Thermal Cameras - Temperature Sensors
A new generation of camera has arrived, the thermal imaging camera. With the ability to point and shoot high quality thermal images it is possible to test temperature without ever going near a potentially hot component.
FLIR is at the forefront of thermal imaging technology and this new affordable camera is designed to let anyone experience the benefits. The highly accurate cameras are designed to make heat visible and measurable. The color scheme displayed by the camera is defined by the heat emitted from the source. Based on the color and the intensity of the color the temperature of the object can be ascertained.
The safe method for measuring hot surfaces is becoming more popular as people realize how effective these cameras are. Electricians have found these cameras especially useful as it can clearly display a hot fuse or hot connection which can be potentially dangerous to an electrical system.
These meters do not require ambient light to function and develop images based purely on the infrared light produced by heat. This makes temperature testing in dark or hard to reach areas a snap with a simple thermal image.
- Motor internal winding problem detection
- Hot Fuses
- HVAC energy loss or concentrations
- Building inspections
- Radiant heat inspections
- Surface temperature reads
- Animal detection
- Insulation gaps
- Ghost detection?
Thermal imaging cameras do things that the human eye and traditional IR temperature probes just can’t do. With a simple thermal image temperature hot spots can be detected and measured. This technique measures the entire appliance or area with a single snapshot.