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Infrared Inspections of Spandrel Glass Panels

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:42:42 -0500

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, 11 Feb 2018 16:15:55 -0500

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, 05 Feb 2018 17:21:16 -0500

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, 03 Feb 2018 10:57:04 -0500

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, 01 Feb 2018 14:31:05 -0500

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, 29 Jan 2018 06:04:07 -0500

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, 22 Jan 2018 06:42:30 -0500

As infrared technology has advanced, radiometers have become a common tool for many maintenance technicians and mechanics.

Wind as an Error Source

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:36:32 -0500

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, 07 Jan 2018 09:23:48 -0500

“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 Jan 2018 11:16:28 -0500

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 Jan 2018 10:34:58 -0500

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, 29 Dec 2017 07:18:06 -0500

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, 23 Dec 2017 10:57:04 -0500

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, 17 Dec 2017 10:15:56 -0500

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, 10 Dec 2017 14:43:48 -0500

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, 03 Dec 2017 09:59:19 -0500

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, 01 Dec 2017 15:31:42 -0500

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.

Infrared Inspections to Detect Latent Moisture

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:43:06 -0500

As interest in building remediation has increased, thermography has become a common tool for helping to detect moisture damage. Knowing when and how to conduct an infrared inspection is key to success

Thanksgiving Safety Tip

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:06:22 -0500

When it comes to heat transfer and safety, thermographers traditionally think of the workplace. With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, neither of these topics should be overlooked when it comes to preparing the holiday feast.

12 Graduate Level I Thermography Course

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:52:50 -0500

West Windsor, NJ November 15, 2017 – Twelve men and women from across the US recently completed the Level I Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer®training course.

Checking IR Equipment Calibration

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:35:31 -0500

Equipment calibration can have a significant impact on the accuracy of infrared temperature measurement. In this Tip we discuss a simple technique for checking the accuracy of imaging and non-imaging radiometers.

Does Thermography Really Save Time and Money?

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 10:05:23 -0500

“Thermography saves time and money” is a statement frequently associated with thermal imaging. In this Tip, we discuss the accuracy of this popular claim.

Note These Causes of Motor Failure

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:12:35 -0400

Brushing up on Important Root Causes Now can Prevent Headaches Later.

Easier Than A, B, C

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:51:42 -0400

When performing infrared inspections of electrical distribution systems, many people identify the individual phases of polyphase circuits as A, B, and C; others frequently use 1, 2, and 3.

An Emittance Greater Than 1.0 ?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:25:26 -0400

According to the laws of physics, only a perfect blackbody may have Emittance of 1.0. Although the E value of real objects must be less than 1.0, some radiometers allow entry of E values exceeding 1.0. The following describes how these radiometers achieve the impossible.

IR Imaging for Checking Tank Levels

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:06:34 -0400

For many facilities, obtaining accurate product level information for tanks and silos is critical for effective inventory management and safety. Under the right conditions, a thermal imager can quickly indicate product levels and serve as a cross reference for calibrating level indicators.

Using a Blower Door During an IR Inspection

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:29:33 -0400

Data obtained during infrared inspections can often be improved by incorporating other tools. When it comes to building inspections, a blower door can be useful in detecting air leakage sites and helping to gauge the airtightness of a building.

Non-Destructive Testing of Steam Traps

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:46:35 -0400

With green awareness at an all-time high, facility managers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to save money and energy while reducing their company’s carbon footprint.

Calculating the Value of an Electrical Hotspot

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 08:15:25 -0400

What is the financial liability of a hotspot within an electrical system? Probably less than you think since electrical hotspots waste surprisingly little energy even when operating at high temperatures.

The Myth Behind IFOV Values

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:53:57 -0400

A specification commonly provided for thermal imagers is Instantaneous Field of View or IFOV. Many people mistakenly believe that IFOV values provide meaningful information about a thermal imager’s performance.

Change Routes with the Season

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:29:20 -0400

Traditionally, many facilities perform infrared inspections on an annual basis. While this approach may detect deficiencies within operating systems, systems not under load due to seasonal or operational conditions cannot be effectively inspected.

Point Radiometers & Spot Measurement Size

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:39:23 -0400

With awareness of infrared technology at an all time high, point radiometers have become a common tool in many areas. Frequently, knowledge of proper operation lags behind instrument popularity. Understanding how spot measurement size affects accuracy is imperative to collecting meaningful data.

Infrared Inspections of Lightning Arrestors

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 10:21:03 -0400

Infrared thermography is a proven technology for detecting defects in electrical circuits that are under load. Thermal imaging can also be used to detect defective lightning arrestors that are leaking current to ground.

Are Electrical Switchgear Surveys Still the “Low-Hanging Fruit” of Infrared Thermography?

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:58:25 -0400

This paper discusses the market forces, insurance requirements, government regulations and risk management thinking that are changing the electrical testing industry in general, and the electrical infrared testing application in particular.

