Make Thermal Imaging Camera from a Webcam

May 6, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral

Yet again I am faced with the question “How can I make a thermal imaging camera from a Webcam?” I am often asked this, and in particular if the webcam can be converted to work as a thermal imaging camera. The answer to this is that you cannot make a true thermal imaging camera from a webcam. … Read More

Aluminium vs copper

May 4, 2016By Bob BerryElectrical Thermography

Is there a difference between a bad aluminium and copper connections (everything else being equal?) Yes, aluminium and copper and different materials with different properties, and this can have an affect of the failure mode of a connection. Copper has a melting point of about 1050°C, whereas aluminium melts at about 660°C. This is a … Read More

Category 1 Thermography ISO 18436/PCN UK & Ireland 2016 details

May 4, 2016By Bob BerryTraining

ITC offers certification training to recognised standards and is an accredited Authorised Training Organisation (ATO) for the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (BINDT) as per the requirements of ISO 18436. BINDT is an accredited certification body offering personnel certification against criteria set out in International and European standards. Full details for 2016 can be … Read More

Training or experience?

April 21, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral

I am often asked which is more important, training or experience? I can only really answer this from my own point of view, and this is heavily influenced by my background in the electrical and thermography industries. Some people will argue that training is more important as you cannot gain experience without training. There are … Read More

Thermography of roofs

April 20, 2016By Bob BerryBuilding thermography

For many years I have conducted surveys of roofing systems. There are many different roof types and the most successful are flat or low sloped roofing systems. Some roofs like inverted roofing systems and green/living roofs gain almost nothing from a survey using thermography. The basics of roof surveys are that a roof leak will … Read More

Thermography Training Ireland

April 19, 2016By Bob BerryTraining Dates

The following date has been added to the training calendar for 2016. September 5th-8th Maynooth, Ireland. The course is an ITC Level 1, this is the most respected and internationally recognised thermography training today. ITC are the largest infrared training company in the world, training literally thousands of students every year.


April 18, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral

What is emissivity? Emissivity describes an objects ability to radiate energy. Some objects have a high emissivity, these are typically non metals. Other objects have a low emissivity, these are generally metallic. Emissivity of a material is a value between 0 and 1. A blackbody would have an emissivity of 1, this means that it emits … Read More