Reformer & Heater Tubes Temperature Accuracy

Comparing Practical Infrared Techniques

Sonny James
Sonny James of the NDE Institute of Trinidad

Online?? –?? The IR/INFO staff is pleased to have Mr. Sonny James of the NDE Institute of Trinidad, Ltd. / Thermal Diagnostics Ltd. present “Reformer and Heater Tubes Temperature Accuracy ??? Comparing Practical Infrared Techniques” at IR/INFO 2015 January 18-21, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Sonny James is a Level III Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer?? and professional infrared consultant specializing in the petrochemical industry.
According to the paper’s Abstract:

“This paper will discuss the common practical temperature measurement techniques used in chemical and petrochemical plants to measure tube temperature accurately, which are Spot Infrared Pyrometer and Thermal Imagery.

“It will discuss how these technologies are commonly used by plant personnel with the error sources and limitations accompanied by them.

“A case study in the use of these techniques will be presented showing how current plant practices can result in considerable inaccuracies unbeknownst to plant personnel that can result in risky or unproductive operation adjustments.”

In addition to thermography, Sonny is a professional instructor for several NDT technologies and is an ASNT Level III certificate holder in five disciplines including Infrared and Thermal Testing.

He is also certified as Clinical Thermographic Technician by the International Academy of Clinical Thermology (IACT).

Sonny is founder of the NDE Institute of Trinidad Ltd. headquartered in Trinidad, West Indies.

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About the NDE Institute of Trinidad (NDEIT)

NDEIT’s mission is to offer Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean unsurpassed NDT and Predictive Maintenance Training and Certification and to implement internationally accepted standards within the Caribbean sector.?? Supported, Approved and Recognized by organizations such as Infraspection Institute, the Canadian Institute for NDE, Natural Resources Canada’s Certifying Agency, and the International Committee for NDT. NDEIT offers Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer?? training courses. Training is available at NDEIT’s training facility or at your own facility or plant.

For more information, visit their website at:

NDE Institute Of Trinidad Ltd.
15 Robertson Street, San Fernando

Tel: (868)-653-9343
Fax: (868)-657-6572

About IR/INFO 2015

IR/INFO 2015 will be held January 18 – 21, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Whether you are a return or a new guest, expect to hear (and share, if you’d like) success stories, proven techniques, and interesting case histories. Learn more about program and cost justification, results of technological research, and equipment updates. Network, discuss and find solutions and answers to your thermographic challenges and questions. IR/INFO is a unique gathering initially created by thermographers for thermographers. However, architects, home and building inspectors, roof consultants, engineers, technicians, and managers involved in P/PM or NDT technology also benefit from the expansive exchange of information during this popular symposium.

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