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01-08-2014, 08:34 PM
Post: #1
certification
Hello everyone, I just received level 1 certification this past October. I read somewhere that you have to have level 2 certification to do electrical surveys. Is this correct and if so who sets the standards for this? I would like to start doing commercial/industrial electrical inspections but I don't want to go after the business unless I have the proper certification. Thanks for any information you can give me.
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03-10-2014, 07:27 PM
Post: #2
RE: certification
I have a similar problem. I have prepared a report for an architect regarding mould growth on the internal walls of a house, but his opponent (the building company) has refused the report because they say that as a Level I I'm only allowed to pick up data, but I have to be supervised by a Level II thermographer to analyze the data and write the report. Is this true?
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09-24-2014, 07:06 PM
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RE: certification
You would think that with as many experienced people in IR as there are on this site, that someone would add to this question. I mean only 600+ people read this question. Some of us would like to use the site as a resource to learn more about this great Technology.
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09-24-2014, 11:49 PM (This post was last modified: 09-24-2014 11:50 PM by Jeff Moore.)
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RE: certification
ASTM and Infraspection Institute have made standards that have been around for some time now. ASTM states, I believe, a Level2 is necessary when performing quantitative measurements. Level 1 does not go into the measurement side as much as Level2 does. Electrical inspections require temperature measurements,among other things, to determine severity of defects
As far as doing thermal evaluation for mould growth, depends on what type of report you are making.
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09-25-2014, 07:42 AM (This post was last modified: 09-25-2014 07:46 AM by Bobberry.)
Post: #5
RE: certification
(09-24-2014 07:06 PM)52delta Wrote:  You would think that with as many experienced people in IR as there are on this site, that someone would add to this question. I mean only 600+ people read this question. Some of us would like to use the site as a resource to learn more about this great Technology.


I suppose the reason that over 600 people read this and did not reply directly is that this really does depend what part of the world you live in, and what type of business you have. Different standards may be more common in some countries than others, also different applications may use alternative standards. Then to be honest there are interpretation issues within the standards, and really the only way is to find the relevant standards and read them for yourself, and go with your own interpretation, and least this way you can answer questions if you are asked about it.

The Standard that I would recommend reading first is ISO 18436, but I have listed others that may be relevant below, depending on your industry (this is not a complete list).
  • BRE 176 BREEAM
  • BSRIA Technical Note 9/2002
  • MIL-STD-2194
  • ASTM E1933 – 99A.
  • ASTM E1862 – 97.
  • ASTM E1213– 92. A
  • STM E1543 – 94.
  • ASTM E1897 – 97.
  • ASTM E1311-80.
  • ASTM C 1060-90.
  • ASTM C 1153-97. ANSI ASHRAE 101-1981.
  • ANSI ASHRAE 105-1984.
  • DIN 54190-1, 2 and 3.
  • DGZfp Merkblatt TH1.
  • NF A09 420.
  • NF P-03-310.
  • UKTA. technical note 1.
  • ISO 13372:2004
  • ISO 13372:2004
  • ISO 13374-1:2003
  • ISO 13374-1
  • ISO 13374-2:2007
  • ISO 13374-2:2007
  • ISO 13379:2003
  • ISO 13379:2003
  • ISO 13380:2002
  • ISO 13380:2002
  • ISO 13381-1:2004
  • ISO 13381-1:2004
  • ISO 17359:2003
  • ISO 17359:2003
  • ISO 18434-1:2008
  • ISO 18434-1:2008
  • ISO 18434-1:2008
  • ISO 18436-1:2004
  • ISO 18436-1:2004
  • ISO 18436-3:2008
  • ISO 18436-3:2008
  • ISO 18436-7:2008
  • ISO 18434-1:2008
  • ISO 18434-1:2008
  • ISO 18434-1:2008:
  • ISO 18434-1:2008
  • ISO 80601-2-56:2009
  • ISO 80601-2-56:2009
  • ISO 80601-2-56:2009
  • ISO 80601-2-56:2009
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09-25-2014, 11:01 AM
Post: #6
RE: certification
In the United States, I am not aware of any national, state, or local requirements for certification or qualification of thermographers for specific applications.

The bottom line is that your customer dictates the qualification requirements they want for any type of infrared study. There are many, many Level I thermographers who do an outstanding job of inspection.

Obviously, from the customers' viewpoint, a thermographer with a higher certification credential, would probably do a better job, and would be more highly considered for contractual work or employment.
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