Heat Transfer in 3D
We’re moving forward in our exploration of thermodynamics for the field thermographer this week and discussing heat transfer in 3D. No, you don’t need special glasses to read this blog. We’re not talking about the kind of 3D you see in a theatre. We’re talking about the typical view of heat transfer. [...]
We’re going to explore some principles of thermodynamics in three, smaller blog installments because, like the old riddle suggests, you eat an elephant one bite at a [...]
Whether it’s high rise office buildings, hospitals, or an industrial facility, the approaches to accomplishing an infrared electrical scan vary as much as the locations. One universal thread throughout these inspections is the manner in which most electrical maintenance folks expose panels for inspection.
Most industrial grade panels have a two part cover but these configurations [...]
There’s a lot written about electrical safety as it applies to infrared inspections. The danger of electric shock and exposure to arc flash hazards must be considered when inspecting electrical apparatus with thermography. What isn’t discussed nearly as often are the hazards associated with mechanical infrared inspections, of which there are many.
The punch line to the old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” is three simple words, “Practice, practice, practice.” The same would hold true if there was a thermographic equivalent to Carnegie Hall. You’d get there with practice … lots of it!
Some folks who come to Level I infrared training, however, express that [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
I’ve been working on a project this past week with a couple of young people. I’m impressed with two things. First, they have more energy than I have. Second, I have more experience than they have. While energy is great, relying on experience often means I know how to do things “smarter,” using less energy. [...]