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The measurement of temperature variation along the surface of the body provided by infrared imaging (IR) is becoming a valuable auxiliary tool for the early detection of many diseases in medicine.... (View Full Article)
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A small navy vessel was stopped because an important bearing for the main pump of the firefighting system was running too hot. This temperature was checked by two other means and the readings were... (View Full Article)
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For the owners and managers of large institutional, commercial and industrial buildings, the potential cost of roof repairs and eventual roof replacement is a major capital expense. To allow for the... (View Full Article)
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A critical satellite processing facility that Space Coast Launch Services is contracted to maintain had an issue with the hot water feeding the HVAC environmental control. The predictive maintenance... (View Full Article)
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The detection and tracking of thermal infrared targets is usually associated with the military. However, there are a number of interesting applications in the civilian sector. We detail a digital... (View Full Article)
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This paper will highlight some of the electrical safety issues that have been addressed by NFPA 70E and the effect that the rules have on the day-to-day infrared thermographer. When professionals... (View Full Article)
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Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera to "see" and "measure" thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible because... (View Full Article)
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There are many cases where the accepted severity criteria must be questioned. Severity Criteria as we know them today were created from the experience and expertise of the industry experts. My... (View Full Article)
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What is a steam trap and how does it work? Why does it fail? All these subjects are thoroughly documented on the internet. Because steam traps affect the performance of whole systems when they fail... (View Full Article)
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Wide areas and large objects are often most efficiently and effectively infrared (IR) imaged from high above. The main challenge of aerial IR is to maintain the spatial resolution and thermal... (View Full Article)
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Technology miniaturization has enabled significant advancements in high-voltage electrical surveying. A solar-blind ultraviolet image can be overlaid onto infrared or a solar-blind ultraviolet image... (View Full Article)
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Recent watershed concerns in the Pacific Northwest have necessitated studies by a range of agencies such as the Department of Environmental Quality, United States Forest Service, Department of Fish... (View Full Article)
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This paper will discuss the application of aerial thermography surveying on a transmission electrical system, and new applications involving insulator failure detection and new research in wood arm... (View Full Article)
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An airborne gas detection infrared (IR) system which includes a laser, infrared imager, and video-recorder is described in this paper. The sensitivity of the system to leaks from ground pipelines by... (View Full Article)
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Infrared thermography has proven to be a successful non-destructive method of inspection in many applications, from electrical, mechanical, and medical to military and building applications. While... (View Full Article)
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Reported problems with recently constructed buildings exposed to severe climatic conditions led to a legal case regarding the performance of the heating systems and the buildings. The buildings were... (View Full Article)
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The word "tornado" conjures up different things in the minds of individuals. Some are fascinated by the spectacle of a tornado shredding ground objects; others are terrified when the radio says that... (View Full Article)
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The phrase high-speed imaging is generally associated with short exposure times, fast frame rates, or both. Supersonic projectiles, for example, are often impossible to see with the unaided eye and... (View Full Article)
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Downtime at Computer Centers is not an option! The equipment is expensive and even more important, the downtime created by a failure can be extremely costly - much more than the average office... (View Full Article)
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One of the most common and costly problems in the paving industry is segregation of hot mix asphalt (HMA). This problem can occur for many reasons (e.g., improper truck loading) and at many locations... (View Full Article)
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FLIR infrared, radiometric thermal imagery was applied as a valuable tool in the qualifying and diagnosis of injury and/or health, in zoo animals at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, Alaska. Working in... (View Full Article)
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Thermography has been used in pavement engineering for quality control of asphalt paving operations, during initial application for the most part. This paper however, focuses on evaluation of existing... (View Full Article)
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Unsafe electronics are not an option! In this paper you will see how infrared thermal imaging, when used in conjunction with Hazard Based Safety Engineering (HBSE), can provide a more efficient means... (View Full Article)
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Wastage or thinning of a metal hull on a boat is problematic. Often the thinning is due to a phenomenon known as electrochemical or galvanic corrosion. One area prone to metal wastage on an aluminum... (View Full Article)
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Audio gauging or ultrasonic thickness (UT) measurements are a common non-destructive testing method employed to determine the thickness of the metal and extent of corrosion based on the known original... (View Full Article)
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Marine surveyors are to the marine industry as building and home inspectors are to the commercial and residential real estate industry. A marine surveyor's opinions are relied upon to document the... (View Full Article)
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This paper reports on research used to evaluate the application of infrared thermography for the detection of asphalt cracking, which in the past, has generally relied on images produced by analog and... (View Full Article)
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Automated IR Imaging has the capability to improve many industrial tasks such as process monitoring and control, predictive maintenance, and quality control. This paper will help identify potential... (View Full Article)
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This paper is in response to the many calls received from clients experiencing problems with buildings that are inexplicably hard to heat, have moisture problems and/or have mold or other indoor air... (View Full Article)
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The first and most important condition for this calculation is the 'apparent' temperature of the energy lost calculation. Many different building materials are used in the construction of structures... (View Full Article)
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Excess ergonomic, or physical and physiological stress, plays an important part of our lives. Stresses of vibration, work place discomfort and strenuous labor can affect our long term health and our... (View Full Article)
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In infrared thermal imaging, the temperatures are computed from the measured IR radiation according to Planck's law, modified by corrections due to the camera (detector response, transmission of... (View Full Article)
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This paper shows the main results of the application of infrared thermography to assist in research and quality control at automotive company laboratories. The effect of little differences in the... (View Full Article)
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Insurance companies have traditionally focused on controlling the impact of property losses by using fire protection systems to minimize the amount of a loss if it happens. But rarely do insurance... (View Full Article)
