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About IACT

IACT was created in response to the needs of both the public and thermographers. The IACT gives thermographers from diverse backgrounds an accessible place for unbiased information and services.

One of IACT's goals is to provide the public a place where they can find a qualified thermographer and recieve trustworthy information on thermography. IACT is the first and only non-profit membership association that is bringing together thermographers in all disciplines.

IACT was conceived in the summer of 2006 due to the lack of unbiased, cohesive information available on thermography to the general public and thermographers. With the growing number of people acquiring thermal cameras there needs to be a way for the public to locate information and a qualified thermographer to meet their needs.

Why Is There A Need for IACT?

IACT was created to provide these three main services:

1) Service to the public. By having a reference point for the consumer (individuals and business alike) to find qualified thermographer with the appropriate training and equipment. This helps to create consumer confidence in the thermal market.

2) Service to its members. Serving its members with education, information, and ethical notoriety.

3) Service to the science of thermography. Public awareness of this science is in its infancy. Educating the public with unbiased information about the importance of thermography, will allow thermography to grow and flourish in the most honest, ethical way possible. The IACT promotes educating the public through Science Museum Exhibits, Grants, Scholarships, and Lobbying for state or federally recognized certifications for the various disciplines of thermography.

Mission Statement

To build consumer awareness of the importance of infrared thermography in all three areas on which we focus (building sciences, condition monitoring, and medical applications) and to enhance the professionalism of current and future thermographers.

IACT is primarily composed of three areas of membership. At the present time, thermography is most commonly encountered by the public in these three main areas. IACT plans to promote and educate the general public, and thermographers alike, in:

  • Building Sciences: The art of identifying shapes, colors, and images in an infrared picture; primarily looking for a change in pattern rather than concentrating on specific temperature differences. Examples include residential and commercial building inspections, moisture intrusion, etc.

  • Condition Monitoring: The science of reading the differences in temperature to predict and prevent problems before they occur. Examples include electrical and HVAC applications in plants and factories, transformer and power line inspections, etc.

  • Medical Infrared Imaging: Medical infrared imaging is ideal for clinical applications where a thermal analysis of the surface of the body would benefit the patient in both diagnosis and treatment. The primary areas of clinical use fall under the categories of breast health, vascular conditions, and the identification of primary causes of undiagnosed pain.

Goals of IACT:

  1. Educate and keep thermographers up to date on the latest scientific advances in the field of thermography.
    - Unbiased information on what equipment will best suit the prospective thermographer's needs.
    - Unbiased information on what educational courses would best meet their needs.
    - Unbiased information on how to grow their thermography businesses.

  2. Start a scholarship fund for the best and brightest in the areas of engineering, architecture, and medicine.

  3. Lobby for state or federally recognized certifications for the various disciplines of thermography.
    - This would include having the appropriate equipment to ethically accomplish the work that the thermographer is offering.

  4. Recognition when the public sees the IACT symbol, they know they have hired the best.

Contact Us

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  IACT | International Association of Certified Thermographers
38 Raft Island Dr. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Telephone (253) 509-3742
 
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