An infrared camera is used for locate problems in electrical systems and leaking pipes in walls. The camera provides a high definition image of a target surface area.
Essentially, the human eye cannot see heat below about 525°C but IR detects heat from 0K (-273°C) to infinity. It’s the thermal contrast that makes it possible to predict problems. Useful to detect roof leaks – we can see where water runs across a flat roof or under roof sheeting without having to break or remove anything.
Some of the many other uses:
- Predictive maintenance: detecting problems before they develop into breakdowns, an obvious benefit for industrial processes.
- Locating roof leaks, wall leaks, leaks in concrete
- Detecting overloaded cables and loose connections (the main cause of industrial fires).
- Poor insulation in roofs.
- Heating or cooling losses.
- Defective tread wear on car tyres.
- Damaged industrial bearings, overheated pumps, motors, etc
- Lost persons at sea
- Medical: fractures, muscle strains, etc.
In the image below there is no sign of a hot water pipe in the wall but the IR image clearly shows the route. In this case there was a slight leak in a T piece above the door frame. The moisture can be seen in the third image taken on the opposite side of the wall.
Equipment & Methods
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