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History of Infrared

IR has a long history having first been discovered by William Herschel at the very beginning of the 19th century. As a British astronomer, Herschel was also responsible for the discovery of Uranus. When working with his telescope, he was[...]

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Energy Loss and Defect Location Using Thermal Imaging

When looking to detect where energy is lost, a process of thermal imaging will normally take place and this will pick up on; heat loss in doors, windows, floors, ceilings, and walls compressor leaks in air conditioning system damage within[...]

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Thermographic Energy Loss Inspection – How to Prepare

For the most accurate result to be yielded from an interior thermal scan, there are steps that the building owner should take. For example, simple steps like keeping furniture away from the walls and taking down drapes will affect the[...]

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Electrical Thermal Inspections – What is Checked

In most commercial facilities, there are very similar pieces of electrical equipment so we have created a list for you. Over the years, the NACBI has encouraged an all-inclusive survey for all companies but the decision is ultimately down to[...]

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Infrared Thermographic Electrical System Survey

Within your organization, your electrical systems are essential and you would struggle to operate without them. Nowadays, most systems are more reliable than ever before but that doesn’t mean that nothing will ever go wrong. Sometimes, electrical connections can become[...]

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Apparent Temperature and Quantitative vs. Qualitative Readings

In the inspection industry, infrared cameras are mainly used to gauge what’s referred to as “apparent” temperature.  Because of the differing levels of emissivity of different areas and objects, as well as other factors that can influence data, such as wind[...]

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Infrared Radiation and Emissivity

Infrared cameras can be used during building inspections and energy audits to locate problems that can be found by viewing differences in temperature, which the camera sees as infrared radiation and presents as gradient colors.  Every object warmer than absolute zero emits infrared[...]

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History of IR Cameras

Infrared radiation was first discovered over 200 years ago, in 1800, by William Herschel.  Herschel was a British astronomer most famous for discovering Uranus.  While testing filters for his telescope that would allow him to look directly at the sun,[...]

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Why Use Infrared Imaging

An infrared (IR) camera is a versatile, lightweight and cutting-edge device that can enhance an inspector’s understanding of a building’s different systems and components.  Its ability to read heat as color and then display that information in a way that’s easily understood by homeowners and other[...]

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