What is Thermal Imaging?
Thermal Imaging cameras use an infrared detector to simultaneously measure thousands of temperature points. These temperature points are then assigned a colour based on their temperature, normally cooler colours like black and blue and assigned to colder temperatures and lighter colours such as yellow, orange and red to hotter termperatures.
How does it work?
Thermal Imaging cameras use optical lenses to detect incoming infrared radiation which is then processed and displayed as a thermopraphic picture. This picture contains radiometric data which can be analysed to provide both qualitative and quantitative data.
Our Thermal Imaging cameras measure and provide 76,800 unique temperature measurements in each thermal image. Analysis of these images can provide a wide range of information ranging from immediate risks to areas that should be focus to preventative maintenance.
- Non contact – we do not have to touch the items that we are surveying.
- No shutdown required. We are able to survey assets whilst they are up and running. There is no requirement to shut them down.
- Inspections often reveal problems in the initial stages. This allows them to be remedied before components fail and cause fire or business downtime.
- Accurate – our cameras measure to a fraction of a degree.
- Surveying equipment that is not PAT Tested – there are a wide range of items such as server racks and three phase equipment that are never subjected to electrical testing because it is often impractical to shut them down. Thermal Imaging surveys can often pick up problems that have in the past gone unnoticed.
- Condition Monitoring – Thermal Images can be compared to previous images to check for signs of deterioration and to allow maintenance to take place at a scheduled time.
- Compliance – we can supply fully detailed thermal imaging reports to demonstrate your compliance.