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Conducting Inspection of Utility Substations

As we approach the summer “peak” of electrical usage in North America and other parts of world, many of us realize how vulnerable the grid has become. Much of it is old, poorly maintained, and loaded beyond design. While I hope we won’t see a huge cascading blackout, we can expect to see outages this [...]

Teaser Infrared Image - What is it?

We’ll bet you’ll never guess where the location is of this infrared image is…

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

Washington State Boiler Operators Symposium 2010 -- Highlights from Fluke!

We were lucky to have our Sr. Product Marketing Manager & Level III Thermographer, Michael Stuart, not only attend, but speak at this year’s Washington State Boiler Operators Symposium in Tacoma, WA. This year’s symposium was presented by Bates Technical College, Renton Technical College and Western Washington Stationary Engineers Training Trust (International Union of Operating [...]

Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

Great job this week! You all were right on track.

Infrared Image

Visible Light Image

Answer: The image is of the lift valve component from last week’s crane boom. It’s part of the hydraulic system—the pump and valve system that controls direction and speed of the hydraulic fluid going to the [...]

The Value Proposition for Infrared Roof Moisture Inspections

As I ended last week’s blog post, I emphasized that an investment in a roof moisture inspection can pay huge dividends. A roof system is typically one of the most expensive parts of a commercial building and—too often as the photograph shows—it is “out of sight and out of mind!” The costs are exorbitant—including the [...]

Teaser Infrared Image – What is it?

And we’re back for part 2 of our Teaser Tuesday series. Let’s see if you can connect the two images this week.

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

PS: Hope you had a wonderful Father’s day!

West Coast Energy Management Congress 2010 -- Highlights from Fluke!

Fluke had a great time meeting new people, as well as reconnecting with old friends, at this year’s West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC).  Attendance was strong at the conference and show this year with about 2000 participants.  It was an awesome opportunity for us to demonstrate how Fluke Thermal Imagers, along with other powerful [...]

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

Don’t worry, Dan, this is definitely not a BP oil rig!

Infrared Image

Visible Light Image

Answer: The image is of the lower portion of a crane boom, showing two hydraulic driven pumps that control the primary lift cable and the heavy lift cable. It is a 150 ton crane that was designed for [...]

How to Conduct a Roof Moisture Inspection Using Infrared Thermography

The inspection of many—but not all—low-slope roofs is straightforward. If you are dealing with a built-up roof (BUR) or a “bald” single-ply membrane that has aged several years, you should have good success using one of two basic strategies in which the wet insulation reveals itself thermally due to its higher heat capacitance or its [...]

Teaser Infrared Image - What is it?

Hope you all enjoy this week’s teaser image! We’re doing something a little different this time around: a 2 part series. See if you can guess the theme.

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