Infrared temperature measurement, or infrared thermography, available from Pyrosales , works by detecting the heat energy emitted by objects. Measuring this heat can enable the diagnosis of serious problems.
Problems which can be diagnosed using infrared temperature measurement include:
- Overheated devices
- High resistance/loose connections
- Higher than normal current levels
- Plumbing issues
- Water and air leaks
- Defective insulation
- Moisture intrusion
- Energy losses
Infrared temperature measurement has the following advantages:
- Efficient: enables immediate measurement from a distance, minimising the need for production shutdown or disassembly.
- Non-destructive: causes no damage to measured objects.
- Easy: enables instant detection of problems which are invisible to the naked eye, in real time. With FLIR’s hand-held infrared cameras, users need to point and shoot to detect hidden problems.
- Safe: a non-contact form or measurement which allows inspection from a safe distance in dangerous areas. Infrared thermography does not emit hazardous radiation and is an alternative to radiography.
- Accurate: the FLIR cameras supplied by Pyrosales have an accuracy of ±2°C, or 2% of reading.
- Portable: FLIR’s range of hand-held infrared cameras is light and compact, enabling easy transportation to testing sights.
Infrared temperature measurement is suitable for the following applications:
- Indoor and outdoor electrical systems
- Building inspection and audits
- HVAC systems
- Roofing systems
- Moisture intrusion/water leaks
- Motors and pumps
- Large-scale capital equipment
- Storage tank levels
- Process monitoring
- Quality assurance
- Building diagnostics
- Residential and commercial building inspection
- Insulation audits
- Energy audits
- Plumbing systems
- Residential and commercial roofing systems
Pyrosales provide a range of FLIR infrared cameras designed for electrical and building inspections and process monitoring.