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Infrared Thermography
                                         

What is Infrared Thermography? 

An infrared thermal imaging camera sees emitted energy in the form of heat from objects that it is pointed at.

It cannot see air

It cannot see through glass

It cannot see through walls

It cannot see moisture

It cannot see mould


It CAN see the effects of heat signatures of these items. Therefore it is like your doctor looking at an X-ray. A certain level of training is required to diagnose and know what your camera sees.

And you need to confirm what the camera sees with another tool such as a moisture meter or smoke pencil.

An infrared picture is called a thermogram

Darker on a thermogram indicates cooler while lighter is warmer.

The camera is so sensitive the temperature differences it records are as fine as 100th of a degree.


AIR LEAKAGE
If the exterior is colder or hatter than the interior and we use a blower door to depressurizing the house we can see where air leakage inwards can cool or warm the surface it is moving across.

MOISTURE
If there is a wet area it will either register hotter or colder than the surrounding areas and has a specific signature. But to confirm another tool is required to test the moisture of the material that appears to be wet. A moisture meter ( either pin or non-destructive type) is used to check this.

Signature associated with air infiltration
Signature associated with water infiltration
Top windows have signature associated with air infiltration
Signature associated with water infiltration
Signature associated with air infiltration
Signature associated with air infiltration
Signature associated with moisture from both evaporative cooling and condensation
Signature associated with moisture from both evaporative cooling and condensation
Signature associated with air infiltration
Signature associated with water pooling in ceilling
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