Building Thermography is One of the Most Demanding Applications for Infrared Camera Systems

Increasing the energy efficiency of buildings has highest priority and infrared thermography greatly contributes to reaching this goal. Inspections with infrared cameras quickly and easily indicate insulation problems of buildings. To do so the infrared camera systems need to come with a respective good resolution. Firstly this is about thermal resolution. Infrared camera systems for building inspections should come with an especially good thermal resolution of < 40 mK (0.04 °C).

This means that they will even be able to detect faults securely when the temperature difference between outdoors and indoors is minimal. Only in such way infrared camera systems can be used throughout the year to pay off faster. Also when locating leakages such a good thermal resolution provides advantages as faults in deeper areas can still be detected easier. The VarioCAM® infrared camera series of InfraTec is especailly suited for those demands also because of their high geometrical resolution.

InfraTec Infrared Camera Systems Make Building Inspections Extremely Efficient with Their 3.1 MegaPixels

Building thermography - Avoid measurement error

An infrared camera of the VarioCAM® High Definition series with 3.1 megapixels provides 16 times the number of pixels of a standard infrared camera with (320 x 240) IR-pixels. Thereby thermal images can be taken from a larger distance providing a view of the complete building and still show small details in a suitable resolution. Like this building inspections become more efficient as there is no longer a need to take many small images, to stitch them together one by one for analysis.

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Usage of VarioCAM®-series for building inspections

Thermography for Building Inspections

ARCHIMEDES Facility-Management GmbH uses its infrared camera predominantly for revisions and securing of quality standards during the construction phase of newly erected buildings and the refurbishment of older buildings. Thereby the detection of construction faults like thermal bridges, poor insulations or air leakages plays a major role.

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Further information thermal 3D mapping

Thermal 3D Mapping

The merging of temperature information with data from 3D scans provides a major benefit, especially in building thermography. Corresponding models open up the possibility of investigating heat distribution in buildings even more precisely. This enables users, for example, to determine where thermal irregularities and leaks occur and how large their dimensions are. Laser specialist RIEGL uses an infrared camera VarioCAM® head 900 from InfraTec for such a combined measurement and testing system.

Intelligent Analysis Software Produces Meaningful Surveys by Pressing a Button

After having taken high resolution thermal images those images need to be analysed. The thermographic software family IRBIS® 3 already supports many of the necessary analyses. The special software for building inspections FORNAX 2 makes the production of those surveys even easier. For instance the appearance of mould cannot only be detected but it can also be determined easily and legally proof whether this is caused by construction faults or inadequate behaviour of the users. The good teamplay between excellent infrared camera systems and software result in big efficiency advantages. Like this not only pure qualitative advantages are obtained but also economic ones.

Software FORNAX 2
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