Although an infrared camera is – similarly to the classic camera – an image-producing device, it receives infrared radiation in the wave range of approximately 6 μm to 14 μm in the process. With a device of this type, thermal images can be produced that provide information about the surface temperature of an object or a surface
Over time, the lenses used have been improved more and more; additionally, professional programs have been developed that allow a comprehensive analysis and correspondingly detailed documentation. Today, an infrared camera of this type is the preferred option for use in construction thermography. Using the special camera, you can check the heat insulation of houses, perform a basic building diagnosis or moisture detection, monitor flat roofs, perform a structural analysis of the masonry and, for example, locate cracks in pipes.
On the other hand, in industrial use, mechanical systems or electrical systems are inspected or the distribution of thermal power loss in electronic components is measured with an infrared camera, for example. In addition, the infrared camera acts as an explicit diagnostic device in trade as well as within refrigeration and air-conditioning technology. In the process, several advantages can be generated through the use of corresponding devices. For instance, you can monitor the temperature distribution and the surface temperature of a voluminous surface at the same time; this means a huge time advantage compared to the mere pointwise registration with classic thermometers. In addition, thanks to the corresponding thermal images, surface areas can be identified with increased surface temperature. Due to the early discovery of a high or increased surface temperature, corresponding measures can then be introduced promptly that prevent the occurrence of further damage. Moreover, photographs with an infrared camera in a dark environment facilitate the identification of objects with different surface temperatures.
TIC 100 Thermal Imaging Camera
pinpoint temperature measurement
With the thermal imaging camera you get instant and common thermal images and radiometric readings
from measurement objects the max. 5m away. The easy to use thermal imaging camera can store up
to 25,000 images on the SD card supplied silent.
As the infrared camera allows a non-contact measurement even across greater distances, it can also be used at any time, for example, with rotating components or, for instance, high-voltage systems. With this, however, the possible uses are far from exhausted. In addition to construction thermography and use in industry, corresponding thermal images are also used consistently, for instance, in manufacturing as well as warehousing. Thus, using a camera of this type you can permanently monitor the storage temperature or, for instance, measure the respective surface temperature of delivered goods in goods receipt. Particularly with a view to temperature-sensitive products, this is an immensely important scenario, with non-contact measurement proving to be a major advantage here as well. Thanks to this property, the surface temperature of live or moving parts can be documented by means of thermal images as well. Furthermore, both the veterinary medical profession and the fire brigade use an infrared camera of this type.
An infrared camera should also be user-friendly. Additionally, the infrared camera should be characterised by a robust design, ensure easy-to-understand menu navigation and possess a high level of functionality. Moreover, the corresponding thermal images must possess high quality, as only then can a permanently optimal assessment of the photographs in addition to an accurate error or deficiency diagnosis take place. Also an extremely important criterion is the respective resolution of the thermal sensor. In building diagnostics in particular, a camera with a higher resolution is generally used, while, for example, in the examination of technical heating installations or the maintenance of solar installations only a low resolution is required. However, you can generally assume that a high thermal resolution is essential, especially for electronics tests.