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My Infrared experience started in the early 1980’s in college. Remote sensing and satellite imagery courses led to my attending the first offered Infrared Training Seminar at Inframetrics in Bedford Mass. Staying active with IR technology applications through the years and attending every IR Training Course known to man (over 34 total for me to date) and along with attending a lot of building science courses led to a first IR camera purchase, an original FLIR® E-4 model. That E-4 started things rolling and I have performed over 900 IR and Gas Imaging Surveys, and have contracted work with over 350 companies and private individuals.

Over the years I have attended the InfraMation Conference sponsored by the Infrared Training Center (ITC) and FLIR Systems® and that has become an annual event for me since 2002. I have written four papers for various year publications in the Conference Proceedings and I have presented two of them to Conference Audiences. One paper was on ‘Cold Air in Boston’ and the other paper was on ‘Loading Rack Emission Surveys’. I have also displayed poster presentations on IR applications for the Conference. InfraMation is the largest Infrared Conference in the world and it is a blast! Just attending is a great learning experience when you are an infrared enthusiast…like me.

Web based articles I write for this website, and recently, an hour long webinar sponsored by the ITC relative to performing IR Surveys and the ‘Cold Air in Boston’ paper was presented to an Infrared Training Center based web audience from the ITC production studio in Nashua. Thanks ITC for having me there.

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An InfraMation Presentation
Inframation Convention Las Vegas
Poster Session

We added Optical Gas Imaging Services (2010) using an IR camera which visually locates gas leak vapors, petroleum, natural gas and hydrocarbon types or voc gases (volatile organic compounds). ExxonMobil, Gulf Oil, Buckeye Corp, National Grid, Bradford Industries, along with environmental companies like ENTEC and Roux Associates use us for their vapor leak survey work. We customized our gas leak reporting and provide a video report that is second to none. From our gas leak work we found it necessary to be TWIC Compliant.

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Imaging at Gas Drilling Site
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Loading Rack Gas Imaging

Recently a new FLIR Systems® T660 IR camera was added to our IR camera inventory. It has 640x480 image resolution which is phenomenal in a commercial work camera. The image quality is ‘the best in the industry’ with added UltraMax imagery for 4x better image quality and finer detail, also with MSX imagery that etches key visible details onto the IR image, and including thermal picture in a picture which overlaps the IR image with the digital picture. I feel this is FLIR’s best commercial applications use IR camera. It’s a noticeable IR image difference which is why we are using it.

Flir's T660 Infrared Camera
FLIR’s T660, with 640x480 Image Resolution
T660 Infrared Imaging
My Reverse IR Image (using a T660) in a mirror.

A DRONE BUILD! This is what we are working on currently. To be introduced in the very near future is our own unique Drone build to be used for IR applications in conjunction with our Tools+ reporting software. We want our Aerial IR surveys to be able to provide superior reporting to our clients, with temperature measurements. Some technical aspects still need refining and then we will have aerial infrared applications up and running along with regular aerial videotaping inspection services. We do have our FAA COA permit and exemption number which is a huge hurdle we're over. Again, infrared technology continues to evolve and so will we with it.

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We have affiliated with Jay Bowen at Bowen Infrared out of Green Bay WI. I look forward to the related Infrared opportunities this association may present. Check out Jay’s website.

So, today and for our companies IR inspection and consulting future we will continue to keep up with an improving and evolving Infrared Technology environment that introduces better quality equipment, improved reporting capabilities and changing market applications.

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Recently, I became an expert witness testifying on Thermal Imaging in Massachusett’s Superior Court. And, that was an unsolicited occurrence. Infrared Technology is everywhere and constantly evolving in its application uses.

Go to these 2 sites for IR fun and knowledge:
Infrared Universe
Infrared World

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Dave – ITC L3 TIR, BST, OGI, TWIC Compliant

The ITC L3 TIR means I received Level 3 (or Level III) Thermal Infrared (TIR) certification training from the Infrared Training Center. BST is Building Science Thermographer. OGI is Optical Gas Imaging Thermographer. And, TWIC Compliant signifies I have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential issued by the Transportation Security Administration for unescorted access to secure port facilities, outer continental shelf facilities, and vessels regulated under the Maritime Security Act of 2002.


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