Infrared Thermal House Scan Auckland November 26th, 2009
Do you live in Auckland? An infrared thermal house scan is the lastest home inspection type that could reveal a whole new side of your home that you didn’t know existed!
After reading Aucklands biggest thermal imaging news website (findaleak.co.nz), you can quickly see what the benefits of an infrared scan inspection are. The question is, once you know what the IR camera can detect, would you buy a home without it?
New residents to NZ are the ones who usually get caught out, because they arrive here and don’t realise there is a major issue going on with buildings built in the ‘leaky home era’. A building inspection company who does not do moisture testing or infrared scanning of homes could potentially miss obvious signs of leaks… and that’s a problem. Why don’t people get infrared scans in addition to a building inspector?
Simple… they don’t want to spend too much money on proper research because the house is already going to cost them enough money. Hah? Sorry, but that is a crazy way of thinking. If you are reading this message and are about to buy a house in Auckland, you should seriously consider taking a look at the website mentioned above to see the real benefits of an infrared thermal scan.
Thermal Imaging Applications and Uses November 19th, 2009
Infrared thermal imaging applications vary, depending on what feild you choose to specialise in. The most exciting part about having so many different applications and uses for a thermal imaging camera, is that you can test all kinds of hot spots and problems across all kinds of industries.
Here’s some of the most popular applications for Infrared thermal cameras in New Zealand…
Home infrared imaging scans, Infrared leaky building testing, Infrared thermal leak detection, Home inspections for heat loss and energy testing, Infrared moisture detection, Detect signs of leaky buildings, Thermographic infrared electrical survey companies, General leak detection applications.
You can even use thermal imaging on horses! (equine thermography).
There are so many ideas and applications to use a thermal infrared camera for… everything around you emits heat, and an IR camera can really be effective to detect the slightest of temperature change.
Maybe you have a conveyor belt in your commercial building? One of the popular applications for infrared inspections is detecting overheating bearings in motors if they aren’t lubricated correctly… this is a very effective way to detect problems in advance.
The sky is the limit with many different applications for thermal imaging… literally! You have most likely seen infrared from the bottom of helicopters chasing stolen cars or people? They use infrared imaging for just about everything these days… breast thermography… monitoring volcanoes etc etc.
What a great tool! Here’s a photo of a liquid leak into a river as seen from above.
Infrared Thermal Imaging Training Courses – New Zealand November 8th, 2009
Infrared thermal imaging training courses New Zealand… Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, NZ Wide.
Are you considering using a thermal imaging camera in your business, job or a business opportunity? The science behind thermal imaging is very interesting, and once you know how a thermal imaging camera works, then you’ll quickly see there are many different ways to use them.
The thermal imaging courses in NZ usually will teach level 1 and level 2. The bulk of the courses are based on the theory of how the infrared camera works, and what it’s actually detecting (Heat radiation). There is more to the thermography business than initially meets the eye… it’s not just a matter of picking up the camera then ‘going for it’, you need to be able to interpret the images so the client gets what they are paying for!
More information here… http://findaleak.co.nz/thermal-imaging-training-courses-nz-infrared-thermography
You also need to way up what the cost of a thermal imaging camera is based on the application you need it for. For example, thermal imaging cameras on the bottom of a helicopter are going to cost more than a camera needed to detect electrical faults in switchboard.
Click the link above for further details on the advantages of a thermal imaging camera.
Thermal Imaging Images November 8th, 2009
Are you interested to see different thermal imaging images?
A thermal imaging camera has various applications which it can be used for, and there are a variety of different quality thermal images available online, depending on the thermal sensivity of the camera, in conjunction with the experience of the thermographer.
Different types of thermal imaging include:
Infrared images of leak – Here’s a great website with different thermal photos
Electrical thermal imaging thermographic surveys
Equine thermal images (Horse thermal imaging)
and many many more!
Thermal imaging images can be highly detailed and reveal all kinds of hidden issues that you simply can’t see. Take a good look at the thermal imaging website mentioned above for further ideas about how thermal imaging cameras work.
Thermal Imaging Information NZ May 15th, 2008
Are you looking for free thermal imaging information in NZ with practical examples and photos?
There’s an interesting thermal imaging website now available full of free information that covers examples of infrared results of moisture inspections on NZ homes. You can view this information at findaleak.co.nz .
If you haven’t investigated the option of an infrared scan on your home, it’s certainly worth reading up what it’s all about.
Thermal Imaging Should be the #1 Priority for Home Buyers! April 4th, 2008
If you are considering buying a home in NZ, or need a home checked for moisture, please read the following first.
Infrared thermal imaging could make all the difference between buying a financial disaster, and a home that is healthy for you and your family.
You only need to read the NZ Herald to see the sad stories of home owners who ‘jumped the gun’ and forgot to get a moisture inspection before buying their home. Hiring a CERTIFIED thermal imaging company as part of your pre-purchase process when buying your next home could be a wise thing to.
Most Kiwi’s these days seem to get both a building inspection and an infrared moisture inspection for nothing more than a peace of mind. The purpose of infrared is that it can detect tiny variations of the surface temperature difference on a wall or ceiling in a home.
Infrared cameras allow us to see what the human eye can not see!
Infrared Thermography NZ April 4th, 2008
Thermal imaging thermography… What is it?
When we view a thermal imaging photo, it’s important to understand that a thermal imaging camera can not see through walls. What the camera sees is infrared radiation that both you and I can not see.
The IR camera has a detector within the camera that converts the electromagnetic wavelengths into a visual imagine on the visual monitor. The camera operator, also know as a ‘thermographer’ will then get a good indication of were any ‘thermal anomalies’ on the object being imaged are. Please note: All objects around us emit heat energy… even if it’s cold, so thermography is great for a wide range of applications.
In the case of an infrared moisture inspection on a home, a CERTIFIED thermographer will be able to identify areas of concern that may need further investigation. Your thermographer should also carry a moisture meter to confirm any abnormal patterns that are identified with the thermal imager.
Other Uses for Thermal Imaging
To detect electrical faults
To detect mechanical exceptions
In NZ we have moisture and damp issues… we all know that, so if you’re buying a home, it only makes logical sense to get a moisture inspection prior to purchase. Thermography could be a great option for this type of application.