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In the past 10 years, there has been a consistent growth within the medical thermal imaging industry. While rewarding, the progression has not met peer group compliance standards and remains... (View Full Article)
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In the field of predictive maintenance, complacency will control if left unchecked. We see things as we always have instead of how they could be. Communication is essential to overcoming this pitfall.... (View Full Article)
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A certain class of building defects continues to plague the construction industry, despite a variety of defensive techniques put in place to prevent them. The defects occur when a nail or screw comes... (View Full Article)
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Using a thermographic camera we verified that there was stratification of temperature in the core dryer outlet tube. We decided to run an R.P.M. test to see if it would change the outlet temperature... (View Full Article)
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Recently, a thermal investigation of a chemical fiber manufacturing building revealed a large number of energy leaks, both large and small, in the heating system [1]. This led the company to take... (View Full Article)
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There is a need to find perforations in metallic enclosures, and these structures are composed of low emissivity surfaces. Business or government entities that perform quality assurance or compliance... (View Full Article)
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Often normally non-current carrying conductors, conduits, or even structural members contain circulating currents that are induced by currents flowing in adjacent conductors such as cable or bus.... (View Full Article)
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The world's petrochemical industry is constantly seeking methods for the detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) such as benzene, propane and methane. Leaks of such materials all too often... (View Full Article)
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The purpose of this study is to construct the Korean Industrial Standard (KS), which is an evaluation method for building insulation performance using an Infrared camera. The goal of this study was 1)... (View Full Article)
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For this exercise, we applied the methods of vibration diagnosis and infrared thermography to multi-belt dryer technologies that are capable of drying horticultural products. Under service operation... (View Full Article)
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The cost of doing business today has risen to the point that commercial accounts, large and small, have started looking to energy conservation as a means of cost savings. Requests for environmental... (View Full Article)
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I have implemented an infrared predictive maintenance (PdM) program at my employer, RR Donnelley. As part of the implementation, I have to cost-justify the program and its findings, so I developed two... (View Full Article)
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This presentation will focus on the need to test the information gathered by an IR scan before simply trusting what you see. Frequently, while doing a moisture remediation scan, walls will be within... (View Full Article)
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This study uses high resolution video thermography to demonstrate an underlying mechanism that contributes to the overall thermal signature of the skin. This mechanism is the opening and closing of... (View Full Article)
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It is well known that thermal imagery is dynamic and sensitive to the physiological processes in the body, with heat transfer from physiological processes affecting the surface temperature of the... (View Full Article)
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This paper will review electric motor diagnostic applications, including motor circuit analysis and motor current signature analysis. In particular, the paper will focus on how the data is used, what... (View Full Article)
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The loading of a transmission line involves many variables, from which the following deserve to be highlighted: Climatic conditions - wind, environment temperature, humidity, pollution; Conductor line... (View Full Article)
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There has been little discussion about infrared ("IR") thermography's ability to determine the temperatures of heating liquids and gas within piping assemblies. Determining accurate emissivity values... (View Full Article)
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This paper will review and discuss the determination of the emissivity of common construction materials to aid the investigator during infrared inspections/surveys of building envelope systems.... (View Full Article)
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In East Germany, there are many old factory buildings which were built in an era where thermally insulating buildings and equipment was not regarded as particularly important. Meanwhile, rising energy... (View Full Article)
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Coatings on high-temperature exhaust manifolds and headers have been shown to increase engine performance in some racing applications. Are all coatings equal? What is the effect of having this... (View Full Article)
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We have long known that there are thermal differences between cave entrances and the surrounding landscape. Speleologists traditionally ridge walked in cave-likely temperate regions in cold mid-winter... (View Full Article)
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Thermography is an important facilities maintenance tool that helps reduce unplanned downtime. Since the incorporation of thermal scans into our preventive maintenance program, we have saved tens of... (View Full Article)
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Many medical devices utilize some form of energy in order to treat or remove diseased tissue. Thermal imaging can be a useful tool during product development where an understanding of how these... (View Full Article)
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In September of 2006, the Central Kitchen for Puyallup School District (henceforth, PSD), in Puyallup, Washington experienced a heaving failure with a concrete freezer slab. The slab had risen to a... (View Full Article)
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You've heard about infrared, or you may have even seen some famous movie with an alien that you can't hide from. You may have even wondered how you can have the ability to see what human anatomy did... (View Full Article)
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Researchers at the University of Hartford and Diagnostic Devices Inc. have developed a new, non-invasive full body scan procedure using FLIR sensors and cameras to detect structural anomalies in the... (View Full Article)
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In the past twenty years, applications for medical thermography have begun to enjoy greater acceptance. While thermal imaging is a known tool for the differential diagnosis in musculo-skeletal... (View Full Article)
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Evaluation of multispectral satellite LANDSAT 7 (ETM+) data for detection of geothermal phenomena connected with distinguished geological structures like salt domes, is the main subject of the study.... (View Full Article)
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This presentation highlights what I have seen in the industry and in certain training classes with regards to residential electrical safety. Electrical Safety on most residential electrical inspection... (View Full Article)
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High definition (or high resolution) thermal imaging refers to the fine detail and clarity of a thermal image. This means it contains a large number of pixels per unit of area. In this case, a thermal... (View Full Article)
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Sir William Herschel, an astronomer, discovered infrared in 1800. He built his own telescopes and was therefore very familiar with lenses and mirrors. Knowing that sunlight was made up of all the... (View Full Article)
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We have seen, in the past few years, articles about the benefits of infrared in our homes. Heat loss is on everyone's mind because of the rising cost of fuel and electricity. IR can trace these losses... (View Full Article)
