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  • 22/04/2022 11:50 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)
    AUSPTA are pleased to announce we have recently finalised a new sponsorship arrangement with HIKMICRO. We thank them for their generous support and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership moving forwards.

    A message from our new sponsor:

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    Click the logo below to check out our growing range of thermography products or you can contact us in Australia using the ‘Where to Buy’ button.


  • 21/04/2022 11:48 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    For those members who were missing the business membership bundle it has now been reinstated. Business members can purchase a bundle of 3 full memberships at a discounted cost of $300.00 (usually $150 per membership for a total of $450.00), and each additional membership at $100.00. This option can be selected via the online sign up form, or for those who would like to convert their existing membership over to a business bundle please contact AUSPTA administration directly.

  • 18/04/2022 11:52 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    Many of our electrical practitioners may already be familiar with AS4836 "Safe working on or near low-voltage electrical installations and equipment". There is an increasing focus industry-wide on electrical safety and arc flash mitigation strategies, which are particularly important for electrical thermography where in the majority of cases switchboards must be inspected 'live' and with covers removed.

    Accordingly we would encourage all members operating in the electrical space to familiarise themselves with AS4836 in it's current form, and also review the draft Standard and/or submit any comments to Standards Australia as applicable. The draft standard and a link to the Standards Australia portal is available here via NECA.

  • 27/03/2022 11:37 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    A huge thanks to all members, presenters, and their guests who attended the 11th AUSPTA Annual General Meeting and Conference at Graduate House in Carlton, Victoria on Friday the 25th of March 2022.

    The event was a great success and we are now focusing our efforts on planning for the next AUSPTA event to be held in Sydney, NSW on Friday 21st October 2022.

  • 29/01/2022 13:52 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    Another fine edition of Industrial Eye, the official journal of the Australian Institute of Non-destructive Testing, has been released.

    This edition includes not one but two articles by AUSPTA members; covering solar pitfalls for thermographers and installers and discussion around building insulation standards. Check it out here

  • 18/12/2021 17:44 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    The new Australasian Power Technologies Purchasing Directory has been released and features an article by AUSPTA President Shawn Moore on certification of thermographers in the electrical industry.

    View the full publication online here.

  • 18/12/2021 17:42 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce that, as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed throughout the country and we moved towards 'COVID normal', it is our intention to resume AUSPTA "in person" events in 2022.

    The first event will be the annual general meeting and conference, to be held on Friday 25th March 2022 at Graduate House in Melbourne, Victoria.

    A reminder that all AUSPTA events are free of charge to financial members and their guests.

    Further information will be forwarded in due course.

  • 18/12/2021 17:36 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    As many members would be aware, evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) is required for renewal of your AUSPTA membership every year. However, we wish to acknowledge the difficulty in attaining the necessary CPD points while in-person events have been postponed or cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly the AUSPTA Executive and Committee has made a decision to waive CPD requirements for the 2021 calendar year.

    If you have any further queries please get in touch.

  • 01/10/2021 17:48 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    AUSPTA Industry Associate AINDT recently published the following submission from AUSPTA members in their regular feature "Thermography in Action" for the September-October 2021 edition of Industrial Eye.

    View the full publication online here.

    Remember if you have interesting faults or challenges that you think would benefit other members, send them in!

  • 25/08/2021 17:51 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)
    Freshly minted AUSPTA committee member Peter Milligan found this article online from insurance giant QBE.

    "Prevention is better than the cure; the adage goes. And when it comes to ensuring your electrical equipment is functioning as it should, it’s an adage worth paying attention to. 

    Faulty electrical equipment is a major source of workplace fires – in fact, a report in the US discovered that 21% of industrial fires came from faulty equipment – and fires in the workplace can have a devastating effect on both a business and its employees.

    From not being able to operate for some time to the potential loss of specialised equipment, the impact can be far-reaching. And that’s before you consider injury or loss of life."

    Members operating in the electrical space will no doubt already be familiar with the ever increasing uptake of thermography as a recommendation, or often requirement, by the major underwriters. It is encouraging to see major players in the insurance industry giving electrical thermography considerable airtime. It is also notable that QBE is aware of, and specifically addresses in their article, requirements surrounding certification.

    "Of course, not just anyone can conduct a thermographic scan of your electrical equipment. Accredited Level I, II or III professionals trained in the use of a thermographic camera, scan analysis and reporting and recommendation of corrective action, should undertake thermal imaging projects for businesses.

    Commercial electrical contractors may offer thermal imaging as an additional service – and if not, they should be able to recommend an accredited professional."

    QBE have also published a fact sheet that's downloadable in PDF format and provides some excellent content for thermographers to forward onto potential, and current, end-users.
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