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Article of the Month:
Leveraging Thermal Imaging for Gas Detection
Ed Kochanek, Eastern Region Sales Director and Marck Boccella
Infrared (IR) cameras have a long history in the industrial world, from security / surveillance to predictive maintenance applications in electrical and mechanical environments. IR camera manufacturers continue to push the limit of this unique technology through creative techniques to focus on various wavelengths within the electromagnetic spectrum. Due to physical properties, certain solids and gases can go from transparent to opaque when viewed through the lens of these specialized infrared cameras, allowing operators to now see the “unseen.” This paper and presentation will go through how infrared cameras used specifically for gas detection are engineered and how they positively affect the industries they are beginning to shape.
Utilizing correct emittance values is imperative for accurate non-contact temperature measurements. Knowing how to accurately calculate emittance values can help to ensure the accuracy of infrared temperature measurements.
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.