infrared testing

Can Infrared Testing Reveal as Much as Cutting into a Pipe?

When you can see condensation or feel heat on a pipe, you know something may be wrong inside of it. Cutting into that pipe to discover a potential problem, though, is a serious and costly step. Infrared testing may be a better choice.

Even where no obvious signs of temperature disturbances are visible, problems may still exist under the surface. In situations like this, IR cameras and trained thermographers are invaluable. All objects radiate IR energy, which an IR camera can “see.” The thermographer reads the thermal radiation patterns to determine the condition of a pipe or other material vital to your business.

Doing this right takes a highly-trained thermographer because of thermal reflectivity. Some of the radiation being emitted from the pipe or other components won’t have anything to do with true surface temperature. Thermographers go through extensive training to learn how to identify, understand, evaluate and control this reflective energy. Thermography also requires deep knowledge of physics and environmental factors that influence surface temperatures.

Thermography has two big advantages or other NDT (nondestructive testing) tech:

  •      Speed – thermography is almost instantaneous
  •      In-situ inspection – large areas or a vast number of objects can be tested in a short period of time

Other advantages include:

  •      Environmentally friendly
  •      No destruction of what’s being examined
  •      Major savings in employee compensation, downtime and machinery costs
  •      Can be done day or night

Contact at (888) 925-4404 or via our online form to talk about inspecting your pipes – and saving you money.

Thermal Imaging Survey Building Inspection

Thermal Imaging Survey and Services provided by ICS

Thermal Imaging Survey Building InspectionInfrared Consulting Services Inc. (ICS) is an independent leading thermal imaging survey and services firm all over the world.

When it comes to thermal imaging survey and infrared inspection systems, our thirty five years of experience in thermographic imaging services has earned us an outstading reputation and business in the inspection industry.


We provide wide range of services

Infrared Electrical Systems Survey – Allows for inspection of a large amount of electrical equipment in a short time.
Infrared Roof Moisture Survey – Accurately locate and quantify moisture trapped within commercial roofing assemblies.
Infrared Roof Evaluation Survey – Provides complete documentation of the existing condition of your roofing systems.
Infrared Building Envelope Performance Survey – Detects and records the thermal performance of the wall and window assemblies.
Infrared Wall Moisture Survey – Prevent destruction of structural integrity, mold and insect infestations.
Baseline Infrared Survey – Establish and document the current condition of certain building systems.
High Voltage Electrical Infrared Survey – Promotes safety and reliability of overall power systems.
Infrared Mechanical Systems Survey – Provides the facts regarding the condition of boiler jackets, piping and refractory linings.
Infrared Steam Utilities Survey – Provides information on leaks, blockages and other malfunctions in sub-surface radiant panels and piping.
Boiler And Refractory Infrared Survey – Provides information on leaks, blockages and other malfunctions in sub-surface manifolds and piping.

ICS uses the most advanced thermographic analysis and sensors at the time of operation.

How does Infrared Consulting Services thermal imaging survey help you?

If you’re an owner of a property or a manager of a facility, a thermal imaging survey can have many long-term benefits. Evaluating  problems can protect your real estate investment. Infrared Consulting Services (ICS) analyzes the thermal imaging survey data and helps you to determine every problem and issue related to your building diagnostics or maintenance program. This can help you take action before they become a serious and costly affairs.
Thermal Imaging Survey is a non-destructive, non-invasive inspection process that uses thermographic cameras for testing. These infrared detectors sense and gather the temperature conditions that lie beyond the range of ordinary sight and visible light. In this manner, ICS Thermal Imaging Survey can detect minor to major problems before they grow into expensive hazards.
Infrared Consulting Services has a team of efficient technicians that analyze, evaluate the performance, and security of mechanical as well as electrical systems, roofing and insulation, and steam plants in different industrial areas.

To discuss your infrared imaging inspection requirements with a professionally trained ICS representative, please visit us at or call us Toll Free at 1-888-925-4404.