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Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

You guys definitely did your homework this time—or was the image just that easy to figure out?  Probably the second one

Answer: Image is of a loose electrical connection due to vibration. The connection is actually part of the electrical interconnect for an elevator system!

Great job to everyone [...]

Teaser Infrared Image - What is it?

What is this image showing and what is it telling you?

Leave your answer in the comments section, and check back on Thursday for the answer!

Effects of Wind on IR Images

To understand the effect of wind or forced convection on a surface, we need to understand the basic movement of heat transfer.  Thermal energy always moves from hot to cold—unless there is an outside force that changes the natural movement of heat energy.

Whether you are observing an object outside or inside your plant or your [...]

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

Great feedback this time!  Here’s the answer…

Answer: Image is of an insulation void in a ceiling structure! Customer is experiencing severe ice dams on roof edges due to the effects of interior thermal energy penetrating the roofing structure, warming the outside material and melting the snow.  The snow melt runs down to the [...]

Did You Know...

Original versions of thermal imagers displayed thermal images through the use of black and white cathode ray tubes (CRTs)! Permanent records were possible with photographs or magnetic tape.

So, did you know?

Teaser Infrared Image - What is it?

What is this image showing and what is it telling you?

Leave your answer in the comments section, and check back on Friday for the answer!

Focus, Focus, Focus--Why Focus is So Important

If we think about visual photography for a minute, what comes to mind when you have a picture that is not in focus? Can you pick out the details that are important to you, does it look good, and can you see the trees from the forest? Generally we toss those bad, out [...]

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

Thanks for waiting…

Answer: The image is showing a shaft with parallel bearings connecting a triple belt pulley system to a blower system! One bearing set is elevated nearly 20 degrees F showing a potential problem which could be lack of lubrication, bearing wear or misalignment. In this case we injected lubrication and [...]

Level and Span--a Definition

In thermography, “Span” refers to the difference between the high and low temperature settings on an infrared image.

“Level” is the mid-point of that span.

Let me use an example to help further explain this.

All Fluke thermal imagers can be set to either auto or manual span control. In the auto mode, the camera [...]

Teaser Infrared Image - What is it?

What is this image showing and what is it telling you?

Leave your answer in the comments section, and check back on Thursday for the answer!