School’s Open – Drive Carefully

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:00:54 -0400

By early September, over 55 million children across the United States will head back to school.

Blinded by the Light

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:36:21 -0400

While it is often interesting to use a thermal imager to view ordinary objects, imaging the sun, arc welders and similarly hot objects should be avoided unless your imager has been built specifically for these applications.

Imager Operational Check Prior to Inspections

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:02:54 -0400

Many infrared applications standards require that infrared test equipment be within calibration prior to the conduct of an inspection.

Temperature Limits for Drive Belts

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 16:59:25 -0400

Temperature is frequently used to gauge the condition of motors and power transmission equipment. In this Tip, we discuss the effect of heat on flexible drive belts and temperature limits for them.

Pricing Infrared Inspection Services

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 08:54:54 -0400

A well-known Zen riddle is, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” A perpetual thermographer’s enigma is, “What are infrared inspection services worth?” This week’s Tip addresses some key considerations when evaluating prices for infrared inspection services.

Infrared Inspections of UPS Systems

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:36:09 -0400

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems are commonly found in facilities where reliable electrical power is critical. Infrared inspections can play a key role in maintaining these crucial systems.

Post Processing Thermal Images

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:42:46 -0400

Post processing of thermal images is a common practice for many thermographers. While image processing may provide a measure of convenience for some, it can have significant drawbacks.

Roof Inspections – Solar Reflectance versus IR Reflectance

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:57:04 -0400

Energy and environmental concerns have caused many facility owners to look to their roofing systems for ways to conserve energy. Modern roofing systems known as ‘cool roofs’ can provide savings; however, they can present challenges for thermographers who inspect them.

Ensuring Accurate Measurements with Point Radiometers

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:18:38 -0400

Point radiometers, also known as infrared thermometers, have become a common tool in a variety of workplaces. Portability and instantaneous results are two of the many benefits that these instruments provide.

Making Your Own Blackbody Simulator

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 10:54:47 -0400

Blackbody simulators are essential tools for checking the calibration of infrared imagers and radiometers. One alternative to purchasing a blackbody simulator is to make your own.

Using Tmax Corrected Formula to Prioritize Electrical Exceptions

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:38:35 -0400

For decades, temperature measurement has been used to gauge the operating condition of electrical components.

Infrared Training – Why it Isn’t All the Same

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:42:51 -0400

With interest in thermography at an all-time high, more people are seeking training and certification. When comparing infrared course offerings, many mistakenly assume that all training and certification courses are the same.

Warm Lighting Circuit Breakers

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 08:40:49 -0400

When performing infrared inspections of branch circuit panels, lighting circuits will often appear warmer than adjacent circuits. If adjacent circuits are lightly loaded, the warmer circuits may be indicative of a normal condition or they may represent a more serious condition.

Does Thermography Really Save Time and Money?

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 09:14:56 -0400

Whether you work as a professional thermographer or are setting up an in-house infrared inspection program, it is important to accurately represent the benefits of thermography to prospects or peers. Failure to do so can lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment.

Steam Trap Inspection Basics Using Ultrasound

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:05:36 -0400

High energy prices and global competition dictate a need to reduce energy waste and improve system efficiencies whenever possible.

Protecting Yourself in the Sun - Part 2

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:20:27 -0400

Most people have experienced the discomfort of sunburn at one time or another. Few tend to realize that unprotected exposure to the Sun increases one’s risk of developing skin cancer which can be fatal.

Protecting Yourself in the Sun – Part 1

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:22:03 -0400

With the height of Summer, many thermographers focus their attention on the discomfort associated with heat and humidity.

Building Envelope Inspections – Which Way Do We Go?

Sun, 14 May 2017 09:54:47 -0400

Infrared inspections of building envelopes have many uses. Of paramount importance is a logical inspection route that covers all subject areas and provides report data that can be easily followed.

16 Achieve Level I Certification

Wed, 10 May 2017 06:33:20 -0400

West Windsor, NJ May 9, 2017 – Sixteen men and women from across the US recently completed the Level I Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer®training course.

Tornado Safety

Sun, 07 May 2017 08:40:38 -0400

With the onset of warm weather, tornado season has arrived. In an average year, tornadoes in the US cause 80 fatalities and 1500 injuries. Knowing what to do before and during a tornado is crucial for survival.

Temperatures: Measure Thrice At Least…Before Reporting Once

Mon, 01 May 2017 06:18:44 -0400

A measurement of any kind has error. Carpenters know this well and they often measure twice before cutting once.

Determining Maximum Operating Temperature for Motors

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:32:02 -0400

Operating temperature can have a significant impact on the service life of operating electric motors. Accurately determining maximum operating temperature for motors is critical for setting temperature limits.