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We have seen, in the past few years, articles on the benefits of using thermal imagers in our own homes. The rising cost of fuel and electricity has brought energy efficiency to the forefront of all... (View Full Article)
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An infrared camera is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on a video monitor and... (View Full Article)
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This paper will provide an overview of how the annual thermographic survey program is carried out on substation equipment by ABB for Transpower, beginning with the planning process, through carrying... (View Full Article)
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Seal pups are often born and reared in inaccessible sea caves and coves. Current location and counting techniques involve putting personnel into the sea to swim into these caves and beaches. Rough... (View Full Article)
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Thermal reflections are a common source of problems in interpreting infrared (IR) thermal images. In particular, atomically smooth surfaces like glass, metals, or wet surfaces, and also brick and... (View Full Article)
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While performing an IR scan of substation cable spaces, a thermographer detected an anomaly in the imager display. The problem was most obvious when the imager was near the neutral inductors and... (View Full Article)
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Process industries in the core sector, such as refineries, depend upon reliable electrical power supplies for their uninterrupted operation. The overheating of switchgear equipment continues to be a... (View Full Article)
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Thermal imagers show us things we've never seen before, but force us to ask different questions. One of the most important is: are you close enough to your targets to get an accurate temperature... (View Full Article)
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A reliable, highly informative, non contact method is still in being sought to observe the quality distribution of orchard sprayers for in-field applications. Quality distribution of pesticide spray... (View Full Article)
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For most practical applications of thermography, gases like air are just the media through which an object's infrared radiation must propagate before it is detected. For any quantitative analysis, the... (View Full Article)
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The surface temperature of objects is strongly influenced by air flow around them. This is due to the dependence of the heat flow between the object surface and the surrounding air on the flow... (View Full Article)
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This paper will review and discuss the benefits of infrared thermography as its technology applies to the investigations and inspections of various in-floor (interior) and concrete slab (interior and... (View Full Article)
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In 1997, the National Science Foundation (NSF) began construction of a new 80,000 square feet station at the geographic South Pole in Antarctica. As this $150 million project nears completion, there... (View Full Article)
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In this paper we show some of the varied applications of infrared technology as used at the General Motors Powertrain Engine Facility in Romulus, Michigan. Emphasis will be on predictive maintenance... (View Full Article)
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As the cost of producing energy continues to escalate for energy providers and consumers alike, measures to ensure the most efficient use of that energy are becoming mandatory. Mobile and modular... (View Full Article)
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At the 2004 InfraMation conference, you saw video footage of a breaching great white shark in South Africa. Now our presenter is back from South Africa to show 'burst infrared recordings' using a FLIR... (View Full Article)
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Focus on energy efficiency has increased dramatically in recent years, encouraged by regulations such as Part L of the UK Building Regulations and the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. A... (View Full Article)
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This paper will review and discuss the benefits of infrared thermography as its technology applies to the investigation and inspection of log home construction. Specifically, this paper will discuss... (View Full Article)
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Mr. Allinson teamed with Mr. Neil Hammerschlag of ReefQuest Expeditions for this year's first winter expedition (1-14 June 2004) to Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa. Key to the ReefQuest... (View Full Article)
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Scientifically proven adverse health effects of cigarette smoking include increased risks for lung and bronchial cancer and raised LDL (bad) cholesterol blood values. Plus, smoking also increases... (View Full Article)
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Infrared (IR) thermography is one of the most valuable diagnostic tools for predictive maintenance. It is a cost effective solution available in varying capabilities, depending on how many... (View Full Article)
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There has existed in the past a misunderstanding that infrared (IR) thermography could be performed without the benefit of removing panel and/or dead front covers on electrical apparatus. This would... (View Full Article)
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In November 2004, NASA's Space Shuttle Program approved the development of the Extravehicular (EVA) Infrared (IR) Camera to test the application of infrared thermography to on-orbit reinforced... (View Full Article)
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When we think of any commercial industry today we automatically think of the down sizing that has occurred, and is still in process. In order to stay competitive, companies need to run their business... (View Full Article)
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The utilization of infrared thermography is the ultimate solution. The addition of this tool to a diagnostic equipment inventory provides valuable assistance during Inspections and Preliminary... (View Full Article)
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Thermal imaging devices have many uses across a wide spectrum of industries. Using infrared thermography to address, assess and remediate water damage claims is one of the most effective ways to... (View Full Article)
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The Savannah River Site (SRS) is a Department of Energy (DOE), government-owned, company-operated (GOCO) industrial complex built in the 1950s to produce materials used in nuclear weapons. Five... (View Full Article)
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Bovine mastitis infections cost the U.S. dairy industry at least $2 billion annually. This common affliction is difficult to treat and its impacts include reduced milk quality resulting in lower milk... (View Full Article)
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Our goals for thermography are straightforward, try to avert unscheduled downtime and save a lot of money. Thermography is an efficient tool for these purposes as well as for other tasks like tracking... (View Full Article)
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Burlington Resources uses infrared thermography to inspect electrical connections throughout their process gas plant for predictive maintenance, greatly reducing plant downtime and unscheduled... (View Full Article)
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The City of Colton is currently using infrared (IR) scanning as a benchmark for a predictive maintenance implementation for a gas-fired turbine power generation facility. IR scanning was not part of... (View Full Article)
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Destructive testing can be time-consuming, expensive and highly disruptive. However, it is usually an important component of forensic and consulting investigations. Water intrusion and other hidden... (View Full Article)
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Saturating rains are ideal to challenge the building envelope, with Brick Veneer; it can rain up to and including the time of survey. The most important reason why this is fine is because we can not... (View Full Article)
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Nearly all arc flash incidents occur when someone is working with live switchgear covers removed. However, using infrared viewing windows as a part of your IR inspection program eliminates the risks... (View Full Article)
