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InfraMation 2018

World's Largest Thermal Imaging Training Experience

September 11-14, 2018

Hilton Austin — Austin, Texas

InfraMation is the World's Largest Thermal Imaging Training Experience

Whether you work in electrical, commercial building, optical gas imaging, HVAC, residential home inspection, or just want to learn more about thermal imaging — this is the event of the year you can't afford to miss.

InfraMation 2018 is a high quality educational and networking conference for infrared thermographers. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned professional, InfraMation is your chance to accelerate your knowledge and proficiency in thermal imaging applications and techniques, learning from the experts in your industry. Join other thermal imaging experts to hone your skills through case studies, short courses, and informative learning labs.

InfraMation 2018 will be held on September 11-14, 2018.



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Early Bird Discount

Registrations for InfraMation 2018 are now open. Register today to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount, and a great opportunity to register with some serious cost savings!

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Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Sponsoring or exhibiting gives you a unique opportunity to get in front of condition monitoring engineers, maintenance techs, building inspectors, and many other test and measurement buyers who are on the leading edge of technology adoption.

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Call for Papers

The InfraMation 2018 Call for Papers is now open through February 5, 2018. FLIR Systems and the Infrared Training Center (ITC) are currently accepting 150-250 word abstracts of presentations and/or clinics to be delivered to InfraMation 2018 conference attendees.

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Best IR conference, period!

- InfraMation 2010 Attendee -

Why Attend?

Stay ahead of the curve. Make connections. Share experiences. Learn about new applications, techniques and procedures to make your operation more effective and reliable. Prevent costly down time. Leverage the experience of industry experts. Leave with information you can use on the job immediately to grow your business. Dive deep into expanding and updating your knowledge with numerous technical presentations and clinics.


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What You'll Learn at InfraMation

InfraMation is packed with a series of presentations, workshops, and clinics presented by many of the world's top subject matter experts in your industry. You'll gain knowledge and experience from people who "do what you do" and face some of the same challenges you face on the job. By the end of the three and a half day training, you'll be equipped with all the "right" methods and techniques to use your IR camera most effectively. Plus hours apply to professional certification renewal.



Electrical / Mechanical

Whether you work for utilities, manufacturing industries, service companies, or electrical contracting, InfraMation will give you in-depth information on how thermal imaging helps you detect, troubleshoot, and fix problems to prevent costly shutdowns, outages, or equipment losses. Experts in the industry will share real-world applications and examples on how thermal imaging can help you better communicate your findings with customers, increase the verification value of inspection reports, improve your capacity to take on new customers, detect safety hazards before they happen, and work more safely.

Building (Commercial / Residential)

InfraMation is the best opportunity to learn how thermal cameras can simplify your work — from building diagnostics, to energy auditing and inspection, to property and facility management, moisture and restoration — we'll help you get the most out of thermal imaging technology. Find out how you can use thermal imaging to audit energy efficiency of a commercial or residential environment, including roofing, heating and cooling systems, and building structures. Experts in the industry will share real-world applications and examples on how thermal imaging can help you better communicate your findings with customers, increase the verification value of inspection reports, and improve your capacity to take on new customers.

HVAC/R

Learn how thermal imaging can show you where the problem is ... and where it isn't. InfraMation will give you newfound knowledge on how to use heating and cooling distribution patterns to check air balance easier, locate air leaks and misrouted ductwork faster, check for weatherization and other wasteful energy loss issues, and verify repairs. Experts in the industry will share real-world applications and examples on how thermal imaging can help you better communicate your findings with customers, increase the verification value of inspection reports, and improve your capacity to take on new customers.

Optical Gas Imaging

At InfraMation, you'll learn how to find industrial gases and chemical compounds faster and better with thermal imaging, including oil & petrochemical (LDAR/VOC), natural gas detection (methane, VOC), manufacturing (LDAR/VOC), electrical utilities (SF6, H2), furnace and boiler inspection (see through flame), and chemical detection (CO, CO2, VOC, SF6, Ammonia). Find out how optical gas imagers can help you trace leaks right to the source, reduce inspection and repair time, provide verification of fixes, improve work safety, stay in environmental and regulatory compliance, and improve your bottom line by finding leaks that ultimately decrease profits.

IR Workshops & Clinic Short Courses

Immersive workshops and short courses cover a broad number of application areas. Inframation has tapped many of the world's top subject matter experts and authors. Hours apply to professional certification renewal.

Presentations

Presented by people who "do what you do" and face some of the same challenges. These case studies and user experiences offer knowledge and experience that will allow you to discover the "right" methods and techniques to use your IR camera most effectively. Hours apply to professional certification renewal.

