Thermal imaging applications – Building surveying

It is reported to be the case that buildings contribute around 45% of the national carbon dioxide emissions. With people in all walks of life looking to become greener and more environmentally friendly, there is a huge market for the thermal surveying of buildings. With the right thermal imaging camera you will be able to provide building owners with a range of services, reports and insight to help them save both their wallets and the planet.

TI_Building1A thermal survey provides a wealth of information about the structure and the efficiency of the building’s fabric. Testo thermal imaging cameras are ideal for survey work and depending on the specific job, can either look at the building shell for a comprehensive overview or focus on more specific areas for localised fault finding. All the work involved with a thermal survey is completely non-contact and noninvasive, allowing you to provide your customers with the most information with the least inconvenience.

Infrared technology is ideal for assessing the thermal efficiency of a building. It allows the user to effectively analyse energy losses, faulty insulation and thermal bridges meaning that you can provide customers with accurate energy consultation and advice. The recording and reporting of clear, accurate thermal images and data means that the full range of Testo thermal imaging cameras lend themselves exceptionally well to building surveying applications. You will be able to provide your customers with expert insight which will enable them to routinely save money in years to come.

There are a number of factors that need to be considered in the preparation for a thermal imaging survey in order to get the most accurate readings and greatest insight. The most significant factors that need to be considered and accounted for are:

  • The ambient environmental temperature at the time of the survey
  • Direct or indirect radiation from sunlight
  • The building material of the structure being surveyed
  • Environmental factors such as nearby heat sources or tree canopies etc.

Provided that these are taken into account, thermal surveys are perfect for the comprehensive diagnosis of a number of building faults and issues that can be easily rectifying and improved upon once they have been successfully identified. Whether it is insufficient insulation, a lack of air-tightness or issues with damp and moisture, a survey with a Testo thermal camera will pick up on any thermal irregularities and give you the detailed information required to improve the performance and efficiency of your building or structure.

For more information on the full range of Testo thermal imaging cameras visit the Testo Website.

About Testo Limited

We offer an extensive range of instruments for many parameters and applications including; Temperature, Humidity, Velocity, Gas analysis, RPM, Pressure, Light, pH, Sound. testo instruments are widely used in the following sectors: HVAC-R: heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Process Industry: manufacturing industries, service companies and utilities. Food Sector: including food manufacture, transport, storage, distribution and retail. Thermal Imaging: for building surveys, maintenance, electrical inspections and production monitoring.

Posted on April 8, 2013, in hEATING, Home, hvac, Infrared, Latest News, News, testo vs flir, Thermal Imaging, thermography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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