Infraspection Institute has announced the release of updated versions of its popular series of Standards for infrared thermography. All eleven Standards have been revised to keep abreast of technological and industry changes.
The past several months have seen significant changes within the infrared inspection industry especially in the area of thermal imaging equipment. The advent of low cost thermal imaging equipment has made the technology available to nearly everyone; however, not all imaging systems are capable of producing accurate results due to a lack of crucial controls and/or low resolution.
In order to protect consumers and thermographers alike, the 2016 edition of the Infraspection application standards set minimum requirements for thermal imaging equipment used for professional inspections. The standards also provide clear and concise procedures for the proper use of thermal imaging equipment and outline best practices for conducting and documenting infrared inspections. They are a must-have for anyone who specifies, performs, or oversees infrared inspections.
Recognizing the need for standardized procedures, Infraspection Institute began publishing guidelines for thermography in 1993. Since their initial publication, Infraspection Institute guidelines have been adopted by hundreds of companies worldwide and incorporated into documents published by recognized standards organizations such as the ASTM International (ASTM) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Beginning in 2007, Infraspection Institute guidelines were updated and renamed as standards to reflect their industry-wide acceptance and the best practices they embody.
Copies of all Infraspection Standards](https://www.infraspection.com/infrared-standards/) are available in PDF format and may be purchased individually or as a complete set by calling Infraspection Institute at609-239-4788 or visiting the Infraspection Online Store.