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2010 Trade Show Schedule - Where Fluke Thermography Will Be!

*We’ve updated this list with all our 2010 events*

Can you believe it’s April already?  So far, Fluke has had an extremely busy 2010 and judging by the look of this trade show itinerary—it only gets busier. Watch out for Fluke coming to a town near you!

Reliability 2.0, Weston FL, April […]

Teaser Infrared Image- What is it?

Might be another easy one…but we want to see how your creative mind works!  What is this image showing and what is it telling you?

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

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

Feels good to be back and read all of your guesses—especially Dan’s! Here’s the answer…

Answer: Image is of a warm electrical connection due to corrosion at the connection. It’s actually an electrical connection going into a vintage mechanical relayed elevator.  The connection shown is also located in an unconditioned space on […]

Teaser Infrared Image- What is it?

Since there was no Teaser Image last week, we’re back with an image that may—or may not—make you ponder.  What is this image showing and what is it telling you?

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

Discovering Ice Dams using a Thermal Imager

by John Pratten, Fluke Thermography, Plymouth MN

We had quite an interesting winter here in Minnesota this past year and because of the combination of snow and temperature, we had the perfect environment for some pretty good ice dams—if you lacked the proper ventilation and insulation in your attic or roof structure.

I recently visited a […]

Planning to do a Thermal Inspection: Steps to Prepare You and Your Thermal Imager!

by John Pratten, Fluke Thermography, Plymouth MN

There are some simple but important things to think about prior to getting into your car to head for your first appointment, or walking across the plant floor to the first asset you need to scan.  At first glance, you may see these steps as totally obvious and […]

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

This week’s image was a trick image…

Answer: Image is of a working steam trap—more specifically a “JWP” working steam trap (named after our very own Fluke employee ;))!

I know…evil, right?  We just like to have a little fun.  But I know a lot of you must be wondering–why the temperature differences?  Here’s an explanation:

The basic […]

Thermography Terms Explained: FOV, IFOV, IFOVmeasurement

Let’s define a few important acronyms that I am sure everyone has seen on infrared camera specification sheets, but may not understand very well:   FOV, IFOV, and IFOVmeasurement.

These are not just any acronyms—these describe very important performance specifications of your thermal imager.  It is important to understand not only what they mean, but what impact […]

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!

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

So, ALL of you guessed right (surprise, surprise!), and here’s both the infrared and visible light image:

Answer: Image is of the Olympic Flame in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games! The infrared image is cool, but I think for this week I dig the visible light image more […]