Many things in life either give heat off or absorb heat from their surroundings. The way this heat disperses can tell you a lot about what’s going on behind the scenes, especially in a commercial building. This is why thermographic imaging services are often used to determine the structural integrity of a building, as well as to identify issues that may be hidden to the naked eye. Understanding how a thermal imaging inspection works can help you determine if it’s the right step for you.
A Special Lens
If you look at the world around you, you won’t see heat sources. Everything is a specific color based on the way it bends the light. However, when you look at the same objects through the special lens of thermographic imaging equipment, everything tells a much different story. You will see varying shades of blue, green, red and yellow, along with a spectrum of colors in between. The blues and greens indicate cooler temperatures, while reds and yellows indicate the presence of heat. It is only through a special thermographic lens you can see these colors and interpret what they mean.
How It Works
When you aim the thermographic imaging equipment at an object, the thermogram, or depiction of the temperature ranges, is measured and translated into electrical impulses. These electrical impulses are then sent to the signal-processing unit of the machine, which consists of a circuit board that contains a dedicated chip. This chip effectively translates the impulses and shares them on the unit’s display in a pattern of colors that is easy to read. This technology can be used in any condition, even in complete darkness, unlike night vision goggles that also use a form of infrared technology.
What Is It Used For?
Thermographic imaging services can be used for a number of applications, including identifying heating leaks in your business, locating water leaks, measuring the energy efficiency of a building and determining whether there are electrical or insulation issues present. You may wish to get a thermal imaging inspection as part of the typical inspection process associated with buying a business building. It can also be used to make repairs faster and more efficient.
Thermographic imaging is an easy way to measure the temperature of any given object, including entire homes and business buildings. This technology can provide a number of benefits and is useful in helping to find problems so they can be fixed before serious issues occur or to assess the integrity of a building before making a purchase. When you request thermographic imaging services, you can rest easy your business is in good condition at the end of the inspection and after any repairs have been made.
If you’re looking for a company to help with your thermographic imaging needs, contact us. We have the equipment and expertise required to complete the process quickly and efficiently.