Infrared Cameras Inc is the only facility in the southern United States that provides infrared thermography training for anyone wishing to further his or her knowledge in the field of Thermal Imaging. We have trained over 1000 thermographers to date.


All courses conform to ASNT guidelines as outlined in the ASNT-TC-1A, and are designed for engineers, craftsmen, scientists, managers, electricians, mechanical maintenance, and PPM personnel. Our curriculum meets or exceeds ASNT-TC1A and ASNT-CP189 used in Nuclear Power Plants and complies with ISO-9712 and DIN used in Germany.


We offer Level I Training (Certification), Level II Training (Certification), management seminars, software training, operator training, application specific training, and infrared program development. Level I and Level II courses are 32 hours, and software courses are 16 hours. On-site courses are offered, and a course outline is available upon request.


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For more information please call us:
1-409-861-0788 or 1-866-861-0788 for international customers

Infrared Cameras Inc has full facilities for the repair and calibration of all ICI infrared thermal imaging cameras and products.


Full Calibration is available for almost every “flir” (forward looking infrared) thermal imaging camera on the market today. Our professional staff can calibrate your infrared camera to ISO 9001 standards. It is recommended that you recalibrate your camera every year for maximum performance and to ensure accuracy. Each calibration comes with a calibration certificate.

To submit a calibration request please call us:
1-409-861-0788 or 1-866-861-0788 for international customers

Black Body Calibration


A black body is an idealized physical body that absorbs all incident electromagnetic radiation, regardless of frequency or angle of incidence. When in constant equilibrium, a black body emits electromagnetic radiation which is emitted according to Planck's law, meaning that it has a spectrum that is determined by the temperature alone (see figure at upper right), not by the body's shape or composition. A white body is one with a "rough surface [that] reflects all incident rays completely and uniformly in all directions."


A black body in thermal equilibrium has two notable properties:


  • It is an ideal emitter: at every frequency, it emits as much energy as – or more energy than – any other body at the same temperature.

  • It is a diffuse emitter: the energy is radiated isotropically, independent of direction.


An approximate realization of a black surface is a hole in the wall of a large enclosure (see below). Any light entering the hole is reflected indefinitely or absorbed inside and is unlikely to re-emerge, making the hole a nearly perfect absorber. The radiation confined in such an enclosure may or may not be in thermal equilibrium, depending upon the nature of the walls and the other contents of the enclosure.


Real materials emit energy at a fraction—called the emissivity—of black-body energy levels. By definition, a black body in thermal equilibrium has an emissivity of ε = 1.0. A source with lower emissivity independent of frequency often is referred to as a gray body. Construction of black bodies with emissivity as close to one as possible remains a topic of current interest.



Infrared Cameras Inc offers a full repair facility at our Beaumont, Texas office, which enables ICI to offer services from simple calibration checks to the refurbishment and repair of most major parts and “flir” (forward looking infrared) thermal cameras. We can repair any ICI camera that has exceeded its warranty as well as some other manufacturer's cameras. Whenever possible, we will provide a loaner camera for ICI cameras still covered under warranty.


Cameras We can repair include: ICI, Dali, Flir, Agema, Mikron, Inframetrics, Land, IRcon, Raytheon, DRS, BAE, Fluke, Indigo, Avio, NEC, ISI, Infrared Solutions, Electrophysics, Jenoptik, Cincinnati Electronics, Barnes, Hughes, Xenics, SCD, Santa Barbara Focal Plane, Irisys, Scott, Bullard, Drager, Guide, SAT, and more.

To inquire about your camera repairs call us:
1-409-861-0788 or 1-866-861-0788 for international customers

Infrared Cameras Inc currently offers the:



for rental. Check with us as other thermal cameras may also be available. Unfortunately, we do not rent cameras outside of North America.


All infrared camera rentals include standard accessories: camera, software, carrying case, two batteries and battery charger.


