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Blog #016 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Steady state verses Transient heat transfer.

To be comfortable in using an infrared camera you need to be familiar with two types of heat transfer and three modes of heat transfer.  I’ll talk about the three modes of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation) in a … Continue reading

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Blog #014 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Emissivity affected by angle of incidence.

You’ve heard that the higher the emissivity, the more accurate the temperature reading, right?  Right!  Paint has an emissivity of around 0.95.  Some surfaces are more specular and some are more diffuse.  Glass, for example has a high emissivity, around … Continue reading

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Blog #013 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Will an Infrared camera see …..? It depends!

Thermographers are often asked: “Will an Infrared camera see  ….? Through walls, through clothes, etc?  The answer to these questions is NO.  But some questions cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or “no”.  For example, what if someone asked … Continue reading

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Blog #012 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Equilibrium is your enemy.

The purpose in using a thermal imaging camera in this instance is to identify the unfilled cinder blocks.  The principle is thermal capacitance.  I used my Fluke IR camera at 7am, 10am and 2pm.  This is a south wall and … Continue reading

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