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Applications Standards

The following organizations publish standards, specifications, and guidelines for performing infrared inspections and/or related testing. Organizations listed on this page are not necessarily recommended or endorsed by IRINFO.ORG.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

  • 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10006

  • 212.642.4900

  • 212.642.4900

  • ISO 6781 Thermal Insulation – Qualitative Detection of Thermal Irregularities in Building Envelopes – Infrared Metho

ASTM International (ASTM)

  • 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshocken, PA 19428

  • 610.832.9585

  • 610.832.9585

  • C 1060 Thermographic Inspection of Insulation Installations in Envelope Cavities of Frame Buildings
  • C 1153 Standard Practice for the Location of Wet Insulation in Roofing Systems Using Infrared Imaging
  • D 4788 Standard Test Method for Detecting Delaminations in Bridge Decks Using Infrared Thermography
  • E 1186 Standard Practice for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Retarder Systems
  • E 1934 Standard Guide for Examining Electrical and Mechanical Equipment with Infrared Thermography

Danish Technology Institute

  • Department of Energy Technology Grefersensvej, P. O. Box 141, DK-2630, Taastrup, Denmark


  • TTCTRAN.015 Guideline for Thermographic Inspection in Electrical Installations

InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA)

  • 3050 Old Centre Road – Suite 101, Portage, MI  49024

  • 269-488-6382
  • 269-488-6383
  • NETA MTS Maintenance Testing Specification for Electrical Power Distribution Equipment and Systems
  • NETA ATS Acceptance Testing Specification for Electrical Power Distribution Equipment and Systems

International Institute for Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC)

  • 7424 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

  • 919.859.0742
  • 919.859.1328

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

  • Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CP 401, 1214 Vernier, Geneva  Switzerland

  • ISO 18434 Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Machines – Thermography
  • ISO 18436 Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Machines – Requirements for Training and Certification of Personnel

  • ISO Documents are available from ANSI. Please see their listing above.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

  • 1 Batterymarch Park, P. O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269

  • 800.344.3555
  • NFPA 70B Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
  • NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery

United States Navy

  • MIL-STD-2194 Military Standard Infrared Thermal Imaging Survey Procedure for Electrical Equipment

This document is no longer circulated; however, many thermographers continue to utilize it.