Tag Archives: Fluke IR camera

Blog #064 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Emissivity? What is it? Is it important?

Every target surface that you point your infrared camera at has a surface characteristic of emissivity.  How’s your comfort level with that subject?  I talked about this a little in blog #015 (Radiosity!  What is it?)  As you might remember, … Continue reading

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Blog #063 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Exercise #4 – insulation detection!

Review Blog #060, #061 & #062 and continue with the exercise. Cool wall cavity areas (darker color) and warmer wood framing (lighter color): Scenario #7 – viewed from the outside during the cooling season (summer) – are the bays insulated? … Continue reading

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Blog #061 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Exercise #2 – insulation detection!

Review Blog #060 and continue with the exercise. Cool wall cavity areas (darker color) and warmer wood framing (lighter color): Scenario #3 – viewed from the outside during the heating season (winter) – is the wall insulated? Scenario #4 – … Continue reading

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Blog #060 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Exercise #1 – insulation detection!

Are you comfortable using your infrared camera to investigate insulation issues?  I’m going to give you a method to determine if the wall is fully insulated or not using your infrared camera.  You start with two basic steps:  Step #1-Identify … Continue reading

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Blog #059 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – NETD. What is it and why is it important?

When shopping for an IR camera one needs to match up certain features of the camera to the investigative needs of the thermographer.  So, we need to understand and look at “camera specifications” which are found in the “spec sheets”.  … Continue reading

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Blog #058 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Why use infrared for home inspections?

To answer that question we have to ask “Why do people choose to get a home inspection before buying a house?”  It’s to reduce the “RISK” factor.  The greater the investment, the greater the risk!  So, a trained home inspector … Continue reading

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Blog #057 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Using IR – Flat roofs verses slanted roofs?

Are you comfortable when you are asked to perform a moisture investigation on a “roof”?  Roofs are notorious for water leaks and highly expensive to repair.  An infrared camera is a great tool for pointing us in the right direction … Continue reading

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Blog #056 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Specular verses Diffuse

The question comes up sometimes about the reflectivity of glass, since it has a high emissivity of .92.  If the emissivity is .92 the reflectivity is .08.  So why can I see my infrared reflection when pointing my infrared camera … Continue reading

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Fluke Thermal CashBack Promotion

Get some relief from the economy and get cash back when you purchase a qualifying Fluke Thermal Imager. $1,000 rebate with purchase of Ti32 or TiR32 Thermal Imager $750 rebate with purchase of Ti29 or TiR29 Thermal Imager $500 rebate … Continue reading

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Fluke Free Hands On Seminars

Want to hear a discussion about the science surrounding the use of infrared cameras for building envelope applications and moisture investigations?  Want to better understand the feature differences in Fluke cameras and the justification for price differences?  Want to get some hands-on … Continue reading

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