Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging from John Robinson's Inspection Group

By: John Robinson's Inspection Group   12/04/2014
Keywords: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Imaging, infrared thermal imaging

Thermography shows you the difference between temperatures the same way that normal light shows you the difference between colors. On the screen of our thermographic cameras, the relative heat or coldness of surfaces — can be seen clearly. For example, one process our inspectors go through with the infrared cameras is pretty hot stuff. They turn on all of the water faucets on full blast, and then use the thermal cameras to trace the hot-water pipes back to the water heater, making sure that you have no leaks along the way. Similarly, turning the AC up can show us if you have any cold air leaking out of your ventilation ducts. Of course, a thermal camera is no guarantee that leaks don’t exist — for example, if there’s been a long dry season, any moisture from a roof leak may have dried out, preventing the camera from detecting it. Similarly, the camera doesn’t actually look through the walls or any other objects — it just shows differences in surface temperature that can indicatesomething is amiss on the other side. Objects like filing cabinets, dressers, or other furniture can block a thermographic camera’s view.

Keywords: Infrared Imaging, infrared thermal imaging, Thermal Imaging

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