SAFETY ALERT

September 26, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral

A safety issue has arisen during a thermographic survey of a building. A generator was being used to to provide power for heaters and a blower door, which caused a buildup of carbon monoxide. FYI, please see the safety alert http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Safety_Alerts/2008/Generators_Alert/

Does glass have a high, or low emissivity?

September 19, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral

  I have been asked the following by a student; “Does glass have a high or low emissivity? I always assumed that it was quite low as I can see my own reflection with my camera, but tables show it having a high value, Why?” Answer; Glass has a high emissivity. It is often quoted … Read More

Materials for increasing emissivity

September 16, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral, Training

The materials below are some that I would normally recommend for increasing the emissivity of materials. Scotch 33 Tape Consistent emissivity of 0.95 Glyptal Enamel Paint Electrically insulating paint Dye Penetrant Developer  This is easily applied and removed. It has a very high emissivity Paints, various paints can be used Some deodorants can be used, usually ones with alumina … Read More

Why is emissivity different with different cameras?

September 5, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral

  Why is emissivity different with different cameras? This is difficult for people to fully understand. To be honest, emissivity in general takes some time to begin to get a good grasp of, for me the process of getting a strong understanding took a few years, a lot of reading and some experimentation. Emissivity changes with temperature, … Read More

Can a Level 1 Thermographer Write a Report?

August 29, 2016By Bob BerryGeneral

Can a Level 1 Thermographer Write a Report?   This is a question that I have been recently asked.   “Can a Level 1 Thermographer write a report?”   Yes, strictly speaking thermography is an unregulated industry, and a Level 1 thermographer can write a report. So too can anybody else, from a florist, to a … Read More