What is Image Fusion?

As interest in building remediation has increased, thermography has become a common tool for helping to detect moisture damage. Knowing when and how to conduct an infrared inspection is key to success. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

IR Inspections of CMU Walls

Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) walls are a common construction detail frequently used in single –story and low rise commercial block wall construction. An infrared imager can be used to quickly perform quality assurance inspections of reinforcing grout details which are critical to the strength of finished CMU walls. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

The Use of Thermography in Elevated Body Temperature Screening

When properly implemented, thermography is the most efficient non-contact, cost effective and reasonably accurate solution for mass screening of individuals for elevated body temperature (EBT). Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Watch Your Step

“Watch Your Step” is a safety slogan we’ve all seen countless times. All too frequently, thermographers suffer injuries when engrossed in an inspection or disoriented by the display monitor of an infrared imager. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Know Your Target

When performing an infrared inspection, obtaining quality data relies on the use of proper equipment, thermographer training and knowledge of the system being inspected. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Modifying a Surface for Infrared Temperature Measurement

Unknown emittance values are often the greatest error source when taking infrared temperature measurements. This error source can be eliminated by modifying a target with a material having a known E value. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Combining IR & Ultrasound for Steam Trap Testing

In order to increase the accuracy of thermographic inspections of steam traps, contact ultrasonic testing should be used as well as infrared imaging. Contact ultrasonics are much more sensitive to trap failures than temperature measurement alone. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Setting Up Inspection Routes

Proper planning prevents poor performance. This frequently repeated phrase has been applied to many disciplines and has application in thermography as well. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

IR Thermography and Related NDT Technologies for Detection of Damage to Boats Constructed with FRP and Composite Materials

More often than not, boats constructed with fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) and composite materials are damaged by lightning strikes, collision, and allision (moving boat striking a stationary object). Source: IR/INFO.ORG…

Wide Angle Lenses

Purchasing a pre-owned thermal imager can result in significant savings over the cost of a new unit. Prices for new thermal imagers from under $1000 to tens of thousands depending upon features and capabilities. Source: IR/INFO.ORG…