Presentation Topics

  • Buildings
  • Roofing Systems
  • Water Ingress / Moisture / Remediation / Mold Testing
  • Insulation / Air Leakage / Energy Loss
  • Standards & Certification
  • Pest Detection and Control
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Electrical Distribution - Indoor, Outdoor, Transmission, Distribution
  • Mechanical Applications - Bearings, Gearboxes, Conveyors, Steam, Hydraulic
  • Standards & Certification

     

  • Petrochemical Applications
  • Business
  • Marketing/Sales/Pricing
  • Program Management / Cost Avoidance / Cost Saving
  • Safety
  • Research & Science Applications
  • Medical/Veterinary Applications
  • Optical Gas Imaging Applications
  • Professional IR Report Preparation Techniques
  • UAS Applications
  • Alternative / Other Applications

FREE IR Camera Inspection

The IR Camera Inspection service area offers attendees a Multi-Point Inspection with a single point temperature verification check and cleaning of your FLIR infrared camera at no charge during the conference! FLIR Service technicians will also be onsite at the conference answering any service or maintenance related questions.

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GROW YOUR NETWORK!

Be a part of the largest gathering of building inspectors, energy auditors, facility maintenance engineers, restoration experts, and other IR professionals in the world! InfraMation is your chance to meet, connect, and share experiences with other professionals in your industry who face the same challenges you do every day. You'll also have the rare opportunity to network with many of the world's top IR subject matter experts and authors!


  • "There's not very many chances you get to have all the industry leaders come together, with experts in thermography, with a wide diversity of people; there's many, many lessons you can learn about thermography and applications to use it in your situation."
  • "I got to rub shoulders with some of the best in the world!"
  • "If you want to learn about a new technology, meet other people who use it!"
  • "You can come down here and meet a lot of people really quickly."
  • "Very good access to instructors and workshops of your choice - there was never a dull moment."
  • "Good cross section of people, a lot of good conversation, everybody knows that the best information comes in the meeting AFTER the meeting."

2018 Conference Agenda

InfraMation 2018 will be held from September 11-14 at Hilton Austin.

Click on the dates below to expand to see the full day's schedule. Please click the abstract links below to learn more about each clinic and presentation.

