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Thermal Imaging Applications
Our Thermal Imaging Camera– IR-FusionTM
Not all thermal imaging cameras are created equal!
IAQ Diagnostics, Inc. uses an IR-FusionTM thermal imaging camera on applicable projects. The IR-FusionTM offers the following advantages over many other thermal imaging cameras:
Multiple view modes (Fusion)
This feature allows long term management of electrical and mechanical systems.
On screen annotation
5” LCD screen
Thermal Imaging Applications
Scroll down links at the top of the page with paragraphs below (Visually Document Water Damage Building Materials)(Locate Areas of Moisture Intrusion)(Evaluation of Building Performance)(Electrical & Mechanical Inspections)
Visually Document Water Damaged Building Materials
Thermal imaging does not detect moisture; instead, it detects the temperature differential between wet and dry building materials. That temperature difference is caused by evaporative cooling and the thermal capacitance (ability to hold heat) of water. All suspect areas of moisture are confirmed to be wet with moisture meters.
Benefits of using thermal imaging for water damaged buildings:
Locate Areas of Moisture IntrusionThere are countless ways that moisture can enter a building; however, locating that source of moisture intrusion is often difficult.
Thermal imaging can locate the source of moisture intrusion by visually tracing the path of water back to the original leak
Evaluation of Building Performance
Thermal imaging can evaluate several aspects of building performance including:
Early detection and correction can save in energy costs, prevent structural damage, and help avoid mold growth.
Some of the reasons why electrical systems overheat include:
As a general rule of thumb, IAQ Diagnostics uses the temperature difference (ΔT) between an overheating component, and a correctly operating component, to determine the urgency of a possible electrical issue
Interesting Statistics Related to Electrical Fires
The thermographers at IAQ Diagnostics are NOT experts in the field of diagnosing the cause of electrical problems. IAQ Diagnostics will identify potential problem areas to be diagnosed by an expert of your choosing.
Mechanical systems are composed of assemblies of moving parts. As mechanical equipment begins to fail or operate in an undesirable fashion, there will usually be a change in the normal thermal pattern of the equipment as compared to the thermal pattern of a properly operating system. Over time, bearing wear, belt tension, and coupling misalignment will generate friction. Infrared thermal imaging provides valuable guidance for preventive/predictive maintenance teams servicing mechanical systems. The information provided by this type of imaging directs technicians where to focus during maintenance periods. There is a wide variety of equipment that can be included in an infrared mechanical inspection program, such as: motors, pumps, fans, bearings, shafts, drives, pulleys, gearboxes, generators, compressors, conveyer systems and robotic equipment.
The thermographers at IAQ Diagnostics are NOT experts in the field of diagnosing the cause of mechanical problems. IAQ Diagnostics will identify potential problem areas to be diagnosed by an expert of your choosing.
Post Construction Thermal Imaging Inspections (PCTII)A Post-Construction Thermal Imaging Inspection (PCTII) is a specifically designed service for general contractors, builders, and their subcontractors. The PCTII combines all available thermal imaging services (electrical, mechanical, moisture intrusion, and building performance) into one all-inclusive product.
Benefits of a PCTII