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One of the major problems in older petrochemical plants is the condition of aged pipelines. A project is under development to use thermal infrared imagery, combined with eddy current methods and... (View Full Article)
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Is there such a thing as an "Insignificant Component" in a power plant? By looking at the "big picture" during an Infrared inspection a catastrophic failure of a power panel was averted. Predictive... (View Full Article)
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The natural gas fired furnace is a key component in our process lines. Our two vertical furnaces operate at an internal temperature of 2100° F. These furnaces are used to heat a five foot wide ribbon... (View Full Article)
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Most of the ancient structures in India aren't inspected to assess their condition or plan proper repair and conservation schemes due to paucity of funds. These structures are usually in brick or... (View Full Article)
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To avoid skin damage due to sun exposure, it is a good idea to protect the body from UV radiation with sunblock or sunscreen. Such products reduce the amount of UV radiation able to reach skin tissue... (View Full Article)
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In an attempt to duplicate the findings at Ocean Road, an infrared inspection was performed on a 115/4.160KV transformer at one of our generating facilities. There are two station service transformers... (View Full Article)
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Tri-State G & T Association provides electricity to its 44 electric co-ops owners. They, in turn, service more than 500,000 meters representing over 1.5 million customers. Our department's infrared... (View Full Article)
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This paper describes the application of a FLIR Systems A40M infrared (IR) digital camera for thermal monitoring of a Liquid Oxygen (LOX) and Ethanol bi-propellant Reaction Control Engine (RCE) during... (View Full Article)
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Surface thermal anomalies will be caused by structural and moisture conditions. In warm season conditions, the exterior wall can be expected to be warmer than the interior. The following discussion is... (View Full Article)
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When all safety procedures are followed, coal mining is a very safe industry. Infrared testing is used to monitor the direct current trolley systems that power transportation vehicles. The trolley... (View Full Article)
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When working in the field, an IR Technician often needs to quickly analyze his surroundings to determine the severity and safety of the issue being analyzed. Once an infrared image has been gathered,... (View Full Article)
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n the automotive testing world, thermal imaging cameras are a extremely useful tools. Here are a few examples of how I have used thermal imaging cameras to save time and money within the automotive... (View Full Article)
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On January 26, 2007, maintenance staff at New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center (NJI&BMC) located in Jersey City, NJ, confirmed that retrofitting existing air-curtains successfully resolved... (View Full Article)
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In September 2002, a maintenance supervisor noticed that the compressed air system pressure was lower as compared to previous monthly readings. Considering our 24/7 mail processing operation and time... (View Full Article)
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Sophisticated hydraulic system troubleshooting is a very complicated process and requires a lot of expertise and experience using very sophisticated technology. Most of the problems found in hydraulic... (View Full Article)
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Microwave ovens, a part of our everyday lives, are based on various aspects of physics. The most common household use is the heating of food of course, but industrial microwave ovens are also used to... (View Full Article)
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While fluoride-type IR windows are inexpensive and have good transmittance in the mid-wave IR band (3 to 5 micrometers), their transmittance drops rapidly in the long wave IR band (8 to 12... (View Full Article)
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In today's infrared community, we talk a great deal about "What is safe?" when it comes to electrical equipment and internal-arc flash. Thermographers generally assume that with the covers and doors... (View Full Article)
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We all know there can be potential problems with insulation covering pipes. The insulation can become water logged or contaminated with other substances, which lessens its ability to insulate. The... (View Full Article)
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It is a good idea to take both visible and thermal IR images. Geometric resolution is unbalanced, and each image is sensitive to a different range of the electromagnetic spectrum. To acquire a visible... (View Full Article)
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Hand-held mobile phones emit electromagnetic radiation and can therefore cause local heating of biological tissues, e.g., in the regions of the human head normally covered by these phones. The goal of... (View Full Article)
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There are many applications where thermal thermography is really helpful, for instance: Determination of external surface temperatures in the building, which will allow for the analysis of heat... (View Full Article)
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This paper discusses this problem in a general context by applying the simplest approach, which uses the transmittance spectra of the respective windows. A simplified model will be presented, which... (View Full Article)
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With the advent of thermography, the days when companies had to rely on a vibration-based maintenance program alone to protect equipment are gone. Today's modern PdM program employs an integrated... (View Full Article)
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Many thermographers are employed by large corporations or government-owned organizations, thus they already have an inspection market and don't need to promote and create an ongoing scanning business.... (View Full Article)
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Medical thermal imaging (MII) is becoming a common screening modality in the areas of neuromusculoskeletal injury, cancer, and circulatory pathology. As a physiological imaging modality that assesses... (View Full Article)
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There are several reasons why the current breast cancer detection and treatment system in place in the United States is failing in its ability to serve all women in a way that is non-injurious and... (View Full Article)
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Arc Flash can severely burn or kill anyone exposed to it. According to the NFPA, arc flash is 'a dangerous condition associated with the release of energy caused by an electric arc.' OSHA is working... (View Full Article)
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With the onset of a predictive maintenance program using infrared thermography to track temperature, downtime has been prevented due to failure of blast furnace upper assemblies, enabling management... (View Full Article)
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In this paper we present evaluation cases of surge arrester operational conditions, through thermographic inspections, criteria applied in the field, and analysis carried out in units removed from... (View Full Article)
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Modeling the thermal responses that occur when the hand makes contact with an object is essential for developing thermal feedback systems for haptic displays. When evaluating a thermal model from a... (View Full Article)
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Detecting levels, solids, and interfaces in tanks and vessels is usually just a trial-and-error technique. The biggest problem is to get the best thermal differential between the tank or vessel wall... (View Full Article)
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The AC induction motor is a critical component of our wood processing operation. For years we have performed infrared surveys on the distribution side, from the pad mount transformer downstream to the... (View Full Article)
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Surface corrosion on aluminum aircraft skins, near joints and around fasteners, is often an indicator of buried structural corrosion and cracking. Aircraft paints are routinely removed to reveal the... (View Full Article)
