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RESNET Thermography Guidelines--Part 2

Last week we discussed the parts of the new RESNET Guidelines for Thermographic Inspections of Buildings that deal with imager specifications and the basic conditions needed to use the technology successfully to inspect building insulation and air sealing. This week, I want to share my excitement about the RESNET certification process that is detailed in […]

Home Talk USA interviews Fluke's Jay Choi on Thermal Imaging

Recently, Fluke Thermal Imaging’s very own Jay Choi was featured on the Home Improvement Radio Network talk show, Home Talk USA, hosted by Michael “The Cajun Contractor” King. Jay was interviewed on the importance of thermal imaging in today’s building inspection and construction industries, describing how the use of thermal imaging cameras can significantly increase […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roof Moisture and Infrared Thermography

Fly into any city or drive around one and you will notice acres and acres of low-slope roofs. These roofs are integral to commercial buildings in particular. On average, these roofs develop a serious leak within a year of installation and, typically as a result of the trapped moisture, they degrade and about […]

Locating Building Air Leakage Using Infrared Thermography

We now know that adequately insulating buildings, while essential, is only part of what is required to minimize the energy use and maintain comfort. Buildings also leak air, typically three or more times than is useful, and most kinds of insulation don’t necessarily control it. Excessive air leakage can also cause moisture problems and, in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inspecting Buildings with Thermography

Despite the fact that many families presently spend more on their cable and internet connections than they do on home energy, there has recently been—thankfully—a resurgence of interest in improving the efficiency of our homes. Most of us recognize we must use energy more efficiently in the long term for a variety of good reasons. […]