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The FLIR One Infrared Imaging Radiometer and Marine Surveying
John (Jack) N. Allinson, II BSc, AMS®
Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer
J.N. Allinson Associates, Inc.
In 2003 Jack started applying infrared thermal imaging to Marine Surveying using a FLIR model E2 imaging radiometer. While the imager measured temperature, it initially did not save images in a format that could be analyzed with post processing. Jack had the unit upgraded to save images in radiometric format. The imager was acceptable until Jack acquired a FLIR P65HS in 2006. The P65HS remains Jack's go to imager. In addition to better sensitivity and resolution than the E2, the P65HS records radiometric images in a burst mode at up to 30 images per second.
In 2014 Jack acquired the "1st generation" FLIR ONE for IOS. The imager's small form, technology, and attractive price point were impressive yet the sensitivity, resolution, and frame rate were not very useful for marine surveying. In 2015 Jack acquired the "2nd generation" FLIR ONE for IOS and has found it to be a useful adjunct to the FLIR P65HS. Join Jack as he reviews how he uses the "2nd generation" FLIR ONE for marine surveying.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Put the horse before the cart.” When it comes to thermography, many people put the cart in front of the proverbial horse by buying infrared equipment before obtaining proper training.
Burlington, NJ February 6, 2017 – Infraspection Institute’s annual IR/INFO conference was recently held in Orlando, FL. IR/INFO 2017 marks the 28th anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium, and technology expo.
Thermal image shows a large warm area on a low slope roof that is being imaged from the rooftop. The yellow and pink rectangular shapes are caused by moisture within the highly absorbent insulation located beneath the roof membrane. Image taken during evening hours under calm weather conditions. Taken by John Gutierrez, this thermal image was the 1st Place winner - Roof Category in the annual Image Contest held during the IR/INFO 2017 Conference.