Can anyone do a thermal imaging survey?

Jack2018-09-26T13:47:53+01:0026 September 2018|Categories: Services|

No - whilst anyone can pick up a thermal imaging camera, only a qualified engineer will be able to process and interpret the data to a standard in which reliable information can be determined. We’ve had clients that have replaced entire walls and structures based on the misinterpretation of imagery from an unqualified engineer, [...]

What is thermography?

Jack2018-09-26T13:47:46+01:007 September 2017|Categories: Services|

Thermography (otherwise known as “Thermal Imaging”) is a specialist technique which uses infrared-sensitive cameras to inspect buildings, electrical equipment, rotating machinery and devices to detect faults or problematic areas, as part of routine maintenance or fault-finding. This non-invasive method allows the identification - both in terms of location and severity - of problems associated with [...]

How does thermal imaging work?

Jack2018-09-26T13:47:50+01:006 September 2017|Categories: Services|

Rather than using a CMOS or CCD detector which records different levels of a range of visible light colours, a thermal imaging camera uses a microbolometer array to accurately measure levels of infrared radiation across a scene. This temperature data is then processed to produce a thermal image (known as “thermogram”), which can then be [...]

Are there any requirements for a thermal imaging survey?

Jack2018-09-25T11:06:46+01:0027 January 2017|Categories: Services|

It is recommended that certain conditions are met to ensure any outcomes within our reports are fully accurate and actionable. To ‘see’ heat loss (or gain) at least a 10°C temperature difference between the inside and outside must be achieved for a minimum of 24 hours prior to the survey if occupied, or 72 hours [...]

What can I expect from a thermographic survey?

Jack2017-01-27T14:37:52+01:0027 January 2017|Categories: Services|

Upon completetion of a thermographic survey, clients will recieve a precise and detailed report featuring comments and advice from experienced and highly qualified thermographers. We only allow level 2 or above thermographers to produce our reports, ensuring your report is as comprehensive as possible. We're then available to help, explain and troubleshoot your new thermal [...]

Are you certified/accredited?

Jack2017-01-27T14:29:08+01:0027 January 2017|Categories: Services|

Absolutely! All of our thermographers are level 1/2/3 certified. We are also a CHAS accredited contractor, registered Constructionline supplier, UKTA approved to conduct BREEAM thermographic surveys, BINDT approved training centre and ISO 9001:2008 registered. To see a full list of our accreditations, please click here.

How far can you see using thermal imaging?

Jack2017-09-07T15:03:08+01:007 September 2016|

In short, as far as you can with your eyes. For example, imagine looking at a building on the horizon - you might be able to distinguish its shape, but you won't be able to see people inside walking by the windows. This is very much the same for thermal imaging cameras. Whilst factors such [...]

Is thermal imaging dangerous?

Jack2017-09-07T15:03:18+01:007 September 2016|Categories: Services|

No, it's totally harmless! Everything gives off infrared radiation, and thermal imaging cameras merely detect this existing radiation (rather than emit anything).