Testo Top Tip: Thermography Weather conditions
The weather seems to have finally checked the calendar and realised that it’s about time the sun came out. It has been a great week for lunch in the sunshine here at Testo in Hampshire, but there are areas of work where unexpected sunshine can cause real problems.
When conducting thermographic surveys outside, there are a number of factors which the thermographer must understand and take in consideration in order to get the best and most accurate results possible. Weather conditions at the time of the thermal survey can be one of the most significant factors and the thermographer must know about how they might affect the results and what the optimum conditions for conducting a survey are.
Some key weather related factors to look out for are:
- In sunny conditions – daytime solar loading could influence readings and patterns.
- In windy conditions – thermal signatures can be reduced or completely obscured.
- In rainy conditions – stay inside and reschedule your survey for another time.
For more information about Testo’s full range of thermal imaging cameras please visit the testo website.
Posted on May 3, 2013, in Infrared, Latest News, testo vs flir, Thermal Imaging, thermography, Top Tip and tagged building thermography, infra red, Testo, testo limited, thermal imaging, thermal imaging camera, Thermography, top tip. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.