Clinic and presentation tracks

Building Condition Monitoring R&S / NDT / Other Optical Gas Imaging Life General UAV Automation Safety
Time  
7:00-8:00am Breakfast - Registration Opens
8:15-8:30am Announcements
8:30-9:15am Keynote Speaker - Sergeant Brian Spear, Broward Sheriff's Office
Abstract & Bio >
9:15-9:45am Understanding and Identifying Electrical Harmonics in a Marijuana Grow Operation
Gregory Black, US Infrared Inspections
Abstract & Bio >
9:45-10:15 Before Things Break Down They Get Hot
Howard Vics, Medical Thermography Associates
Abstract & Bio >
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Thermal Drones Having a Positive Impact on Invasive Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades
Bart Bruni, BRUNI INFRARED
Abstract & Bio >
11:15-11:45 Quantitative Detection and Characterization of Subsurface Flaws
Maria Beemer, Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.
Abstract & Bio >
11:45-12:15 Developing and Deploying a Successful OGI Monitoring Program in the Upstream & Midstream Oil & Gas Industries
Domenic Tedesco, Trinity Consultants
Abstract & Bio >
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-1:30pm Announcements
1:30-3:00pm Spotting, Identifying, and Repairing Transmission Substation Hot Spots
Clint Underwood, N.W. Electric Power Cooperative
Abstract & Bio >
Medical Thermography: A Valuable Assessment and Monitoring Tool in Clinical Practice
Sharon Edwards, Thermography Medical Clinic / Med-hot
Abstract & Bio >
Active Thermography Techniques for Identifying Flaws in Aerospace Carbon Composite Structures
Markus Tarin, MoviTHERM
Abstract & Bio >
Tactical Thermal Imaging-Fire Service Application of Thermography
Andrew Starnes, Insight Training LLC
Abstract & Bio >
3:00-3:30pm Break
3:30-5:00pm ↓ ↓ Clint Underwood ↓ ↓ Advanced Optical Gas Imaging Cameras Applications in Assessing Landfills and Industrial Flares
Tim Doty, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Abstract & Bio >
↓ ↓ Markus Tarin ↓ ↓
↓ ↓ Andrew Starnes ↓ ↓
6:00-9:00pm Dinner Reception and Poster Presentations
Time  
7:00-8:00am Breakfast
8:15-8:30am Announcements
8:30-9:15am Keynote Speaker - Eric Becker, World Wildlife Fund
Abstract & Bio >
9:15-9:45am Speaker(s) - TBD
9:45-10:15 Fuel Spill: Using Thermal Imaging to Reduce Environmental Impact
James Brown, Charlotte Fire Department
Abstract & Bio >
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Thermal and Visual Inspection of Electrical Distribution Lines
Brandon Rench, SAM LLC
Abstract & Bio >
11:15-11:45 Using Infrared Thermography and an Air Launched GPR System to Assess the Condition of Reinforced Concrete Structures at Posted Speeds
Nicole Martino, Roger Williams University
Abstract & Bio >
11:45-12:15 Use of Optical Gas Imaging Camera at the UK’s HSE Including Work with an UAV for LEV Stack Analysis
Mike Hemingway, Health & Safety Executive
Abstract & Bio >
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-1:30pm Announcements
1:30-3:00pm Identifying Issues on Installed Photovoltaic Systems Using Thermal Imaging and what to do when a Thermal Anomaly is Identified
Fredrick Brooks, Pacific Panel Cleaners LLC
Abstract & Bio >
Practical Risk Assessment
Andy Whichter, Tecpinions LTD
Abstract & Bio >
Fundamentals of Heat Transfer. Tips and Direct Applications
Rafael Royo, AECTIR Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Abstract & Bio >
Take It To The Next Level - Tips & Techniques for Improving Your Reliability Program
OJ Utter, Utter Precision, Inc.
Abstract & Bio >
3:00-3:30pm Break
3:30-5:00pm Predictive and Preventive Maintenance in the Power Utilities
Darryl Mendivil, MSI
Abstract & Bio >
Thermal Machine Vision Solutions for Plastics Processing and Joining
Roy Ray, Emitted Energy Corporation
Abstract & Bio >
↓ ↓ Rafael Royo ↓ ↓
↓ ↓ OJ Utter ↓ ↓
Time  
7:00-8:00am Breakfast
8:15-8:30am Announcements
8:30-9:15am Craig Beals, FLIR's "Invisible Labs"
Abstract & Bio >
9:15-9:45am The Importance of Thermal Radiometrics and UVigraphy (Partial Discharge-Corona Discharge Effect) as Complementary Technologies for Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Saul Liendo, REAMETRICS
Abstract & Bio >
9:45-10:15 Thermal Imaging in Nature
Michael Vollmer, University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg
Abstract & Bio >
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Enterprise sUAS in Commercial Roofing Inspections and Building Envelope
Todd Hillhouse, UAS THERMALS
Abstract & Bio >
11:15-11:45 General Session White Papers
11:45-12:15 Floor Heating - Location, Analysis and Damage Location
James Bishop, Energy Lighting & Electrical Pty Ltd
Abstract & Bio >
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-1:30pm Announcements
1:30-3:00pm Predictive Techniques for Identifying Problems in Three-phase Pad Mounted Distribution Transformers
Juan Sànchez, AP-Anàlisis Predictivos
Abstract & Bio >
FLIR Tools
Jason Gagnon, Infrared Training Center
Abstract & Bio >
Application of Multivariate Analysis to Quality Control Based on Thermal Images
Dariusz Grabowski, Silesian University of Technology
Abstract & Bio >
CLINIC Session
Matt Schwoegler, Infrared Training Center
Abstract & Bio >
3:00-3:30pm Break
3:30-5:00pm IR in the Amateur Racing World
Van Svenson, Hack Racing
Abstract & Bio >
FLIR Tools +/FLIR Studio
Paul Frisk, Infrared Training Center
Abstract & Bio >
CLINIC Session
Speaker(s) TBA
SAR Flight Planning for Effective Thermal Drone Operations
David Lee , Infrared Training Center
Abstract & Bio >
Time  
7:00-8:00am Breakfast
8:15-8:30am Announcements
8:30-9:15am A 16 year Roof Moisture Study
Gary Orlove, Infrared Training Center
Abstract & Bio >
Consultant Pricing Survey for the United States
Gary Orlove, Infrared Training Center
Abstract & Bio >
9:15-9:45am Diagnosing Oil Coolers on Hydraulic Systems Using Thermal Imaging
Josh Tumblin, Mueller Company
Abstract & Bio >
9:45-10:15 Application of Thermographic Analysis to the Surveillance and Study of Mount Rainier and other Cascades Volcanoes
Daniele D'Accardi
Abstract & Bio >
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Fire Monitoring for Situational Awareness and Incident Mapping: A Year of Drone Flights with the FLIR Pro Vue
Richard Thurau, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of Aviation Services
Abstract & Bio >
11:15-11:45 The use of the C-2 and C-3 IR Cameras During a Home Inspection for Defect Determination
Michael Hesterberg, Building Inspections LLC
Abstract & Bio >
11:45-12:15 General Session White Papers
12:15-12:30 Closing Remarks - Conference Concludes

Our Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsoring or exhibiting at InfraMation gives you a unique opportunity to get in front of a targeted group of condition monitoring engineers, maintenance technicians, building inspectors, restoration contractors and many other test and measurement buyers who are on the leading edge of technology adoption. To learn more about exhibiting or sponsorship packages at InfraMation 2018, please fill out our exhibitor form.

