Not Just for Spies: How Thermal Imagers Can Be Used Everyday

Not so long ago, thermal imaging software may have seemed the stuff of CSI or James Bond; better linked with spotting Russian agents in the Arctic tundra, or tracing the footprints of a fleeing criminal. And many of those associations even now apply.

The police regularly use thermal imagers to spot the distinctive heat patterns given off by cannabis factories, otherwise hidden within everyday houses or garden sheds..Even so, in recent years the introduction of low-cost, user-friendly technology has seen thermal imaging rolled out across a much wider and perhaps surprising range of industries. As per Mike Berrie’s opinion, easy-to-use thermal imaging technology can be advantageous in measuring, tracking and pinpointing trouble spots that have previously been difficult to find, all at a reasonable cost .

The cabability to spot various locations of heat has security uses more than easily catching bad guys. Banks and other institutes can use thermal images to measure where heat is being lost around security doors – a good indicator of exactly how strongly covered that area is. Similarly, stores and supermarkets can check the gasket seals on cold storage areas (e.g. freezer and chiller cabinets), ensuring their produce remains fresh and they are not using unnecessarily high levels of electricity to keep it so..Until recently, companies would have had to hire expert contractors to perform these types of assessments as the charge of temperature measurement machine – between $40,000 and $60,000 – rendered ownership of the technology very costly.

The advent of cheaper thermal imagers, such as Irisys’s IR16DS, mean not only that these contractors can work more easily, more cheaply and more quickly, but also that non-specialists can purchase their own equipment. The main advantages of cheaper thermal imagers, like Irisys’s IR16DS are they can work more effectively at low costs and very quickly,on top of that that non-specialistscan buy their own equipment .The long term savings are not only clear, but preventative maintenance is a more practical consideration as one does not risk spending large amounts of money only to find out that nothing is wrong…The most interesting thing is that, Thermal imaging can even see uses in your own home. . Now a days cost is our main concern.With times hard for many we’re always on the lookout for extra ways to save a few pennies – and if it can help us go green at the same time, all the better..Thermal imaging can explain to you where your house is dropping the most heat; peer through the viewfinder and notice those houses with inadequate loft insulation lit up like a Christmas tree. If there is an a blockage in your central heating system that will lead to absence of heat to large areas of your house. .Again, thermal imagers can show you the exact location of the blockage and cut down on call out times.. On top of that , they are advantageous in uncovering potentially dangerous electrical faults – always encouraging – and can find areas of excess moisture, assisting you catch damp before it sets in. Spotting electrical faults is also useful in the (literally) high flying world of aerospace engineering.

The applications of temperature measurement equipment manage additional industries as diverse as water treatment, research and development, transport, biotechnology, ceramics and even brewing. Definitely not the stuff of science fiction any longer; thermal imagers are hot.

If you work in an industry where you require cheap thermal imagers, then consider the IR16DS. It is available for order from MITSCO, along with a variety of other thermal imaging hardware.


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