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K-State Today

October 4, 2016

Engineering extension selected as educational partner by FLIR Systems Inc.

Submitted by David Carter

The engineering extension department at K-State has been selected as an educational partner by FLIR Systems Inc. As a result of this selection, FLIR will offer the department a 50 percent discount toward the purchase of a new E60 infrared camera. 

The camera will be used in engineering extension's intersession course, Industrial Environmental Sustainability Practices, to show students the powerful analytical utility of infrared thermography in energy efficiency and other industrial practices. The camera will be available to interns assigned to Kansas industries during the 11-week pollution prevention intern program hosted by engineering extension's Pollution Prevention Institute, as well as to other College of Engineering faculty for hands-on educational purposes.

"It was actually one of our interns this past summer who made us realize we needed a better camera for the intern program," said David Carter, pollution prevention specialist in engineering extension.

Sarif Patwary, graduate student in apparel and textiles, assigned to CST Storage in Parsons, had been using the program's existing infrared camera to research heat loss from curing ovens, but the camera could only detect temperatures up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The new camera will detect temperatures from -4 to 1202 degrees Fahrenheit.

In addition to the camera, the FLIR educator package includes FLIR tools analysis and reporting software; downloadable PDFs of thermal-imaging guidebooks for building and renewable energy applications, industrials applications and research and development; videos on fundamentals of infrared and the benefits of thermal imaging; and classroom-ready PowerPoint presentations on fundamentals of thermal imaging.

For additional information, contact Carter at dcarter@k-state.edu or 785-532-4998.

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