Proceedings PaperSo now what?-- things to do if your IR program stops producing results
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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.