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Gauging Solar Loading

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 10:49
Did you know that an automobile can be used to gauge solar loading? Under the correct conditions, a parked car can serve as a cheap, but effective, pyranometer.

Applications of sUAV’s (Drones) for Marine Surveying

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 16:00
Jack is an Accredited Marine Surveyor (SAMS-AMS) and Charlie is a Certified Marine Surveyor (NAMS-CMS). Both of them recognize the value of images both infrared and visual to document the conditions of the vessels and their systems.

Spring is the Time for Infrared Roof Inspections

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:55
With the onset of warmer weather, the harshness of winter is but a fading memory for most. Left undetected, the damage caused by winter’s fury is a reality that can lead to premature roof failure.

Infrared Inspections of Spandrel Glass Panels

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:42
Thermal imaging is widely used to detect evidence of excess energy loss in building envelopes. Under proper conditions thermal imaging may be used to detect excess energy loss through spandrel glass panels.

Thermal Imaging Basics

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 17:15
With tremendous emphasis placed upon the sophistication of today’s modern thermal imagers, it’s easy to forget the basics of thermal imaging. Regardless of imager age or sophistication, there are several basic concepts that can vastly increase the accuracy and success of an infrared inspection.

IR/INFO 2018 Provides a Hot Time in New Orleans

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 18:21
Burlington, NJ January 30, 2018 — Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO Conference was recently held in New Orleans, LA. IR/INFO 2018 marks the 29th anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium and technology expo.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 11:57
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that can be deadly. Knowing the symptoms of CO poisoning and how to prevent it can save your life or the lives of those around you.

Drones are Heating Up: A Survey of Common Applications for Drone-based Thermal Imaging

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:31
For over 30 years airborne thermal imaging systems have provided a unique perspective for a number of applications. In the past, thermal imaging systems were expensive and were limited to use with either helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft.

Images and Reports – Who Owns Them?

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 07:04
It is said that, “Possession is nine tenths of the law. When it comes to infrared data, ownership is often not that simple. In this Tip we explore the frequently misunderstood topic of infrared data ownership.

Improving Accuracy of IR Temperature Measurements

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:42
As infrared technology has advanced, radiometers have become a common tool for many maintenance technicians and mechanics.

Wind as an Error Source

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:36
As individuals, most of us can appreciate the cooling effects of a breeze on a hot summer day. As thermographers, wind represents a greater technical challenge in the form of a potential error source when measuring temperatures radiometrically.

Frostbite & Hypothermia

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:23
“Jack Frost nipping at your nose.” These lyrics from a popular Christmas carol evoke romantic visions of winter; however, frostbite and hypothermia are dangerous medical conditions that can present serious safety hazards.

Three Ways Infrared Thermography Improves Electrical Maintenance

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:16
In most commercial facilities, an overlooked but essential asset to the facility is the electrical system. Almost everything runs on electricity and once installed, most electrical equipment is forgotten about until something burns up and stops working.

Make a New Year’s Resolution for Safety

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:34
With the New Year upon us, many of us will follow the tradition of resolving to change or better ourselves. With this Tip, we offer suggestions for making job safety a priority.

Infraspection Institute's Jim Seffrin Joins InterNACHI®

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 08:18
BOULDER, Colo. (Dec. 27, 2017) - The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) announced today that Jim Seffrin has been appointed its new Director of Thermography Training.

Detecting Electrical System Overloads

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 11:57
Statistically, overloaded circuits are the second most common cause of exceptions found during infrared inspections of electrical systems. Although overloads are quite common, they can be tricky to accurately diagnose.

Temperature Measurement and Building Envelope Inspections

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 11:15
Temperature measurement is recognized in many thermographic applications as a means for gauging the severity of exceptions. For infrared inspections of building envelopes, temperature measurement is frequently of little or no value and may serve to underestimate the severity of certain conditions.

Winter Driving Tips

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:43
With an unusually harsh winter well underway, many have already experienced driving challenges associated with severe weather. With this Tip, we offer some advice for driving in winter conditions.

IR Inspections of Emergency Power Systems

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:59
UPS systems and emergency generators are common defenses for facilities where uninterrupted electrical power is critical. Performed properly, IR inspections can help to improve reliability of emergency power systems.

Predicting Equipment Resiliency Using Infrared Technology

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:31
Maintenance supervisors are always searching for simple, low-cost means and methods to avert costly failures. Thermal imaging is one such tool that has developed over time to predict equipment resiliency. As a non-destructive, predictive tool, thermal imaging with adequate training, enables operators to quickly and easily identify rotating and electrical equipment which is trending toward failure.