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Michelle Detweiler

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Why We Love Evolution (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 6/18/17 4:41 AM

Historically, the electrical industry has utilized the Crystal Infrared Viewing Windows.  These are developed with fluoride based infrared lens materials. The challenges with these viewing windows is that the failure rate is high.  Typical failure modes are caused by direct & indirect impact, load applied on lens system, heat damage and hygroscopic failure due to moisture ingress.  For these reasons,IRISS has continually improved and perfected their maintenance inspection systems.

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Topics: Infrared Windows, Inspection Windows

How Do I Create a Safe & Effective Electrical Maintenance Program?

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 3/2/17 12:39 PM


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Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

Field of View (FOV) Through an IR Window

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 2/15/17 4:00 AM



Welcome back!  This is Part 5 of a 10 part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows. Knowing the field of view for an IR window is an essential part of selecting the appropriate size window for your intended inspection point as choosing an oversized window could make the project more costly than is necessary. Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS explains how to calculate FOV and other important factors in Part 5 of this webinar series.

To review, Part 1 gave you a detailed outline on exactly “What is an Infrared Inspection Window?” and what is the purpose of IR Inspection Windows.  If you missed it, click the picture below to catch up.

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Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

It's all about the IMPACT...When it comes to IR Windows!

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 12/8/16 11:52 AM

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Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

Is knowing your IR windows transmittance rate important?

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 11/30/16 4:18 PM

Welcome back!  This is Part 4 of a 10 part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows." It is essential for a thermographer to know the transmittance rate of the IR window that they are about to scan, otherwise the measurements recieved from the inspection are null and void. However simply knowing the windows transmittance rate may not be enough as on crystal windows this value changes over time. Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS explains why this occurs and how to deal with it in Part 4 of this webinar series. 

To review, Part 1 gave you a detailed outline on exactly “What is an Infrared Inspection Window?” and what is the purpose of IR Inspection Windows.  If you missed it, click the picture below to catch up.

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Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

Emissivity's Role In Infrared Inspections

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 11/16/16 1:34 PM

Welcome back!  This is Part 3 of a 10 part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows." The property of a material that relates to how well that material radiates infrared energy when compared to a “perfect emitter” at the same temperature is “EMISSIVITY”.  This is extremely important for the thermographer to know when inspecting target components.  Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS explains and demonstrates why it is imperative to know emissivity in Part 3 of this webinar series. 

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Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

Why Crystal IR Windows Just Don't Work for Industrial Applications

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 11/9/16 2:57 PM

 

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Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Crystal IR Window, Polymer IR Window, crystal infrared windows

Infrared Inspection Window Lens Materials

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 8/19/16 1:19 PM

Welcome back!  This is part 2 of a 10 part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows." You may not have considered that the optic material used in IR Windows is a particularly important component of the product.  The optic is actually the most important piece of the IR Inspection Window. Being new to this industry, I have learned a lot in the last 6 months about Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices.  I would have never thought that careful consideration must be given to the material used depending on the infrared window application. This webinar that Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS has created will illustrate just how important it is to know the materials available in your IR Inspection Windows.

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Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

What is an Infrared Inspection Window?

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 7/22/16 5:02 PM

This is a 10 part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows." 

Part 1 will give you a detailed outline on exactly "What is an Infrared Inspection Window?" and what is the purpose of Infrared Inspection Windows.

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Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

A Clear Solution to Overcoming Infrared Window Inspection Problems

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 7/14/16 3:36 PM

For a clear solution to an everyday problem with infrared window inspections, the FlexIR-Clear product line is the answer.  These infrared window products are a clear polycarbonate grill that is IP20 compliant and allow direct temperature measurement of energized components for infrared inspections and visual inspections while ensuring the operators cannot come in contact with the energized components.

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Topics: infrared window, IR window, IR windows, Custom, EMSD

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