Types of Thermal Surveys
At Building Response, all our Infrared Thermography Technicians are fully qualified level 2 IR Thermographers and fully experienced in conducting thermal imaging surveys. Our Thermal Imaging teams have a wealth of multidisciplinary experience which enables us to apply building construction and engineering knowledge, to our heat and energy loss findings detected through use of our Thermal Imaging cameras.
Using proven techniques to achieve the best possible diagnostic results, we offer two types of thermal imaging surveys:
Qualitative Thermal Surveys
Qualitative: thermographic inspection based on the presence of a thermal gradient. This type of thermal survey is perfect for domestic property inspections to determine the location and impact of, water ingress points, missing or poor insulation, water damaged areas, ceiling, roof and pipe leaks, electrical faults, and areas of specific thermal inefficiency.
The data we collect during Qualitative Thermal Imaging Surveys are then qualitatively analysed and compiled into a professional Thermographic report tailored to the needs of our client.
Quantitative Thermal Surveys
Quantitative: thermographic inspection based on the presence of a thermal gradient which requires accurate and specific temperature measurement. These type of thermal surveys are more commonly conducted upon marine equipment, petrochemical facilities, industrial plant machinery, chimney and industrial piping, busbar and advanced electrical units.
Sometimes this type of survey may be required on properties and inhabitable buildings; for example, an insurance company may request more accurate data pertaining not only to the area covered by water damage, but to its duration, the extent, and an advanced penetrative mapping report.
This is the type of data we collect during such Quantitative Thermal Imaging Surveys; our findings are then quantitatively analysed and compiled into a report tailored to the needs of our client.
Internal & External Thermal Imaging Surveys
Depending on the type of thermal imaging surveys required (qualitative or quantitative), thermal imaging surveys may be carried out on separate occasions in order to monitor change over time and provide the best possible diagnostic information.
Both internal and external Thermal Imaging Inspections of a property are most commonly required to ensure the correct interpretation of data.