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Over the past four decades, considerable research has been conducted in animal stem cell identification. In 1998, the attention shifted to the identification of human embryonic stem cells and adult... (View Full Article)
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Roof leaks are typically discovered by direct observation. If the roof sheathing is not visible from below, such as in an attic, the wallboard or ceiling covering must first be removed. This removal... (View Full Article)
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Hyperspectral imaging in the 2-5 mm band has implications for applications in detection and discrimination of objects of interest. Real time instrumentation is particularly powerful as a tool for... (View Full Article)
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In order to quickly and accurately determine the "cause and effect" of oil and wear related problems, proper tests and procedures based on the equipment sampled and its application must be performed.... (View Full Article)
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Thermography is a very useful tool to study the thermal effects of operating equipment. This case study focuses on heat pumps in refrigeration systems without moving parts, highlighting the operation... (View Full Article)
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Vance, a 29-yaer-old pachyderm who brings many visitors to the Bowmansville Zoo, was exhibiting symptoms of leg troubles. Thanks to the increasingly popular method of diagnosing health problems with a... (View Full Article)
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Condition assessment technologies such as ultrasound, infrared, vibration and oil analysis help keep us aware of equipment performance and health. An effective, proactive condition monitoring plan... (View Full Article)
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An Optical Fugitive Emission Detection and Measurement Pilot Study was performed at 22 ConocoPhillips Canada (CPC) facilities from April-August 2006. This innovative study represents a strong... (View Full Article)
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The key to positive IR results, whether in the refining industry or in any other predictive maintenance endeavor, is to keep the camera running and to build interest in the benefits of thermography... (View Full Article)
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The infrared camera is a frequently used weapon in the integrated arsenal of Predictive Maintenance technology. One of these cameras coupled with strong vibration and lubrication programs can help... (View Full Article)
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A Midwest nuclear power plant utilizes 345 kV oil circuit breakers (OCBs) rated at 2,000 amps with an interrupting capacity of 63,000 amps. OCBs are independent-pole, pneumatically operated breakers:... (View Full Article)
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Manitoba Hydro electrical system supplies the Canadian province of Manitoba and has an installed generation capacity of 5423 MW. Nearly 70 percent of the electricity is transmitted through Manitoba... (View Full Article)
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It would seem that every thermographer has their tried and true approach to determining the severity of a heating component. In the electrical utility industry, the decision to remove a heating... (View Full Article)
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You know you need an infrared program, but Finance and Accounting departments just don't understand maintenance. Tell them "If I buy this equipment it will save us tons of money" and they will most... (View Full Article)
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We have known for some time that surface temperature measurements via infrared thermography could find problem areas in the buried piping of district heating systems. While such information is useful... (View Full Article)
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In the past few years, non-invasive, quick and remote temperature detection with infrared measurements has offered many new alternatives in the medical field. The researcher describes her work with... (View Full Article)
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Infrared imaging is an excellent tool that is widely used for locating electrical problems. Too often we neglect the mechanical applications. Companies today are under tremendous pressure to reduce... (View Full Article)
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Thermography has been used primarily as a qualitative adjunct to traditional NDT techniques. However, recent advances in analytical methods and dedicated hardware have enabled portable thermographic... (View Full Article)
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This paper will discuss retrofit techniques that can be implemented that will reduce the arc flash hazard faced by thermographers performing studies on energized electrical facilities. First, the... (View Full Article)
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Process heaters are the most critical pieces of equipment in the refining and petrochemical industry. Age-old methods of on-the-line monitoring and inspection include visual checks, recording and... (View Full Article)
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There has been growing interest in "lifelog", which is a concept introduced by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 2003. A lifelog records and stores a person's experience in and... (View Full Article)
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This paper briefly reviews the development of medical uses and advantages of infrared thermography. Body temperature was used even by ancient civilizations as a means of disease diagnosis. While... (View Full Article)
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Ever since the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, roof gardens have been part of our culture. They have evolved through the ages from huts to highly sophisticated technical achievements. There are many... (View Full Article)
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Most conventional applications of thermography usually assume that the objects under study fulfill the following requirements; first, they have solid surfaces such that thermal convections are not... (View Full Article)
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Since it was first conceived in the early 1960's, infrared thermography has evolved into a widely used, virtually indispensable tool for condition based maintenance, particularly for electrical... (View Full Article)
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In early 2006 Smith & Nephew Orthopedics started a predictive maintenance program utilizing infrared, vibration, motor circuit analysis and ultrasonic testing. We began with 67 monthly, 20 quarterly,... (View Full Article)
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The commercial building industry employs generic formats for written specifications that form part of the contract tender documents. The Canadian National Master Construction Specification (NMS) is... (View Full Article)
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Spring time is roof inspection season in the Northern climates. As I have been getting many calls about this topic, I felt the need to address some of the most important questions thermal imager users... (View Full Article)
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Thermal imaging use in the building science industry in gaining popularity as it allows inspectors to provide clients with rapid results with little disruption to the buildings occupants. Cladding... (View Full Article)
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For years, electric utility transmission thermographers have wanted a camera that could spot leaking sulfur hexafluoride, SF6. As an insulating gas, SF6 is widely used by the electric power industry... (View Full Article)
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The process used to make the foam patterns generally involves two steps. The first step is pre-expansion in which the raw polystyrene beads are expanded to the desired bulk density. The expansion is... (View Full Article)
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A picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to pinpointing costly energy loss in your home, a cutting edge technique called THERMOGRAPHY is clearly the Academy Award winner. Thermography is... (View Full Article)
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Many modern IR cameras have built-in cross-hairs that show the user the size of the spot being measured. One would think this would solve the problem of measurement error due to a target at too great... (View Full Article)
