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Drones are Heating Up: A Survey of Common Applications for Drone-based Thermal Imaging
Ed Kochanek, Director of Sales, Key Account Manager andDavid Lee
FLIR Systems, Inc.
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For over 30 years airborne thermal imaging systems have provided a unique perspective for a number of applications. In the past, thermal imaging systems were expensive and were limited to use with either helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft. The recent introduction of affordable, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, combined with lightweight thermal imagers has made aerial thermal imaging more affordable than ever. While the drone revolution has been underway for a number of years, the foretold expansion into commercial markets took off in earnest in the last 12 - 18 months.
This paper and presentation will discuss the many uses of thermal imaging from the air. We will discuss search and rescue, utility and building applications and how far away you can be to see someone or something. We will also discuss the latest trends and what to look for in a thermal imager when you are above your target.
Thermal imaging is widely used to detect evidence of excess energy loss in building envelopes. Under proper conditions thermal imaging may be used to detect excess energy loss through spandrel glass panels.
Burlington, NJ January 30, 2018 --- Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO Conference was recently held in New Orleans, LA. IR/INFO 2018 marks the 29th anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium and technology expo.
Thermal image shows thermal profile across a working steam trap. Infrared inspection conducted with the steam system under load. Taken by Stockton Infrared, this thermal image was the 1st Place winner - Mechanical Category in the annual Image Contest held during the IR/INFO 2017 Conference.