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PCN Category 2 (Electrical)

5-Day Advanced Course

The PCN Category 2 Electrical course focuses on developing the skills and knowledge of practicing thermographers, allowing delegates to specialise in advanced electrical thermography for fault finding and the production of condition monitoring programmes.


  • 5-day course for experienced thermographers
  • Certified to ISO:18436 Standards
  • Specialise in advanced electrical thermography
  • Experience-based assessment lasting 1 year
  • Accredited by BINDT

Who Should Attend

  • Those already in possession of a foundation thermography qualification or equivilant
  • Site supervisors, maintenance managers or engineering managers wanting to undertake report writing

Course Outcomes

  • Undertake advanced infrared image analysis and report writing

  • Establish comprehensive condition monitoring programmes

  • Understand the causes of electrical failure and advanced fault-evaluation techniques

  • Understand IR windows, harmonics, eddy currents and high resistance faults

  • Understand the microbolometer infrared detector, RAT and temperature measurement

Course Instructors

Norman Walker was the chairman for the UKTA for several years, helping develop the PCN Category 1 and PCN Category 2 thermography training courses. He’s PCN Category 3 qualified, holds a masters degree in maintenance engineering & management and has authored several BINDT approved infrared thermography handbooks.

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Further Information

Course Details

The PCN Category 2 Electrical course is based on our core advanced module, and as such is aimed towards those already in posession of a foundation thermography qualification or equivalent. This PCN course allows delegates to further develop their theoretical understanding and practical ability with electromechanical thermography, learning how to start undertaking advanced thermal image analysis, produce highly technical reports and establish reliable condition monitoring programmes.

This course, designed to teach advanced infrared fault finding methods for electromechanical applications, is tailored toward commercial requirements. This means that the most current industry techniques and practices are included within the course contents.

Assessment Criteria

BINDT will issue the PCN Category 2 Electrical qualification once delegates have passed 2 exams and logged 12 months of thermographic experience. Experience requires a minimum of 16 hours a month, totalling 192 hours for the year. This experience is on top of the experience required for PCN Category 1.


“Fantastic course, instructed by some of the most knowledgeable people in industry. Both theory based and vocational, it’s a great mix of both.” – Robert Wade, Condor Ferries

“The course was well laid out and well paced.” – Ashley Warner, Emcor

“This was a very good course. The instructors were well informed, engaging and balaned the practical training with the theoretical training well. Highly recommended to anyone seeking to improve their skills.” – Vasileios Sougkakis, University of Nottingham

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£1720 + VAT

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