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Fluke Imagers Featured on Electric TV

Michael Stuart was recently featured on a special thermography web episode on ElectricTV.  In the video, Michael displays his expertise and walks us through a few common situations that demonstrate some of the usual electrical and electro-mechanical applications of thermal imaging.  From the electrical distribution panel to motors and pumps, Michael shows us where we [...]

Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

All of the hard work thinking of the answer, down the drain…

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The Answer: This is an infrared image of a stainless steel sink and drain, soon after some hot water went down the pipe.  Definitely an interesting thermal image when you adjust level and span to be optimized for the [...]

Wow, It Is Hot, and It Is Not Even August Yet!

Thermography is often described as both art and science. While everything we do is based on the laws of physical reality, much of our work is interpretation of how those laws apply. I would suggest a similar conundrum exists for our understanding of climate change, formerly known as “global warming.” What is happening to the [...]

Teaser Infrared Image – What is it?

Perhaps what is at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy causing it to spin?  Or something more mundane.

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Leave your answers in the comments section and check back on Thursday for the answer!

John Snell Featured on WX TV

Just recently, John Snell was featured on a WX TV weekly production on weatherization.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the department of energy’s weatherization assistance program, since 1977 it has provided high-quality measures, such as insulation and air sealing, to reduce home energy use for qualified low-income citizens. Infrared cameras are being used more [...]

Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

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Meteor

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The Answer: This is an infrared image of a Sikhote-Alin meteorite sample which has been heated up once again…  It is an iron-nickel meteorite with typical “thumbprints” due to atmospheric ablation.   There were probably tens of thousands of hot fragments like [...]

A Bunch of Hot Air

I know readers have enjoyed Michael Stuart’s wonderful Teaser Infrared Images posted every week in the blog. While I may have infected him with the “IR Bug,” the “fever” he caught has taken him places I can’t be responsible for (even if I’ve been with him some of the time).

I was particularly intrigued by the [...]

Teaser Infrared Image – What is it?

After a bright flash, and a deafening sound, this may have been the common sight on February 12, 1947.

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Any idea what this week’s image is?  If so, leave your guess in the comments section and check back on Thursday for the answer!

Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

All aboard!

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The Answer: This is an infrared image of an exhaust stack on a modern cruise ship.   Yes… infrared exists on vacation in the Caribbean too!

Thermally Pleasant Summer Reading

Many of us find a bit of time in the summer to pick up an extra book or two to read. My wife often smiles wryly at my choices, which are not necessarily on the NYTimes Bestseller List, but rather tend toward some nonfiction piece on biology or physics.  Here are a few items I [...]