Infrared cameras from FLIR Systems Australia can be used effectively for damage assessment of buildings as part of the flood recovery efforts in Australia.
Deadly floods on Australia’s eastern seaboard have left a trail of destruction with thousands of properties in need of damage assessment and repair in the coming months.
IR cameras will be put to use by an army of building inspectors and professional thermographers who will employ the hi-tech thermal cameras to detect, spot and measure temperature differences over entire surfaces.
Residual moisture, mould or dampness problems can be easily identified by thermal imaging cameras.
For many flood victims, IR images will be required as buildings and property can be assessed by thermal imaging without the need for further damage or demolition.
FLIR Systems introduces the new FLIR E-Series of handheld thermal imagers with enhanced ‘moisture-spotting’ capabilities through the use of MeterLiNK, which frees the thermographer from the manual process of collecting field data.
Using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies, MeterLiNK enables the thermographer to wirelessly transmit diagnostic data from clamp and moisture meters directly to the camera and associate these readings with the corresponding targets stored in an infrared image for accurate, coordinated documentation.
Voice comments can be added via the Bluetooth headset and text notes from the touch-screen keypad on the thermal cameras.
MeterLiNK works with the Extech InspectorPro MO297 multi-function moisture meter and psychrometer for building-related professionals concerned with tracking moisture and water entry.
Using Wi-Fi, images and data can be sent to an iPhone or iPad to share reports and critical information quickly.
Roger Christiansz, General Manager FLIR Systems Australia says that MeterLiNK enables FLIR customers to integrate valuable readings from advanced, multifunction Extech meters into one format, infrared image.
He adds that MeterLiNK and the related connectivity features being introduced in the new FLIR E-Series thermal cameras represent FLIR’s commitment to driving innovation and leadership in the infrared camera industry.