Austin has over 30 years experience in the field of Infrared Thermography and is certified at Level 3 PCN. Having spent many years as a full time Thermographer working in a chemical industry, he has set up condition monitoring programmes for multiple chemical plants. As many industries rely on production, Austin focussed in that areas and achieved outstanding results imaging process equipment that included: Reactors, Heat Exchangers, Distillation columns, Lined pipework and vessels. Electrical inspections included high voltage and transformer equipment, low voltage, UPS systems. Mechanical inspections mainly focussed around rotating machinery, motors, gearboxes, fans and engines. He moved to Canada to focus on training in 2002 and spent 4 years delivering certified courses throughout Canada, America and Europe for the Institute of Infrared Thermography. Austin moved back to the UK in 2005 to set up the European branch, known as Infrared Training Ltd. Over the subsequent years the company has grown from strength to strength delivering training mainly across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa, but also delivering courses in many other countries as they develop thermography into reliability programmes.
As the technology can be used for many applications, Austin has works with medical practitioners to develop images for patients to help medical diagnosis, the equine industry helping to identify potential injuries, the aircraft industry working on composite material testing, security screening at airports, concrete testing for quality. Other areas include R&D to investigate potential uses for the technology.
Austin was awarded a Science Fellowship to the well respected MIRCE AKADEMY and participates in annual meeting to investigate the science of Reliability. As Austin is keen to point out, this technology has so many uses, you never quite stop learning and after so many years involvement his enthusiasm is as high as day 1.