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Infrared Thermography: A Versatile Nondestructive Testing Technique

Infrared thermography provides a variety of techniques for testing a wide range of components, machines and structural materials. Infrared cameras record the surfaces of objects and provide an image based on thermal radiation leaving the surface. Trained thermographers can interpret these images and locate and identify subsurface anomalies.

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