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Essential goals and elements for EPRI's infrared technical evaluation (IRITE) project
Author(s): Ronald D. Lucier; Robert G. Hammaker; Avtar Singh
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Paper Abstract

This paper provides an introduction to EPRI's Infrared Inspection Technical Evaluation (IRITE) Project currently under development. The paper will describe objectives, planned efforts, status and preliminary results. The IRITE project is a computer based system that is intended to facilitate a rapid and consistent interpretation of typical infrared inspections. The system will prompt the user in the diagnosis via systematic evaluation of available information. Based on the results of laboratory and field testing, the evaluation system will identify the most likely root cause of the problem and provide information that will assist in preparing a cost benefit analysis on the appropriate corrective action. The increased attention on infrared thermography in the nuclear and fossil utilities has created a greater demand for information on the use of this technology. The main goal of the IRITE project is to provide a product that will identify both simple and complex component deficiencies. This information will provide a complete package that can be used by infrared thermographers with all levels of experience.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1933, Thermosense XV: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141985
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald D. Lucier, American Risk Management Corp. (United States)
Robert G. Hammaker, Electric Power Research Institute (United States)
Avtar Singh, Electric Power Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1933:
Thermosense XV: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications
Lee R. Allen, Editor(s)

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