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Imager Lens Care Basics

As a conscientious maintenance professional, you no doubt take pride in your equipment.  As such, you take the proper actions to make sure your tools are in tip-top shape.  Your camera is no different.  You make sure to keep it secure in its case when you transport it, you protect it from dirt, moisture, harsh […]

How To Test Surface Temperatures With A Thermal Imager

To watch this video, click on the Ti125:

Ti125 Thermal Imaging Made Easy

 

Are Extra IR Lenses Needed?

The choices in the infrared camera market extend beyond just camera features like resolution, Bluetooth capability and storage card size. These days the market of infrared camera accessories is a separate category in its own right.  Additional lenses are among the most popular choices for addition to your basic thermal imaging camera platform, but does […]

The “Auto” Range Feature: Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

One of the most widely used features added to cameras in recent years is the “auto” button or “auto range” setting.  In “auto mode,” or with the touch of the “auto button,” your imager will automatically adjust the level and span setting to account for the warmest and coolest items in the field of view […]

Roof Moisture Inspections

Roof moisture inspections are one of those applications of infrared thermography that many in the industry have heard of, but not so many have attempted.  It’s kind of a niche application, really.  In my decade or so of experience in this industry, I’ve only had the opportunity to be involved in a handful of these […]

Color Palette Choices

Recently, I had a Level I student ask me a question I’d never heard before.   He asked why there were so many palette choices on his infrared camera.  Often I’m asked which palette works best, or which my personal preference is.  I’d never had anyone ask me why there are so many  choices.  He went […]

Supporting Your Work

Last week I talked about the value of following professional standards. Not only do they lay out the best “recipe” for success but standards are also widely accepted as “collateral” in most industries where we work. By following standards, your work will immediately gain credibility.

Section 14 of ASTM C-1153, Standard Practice for Location of […]

What Palette to Use?

The image palettes we have available to us are remarkable. They’ve come so far since I first got into this business in 1983. We can now also easily change the palette in the software. Wow!

The Fluke AMBER palette with red and blue saturation indicators is a nearly perfect palette to use, especially in the […]

2D vs. 3D: See the Difference

Don’t get stuck in 2D. Watch this informative video on how 3D reporting in Fluke SmartView software can give you a view from EVERY angle. When viewing traditional 2D images sometimes situations can be misdiagnosed.  See what a difference 3D reporting makes.

To see a video demonstration of Fluke SmartView, click HERE. And remember, Fluke SmartView […]

Be Proactive Instead of Reactive

Buildings and equipment do not maintain themselves. When it comes to preventive maintenance, you have to proactively seek out problems before they occur to prevent unplanned downtime. Thermography can be an invaluable tool to prolong equipment life, save money and increase the safety of your workforce. If it’s your job to keep everything running smoothly […]