How does wind affect thermography?

March 27, 2017By Bob BerryBuilding thermography

This is a regular question, and to be often it is often not understood. There are several thermography companies that do thermography and ignore wind totally. Several others only take it into account by woking below a preset limit, like 10 m/s. This limit of 10 m/s is to some extent the fault of trainers, that often … Read More

Flir MSX

October 31, 2016By Bob BerryBuilding thermography, Electrical Thermography, General, Training

MSX   MSX or Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging is a feature available with selected Flir cameras. I have recently had the opportunity  to try this out in a working environment, and have decided to post my opinion here. I personally have a mixed view about this. On the one hand it is a fantastic feature, and … Read More

Solar Loading

October 3, 2016By Bob BerryBuilding thermography, Electrical Thermography, General, Training

Solar loading I have been asked quite a lot recently about the effect of sunshine in outdoor electrical inspections. Strong sunlight will cause solar loading, this means that the sun will heat the objects that it is shining on. While we don’t normally worry about colour in thermography, colour will strongly affect the amount of … Read More

Relevant Building Standards

June 27, 2016By Bob BerryBuilding thermography

Below is a list of standards relating to buildings, they are not just relevant to thermography, but may include other areas. If you have any others please don’t hesitate to post below ANSI-ASHRAE Standard 101 Application of Infrared Sensing Devices to the Assessment of Building Heat Loss Characteristics. ASTM C 1060 Standard Practice for Thermographic Inspection … Read More

Building thermography in the rain

May 20, 2016By Bob BerryBuilding thermography

Can you carry out thermography surveys of buildings when it is raining? I have often been asked this. If it rains, the external surfaces can be wet/damp. This causes evaporative cooling over the damp surface and this cooling can mask problems. For this reason it is best not to conduct surveys in the rain. Reports … Read More