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Equine Laminitis is the 2nd largest killer of horses behind Colic. Researchers from around the world have done many experiments in an effort to understand the effects of this crippling disease. In an... (View Full Article)
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Adequate IR camera resolution is a combination of the IR camera detector and optics. The wise thermographer ensures the right system is available for the job at hand. This paper illustrates with real... (View Full Article)
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As our transformer fleet continues to age, caring for these units requires a high level of expertise. This is due to the level of complexity of the cooling systems and subsystems involved. In order to... (View Full Article)
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Infrared thermal imaging has been increasingly used to identify wet building materials that can be sources of mold growth and degraded indoor environmental quality. However, IR is also an important... (View Full Article)
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Thermal imaging has a long history of aiding in the discovery of anomalies and 'hot spots' in the electrical industry or augmenting ultrasound testing in the refinery industry. Infrared inspections... (View Full Article)
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Generally, the performance of an infrared camera is characterized by either the noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD) with respect to thermal resolution or by the instantaneous-field-of-view... (View Full Article)
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Methods of acquisition, data processing and their interpretation are the main problems in the field of imaging. One of many possibilities for information acquisition is utilization of devices working... (View Full Article)
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n March of 2001 a GM production foreman asked J & R Thermography to find the source of a foul burning rubber odor. Upon scanning the area with a thermal imaging camera, the team discovered a 500 MCM... (View Full Article)
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Thermal imaging is becoming an important part of building applications because it is non-invasive and fast to perform. A thermal imaging camera is being used today for heat loss, disbanding tiles,... (View Full Article)
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Thermal imaging is a non-destructive, cost-effective method for detecting water infiltration. Using an infrared (IR) imager, we can determine water penetration source and the condition of building... (View Full Article)
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Building Science is the use of thermal imaging cameras as a non-invasive means to inspect, diagnose and monitor the condition of buildings. Through thermal imaging, structural anomalies may be... (View Full Article)
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Contact-free thermographic imaging is capable of detecting changes in skin temperature after Interventional Pain Therapy. Recommendations regarding room conditions in a standardized setting exist;... (View Full Article)
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It is estimated that humans receive 90% of their sensory information visually. This is true whether you are watching television or managing a poultry house. When managing a poultry house, we use our... (View Full Article)
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Better Than New, LLC, has developed a surface treatment to reduce the friction and wear of orthopedic saw blades and guides. The medical saw blades were thermally imaged while sawing through fresh... (View Full Article)
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Physicians depend on the subjective judgement of the treated individual to evaluate the result of pain management. This can be difficult, as communication between the patient and the physician might... (View Full Article)
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You suspect you have missing insulation in your home. You have cold and drafty areas, and you wonder just how much or what is missing. Did your builder miss something? Are you paying higher utility... (View Full Article)
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Are you replacing electric motors after one to five years when they should be lasting ten years? In the past this problem was not unusual in the plant where I work. Furthermore, just how much power is... (View Full Article)
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A practical evaluation of thermal imaging as applied to plastics tooling and processes indicates that it is a viable cost saving means to find the root cause of many molding issues. Thermal imaging,... (View Full Article)
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Several researchers have been using microwaves to dry grain and other agricultural materials. But nonuniformity of heating pattern was observed in different food materials during microwave cooking.... (View Full Article)
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In cold climates, air leakage is accompanied by moisture transport. When migrating through dew point temperatures, a considerable amount of moisture accumulation may occur depending on variables such... (View Full Article)
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Survivability of marine grade composite structures exposed to fire is of greatest concern due to a number of issues including: flammability, fire growth, fire resistance, fire protection, and... (View Full Article)
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Segregation in asphalt pavements has been identified as one of the most common and costly problems in the industry. Two types of segregation have been identified in asphalt pavements: aggregate... (View Full Article)
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Most thermographers have vast technical experience and are highly qualified. Technical skills are important to ensure proper analysis of conditions. Equally important are sales and marketing skills.... (View Full Article)
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Measuring pain intensity is a major objective in pain therapy. Unfortunately, we have not been able to develop tools to do so until today, hence, it is very difficult to judge if the therapy offered... (View Full Article)
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Sudden death due to cardiac arrest takes about 225,000 lives every year in the USA (1). Because Ischemic disease is a leading cause of cardiac arrest, cardiologists are interested in its diagnosis and... (View Full Article)
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The physical treatment of burns is essentially based on the aeration of the injured area, yet physicians have to look for the best compromise between minimum exposure to pathogenic airborne agents and... (View Full Article)
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Infrared thermography is used throughout the petroleum refining industry and has a proven track record of cost saving in many areas of the business. This paper describes the examination and monitoring... (View Full Article)
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Temperature is a measure of the energy of atoms' and molecules' thermal motion. It is one of the fundamental thermodynamic quantities. Almost every physical process is influenced by temperature; heat1... (View Full Article)
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Two application studies of indoor and outdoor IR surveys applied to the diagnostic analysis of stone materials constituting Cultural Goods are described in the following. In the frame of a... (View Full Article)
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There is a readily available wealth of information regarding any number of infrared applications and the means of implementing thermography as part of well-rounded PdM (predictive maintenance)... (View Full Article)
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Thermography is a contact-free method used in experiments and cardiovascular surgery to investigate the myocardium and coronary artery function. When performing a coronary bypass without artificial... (View Full Article)
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The old adage goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." This is certainly true with infrared thermography. Possibly one of the most significant applications for thermography is its utilization in... (View Full Article)
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia requiring pharmacological or surgical treatment. Limitations of medical treatment have prompted development of non-pharmacological therapies. The... (View Full Article)
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The development and optimization of microsystems, such as microreactors, micro heat exchange systems, microactuators, microsensors, and others, often require the knowledge of the temperature... (View Full Article)
