I am stunned! After 28 years of using thermal imagers, I’ve recently used one that allows me to see things I have never seen before. The price? Under $10,000! Now I realize a $10K system is far from the least expensive system on the market—which gets you asking, as you should be, why should you spend relatively more for an infrared imaging system? My response? You may not need it!
Please realize however, I’m now seeing things with this particular thermal imager that I’ve never seen before. This is after having looked for certain details literally hundreds of times with dozens and dozens of different imaging systems.
Of course the conditions need to be ideal and we also need to know how to fully use the infrared imaging tool, no matter which one it is. But, in the end, the capabilities of the tool itself are what have made the difference. With the right conditions, these new tools, used properly, create a new reality in what is possible.
The three images I’m sharing here are all related to buildings, but the same new reality is true for all other applications. I’m not suggesting you should just run out and buy a new system, but I do want you to ask yourself, “what might I be missing and what is that worth to me?” When it comes time to invest in a new system, either your first or an additional one, consider investing just a bit more to discover what the added value might be to you.
What is this “magic” infrared imager to which I’m referring to? It is the Fluke Ti32 thermal imager. No, I’m not being paid to endorse this system; rather I’m simply reporting the facts of my experience. I suspect there are other brands and systems that are comparable and if I get similar results from them, I’ll tell you about those as well. But the opportunities presented by this new system in particular are remarkable. This “old dog” (me) is amazed and more excited than ever about the potential for infrared technology!
John Snell—The Snell Group, a Fluke Thermal Imaging Blog content partner