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Old 09-11-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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We are looking into buying a thermal imaging camera for preventative maintenance. We are looking at the Fluke Ti25. Is this a good camera for the price? $7000
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$7k is a good price. How about getting certification?
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That will be nice. I'm still in shock they agreed to buy the camera. Never done a certification before. What is involved?
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Certification takes a lot of hours.

http://www.infraredtraining.com/certification/
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See if they can buy me one, too!
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Many thanks 480. I'll ask to get you one too. I'll also speak to the electricla engineer to see about the certification. New to all of this, used to be just the grunt.
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Many thanks 480. I'll ask to get you one too. I'll also speak to the electricla engineer to see about the certification. New to all of this, used to be just the grunt.
Brian John is the one of several regular members here who can really answer your question. Keep an eye out for when he's online.

If I'm not mistaken, Bob Badger is part way through certification, if what's left of my memory serves me.
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Often, you can negotiate your level one certification in the price of the camera, but you still have to spring for airfare to Las Vegas or one of those common cheap flying destinations for the class.
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If you are working in a plant you will find many other uses for an imaging camera. Hot bearings, belts, the fire brigade loves them and finding someone asleep in the supply room is fun too.
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I have a thermal imager mounted on my bucket truck (de-ataches) for safe keeping whe not in use. Got it cheap at the junkyard, turns out the PoCo wrecked their bucket and didn't/forgot to remove the imager. Been using the imager to find all sorts of wildlife tresspassing on my property.
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I dont know much about the certification as it is not a requirement down under, however we have just bought the Ti25 and it is a fantastic camera, easy to set up and use, the reporting software is not to bad, although if you wish to design or modify your own templates you need office 2007. I also think designing your own templates is harder than it should be, although i find that with most fluke software.
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Wishmaster,

You should check out the new Fluke camera, the Ti32. www.fluketi32.com

The Ti25 is a great camera, but for a couple thousand more you get the best camera that is currently on the market.

Thermal imaging is our speciality, if you have any questions on training or cameras please feel to drop me a line at [email protected] at anytime.

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