Thermal Imaging Inspection
1. On site inspection
2. Moisture Meter use
3. Thermal Imaging Camera
4. Written Report with images included
5. Follow-up discussion and/or advice
What Is Thermal Imaging?
Another term for thermal imaging is ‘infrared thermography’. Thermography is a non-contact, non-invasive and realtime way to detect excessive temperature variations, heat loss, moisture and air infiltration and equipment failure.
A thermal imaging camera enables invisible infrared radiation to be converted into a visible image we can relate to, because a picture speaks a thousand words! This technology is extremely useful for finding leaks, missing insulation, electrical faults, preventative maintenance and other issues.
Large and difficult to access areas can be scanned quickly highlighting areas requiring further inspection. By utilising thermal imaging you are taking advantage of a technology that allows you to see what the naked eye cannot.
At the end of the day, thermal imaging is a fast and accurate way to save you or your business time and money!
Why Should I Use It?
Quite simply, thermal imaging will save you time and you or your client money!
It’s fast, accurate and enables you to locate problems quickly by seeing what the naked eye cannot.
It’s non-destructive – with no more holes needing to be placed in walls to try and locate that elusive leak or to determine if insulation is installed!
Inspections can be performed whilst subject is either under load or during normal operating conditions
Examples of How Thermal Imaging Can Help You
Location of Leaks
Evidence of a leak may be difficult to see with the naked eye and often the source of the leak is difficult to locate without physically removing wall linings or carrying out a destructive investigation. This scenario is common and can easily result in trades people being on site for several hours which of course will cost you more in the long run.
Location of Missing Insulation – Heat Loss Prevention
What you couldn’t see before, you can see now! By investing in a thermal imaging inspection on your insulation, you are providing yourself with an opportunity to save substantially on heat loss, which in turn will reward you financially.
Location of Underfloor Heating
Knowing the exact location of the wiring or hydro pipes for under floor heating is extremely useful when carrying out renovation work. You can concrete cut or re-locate items safely with peace of mind that no damage will be caused to the under floor heating.
If you are buying a property it is important to be aware that the under floor heating is in working order in all areas. Our standard Pre-Purchase Building Inspection includes under floor heating being tested.
Commercial – Preventative Maintenance
Ideal for commercial operators who wish to eliminate the risk of any unexpected and costly downtime caused by equipment failure.
Thermal imaging can provide vital cost effective maintenance solutions by detecting faults such as irregularities with machinery, bearings, electrical systems and water infiltration that could lead to mechanical failure. These can all be diagnosed and repaired prior to causing total equipment failure and unexpected and expensive repair costs.