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“What can Thermal Imaging be used for?”
A Thermal imaging survey has numerous benefits when applied to the investigation of building damage, structural assessment, or energy efficiency. A Thermal imaging survey could be instructed to facilitate the identification of thermal bridging, air leakage or energy loss, discontinuous insulation, water ingress or water damage, structural Defects, to map damp, or simply to map heating or water pipes within floors or walls.
Thermal Imaging surveys are designed to generate a primary or comprehensive picture of the targeted issue, relying upon energy and density differentials. Thermography can be an essential non-destructive technique for anything from predictive maintenance, to non-destructive leak detection. Thermal imaging can help establish a plan for proposed future action or necessary remedial actions without the need to undertake destructive investigative works.
Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum (approximately between 9000–14,000 nanometers or 9–14 µm) and produce images of that radiation, referred to as a thermograph.
Since infrared radiation is emitted by all objects near room temperature, according to the black body radiation law, thermography makes it possible to see one’s environment with or without visible illumination (light).
The amount of radiation emitted by an object increases with temperature; therefore, thermography allows us to record variations in temperature. Warm objects stand out better against cooler backgrounds; humans and other warm-blooded animals become easily visible against the environment, day or night. As a result, thermography has proven to be particularly useful to the military and other users of surveillance cameras.
Advantages of Thermal Imaging Leak Detection:
- We use thermal imaging cameras to seek thermal signatures that indicate heat leaks in faulty, missing or wet thermal insulation. We then use the results to improve the efficiency of heating and/ or air-conditioning systems, and the overall thermal efficiency of the property.
- We use thermal imaging to locate leaks in under floor heating systems, leaks in pipes beneath the ground, and cracks in pipes, flues, and chimneys. General thermal imaging leak detection.
- Some physiological changes in human beings and other warm-blooded animals can also be monitored with thermal imaging during clinical detection. Examples of these can be seen in our gallery.
- The UK government and airport security used thermography to detect suspected swine flu cases during the 2009 pandemic by looking for body temperature anomalies; the higher ones temperature, the more likely it was that they had a fever.
- Firefighters use thermal imaging to see through smoke in order to find people, and to localize the base of a fire
- We also use thermography to locate overheating joints and sections of power lines, which are often tell-tale signs of impending failure.
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