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Acupuncture has become a tool in the management of pain, although scientific proof for its efficacy is scarce. To judge the effects of acupuncture, one has to rely on the statements of patients.... (View Full Article)
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The very foundation of the practice of thermography is in the fact that we are all taking pictures of objects. We're framing shots of breakers, paying attention to focus, and distance. We're adjusting... (View Full Article)
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Termites do more damage in the United States each year than fires and storms combined. They are a threat to property owners across 70 percent of the world and in every part of the United States with... (View Full Article)
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The hardest part of starting an internal infrared program is justifying the cost of the camera, software and training to do the infrared inspections. The manager's standard question is, "What is the... (View Full Article)
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ts winter again, and boy, don't we know it New England. There's more snow on the ground than we can ever remember having! So I thought we might take a look at some of low cost ways you can help save... (View Full Article)
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The application of infrared thermography to the measurement of transient temperature fields generated by fusion welding of ship structures is described. The purpose is to capture real data from... (View Full Article)
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Due to the popularity of predictive and preventive maintenance, many larger customers are relying on outside technical specialists to help their businesses operate more efficiently. Using infrared... (View Full Article)
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This paper will discuss the advantage infrared thermography provides in audits and energy surveys that assess the energy efficiency of the normal residential structure and HVAC (heating, ventilating,... (View Full Article)
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The most critical time in any unit operation is during start-up. Start-up usually follows a period in which major repairs and changes have been made to the unit, and is rarely without problems.... (View Full Article)
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When performing most common building inspections, the methodology used is mainly visual assessment. When there are no obvious signs or symptoms appearing it is difficult to determine one way or... (View Full Article)
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Thermography is a powerful diagnostic tool for the inspection of residential heating systems. In this paper, IR applications for hot water radiant floor heating systems, (which are quite popular in... (View Full Article)
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Radiant barrier material is a popular means of adding to the energy efficiency of a structure. Radiant barrier insulation is very often given R-value rating by the manufacturer. This paper will... (View Full Article)
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Insulated pipe condition is very important to the Oil & Petrochemical Industry. This paper will discuss some of the difficulties and possibilities in using IR to assist in determining the condition of... (View Full Article)
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This paper describes the infrared predictive maintenance program at DUNAFERR Steelworks (Hungary). The company produces approximately 1,500,000 metric tons of hot-rolled products per year with... (View Full Article)
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Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a major problem for petroleum and chemical process industries. Historically, there have been limited options for evaluating the presence and extent of CUI. Locating... (View Full Article)
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The Matsqui Institution is a medium-security correctional facility in the Pacific Region. The institution is located approximately 70 km out of Vancouver and has a rated capacity of 335 inmates. Part... (View Full Article)
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The Jersey City International & Bulk Mail Center, based in Jersey City, is the largest of 21 bulk mail centers, occupying 1.8 million sq. ft. of building space on 146 acres. A 2001-2002 brief survey... (View Full Article)
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Thermographers have often used using imaging techniques. Ultrasonic inspectors can employ this concept as well, but with different tools. This paper will discuss ultrasonic imaging processes used to... (View Full Article)
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During scheduled maintenance outages the coal fired units are off line for a prolonged period of time, sometimes up to several weeks. Most of the time the coal storage silos are emptied of coal as the... (View Full Article)
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Certain classes of building defects continue to plague the construction industry despite a variety of defensive techniques put in place to prevent them. The defects occur when a nail, screw or staple... (View Full Article)
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An issue that continues to plague the construction industry, nails and screws coming into contact with copper water pipes, can be diagnosed with infrared thermography. A leak may not immediately... (View Full Article)
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Thermography is an effective way to analyze, and then take corrective action to increase energy efficiency in all areas of a paper mill. It can be used to show moisture profiles in the web, to... (View Full Article)
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It is not uncommon to find fractured porous media in fluid saturated, subterranean systems like hydrocarbon reservoirs, groundwater aquifers, geothermal fields and disposal sites for radioactive... (View Full Article)
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Tube metal temperatures are critical to furnace operations. When operating a furnace close to the maximum allowable tube metal temperature, changes of less than 200° F can dramatically reduce tube... (View Full Article)
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Since I began working for FLIR Systems, the world's leading provider of thermal imaging cameras, I have used thermal imaging technology for many different applications, including Condition monitoring,... (View Full Article)
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Water Spray Rack - This test simulates a wind-driven rain condition on a subject. It can assist in determining the specific cause and origin of moisture infiltration when it is used to test... (View Full Article)
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What if we did not have the technology of an Infrared Camera? Our world would be a lot different. I would do a visual inspection and try to correct the problem or let an assumption start ruling my... (View Full Article)
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Semiconductor devices continue to get smaller and more powerful, while at the same time as their efficiency remains low (< 50%), thus, heat buildup becomes one of the major limitations to creating... (View Full Article)
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Thermography or thermal imaging, refers to the process of recording the emission or existence of thermal or infrared radiation (heat), by employing the use of a thermal imaging device or infrared... (View Full Article)
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WAYPOINT Engineering had recently taken the opportunity to show some examples of infrared thermal photos and working examples to one of our customers. Our primary usage has been more focused on a... (View Full Article)
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This paper will discuss planning, operation, and documentation procedures designed to effectively utilize the thermal imaging camera as a critical element in an effective reliability program. Prior to... (View Full Article)
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Finding a problem with an infrared camera is sometimes not enough. In fact, an infrared camera image alone without accurate temperature measurements says very little about the condition of an... (View Full Article)
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A picture says a thousand words; infrared thermography is the only diagnostic technology that lets you instantly visualize and verify thermal performance. FLIR's infrared cameras show you thermal... (View Full Article)
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Buying an infrared camera is different for all people. For some, cost will play a more dominant position whereas for others, certain key features or the desire to advance one's career through... (View Full Article)
