Thermal Imaging for contractors – advantages in a nutshell

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

For contactors in the Building, Facilities Maintenance, HVAC, and Electrical industries, the ability to visualise each situation you are facing can make a huge difference. Knowing precisely where to start with a job, can save time and effort, meaning you increase efficiency, and ultimately provide a faster service to customers.

Those 20-30 minutes extra spent diagnosing each job soon add up, particularly at busy times of the year when you’ve got a waiting list. With that in mind, a valuable addition to many contractors toolkit is a thermal imaging camera.

But what specific applications is a thermal camera most useful for?

Below we summarise some of the best examples where thermal imaging has time and time again, proved an extremely effective diagnostic tool for contractors:

 

 

Heating and installation systems

 

  • Checking radiators for build-up of silt deposits
  • Identifying underfloor heating abnormalities

 

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Electrical Maintenance

 

  • Identifying overloads, imminent malfunctions or existing defects in switching cabinets and wiring

 

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Construction and Mould Assessment

 

  • Visualising thermal bridges in buildings
  • Detecting areas that are prone to mould

 

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Leak Detection

 

  • Pinpointing thermal anomalies in leaking pipes
  • Locating roof leaks

 

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Structural and Insulation Defects

 

  • Finding insulation defects
  • Checking air tightness of windows and doors

 

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Like some more information?

For more information on Thermography or any of please go to www.testo.co.uk. Alternatively, if you’ve got a requirement you’d like to discuss, you can contact us directly on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.

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