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2018 Sponsors

FLIR Systems is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging cameras. They make more thermal cameras than anyone else in the world, and develop infrared applications that are second to none. FLIR has more than 30,000 infrared cameras currently in use for predictive maintenance, R&D/testing, automation/OEM and non-destructive testing, enabling professionals to increase their credibility, enhance their career, and build their thermal imaging business.
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The Infrared Training Center is the world's largest infrared training organization, with more expert instructors than any other and hundreds of thermography courses throughout the year to fit your application, location, and schedule. ITC courses are an interesting, practical, and fast way to increase your credibility, enhance your career, and build your thermal imaging business. We offer IR training, certification, and re-certification in all aspects of thermography including Level I, II, and III classes as well as specialized instruction in building diagnostics, roofing, and other IR applications.
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Emitted Energy is a FLIR automation technology partner with an extensive background in process automation. Utilizing FLIR automation thermal cameras, we provide solutions that positively impact bottom lines with quality inspection and control. Whether you need an integrated TPMS (Thermal Process Monitoring System), our versatile TPMS testing unit, or you’re looking to better understand your process with our travel TPMS, we will work with you to deliver the best thermal imaging solution available. If you’re interested in the value of integrated thermal imaging, we will help determine the best solution for you. Call us today at 855-752-3347.
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Med-Hot Thermal Imaging has set the standard for excellence, providing a unique Health Discovery tool for Medical/Clinical thermal imaging. Med-Hot has combined The FLIR science cameras; 325sc, and the 655sc with the Med-Hot TotalVision software, and received 510(k) FDA classification as a Type 1 Medical Device. TotalVision is recently translated into the Spanish language, widening our influence into the Latin-American community. Stop by our booth and enjoy a personal experience with your own (good) health discovery.
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NEXCO-West USA, Inc. is a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) structural inspection service provider for bridge decks, pylons, and beams, building facades, concrete dams, and other concrete applications. Established by NEXCO-West in January 2010, we are based in Virginia just outside of Washington D.C. and seek to develop our technology and service business in North America. Our innovative non-destructive structural inspection technology, which uses an infrared thermography camera, line sensor, automatic pivot, and high definition camera setups, innovative proprietary software has been successfully implemented in the United States and Brazil on several applications.

NEXCO's cutting edge infrared NDT technology has unique characteristics for interpreting thermographs and pin-pointing the locations of possibly delaminated areas on concrete deck surfaces. Our software algorithm is based on NEXCO's robust history of collecting NDT data using infrared thermography bridge inspection, as well as our ten years of R&D as the largest Japanese highway and bridge owner. Cracks, spalls, delamination and other type of defects such as exposed rebar are detected and mapped out to a deficiency map using our proprietary editing software.
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Viper Imaging is a FLIR Gold Partner and leading supplier of FLIR-based thermal imaging systems and industrial process monitoring equipment. Our proven systems and software have been installed in a variety of industrial applications - metals, oil and gas, energy production and distribution, and industrial automation. Our ViperVision software allows customers to integrate high-quality FLIR thermal imaging cameras into their process with standard industrial protocols and alarming (Discrete, Analog, OPC, ModBus, ProfiNet, etc.). Viper Imaging also offers aerial/UAV inspection and systems, thermographic inspection services and on-site calibration checks of cameras and pyrometers. *Complete solutions enabling customers to increase production, improve reliability and create a safer workplace*
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MoviTHERM — Advanced Thermography Solutions (Irvine, CA, USA) is a FLIR Distributor, Integrator and Product Company. The company provides products and solutions for remote monitoring applications, automated thermal imaging and non-destructive testing. Solutions are target at Research & Science, Industrial, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Oil & Gas including enclosures for hazardous areas and Ex-Proof applications. MoviTHERM will showcase their new MIO Series of Intelligent I/O Solutions for FLIR A310(f) and FLIR AX8.
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Manufacturers of famous Ultraprobe® ultrasonic detection instruments since 1973
For over 40 years, UE Systems has produced thousands of ergonomically designed portable, and incredibly accurate airborne/structure borne ultrasonic instruments. Used primarily for leak detection, mechanical analysis and electrical inspection, these instruments have saved our clients tens of thousands of dollars in premature failure detection, elimination of downtime, increased productivity, and overall replacement costs. UE System's digital Ultraprobe® instruments are supported by Ultratrend DMS, a powerful data management software that fully integrates all inspections for effective plant-wide reliability and energy conservation. In fact, this patented software is the first of its kind to report both cost and carbon footprint reduction while enabling users to analyze, repair and report their savings.

