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Applications of Thermal Imaging Cameras

Applications of Thermal Imaging Cameras

From 1800, the British physicist Heller discovered the infrared light and opened up a broad road for human application of infrared technology, and has already obtained very mature applications in the construction industry. Architects and construction companies can effectively plan and test for air tightness and insulation, and thermal imaging cameras can provide important information and avoid lengthy and costly repairs.

1.Renovation of buildings and ancient buildings

Infrared thermal imaging technology can provide valuable information for the renovation of buildings and ancient buildings. Building renovation is a very complicated technical work. It has a long history and technological progress and accumulation. It depends on the principles and methodology of science and the evolution of values. After decades of development, infrared thermal imaging technology has gained very mature applications in the construction industry.

The architectural frame covered by stucco becomes clearly visible in the infrared image. It can also be used to determine if a bare frame is useful. The infrared camera can detect the specific location of the early wall stucco falling off and take effective measures in a timely and effective manner.

2.Looking for housing leaks

Leakage in the roof of a commercial house is almost universal, and as time passes, the waterproof layer will leak in various places if it breaks. Once moisture penetrates into the building structure, it can cause serious consequences, which can increase energy consumption, and cause mildew in the building, damage to the structure or damage to the placed items. As a pre-maintenance diagnostic technology, thermal imaging cameras are a very economical and diagnostic method that does not damage the building itself.

The infrared thermal imager has the characteristics of quick discovery, accurate positioning and convenient operation when detecting water seepage in buildings. Positioning analysis of the roof leakage area, and finding the leakage point can greatly save the cost.

3.Find the HVAC leak point

Floor heating is the biggest hidden project in the northern family. Once a water leak occurs, it is a disaster. The usual practice in the industry for many years is to judge whether there is any pressure loss and water leakage in the pipeline through the pressure change of the pipeline within a certain period of time, but this method can only judge which road heating coil may leak. However, it is impossible to locate the leak point, which brings a lot of inconvenience to the staff and residents of the maintenance inspection.

Thermal imaging cameras are inspection tools that can be used to quickly find and inspect pipe leaks, as well as water pipes that are laid under the floor or plasterboard. Thermal imaging cameras can easily detect the true heat of the pipe that radiates through the surface.

4.Electrical fault

Electrical faults are one of the most common faults in buildings. In most cases, these electrical problems are invisible to the naked eye, but the use of thermal imaging cameras can immediately see hot spots on infrared images. Users can scan electric water heaters, electrical cabinets, components, and detect a large number of wires and connectors, and immediately understand the problem. The problem area can be detected and fixed before the problem actually occurs.

The insulation capacity of the wire or its bracket material is so poor that a small amount of current flows between the wires or between the wires and the earth, and the electric spark that leaks can become a source of ignition for the fire.

5.Detecting the operation of solar energy equipment

In a solar system, a defective light-sensing unit not only damages the performance of the system, but also causes system failure, which generates a large amount of accumulated heat energy to increase fire hazards. Timely and professional testing is an important prerequisite for ensuring the healthy operation of building solar energy equipment. Infrared thermal imager is used to detect building solar energy equipment, which can detect potential problems and fault points that affect the healthy operation of the system in time, and greatly protect equipment safety and personnel safety.