WHY USE INFRARED TRAINING LIMITED
Infrared Training Ltd have been delivering Infrared Thermography training courses Worldwide for many years. We are not affiliated with any camera manufacturer and do not sell hardware, but offer the highest quality training on all makes and models of infrared equipment and software programmes. Our company core business is education and training with a focus designed to raise standards within the field of Thermography. The courses content is based on ISO 18436 and ASNT SNT TC 1A course outlines and our company is audited externally by BINDT to ensure our quality systems represent the best practice in todays developing technological society
Over the years we have seen how effective the courses are by using trainers that have a wealth of experience in the field and a proved record that they can pass on their knowledge to organisations and students attending these events.
In Liverpool we have a dedicated training room with a large selection of camera and accessories. We have build, safe, demonstration equipment to simulate equipment found in industry. The training and conference centre has a reception area, on site restaurant, free wifi, and free parking. Our offices are conveniently situated near a range of hotels less than 2 miles from The Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which makes us accessible to a range of transport links.
BINDT APPROVED TRAINING ORGANISATION
Worldwide there are very few organisations that have a seal of approval from BINDT for Thermography. As an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) for BINDT, (The British Institute of Non Destructive Testing), our courses are based on a third party Condition Monitoring certification scheme aligned with ISO 18436-7. This internationally recognised scheme provides a PCN (Personal certification in Non destructive Testing) certificate when students have completed all aspects of the course and taken an independent examination. Students should apply directly to BINDT, the cost is not inclusive of our course fees, the examination fees can be found on the BINDT website. As an Approved Examination Centre (AEC) we can make arrangements for the PCN exams to be taken at many of our training locations.
Our courses also meet and exceed requirements set by ASNT (American Society of Non Destructive Testing), an employer based scheme following the ASNT SNT TC 1A recommended practice which provides guidelines for employers to develop in-house certification programmes. We understand that most companies do not have the experienced thermography personnel to write a procedure, so they rely on organisations to deliver the training on their behalf. This allows students to attain a certificate through an alternative method.
In addition to our scheduled training, which we run throughout the year at a range of locations, we can offer bespoke in house training for organisations who may benefit from the trainer delivering courses at their premises. This means students have the opportunity to conduct the practical exercises within their own environment which can further enhance their learning experience.
We run Air Tightness Training courses in line with the New Occupational Standards (NOS) and Minimal Technical Competencies (MTCs) to meet government requirements for testers. Once the courses have been completed, students can register with one of the approved schemes iATS or ATTMA.
UK THERMOGRAPHY ASSOCIATION
As well as 30 years experience working in the petro-chemical industry using Thermography as a non-destructive testing inspection technique, Austin Dunne is a member of the BINDT Thermography working group, and IRT is a registered member of the UK Thermography Association. As an organisation, not only are we passionate about increasing educational standards within the field of Thermography, we are at the forefront of any changes and advances by being part of these industry specific organisations.
ACCREDITED TRAINING INSTRUCTORS
Infrared Training Limited has two instructors (Austin & John) that have Category 3 (L3) PCN qualifications from BINDT and a Category 2 (L2) qualification for a third instructor (David). All three instructors have in-depth application knowledge that includes Electrical, Mechanical & Civil (Buildings & Structures) as well as extensive experience in Process application acquired during 30 years in the Petro/Chemical Industry. Non Destructive Testing (NDT) is always based on practical experience and with the instructors all having thousands of hands – on hours behind them, they are particularly well placed to deliver not just the course material, but issues that thermographers are likely to come across in the field.
MEET THE TEAM
AUSTIN DUNNE – Director/ Trainer
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.
CHRIS ROBERTS – Training Manager
Chris joined Infrared Training in March 2014, Starting his career as an office administrator he completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration through the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. Over the next 2 years Chris has went on to complete a Level 3 in Marketing and a Level 4 in Business Administration and Management.
As well as multiple NVQ Qualifications Chris has also completed our own Level 1 Infrared Thermography and Air Tightness Testing Courses to improve his knowledge when discussing the courses with potential students.
In 2015 Chris was the Winner of the ASPIRE Award for an individuals contribution to a business presented by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Awards held at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool.
He is currently the Training Manager for Infrared Training Limited and has worked his way up, earning this important role within the business. He manages the smooth daily running of the office, business invoicing and finances as well as co-ordinating the busy training schedule for courses that take place in the UK and globally. Based in our head office in Liverpool, he is the first point of contact for all students and business associates.
JOHN MAGNA – Trainer
John is a certified level 3 PCN Thermographer, with a wide range of expertise across various applications. He has over 15 years experience as a trainer of Thermography and Air Tightness Testing, FETAC certified trainer; 35 years practical building experience with an emphasis on renovation and conservation of historic structures.
John has used this knowledge base coupled with Infrared, Blowerdoor & software techniques to investigate and identify building performance issues as a consultant for energy upgrade projects of new and existing buildings. Using this wealth of knowledge and experience John has put together a full Level 2 Air Tightness Testing course, which he delivers to students from all over the UK ans Ireland at our offices in Liverpool.
John’s current qualifications include Level 3 PCN for Infrared Thermography covering Mechanical, Civil and Electrical applications. His achievments not only academic but also practical shown by the success of the Eco Village located in Cloughjordan, Ireland. John’s input in the Eco Village has allowed them to house over 100 residents in Green Homes that create an energy efficient community.
DAVID FURLEY – Trainer
David joined IRT during the summer of 2014, as a very welcome addition to our trainers.
David has a wealth of experience in international sales and marketing within the Thermography industry spanning over 30 years. David has worked for over 7 different companies relevant to our industry, starting his career in 1981 as a European Sales Manager with prominent aircraft company at the time. Over the next 3 decades David has built up his experience with several well known camera manufacturers giving him a varied knowledge of the technology and its uses. We feel this will bring a valuable insight for our students when he delivers training globally.
David has achieved much in his career including gaining PCN Level 2 for Infrared Thermography, along with his BA Degree from the University of London, QTS and many other qualifications.
Infrared Training Limited believes that people are the ultimate resource in a company and have always encouraged full time staff in continuous development while working for the organisation. We work closely with Liverpool and Sefton Chamber of Commerce and staff take time out each month to complete ongoing modules.
Training instructors are peer audited each year with feedback relating to area of improvement to maximise the experience for students.
We also work with many associate companies around the world that either organise courses for our instructors or have one of their staff go through the Train the Trainer programme in order to deliver courses themselves. This is very important were language can be an issue.
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