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ACI Home Performance Conference 2010 -- Highlights from Fluke!

We had an awesome time at this year’s Home Performance Conference hosted by ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.).  Met some great people, understood what users liked and didn’t like about thermal imaging products & services, had fun with our demo house, took tons of great pictures—and enjoyed the beautiful Texas weather!

Now that we’re back, we’d like [...]

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

Seems like not too many wanted to guess this image…

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Answer: Image is of a misaligned belt from a packaging assembly line, which caused pressure on the small roller bearing. Taken by Fluke employee, John Pratten, he noticed an elevated temperature on one of the alignment bearings during a normal scan [...]

Standards & Written Inspection Procedures---Recipes for Thermal Inspection Success!

Written inspection procedures are essential to produce high-quality results.  For example, trying to bake a cake without a recipe would be much more difficult than having a recipe to follow—so, therefore, written inspection procedures can be referred to as “recipes for success.”

While they are an investment, creating these “recipes for success” does not need to [...]

Teaser Infrared Image - What is it?

This is probably an easy one for you all, but hopefully we zoomed in enough to make you second guess yourselves!

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

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

Some pretty spot-on answers this week—love the analysis and imagination!

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Answer: Image is of water discharge being pumped from the power plant into the neighboring river! This image was taken at a coal-fired power plant in Minnesota, by our very own Rick Maday.  He stood on top of a 15-story furnace [...]

Safety in the Workplace -- How to be a Smart Thermographer

A portion of any certification program is the awareness of the inherent dangers of thermography and the techniques and skills needed to ensure safety in the workplace. Common sense dictates much of what constitutes safe work practice, but special precautions often apply to a specific application. For example, thermographers who inspect electrical systems [...]

Teaser Infrared Image - What is it?

Hope you enjoy this week’s teaser—more of a cool image than one to diagnose—but guess away!

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

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

I guess our “tank” comment was a little obvious…but what was inside the tank—not so much.

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Answers: Image is of a tank—however, contrary to what most of you guessed, it is filled with cement powder! The image is from our very own, John Pratten, which was taken at 9:30am [...]

Thermographer Qualification & Certification--The Importance of Being a Certified Thermographer!

Learning to use a modern thermal imager is relatively easy—it can typically be mastered with basic training and hands-on practice. However, properly interpreting a thermal image is often more difficult. It requires not only a background in the application of thermography but also additional, more extensive, training and hands-on experience with thermal imagers.

To [...]

Teaser Infrared Image – What is it?

Can’t wait to hear your answers for this week’s infrared image! Here it is…

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