Thermal imaging - Infrared Light
Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye; it's the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world, everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Even very cold objects, like ice cubes, emit infrared. The higher the object's temperature, the greater the IR radiation emitted. Infrared allows us to see what our eyes cannot.
Infrared thermography cameras produce images of invisible infrared or "heat" radiation and provide precise non-contact temperature measurement capabilities. Nearly everything gets hot before it fails, making infrared cameras extremely cost-effective, valuable diagnostic tools in many diverse applications.
What are the benefits of thermal imaging
Fast, non-invasive and non-destructive means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of buildings
Can help you quickly locate support beams, pipes, electrical cables, and flues in poured walls, floors and ceilings
Ideal for the fast and effective analysis of energy losses in the heating or air conditioning of buildings
Visualize in detail faulty insulation and cold bridges
Ideal for the recording and documentation of energy losses on outer walls and doors, windows and window coverings.
Ideal tools for comprehensive diagnosis and maintenance applications, and whenever energy consultation is required.
Location of water leaks in bathrooms, balconys and roofs
Why use infrared thermography in the building industry?
Architects and contractors are faced with new materials and ever-shorter production times. Efficient planning, supervision and documentation of the execution with regard to air tightness and thermal insulation are demanded. Unhealthy situations due to mould build-up or moisture need to be avoided. Infrared thermography can provide important information so that costly and time-consuming repair work can be avoided.
Furthermore, to a building owner or an insurance company involved in property damage settlement, clear images of normally invisible diagnostic evidence can be invaluable for planning the restoration effort and rationalizing settlements