Infrared Inspections of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:48:42 -0400

Excess heating is often a sure sign of defective electrical equipment; however, the absence of heat can also be a sign of component failure.

Measuring and Compensating for Reflected Temperature – Part 2

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:28:51 -0400

Non-contact thermometry provides a means for rapidly measuring object temperatures. To ensure measurement accuracy, all error sources must be considered and properly addressed.

Measuring and Compensating for Reflected Temperature – Part 1

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:55:53 -0400

Non-contact thermometry provides a means for rapidly measuring object temperatures. To ensure measurement accuracy, all error sources must be considered and properly addressed.

Using Voltage Drop Measurements

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 09:47:35 -0400

Accurate confirmation of thermal data is a critical step when performing infrared inspections of energized electrical systems. In this Tip we discuss an advanced verification technique known as a voltage drop measurement.

The Use of Thermal Imaging as a Diagnostic Tool for Hydraulic Systems

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:37:30 -0400

Hydraulic systems are an integral part of many mobile and fixed machines. Because hydraulic components generate heat during normal operation, they are excellent subjects for thermal imaging.

How to Use Spot Size Ratios

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:28:04 -0400

With awareness of infrared technology at an all time high, point radiometers have become a common tool in a wide variety of industries. Understanding how to properly apply spot size values is imperative for accurate temperature measurement.

Training and Equipment: Which First?

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:55:22 -0400

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Put the horse before the cart.” When it comes to thermography, many people put the cart in front of the proverbial horse by buying infrared equipment before obtaining proper training.

Notice of Copyright

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:47:58 -0400

Every thermographer should know that an image which bears the symbol © (the letter C in a circle) is claimed to be copyrighted, and be interested to learn that although original infrared images and videos can be registered with the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress, no publication or registration or other action such as placing a notice of copyright on the image is legally required.

The 3 Most Important Questions

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:58:00 -0500

Thermal anomalies are not always as obvious as one might expect. Often, subtle thermal differences can be indicative of major problems. Because infrared thermography is a visual inspection technique, its effectiveness relies on the observation skills of the thermographer.

The FLIR One Infrared Imaging Radiometer and Marine Surveying

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:21:49 -0500

In 2003 Jack started applying infrared thermal imaging to Marine Surveying using a FLIR model E2 imaging radiometer. While the imager measured temperature, it initially did not save images in a format that could be analyzed with post processing.

How to Calculate Transmittance

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:24:36 -0500

Windows are semi-transparent materials placed between an object and an infrared instrument to separate conditioned from unconditioned spaces.

How to Calculate Emittance

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:51:25 -0500

Utilizing correct emittance values is imperative for accurate non-contact temperature measurements. Knowing how to accurately calculate emittance values can help to ensure the accuracy of infrared temperature measurements.

A Hidden Danger in Electrical Systems

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:37:02 -0500

Although thermography is a non-contact test, preparing for an infrared inspection of electrical equipment often requires manual preparation of switchgear components.

IR/INFO 2017 a Huge Success

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:33:24 -0500

Burlington, NJ February 6, 2017 – Infraspection Institute’s annual IR/INFO conference was recently held in Orlando, FL.IR/INFO 2017 marks the 28th anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium, and technology expo.

Why Headers Appear Cool

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 15:53:09 -0500

In business, it is frequently said that cooler heads prevail. When performing infrared inspections of building interiors, window and door headers are often more prevalent.

Leveraging Thermal Imaging for Gas Detection

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:19:11 -0500

Infrared (IR) cameras have a long history in the industrial world, from security / surveillance to predictive maintenance applications in electrical and mechanical environments.

Selecting an IR Training Firm

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:36:24 -0500

As thermography has gained in popularity, the demand for training services has also increased. Since operator training can have a profound effect on the success of an infrared program, obtaining quality training is of paramount importance.

Infrared Inspection of Load Break Elbows

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:48:37 -0500

Load break elbows are a common feature on shielded cables. Thermography may be used to provide evidence of loose or deteriorated connections associated with these connectors.

Why Building Corners Appear Cool

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:16:30 -0500

When performing infrared inspections of framed buildings from the interior, thermographers often note that corners appear at a different temperature.

Why Imagers & Radiometers Disagree

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 10:03:32 -0500

As the awareness of non-contact temperature measurement has increased, spot radiometers have become common tools in the workplace. Discrepancies frequently arise when temperatures taken with spot radiometers are compared to temperatures obtained with an imaging radiometer.

Medical Thermography: A Guide to Establishing Your Own Medical Imaging Center

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 10:00:13 -0500

Medical Thermography has been around for several decades with varying degrees of positive and negative promotion, research, and support.

Understanding Radiance

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 10:02:53 -0500

Keeping it simple is a principle for effective communications. When it comes to infrared thermography, oversimplification can be detrimental when it leads to confusion or misunderstandings.