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Buying an infrared camera - also called a thermal imager - to use in building inspections, energy audits, and weatherization programs is just plain smart. Why? Because infrared allows the operator to... (View Full Article)
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In simple terms, an IR camera or thermal imager converts infrared radiation into a visual image that depicts temperature variations across an object or scene. This allows one to make non-contact... (View Full Article)
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The application of IR Non Destructive Testing to three thermoplastics (HDPE, PVC & PMMA) and one thermoset composite material (GFRP) is the target of the work. IR Non Destructive Testing is fast,... (View Full Article)
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Thermographers work around energized electrical components as part of their normal job duties. How aware are they of the Arc Flash and Electrical safety regulations in place for their protection? This... (View Full Article)
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The National Electric Code (NEC) has been requiring an arc flash assessment for a few years now, but Utilities do not have to abide by NEC. However, now that the 2007 edition of NESC requires an arc... (View Full Article)
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Breast Thermography is an imaging procedure where infrared images of the breast are analyzed and rated to determine the risk of developing breast cancer. The infrared imaging process allows one to see... (View Full Article)
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Many bulk materials, such as coal and organic wastes, are stored as large piles in open yards where air and moisture promote decomposition and exothermic reactions that raise the pile's temperature.... (View Full Article)
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At Inframation 2007, new templates were introduced to calculate power losses from radiating and absorbing surfaces. These templates used the Stefan Boltzmann equation to calculate power transfer from... (View Full Article)
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The behavior of heating or cooling of physical objects as a function of size is governed by the surface-to volume- ratio. Its role becomes most obvious in studying heating and cooling curves of... (View Full Article)
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In this work we applied infrared thermography to the inspection of building facades to determine the lack of adherence, which is disguised in the external cladding of a facade composed of appeased... (View Full Article)
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Insurance companies have traditionally focused on controlling the impact of property losses by using fire protection systems to minimize the amount of a loss if it happens. But rarely do insurance... (View Full Article)
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Infrared imagers have become vital diagnostic tools in building maintenance with mold related health issues becoming more prevalent. Although infrared imagers do not detect the presence of mold, they... (View Full Article)
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The failure of a steam turbine extraction point can be a serious problem which can involve safety issues and damage to equipment. Steam is tapped from various locations within the turbine to power... (View Full Article)
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This paper explains the use of Infrared Imaging as a method to quickly and efficiently determine the operational ability of snow melt systems for roof, valley, gutters and downspouts. It could also be... (View Full Article)
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Electric power utilities are faced with an aging infrastructure, frequent blackouts or brownouts, costly unplanned maintenance, security threats to remote facilities, and rising costs. As part of a... (View Full Article)
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With rising fuel and energy costs, ensuring your building is well insulated is becoming increasing important. Infrared thermography is an ideal measurement tool to check the continuity of insulation... (View Full Article)
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It is critical for energy certification programs to utilize Thermographic technology in order to properly evaluate energy efficiency. To date, there are no set standards for infrared energy... (View Full Article)
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In powerful fusion devices, plasma-facing components (PFC) have to handle heat fluxes in the range of 10-20 MW/m² at steady state. This high level of thermal performance involves severe engineering... (View Full Article)
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One can calculate the R-Value for an exterior wall segment by estimating the heat flow between the interior of a room and the interior wall surface. In steady state heat transfer conditions, all the... (View Full Article)
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Flare stacks are used in many industries to burn off unwanted waste gas byproducts, or flammable gases released by pressure relief valves during unplanned over-pressuring of plant equipment.... (View Full Article)
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It is well known that the earth's polar ice caps are melting. However, it is not as well known that many alpine glaciers around the world are also shrinking. This shrinking is perhaps most dramatic in... (View Full Article)
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Going Green seems to be the "buzz word" today, but what does that have to do with Thermal Imaging? Actually, it has a lot to do with it! Buildings in the U.S. alone account for 39% of U.S. Energy... (View Full Article)
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Real world infrared needs real world emissivities. What is the emissivity of a certain manufacturer's disconnect? How about an aluminum connection on the load or line side of a molded case breaker?... (View Full Article)
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Lock-in thermography has been used to control plasma facing component in Tore-Supra fusion device, during maintenance shutdown. The aim was to perform in-situ health monitoring with a non destructive... (View Full Article)
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Various thermoregulatory mechanisms employed by the body are important for the athlete to avoid heat illness. By employing an infrared camera to focus on the radiation of heat from a venous plexus in... (View Full Article)
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We started work within the Sugar Industry by knocking on doors and offering FREE demonstrations to Electrical Supervisors. At that time, Infrared Thermography was considered something new and... (View Full Article)
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Infrared thermography is more than just turning on the camera and looking for "hot spots." It is all about gathering accurate data for your customer, so they can make informed decisions as to the... (View Full Article)
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Passive ventilation employs a set of strategies, potentially including building shape, internal configuration, orientation, aperture size and position, and microclimate design, to direct air through a... (View Full Article)
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Over 150 million emergency calls are made each year in the United States (US). Different technologies have been introduced to help the Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) to correctly diagnose, monitor,... (View Full Article)
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Temperature variations that provide valuable information about heat transfer and fluid phenomena that occur during a mechanical and chemical process stand out clearly in an infrared image. An overview... (View Full Article)
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It is essential to study the characteristics of the spherical combustion of fuel droplets, including the burning constant on free fuel droplets instead of on suspended fuel droplets. Accordingly, the... (View Full Article)
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The conduction of an (IPD) Inspection Preliminary Determination (ref: 2005 InfraMation Proceeding, Volume 6, pg 367) to facilitate (CBRN - seeburn) Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear... (View Full Article)
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Recreational boat builders from South Africa to the USA are equally concerned with the quality, demand for and profitability of their products. Profits in building boats are made by cost control,... (View Full Article)
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