About The Course

Infrared thermography is the science of acquisition and data analysis of thermal information from non-contact thermal imaging devices. Infrared thermography is one of the more sophisticated method recently applied in detecting heat generating anomalies, and has become a major player to achieve reliability and quality for both mechanical and electrical equipment, through the implementation of equipment preventive maintenance program.


This training course will provide the understanding on how to perform infrared electrical inspections, document IR survey results, and prepare reports which focuses on electrical systems such as swtichgear, bus ducts, motor control centers, power transformer and etc.

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to provide understanding of the basic fundamentals and application of infrared thermography at facilities. Delegates will gain a detailed appreciation of the following:


  • Introduction to thermal imaging systems for electrical inspection applications
  • Acquire good electrical inspection safety procedures
  • Study indoor and outdoor electrical equipment inspection methods
  • Recognize the typical thermal patterns associated with electrical faults (visit our image gallery)
  • Collect quality data, and account for effects such as distance and emissivity using infrared cameras
  • Interpret thermograms and make informed decisions using heat transfer concepts to analyze images
  • Review severity criteria used for electrical inspections
  • Learn how to report your findings with infrared analysis and IR reporting software

Who Should Attend

  • Plant reliability engineers/managers
  • Maintenance engineers/managers
  • Utility and facility engineers/managers
  • Performance engineers/managers

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is the Founder of a consultation firm based in Malaysia, who is actively involved in electrical competent person inspection, energy audit, energy efficiency and technical consultation for M&E maintenance activities for industrial and commercial sectors.


He is involved in testing and commissioning works of factory substations up to 132kV system. Previously, he has worked with 2 700MW Jimah coal-fired power plant, Port Dickson, for 9 years with his last position being Electrical Maintenance Section Head. He was involved in the commissioning of coal-fired power plant mainly with 500kV generator transformer, 934 MVA generator, and up to 33kV MV motors and switchgear panels.


Our key expert has managed the maintenance team to perform routine maintenance activities (together with supporting tools such as motor lube oil analysis, infrared thermography analysis, transformer oil analysis) & electrical troubleshooting and plant outages for critical and non-critical equipment. Besides that, our key expert has published several IEEE conference papers and journals.


Basic infrared theory

Infrared equipment

Traceable temperature limits: how hot is too hot

Infrared electrical system inspections

Implementing an IR predictive maintenance program

Hands-on practical training using FLUKE camera

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. 
Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) to help us focus on your learning objectives
  • Detailed course & reference manual for continuous learning and sharing
  • Practical exercises & case examples to better understand the principles
  • Limited class size to ensure one-to-one interactivity
  • Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a personal action plan