitute to taking real in-classroom training with an experienced professional so you can learn first-hand and ask questions. For those that require a solid base and want to become a level one thermographer, we offer ITC-1 Level One Thermography training course. The is the same training that our own on-staff thermographers have all taken.
Thermography EssentialsThese essential courses are designed for the novice thermographer. They will help you understand the fundamentals of thermography, the science behind it and help you to understand exactly how an infrared thermal imaging camera works.
WEB-TH10 Thermography BasicsThis course is a primer or first course in thermography and serves as an excellent, and recommended, addition to the infrared camera basics operation courses. Thermography involves more than just learning how to use an infrared camera. IR science, heat transfer, thermal tuning, and application knowledge are all essential subjects. 2 ITC Certification Renewal, 2 RCI Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs)
WEB-TH15 Building IR BasicsMany students told us they wanted more examples of building thermography. The result is this course, Building IR Basics featuring over 120 examples of interior, exterior, and roofing thermograms. Earn 2 RCI Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs), 3 ITC Certification Renewal Credits.
WEB-IR00 Introduction to IR Camera OperationThis course will introduce you to the operation of a generic infrared camera. This course is a self paced on-demand web course, you can start as soon as you enroll and you can stop and continue where you left off at any time. We will discuss the controls of an IR camera as well as the user interface, and show you how to operate a camera and generic report and analysis software.
Camera CoursesThese courses extend the Introduction to IR Camera Operation (WEB-IR00) course by helping you the understand and use features specific to your model of camera. Use these free training modules to become more proficient and skilled in using your infrared camera or thermal imager.
WEB-IR15 - FLIR/Extech i5/i7 BasicsThis course will introduce you to the FLIR/Extech i5/i7 infrared camera. This course is a self paced on-demand web course, you can start as soon as you enroll and you can stop and continue where you left off at any time.
WEB-IR40 - FLIR E Series BasicsThis course covers basic operation for all new (2011) FLIR E Series cameras. This includes the E30, E40, E50, E60, and E30 bx, E40 bx, E50 bx, and E60 bx models.
WEB-IR20 FLIR i and b Series BasicsThis course will introduce you to the FLIR Systems i and b Series infrared cameras. This includes information on all variants including i40/50/60 and b40/50/60
WEB-IR25 FLIR T and B Series BasicsThis course will introduce you to the FLIR Systems T and B Series infrared cameras. This includes information on all the variants including T200/250, T300/360/400, B200/250, and B300/360/400.
Advanced ApplicationsWe've created three courses designed to help you learn more about electrical surveys and the increasingly popular energy audits. These detailed guides show you many aspects of completing both types of study as well as many example thermographs showing common issues that thermographers working in these areas will encounter.
WEB-TH20 Introduction to Indoor Electrical Surveys using IR ThermographyThis introductory course is designed to give you a straight forward explanation of how Infrared technology fits in the indoor electrical inspection industry. This course is a replay of a webinar session hosted by an Infrared Training Center instructor and webinar director. This course earns 1 ITC Certification Renewal Credit.
WEB-TH30 Introduction to Residential Energy Audits using IR ThermographyThis introductory course is designed to give you a straight forward explanation of how Infrared technology fits in the residential energy auditing industry. This course is a replay of a webinar session hosted by an Infrared Training Center instructor and webinar director. This course earns 1 ITC Certification Renewal Credit.
WEB-TH25 Introduction to Outdoor Electrical Surveys using IR ThermographyThis introductory course is designed to give you a straight forward explanation of how Infrared technology fits in the outdoor electrical inspection industry. This course is a replay of a webinar session hosted by an Infrared Training Center instructor and webinar director. This course earns 1 ITC Certification Renewal Credit.
Software and Advanced ReportingCapturing the thermal image is rarely the end of the story. Now you need to share and explain these images with others. We offer software specific training programs on each of the major reporting packages.
WEB-SW10 - Introduction to FLIR QuickReport 1.2 SoftwareThis course will teach you how to analyze images and create reports using FLIR Systems QuickReport version 1.2 software. This course is an on demand self paced web based training course available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can begin as soon as you enroll.
WEB-SW15 FLIR BuildIR Software TrainingThis course provides a basic operational overview of the FLIR BuildIR software, with emphasis on tools that can be used to enhance thermographic analysis of building structures.
WEB-SW20 Introduction to FLIR Reporter 8 SoftwareThis course will introduce you to FLIR Systems premier report and analysis software, FLIR Reporter Pro 8. The FLIR Reporter 8 online course is aimed at infrared camera owners who want to leverage the power of FLIR Reporter software. Additional modules will be added to this course over time.
To enquire about taking any of these great thermography training courses, simply contact one of our on-staff trained level one thermographers by email (email@example.com) or phone (toll free in North America on 1-877-766-5412) and they will get you started.