Thermal Imaging Software and Its Applications

Once upon a time, thermal imaging software may have seemed the stuff of CSI or James Bond; better linked with spotting Russian agents in the Arctic tundra, or tracing the footprints of a fleeing criminal. And quite a few of those associations even now apply.

Police officers normally use thermal imagers to identify the distinctive heat patterns given off by cannabis factories, otherwise hidden within everyday houses or garden sheds .However, in the last few years the introduction of affordable, user-friendly technology has seen thermal imaging rolled out across a much wider and perhaps surprising set of industries. As per Mike Berrie’s opinion, easy-to-use thermal imaging technology can be advantageous in measuring, tracking and pinpointing trouble spots that have previously been difficult to find, all at a reasonable cost .

The ability to spot different places of heat has security uses further than merely catching bad guys. Banks and other institutions can use thermal images to measure where heat is being lost around security doors – an useful indicator of exactly how securely covered that area is. Similarly, stores and supermarkets can check the gasket seals on cold storage areas (e.g. freezer and chiller cabinets), ensuring their produce remains fresh and they are not using unnecessarily high levels of electricity to keep it so..Until recently, companies would have had to rent professional contractors to perform these assessments as the expense of temperature measurement machine – between $40,000 and $60,000 – rendered ownership of the technology really expensive.

The advent of cheaper thermal imagers, such as Irisys’s IR16DS, mean not only that these contractors can work more easily, more cheaply and more quickly, but also that non-specialists can purchase their own equipment. The advent of cheaper thermal imagers, such as Irisys’s IR16DS, mean not only that these contractors can work more easily, more cheaply and more quickly, but also that non-specialists can purchase their own equipment. .The long term savings are not only clear, but preventative maintenance is a more practical consideration as one does not risk spending large amounts of money only to find out that nothing is wrong…The most interesting thing is that, Thermal imaging can even see uses in your own home. .We’re a cost conscious lot these days.With times hard for many we’re always on the lookout for extra ways to save a few pennies – and if it can help us go green at the same time, all the better..Thermal imaging can show you where your house is losing the most heat; peer through the viewfinder and notice those houses with inadequate loft insulation lit up like a Christmas tree. Of course, a blockage in your central heating system can mean large areas of your house not getting any heat at all. .Again, thermal imagers can show you the exact location of the blockage and cut down on call out times.. On top of that , they are beneficial in locating potentially dangerous electrical faults – always encouraging – and can find areas of excess moisture, assisting you catch damp before it sets in. Spotting electrical faults is also useful in the (literally) high flying world of aerospace engineering.

The applications of temperature measurement equipment manage additional industries as diverse as water treatment, research and development, transport, biotechnology, ceramics and in many cases brewing. Certainly not the stuff of science fiction any longer; thermal imagers are hot.

The IR16DS is a cheap and effective thermal imager, perfect for companies wishing to carry out their own spot checks and avoid the cost of hiring specialists. It is available for order from the MITSCO website, along with a variety of other thermal imaging hardware.

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