Mr. Ron Newport is a principle in the Institute of Infrared Thermography along with his partner and friend Mr. Austin Dunn.
Ron is an internationally acclaimed expert within the infrared industry and is recognized worldwide as the number one educator, developer, promoter of infrared thermography. He performed his first infrared inspections in 1978. He was instrumental in developing the Level I and Level II courses. In 1984, he developed and conducted the first ever Level II thermography training course. Today, he continues to develop and provide a variety of trainings globally.
Ron has worked on many committees developing and establishing Standards and Procedures for Infrared Thermography. Among these he worked on the Thermal / Infrared Committee with the American Society of Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) and with the British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) to establish European and International Infrared Standards. Standards for Level 1, Level II and Level III Thermography are now completed and have become the template for many other countries since then.
Mr. Newport is well published worldwide within this technique, many of his papers and articles are continually printed in trade journals and magazines. As a dynamic speaker and lecturer, continues to be a guest lecturer at many universities, technical colleges, he remains a sought-after speaker at conferences and symposia throughout the world for organizations such as Maintenance Technology, IEEE, PP/M, ASNT, Comadem, BINDT, Slovania NDT, Reliability International, Elenex Asia, Maintec, UK and many others.
Ron pioneered many of the techniques in infrared thermography and has been instrumental in developing many applications in current use today. He is particularly renowned for providing specific application courses for: