Determining Thermal Condition with Thermal Imaging

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Thermal Imaging is one of the tools that should be used in determining the severity and even in some cases the validity of thermal condition. Once a potential issue has been identified there are a few things that need to be determined. Visually inspect the situation to see if you can identify any issues or…

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Facts to Remember About Electrical Thermal Imaging/IR

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Remember, it’s infrared, IR. Electrical thermal imaging is not some sort of voodoo and is not an x-ray. “If you cannot visually see the item you are trying to shoot then you can’t shoot it.” If people tell you they do not have to remove the covers of electrical equipment to perform this service, this…

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The Truth about Thermal Imaging IR Equipment

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Contrary to what salespeople will try to tell you, there is a difference between results obtained and the amount of false positives and false negatives when comparing different thermal imaging equipment. A $2,000 to $8,000 camera will definitely not provide you with the same level of information and results as the more expensive models ranging…

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“Putting on the Foil Coach” | Thermographic Cookery

Keeping infrared radiation out while cooking potatoes

The age old question of which way to wrap the aluminum foil on your potato (shiny side out or in) before baking it has been answered. It turns out that the answer is “yes”. It actually does not matter which side of the foil faces out for cooking or freezing food. To understand why, an…

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Low Emissivity Surfaces and Their Everyday Uses

Low Emissivity Surfaces

Ever wonder why your to-go coffee cup is made of shiny stainless steel? It’s not just for sanitary reasons. The low emissivity surface that is provided by a polished stainless cup helps to maintain the temperature of your hot or cold beverage. Low Emissivity Surfaces A simple method to help illustrate this is to use…

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Protect New Investments with a Post-Construction Inspection

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As we have said in the past, it is very important to perform a post-construction inspection for quality control. When hiring a properly certified and trained thermographer, with electrical certification (Journeyman or Master Electricians) as well, you are not only getting thermal imaging post-construction inspections, you are also getting a much higher level of QC…

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Make Cuts in Predictive Preventive Maintenance Rates

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During what most would consider tough economic times, which are present in Canada and United States currently, this is definitely not the time for organizations, companies and groups to back away from predictive preventative maintenance. Often, when companies do start cutting predictive preventive maintenance, this reaction is due to mandates from upper management to slash…

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