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Infrared thermography conference offers free lodging

Burlington, ON -- The largest annual conference for infrared camera end-users and thermography professionals has be...

Burlington, ON — The largest annual conference for infrared camera end-users and thermography professionals has been organized by Flir Systems Inc. InfraMation 2005 — taking place Oct. 17-21, 2005, in Las Vegas, Nev. — will provide information on new ways to reduce costs, improve worker safety and optimize productivity by averting shutdowns and extending the life of capital equipment using infrared thermography.

Attendees who register by June 30, 2005 will receive five free nights lodging while they attend the conference.

The 2005 conference is expected to be larger than the 2004 event, with more attendees, speakers and presenters.

Each year, dozens of abstracts are submitted for presentation at the conference, and must be reviewed and curtailed to the 30-40 that are presented at the event. These represent the best practices for infrared thermography.


“In this sixth year of InfraMation, we are really hitting our stride — providing thermographers with the most relevent information in their industry — condensed into one educational, yet enjoyable week,” said David Francoeur, director of marketing, Flir Systems. “Flir sells more infrared cameras than all other brands combined, and we’re passing along our good fortune to this year’s attendees by offering free hotel rooms for anyone who registers before June 30th. This is just a great deal and our way of saying thanks.”

The conference provides many unique opportunities for those just looking into infrared cameras, to experienced infrared thermographers. Novice show attendees will explore infrared camera selection and basic techniques, while professional thermographers will benefit from the ability to renew and maintain their thermography certification by attending InfraMation clinics, and be challenged with many new thermography ideas and methodologies.

Clinics for the 2005 conference cover diverse fields from plant operations — with clinics in building science, mechanical, roofing and electrical operations — to scientific and medical infrared applications including R&D, medical/health care and equine/veterinary thermography.

“By attending InfraMation, thermographers not only learn how to operate infrared cameras, but also optimally interpret the results, enabling them to more easily identify and diagnose the real-world issues that affect and enhance both their jobs and the companies they work for,” explained Dr. Robert Madding, PhD, director, Infrared Training Center.

“Attendees benefit through presentations and clinics that highlight real world applications, providing excellent tutorial and examples of how properly applied infrared thermography benefits through cost savings and most importantly — increased worker and structural safety,” he said.

Plant predictive maintenance, thermal research and development, on-line process monitoring and control, and non-destructive testing are just some of the many applications of infrared and thermal imaging applications. InfraMation 2005 will cover these topics and many more, with the emphasis on showing how infrared technology can help thermographers get the highest return on investment out of their infrared cameras.

Visit or contact Jon Richards at 1-800-254-0632 for more information or to register for the conference.