So whether you require instrumentation for a simple or robust predictive maintenance program, need safe, reliable equipment for hazardous areas, or want assurance that your reliability program is working around the world, UE Systems can help you become more productive and profitable.
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Hotel & Travel Info

Austin, Texas

InfraMation 2018 will be held in Austin, Texas and we are thrilled to be heading to the "Live Music Capital of the World" Austin is known for its vibrant buzzing energy, never-ending entertainment options, and stunning outdoor settings. One thing is for sure, we will be ready to paint the town InfraRED!

Hilton Austin

Hilton Austin has been chosen as the InfraMation 2018 host hotel. Hilton Austin is situated right in downtown Austin, TX, just a quick walk from exclusive shopping, amazing restaurants, and a multitude of live music venues on 6th Street and the surrounding area.

InfraMation attendees receive a deeply discounted rate of $199/night plus taxes. Based on availability, this incredible rate can be extended 3 days post or prior if you'd like to stay a bit longer!

Either click on the "Reserve Your Room" button below to book online, or call central reservations at 1.800.236.1592 and provide the call center agent with conference code: InfraMation. Do not delay in booking your room to ensure you receive the discounted rate of $199/night!

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Nearest Airport

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

DIRECTIONS
Take Hwy 71 West approximately 5.5 miles to I-35. Merge onto I-35 North and take exit 234C. Turn left at the 1st light (6th St). Travel west on 6th St and turn left onto Neches St. The Hilton Austin is on the corner of 5th and Neches.
Distance from Hotel: 7 mi.
Drive Time 15 min.


This was my first conference, but won't be my last. The number of incredible presenters and the volumes of knowledge shared was fantastic.

- InfraMation 2015 Attendee -

Pricing & Registration

Register today to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount, and a great opportunity to register with some serious cost savings!

Register for the InfraMation 2018 VIP Package and receive a FLIR E8 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera. PLUS be entered for the InfraMation drawing on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 for TWO chances to win a FLIR E95 Camera!

$1,695.00

$100 off

Basic

InfraMation proceedings
All conference meals
FREE guest pass to Tuesday evening dinner reception and poster presentations
A chance to win thousands of dollars' worth of door prizes!

$1,995.00

$200 off

Premium

InfraMation proceedings
All conference meals
FREE guest pass to Tuesday evening dinner reception and poster presentations
A chance to win thousands of dollars' worth of door prizes!
FREE ITC Certification Renewal
(a $995 value)
1 year ITC Online IR application course subscription
(a $99 value)
FREE download of all papers & clinics from InfraMation 2016
(a $299 value)
One Chance to Win a FLIR E95 Camera
A FLIR C3 Compact Thermal Imager
(a $699 value)

$3,795.00

$700 off

VIP

InfraMation proceedings
All conference meals
FREE guest pass to Tuesday evening dinner reception and poster presentations
A chance to win thousands of dollars' worth of door prizes!
FREE ITC Certification Renewal
(a $995 value)
1 year ITC Online IR application course subscription
(a $99 value)
FREE download of all papers & clinics from InfraMation 2016
(a $299 value)
TWO Chances to Win a FLIR E95 Camera
VIP Seating for Tuesday Evening Dinner Reception
VIP Seating for General Sessions
FLIR E8 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera
(a $2995 value)

International Registrants:

If you are an international attendee, we need to process your registration directly with the Infrared Training Center. Please call +1 603-324-7785 or email at info_us@infraredtraining.com to register for InfraMation 2018.

Important InfraMation 2018 Conference Limitation of Liability: FLIR Systems, Inc. and its affiliates ("FLIR") may, at any time, cancel or change the date, time or location of the InfraMation 2015 Conference (the "Conference") without notice or liability for refund, payment or compensation or credit except as provided herein. FLIR'S TOTAL LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A REFUND OF THE REGISTRATION FEES PAID TO FLIR BY THE REGISTRANT FOR THE CONFERENCE, and the registrant shall have no claim against FLIR, and FLIR shall not be liable (whether for damages or a refund, payment or compensation or credit of any kind), for any hotel or meal charges, travel expenses or other loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment or any other expenses whatsoever.

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