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. [...]
Last week we talked about learning to recognize when the thermal images are in perfect focus and then practicing the techniques until you have confidence in your abilities to focus. Hopefully, no matter how long you’ve been using an imager, you’ve worked on those skills.
When you need a little extra help focusing, put the [...]
When a thermal image is poorly focused, like this of an electrical component, both accurate temperature measurement and interpretation are challenging or impossible. It is also just poor professional practice.
I hope I don’t put too many of you off with this, but I feel I must (again) revisit a couple of basic issues. This [...]
Last week, we talked about how researchers recently discovered pyramids long buried in the deserts of Egypt. Their “secret” technique is, in part, understanding the difference in thermal capacitance between the structures and the surrounding undisturbed soil. Just add heat from the sun and wait until it cools at night and then a difference [...]
Last week, I took aim at how poorly aerial thermography was being applied for more efficient use of energy in buildings. The technique just doesn’t work and never has! However, the fault does not lie within aerial thermography. Aerial thermography is nothing short of brilliant when used properly.
Last week, I heard a BBC story (click [...]