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Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

Looks like we’re all in agreement here about the infrared image…

Infrared Image

Visible Light Image

Answer: The infrared image is of a charging battery bank for an electric fork lift truck! You all were on point this week—or was the image just too easy?  Nothing is actually wrong here; this infrared image just shows how [...]

Building Insulation Inspections, Part 2

More and more people are getting into using thermography for building insulation inspections. Unfortunately, many either buy the wrong imaging system—some of the very low cost ones simply don’t have either the resolution or thermal sensitivity required—or fail to get adequate training. BOTH are a mistake! While inspections seem easy, most often they are [...]

Teaser Infrared Image – What is it?

We know last week’s solar infrared image stumped most of you—and this week’s might as well!  OR it could “power” you through your day…

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

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

Hmm, did this week’s infrared image stump you guys?

Infrared Image

Visible Light Image

Answer: Image is of defective cells within a solar panel—and the image was taken at a solar installation in Europe! Defective cells decrease the output of the entire panel, meaning the panel is not producing as much power as it [...]

Building Insulation Inspections, Part 1

Thermography is almost magic when it comes to finding problems with insulation in buildings. Whether you are auditing a building, providing consulting services, doing work on it, or overseeing work for quality control purposes, thermography—used properly—is a powerful tool that pays great returns.

Remember, we can’t see into or through walls, but we do see [...]

Teaser Infrared Image – What is it?

Ready for another infrared image?  Let us know what you think is going on here, and where you think this is in the world!

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

Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

Awesome participation this week—thanks for all your answers! We agree with Mr. Mike Kline as well…

Infrared Image

Answer: Image is of an insufficient insulated home! I’m sure you all knew this…so let us go more in-depth.  First off, it is the home of our very own John Pratten (go figure!).  [...]

Building Inspection Standards and Protocol

Inspecting buildings with today’s imaging systems seems so easy. However, many thermographers are discovering the hard way that is not! If you know the basics, you should be able to get good results most of the year—but without that foundation of knowledge, you’ll never even know what you missed.

To be successful, you must [...]

Teaser Tuesday - What is it?

We’re back! Obvious? Bet you don’t know whose it is…

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

HOME STAR Act Passes--Great Progress for Buildings Thermographers and Contractors

This just in: The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 (HR 5019) has just passed with the House of Representatives—by a large margin, at that! With a vote of 246 to 161, US Homeowners can continue to work towards their cause, contributing major efforts to increase energy-efficiency within their homes.  Not only that, but [...]