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So now what?-- things to do if your IR program stops producing results
Author(s): Ronald D. Lucier
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Paper Abstract

The title of this paper may seem surprising and, to some, clearly a case of heresy. However, a look at the statistical representation of the classic 'bathtub reliability' curve, suggests that, at some point, the numbers of 'findings' from an Infrared Thermographic (IR) program could diminish to zero for a period of time. Therefore, a facility may be left with an expensive piece of equipment, an extensive inspection program, trained thermographers, and few reportable results. This paper deals with some suggestions for preparing for this inevitable situation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1467, Thermosense XIII, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46422
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Ronald D. Lucier, American Risk Management Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1467:
Thermosense XIII
George S. Baird, Editor(s)

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