Senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Melbourne University, Dr Alan Smith has been awarded Level 2 Infrared Training Centre (ITC) instructor accreditation.
Headquartered in Sweden, ITC provides worldwide training in thermography. An international governing body, the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing has recently added recognition of ITC’s Level 2 training to its previous validation of ITC Level 1 courses.
A Senior Lecturer since 1996, following part-time and full-time teaching and research positions at The University of Melbourne and RMIT, Dr Smith has a PhD for his studies in the thermal modelling of metal cutting and continues to be actively interested in machining theory.
His major teaching responsibilities have been in industrial engineering/ manufacturing, and he was a founding committee member of ManSA (Manufacturing Society of Australia). Dr Smith is a founder and presenter of Australia’s first industry-accredited courses in Infrared Thermography for Condition Monitoring. He also consults widely in the area of applied thermography.
Accredited ITC courses are delivered by the University of Melbourne for Level 1 and 2 Infrared Thermography. The Infrared Training Centre offers courses for users of thermal imaging cameras that can measure temperatures and are being used for industrial, building, R&D and other inspections.
The ISO 9001 certified ITC offers IR training, certification, and recertification in all aspects of infrared thermography use. The Level I and II courses are fully compliant with the training requirements of ISO 18436-7.
FLIR Systems Australia specialises in a wide range of thermal infrared cameras.