Our Most Important Tip

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:48:35 -0500

With the end of the year upon us, we wish to follow in the grand tradition of saving our best for last. In this Tip of the Week, we address some of the most important issues facing predictive maintenance professionals.

Holiday Wishes

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 10:16:58 -0500

It is hard to believe that another year has passed and the holiday season is once again upon us. With this Tip, we invite our readers to share a favorite memory as we celebrate the season.

Video Output – A Useful Feature on Thermal Imagers

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:11:42 -0500

Purchasers of thermal imagers are often faced with the challenge of which features to look for on new equipment. For some, a video output jack can be a particularly useful feature.

Using IR Inspections to Help Prepare for Heating Season

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:58:14 -0500

For many facilities the beginning of autumn means that heating season is just around the corner. Infrared inspections can help point out the types of energy liabilities that can account for significant waste.

InterNACHI Approves IR/INFO Conference for Continuing Education of its Members

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:01:36 -0500

Denver, CO December 2, 2016 – The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) has approved Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO 2017 Conference for 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Infrared Thermography Goes Underground: How a Major Metropolitan Subway is Using Thermal Imaging to Help Improve Reliability

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:15:29 -0500

Moving more than 5 million people per day over almost 850 miles of track is a daily challenge for one of America’s largest metropolitan subway systems. Reliability and safety are top priorities for a transportation system that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Infrared Inspections of Roofs Containing Foam Insulation

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:45:11 -0500

You can’t believe everything you hear. This can be especially true when it comes to performing infrared inspections on flat roofs that contain closed cell foam insulation.

Thanksgiving Safety Tip

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:59:05 -0500

When it comes to heat transfer and safety, thermographers traditionally think of the workplace. With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, neither of these topics should be overlooked when it comes to preparing the holiday feast.

Autumn Driving Tips

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:13:57 -0500

It’s that time of year when brightly colored trees remind us that Autumn is upon us. Taking a few precautions can help to make driving safer by addressing challenges unique to the fall season.

Standards for Infrared Thermography

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 12:53:43 -0500

As thermography has matured, standards have appeared governing the conduct of infrared inspections and the proper use of infrared test equipment.

The Yin and Yang of Availability

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:43:22 -0400

The principle of Yin and Yang is based on the belief that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites.

How to Calculate Emittance

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:33:57 -0400

Utilizing correct emittance values is imperative for accurate non-contact temperature measurements. Knowing how to accurately calculate emittance values can help to ensure the accuracy of infrared temperature measurements.

Infraspection Institute Announces Release of Updated Standards for 2016

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:32:29 -0400

Burlington, NJ October 28, 2016 – Infraspection Institute has announced the release of updated versions of its popular series of Standards for infrared thermography. All eleven Standards have been revised to keep abreast of technological and industry changes.

Preparing for IR Inspections of Electrical Systems

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:56:45 -0400

Perhaps the most common application for infrared thermography is PdM inspections of electrical distribution systems. However, in focusing on the inspection, many overlook the critical step of properly preparing for the inspection.

Autumn is the Time for Steam Trap Testing

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:10:04 -0400

With the onset of seasonably cooler weather, autumn is the time to prepare your steam system for the upcoming heating season. Testing your steam traps before the season begins can help to pinpoint costly leaks before the heating season begins.

The Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:14:03 -0400

Don’t be surprised if the courts divert your next lawsuit to mediation or to non-binding arbitration. Since the trend toward alternative dispute resolution cuts costs for the court as well as for the parties, it shows no sign of slowing.

Ladder Safety - Part 2

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:35:07 -0400

For many thermographers, ladders provide a means for accessing remote areas and equipment. In this week’s Tip we cover safety tips applicable to extension ladders.

Calculate the Impact of Unreliability on Sales

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:20:21 -0400

While most acknowledge that unreliable operation is costly at the plant level, the impact, when projected to sales, is enormous.

Ladder Safety - Part 1

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:44:50 -0400

For many thermographers, ladders provide a means for accessing remote areas and equipment. Taking the time to use ladders properly can help to prevent serious or fatal injuries.

FLIR Announces FLIR RSX-F Thermal Fire Sensor for Rail Coaches

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:08:07 -0400

WILSONVILLE, OR — (Marketwired) — 09/20/16 — FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the FLIR RSX-F intelligent sensor for advanced fire detection inside rail coaches.

Autumn IR Inspections to Assess Roof Condition

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:25:12 -0400

With parts of the US experiencing record setting heat, it is hard to think about winter. For many, autumn provides a perfect opportunity to conduct infrared inspections of flat roofs to help ensure that they are ready for the upcoming colder months.

Alternatives to Thermal Images

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:52:36 -0400

Using thermograms to document exceptions is a time-tested common practice in thermography. At times, this practice can be cumbersome and confusing, especially with large structures.