Try Before You Buy:


Looking to buy an infrared camera, but would like to test it out beforehand? Infrared Cameras offers our most popular thermal imaging camera models for a “Try it Before you Buy it,” maximum of one week. At the end of the rental period, if you like the camera, you may purchase it for the retail price (plus shipping handling minus rental cost). If you are dissatisfied or want to try another camera, simply pay the rental fee and shipping costs and return the camera.


Cannot decide which camera would work best for your project? Rent them both for a day to use with your application to determine the best route for you and your company. Please call for details.

To inquire about your camera rentals please call us:
1-409-861-0788 or 1-866-861-0788 for international customers

Infrared cameras are rapidly becoming the norm for building inspections. Currently, buildings in the United States represent up to 71% of electrical consumption and generate over 39% of the nation’s carbon emissions. With the proper infrared tools and training, building inspectors can eliminate energy loss and help to prevent problems from escalating into costly repairs.

Infrared Inspections can help reduce/eliminate:


  • High Energy Bills - often high utility bills can be traced to air leaks, inefficient windows, missing insulation, inefficient cooling/heating equipment, and/or poorly insulated ducts.

  • Mold & Mildew - High humidity and water damage can lead to mold and/or mildew resulting in wood rot, various structure damage, and health problems.

  • Dust - Poorly sealed duct work can result in high levels of dust.

  • Cold or Hot Rooms - differences in temperature from room to room can signify inadequate insulation, air leaks, and/or poor duct insulation.

  • Medical Costs - high indoor allergens, dust, mold, mildew, and pests can lead to health problems. Locating the sources of these occurrences can decrease health costs and can increase productivity.

  • Economy - Energy efficient buildings reduce our reliance on foreign natural gas and other fuels, while saving money and promoting local economic growth.

For more information please call us:
1-409-861-0788 or 1-866-861-0788 for international customers


At Infrared Cameras Inc. we are always up for a challenge. Our highly trained staff of thermographers are always willing to work with researchers to help them determine the best possible thermal imaging solution for their particular application. We also offer custom and OEM thermal imaging cameras.


Our Engineering office, located in Beaumont, Texas, is a state of the art facility allowing our engineering staff to calibrate as well as build custom cameras and repair infrared cameras.



Texas Petrochemical Flare Monitoring with ICI Centurion in Enclosure


Our most recent project is a flare monitor for a local petrochemical company. The set up is an enclosure system that includes our ICI Centurion fixed with a 200mm lens and our professional analysis software complete with alarming zones.


The system monitors flares and pilots continuously to ensure that the pilots on the flare are burning, keeping the company within EPA regulations. The system can also detect when valves have been left open, saving the company lost product. The system can detect back burning in the flare tip system, which can potentially destroy the flare and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair.


Fourteen Thermal Camera Systems monitoring Chevron-Texaco Vessels


Our largest custom project has been online for more than six years monitoring a Chevron-Texaco-designed gas separation system in Texas. The system consists of 14 infrared cameras, the largest such system of its time, and it has run continually without error.




Thermal remote sensing of tidal flat bathymetry and circulation


For this project the University of Washington fitted a Cessna with an ICI 7320 for aerial infrared mapping of tidal flat bathymetry and circulation. Tidal flats exhibit strong thermal gradients due to mixing water masses, solar heating, and latent/sensible heat flux. During a pilot experiment in August 2008, the thermal signal of the Skagit Bay tidal flats in northwest Washington State was measured using airborne and tower-based long-wave infrared imaging.


For C. Chickadel and J. Thomson

Applied Physics Laboratory

University of Washington, Seattle


Oshkosh Fire Search and Rescue Vehicle Equipped with ICI Centurion Pan and Tilt Unit


Search and rescue vehicles require thermal imaging equipment for extremely hazardous situations where reliability and accuracy can mean the difference between life and death. Thermal imaging cameras help rescue teams find hotspots, victims, and visually interpret any firefighting situation in real time.