Tag Archives: thermography

Blog #047 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL –What is the difference in a night vision scope and an IR camera?

A night vision scope is not the same thing as a thermal imaging camera, although Hollywood seems to get them confused sometimes.  On the electromagnetic spectrum the energy waves in the visible light bandwidth run from 0.4 microns to 0.7 … Continue reading

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Blog #046 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Why can’t my infrared camera see through glass?

Have you ever asked the question “Why can’t my infrared camera see through glass”?  First of all, let’s appreciate that IR cameras do not “see through” things.  The detectors in thermal imaging cameras “receive” energy waves that come from the … Continue reading

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Blog #041 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Thermography – your augmented product!

There was a book written in the 80’s by Theodore Levitt called “The Marketing Imagination”.  He was renowned as the Harvard Business School’s “guru of marketing”.  Why am I mentioning this man and his book to you?  Because our success … Continue reading

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Blog #040 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL –Buying a camera? What to look for!

The purpose of this series of blogs has been to raise your comfort level in thermography regardless of which brand of camera you are using.  But I get a lot of questions about how to select a good IR camera … Continue reading

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Blog #039 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – What information should I collect?

When you are back at the office with your images downloaded to the computer it’s time to analyze, interpret  and write your report supporting your interpretation.  Is it missing insulation or not?  Is it a moisture issue or not?  Certain … Continue reading

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Blog #035 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Black body verses gray body verses non-gray body

As I have mentioned before, if you are going to use your thermal imaging camera in a professional manner it will be important for you to go through a training course, such as the one I teach in Sacramento.  It’s … Continue reading

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FREE TRAINING SEMINARS

For your information you can receive some FREE training in using thermal imaging cameras for building diagnostics.  I will be teaching a one day class for PG&E in San Jose June 7th  and I’ll be giving 5 half day seminars … Continue reading

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Blog #034 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Water condensation – a temperature related phenomenon

As we have discussed, your thermal imaging camera is not a “moisture meter”.  We use the infrared camera to locate “areas of investigation”.  However, there is a condition where the infrared camera can possibly point to moisture issues.  I’m talking … Continue reading

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Blog #032 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Exercise #6 – insulation detection!

Review blog #31 and continue with the exercises. As you view the wall with your infrared camera in the blue/red palette you see the following image.  Cool wall cavity areas (darker color) and warmer framing (lighter color). Scenario #11 – … Continue reading

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Blog #031 – Your THERMOGRAPHY COMFORT LEVEL – Exercise #5 – insulation detection!

In Blog #22 (Feb 21, 2011) I said: “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.  … Continue reading

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