Therm-App Blog

Thermal Cameras for Plumbing Applications

Posted by Bill Simmons on Apr 14, 2016 1:16:21 PM

Plumbing is a little known application for Thermal Imaging camera. Using a thermal device as part of your everyday equipment enables you to immidiately diagnose and detect any irregularities in the temperature distribution. It also makes it extremely easy to locate clogged pipes. These cameras are incredibly accurate and easy to operate, which makes them a perfect addition to a plumbers tool kit.

Thermal imaging equipment allows you to measure and detect temperature change in the area that you are  investigating, in areas that are not otherwise visible to the naked eye. Some examples where Thermal Imaging cameras can improve efficiency are:

  • Locating hidden pipes
  • Locating leaking pipes
  • Locating the full extent of water damage
  • Locating damp areas in the wall or ceiling
  • Tracing blockage
  • Pinpointing leaks under concrete slabs
  • Pinpointing leaks under tiled surface


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Topics: Plumbing

Thermal imaging during industrial and mechanical inspections

Posted by Victor Saunders on Apr 14, 2016 1:15:39 PM


The use of Thermography  during industrial and mechanical inspections has become easier and much more affordable than ever before. Having access to a thermal imaging  camera can give you the benefit of seeing things that are not normally visible to the naked eye. one of the main advantages of thermal cameras is their ability to clearly detect damage early enough to prevent minor problems from turning into major ones.

 By using a thermal imaging camera during industrial and mechanical inspections, users are able to eliminate lots of the damage otherwise caused by invasive inspections. It's  a non-invasive, non-contact, and non-destructive inspection method.  In addition, users can examine components which they were not previously able access. This benefit can save time and money, which can be put to better use analyzing the inspection, creating a report and planning a solution.

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Thermal Cameras for wild life observations

Posted by Victor Saunders on Apr 14, 2016 1:15:07 PM

There are many ways to observe wildlife.  One new method is Compact Thermal Devices, which offer a great addition to this hobby and profession. Compact Thermal Devices allow you to observe birds and animals day or night, in any sort of weather conditions. According to one wildlife photographer, they "give you a window into the other half of animals lives, offering 24/7 access to their behavior and taking animal watching to a whole new level".  

Using a thermal device enables you to track and follow animals in their natural habitat, because thermal devices convert heat energy emitted by animals into a clear thermographic picture, revealing their location and making them stand out against the backdrop of trees and plants that usually sheild them from detection.  It allows you to locate and observe wildlife from a distance that won't disturb them, without being detected or scaring them away, which is why it’s a great tool for anyone with a passion for the outdoors.

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Topics: outdoors, wildlife

Thermal Cameras for Security

Posted by Victor Saunders on Apr 14, 2016 1:14:33 PM

Modern Thermal Imaging devices offer a huge advantage in the field over traditional night vision. One neat feature of thermal cameras is that they do not need light to read a scene or produce an image because they detect infrared radiation (IR). IR is a heat signature that thermal devices"see". The infrared radiation is measured and converted into a visible image on the screen. This makes them ideal for zero light surveillance, and means that they can operate in all weather conditions, even thick fog. For these reasons thermal devices are extremely popular in the field of security.

Thermal Imaging devices for security are widely used for:

  • Border security
  • Law enforcements
  • Government premises
  • Schools
  • Retail outlets
  • Airports
  • Military establishments
  • Private homes
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Thermal Cameras for Electrical Inspection

Posted by Victor Saunders on Apr 14, 2016 1:10:14 PM

Thermographic technology has come a long way and is being used to improve safety and performance in all aspects in the electric field. Thermal imaging is a visual display of the amount of infrared energy emitted, and/or reflected by an object. Thermal Imaging cameras are capable of building an image through energy.

Electricians have recently begun using handheld thermal devices, the latest in Thermal Imaging technology, to detect hot spots. When used for this application they can improve efficiency, accuracy, and safety, because these devices allow electricians to measure the temperature of energized components without having to touch and probe them. When used in place of traditional testing methods, thermal cameras can afford electricians a lot more time to concentrate on planning a solution and repairing the damage, rather than spending large amounts of time locating the source of the problem. Most importantly Thermal Imaging cameras can in many cases  help electricians detect damage before the problem becomes critical.

Some applications of thermal devices in electrical testing:

  • Electrical cabinets
  • Panels
  • Fuses
  • Bolted connections
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Thermal Cameras For Law Enforcement

Posted by Victor Saunders on Apr 14, 2016 1:02:04 PM

Thermal cameras have a range of abilities to detect long wave infrared, or heat. They detect objects and people that emit heat, regardless of light condition. thermal imaging is unaffected by light, clothing or weather.

Using thermal imaging technology gives law enforcement the upper hand by enabling them to see their surroundings in conditions of poor visibility such as bad weather, and at night.  A high quality thermal device can offer an identifiable and reliable picture, which allows  Police to more effectively:

  • Manage surveillance activities
  • Locate and apprehend suspects
  • Investigate crime scenes
  • Conduct search and rescue operations
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Topics: Law Enforcement