All thermal imaging articles
Using infrared cameras to troubleshoot motor problems as well as monitoring motor conditions for preventative maintenance in power generation, manufacturing and commercial plants.
Discover how to use a thermal camera for tank level measurement and inspection. See practical tips for getting the best thermal readings.
Learn how to choose the right IR lens for your thermal camera and why germanium is used in thermal camera lenses.
Thermal cameras provide a return on investment
Guide to key features in thermal imaging software and how to get the most out of your infrared camera.
Watch an overview of Fluke’s PTi120 handheld compact thermal camera key features and ideal use
The return on investment (ROI) you can expect from adding an infrared camera (also known as a thermal imager) to your inspection tool bag depends on many variables. First and foremost it depends on whether you are an industrial plant manager or a contract
Once you’ve collected thermal images of all your equipment with your infrared camera, the challenge is how to stay on top of them.
In infrared imaging, precise focus means a lot more than just getting a clear image. It can mean the difference between catching or overlooking a problem.
Thermal imaging, at its most basic, gives you the ability to spot problems early from a safe distance, simply by scanning the area with an infrared camera (also called a thermal imager).
Opportunities for qualified, certified thermographers are increasing every day. Some of this is growing out of the demand for preventive maintenance programs in all kinds of industries
Diagnose and solve building problems such as heat preservation, humidity/moisture invasion, roof moisture damage, poor air conditioning system performance, structural damage and mold detection.
If you’re an electrician or technician who is responsible for keeping industrial systems and processes up and running safely, efficiently, and cost effectively you know that the quicker you can find a problem, the quicker you can fix it.
This comprehensive article gives information on the amount of training a thermographer should have in different industries, and what the better educational courses cover.
Thermal imaging inspection reports communicate findings and produce action, such as a repair order or further monitoring of equipment. This article includes information on what to include in a report—a summary, thermal and digital (visible light) images,
Guide to integrating thermal imaging into your preventive maintenance program. Get ROI on using thermal cameras for inspections.
Infrared Inspection of Roofs
If you troubleshoot or maintain equipment in an industrial setting, staying safe depends partly on the environment and partly on you.
Scientists collect a variety of critical information and data to better understand erupting volcanoes, including temperature measurements from handheld thermal imagers
The quality of a thermal image is much more than just aesthetics. It is critical to pinpointing specific areas of concern. A simple way to look at it is: IMAGE QUALITY = focus + optics + spatial resolution (pixels + field of view)
National Geographic details geysers, other hydrothermal features in production
Add notes to images during your thermal inspections #video
How thermal cameras use infrared thermography.
Add thermal inspections to your services
Transformer infrared inspections can show you abnormal thermal overload patterns in cooling tubes which can be escalated for troubleshooting.
How to find hot spots in electrical systems using a thermal camera. Learn what to look for and understand what causes emissivity anomalies during inspections.
Learn why improper focus can misreport temperature by 20 degrees or more and how to improve your thermal camera accuracy by following a few tips.
Benco Dental is the largest independent, family owned dental distributor in the United States, with more than 1,200 associates serving over 30,000 customers with locations across the U.S.
Information on the role of thermal imagers in preventive maintenance programs, including cost savings, return on investment (ROI), and the inspection process. Included are common examples of infrared camera applications.
Seeing a motor’s heat signature under normal operating conditions—with at least 40 % of design load—can tell you a lot about its condition.
Whether you choose a simple point-and-shoot model or a high-end thermal imager with all the bells and whistles, here are some key features and specs you should consider:
Beyond the basics: Have you ever wondered about the efficiency of your fireplace?
Why are those infrared images blurry?
The latest technology available combines a digital multimeter with a thermal imager and adds wireless capabilities so measurements can be taken from a safe distance, saved and even stored in secure data centers for later analysis.
How Continental Carbonics Products used a Fluke thermal camera and thermal multimeter to implement a reliability program at their dry ice plants.
Learn why reflective surfaces create infrared thermography emissivity & reflectivity issues & a simple way to increase accuracy with your thermal camera.
With the growing concern about mold damage and associated health problems, inspectors are becoming increasingly vigilant in checking for areas of moisture within the confines of the building envelope. Weather related damage and flooding, and subsequent mold growth, have also escalated the need for tools that can facilitate fast and accurate moisture investigations.
Inspecting electrical utility substations and lines with thermal imaging. What to expect and what you might find.
Ensuring that a soon-to-be-launched prototype printer works without any hiccups when it reaches consumer hands is an already daunting task. But when you're doing this for the world's largest printer manufacturer, the task takes on an entirely different magnitude.
Since data is crucial to most organizations' operations, it must be preserved, protected and accessible at all times. Periodic inspections of data centers are very important to ensuring the reliability, continuity and sustainability of the systems they house.
Learn how IR-Fusion™ works, how blending is accomplished and how this new technology can greatly improve the detail to infrared images to help you identify the exact locations of infrared points-of-interest.
Use a thermal imager to detect problems at many of the test points in a chiller: Control Panel, Compressor, Motor, Bearing and Chilled Water Supply.
Adventurer Nik Halik used Fluke Ti450 and TiX560 Infrared Cameras to measure temperatures of the Marum Volcano's roiling lava - from inside the caldera.
If you’re just starting out in thermal imaging, you may be surprised at how easy it is to use a thermal imager, also known as an infrared camera.
Understand what the NFPA 70E standards for arc flash PPE assessment means for thermographers using thermal imaging camera.
Learn how for some use cases, a telephoto, macro or wide angle lens can prove invaluable. Plus, find out why ‘smart lenses' are better than the alternative.
Today, test tools using Herschel's infrared discovery enable technicians in many fields—electricians; plant technicians; heating, ventilation and plumbing contractors; and automotive technicians—to detect and fix problems otherwise invisible.
Thermal cameras provide a return on investment
Learn how infrared cameras measure heat signatures and use color palettes, spatial resolution, and proper focus to create a thermal image.
Infrared cameras are ideal for finding apparent temperature differences between components or materials that can point to a potential problem.
Understand the effects of wind on thermography. Forced convection can come in the form of wind, a fan or even a pump, and the result of this forced convection will affect the target temperature.
Thermal imaging sets the stage for an effective preventative maintenance (PM) program, as an infrared camera can be used to view thermally a whole electro-magnetic system.
Why the right tools matter for maintaining a U.S. oil refinery