Brief Introduction to Thermal Imaging
Objects are characterized by a variety of physical parameters such as size, shape, and weight. Until recently, heat (or the lack of) has become important. Heat is a physical property.
Heat is a byproduct of all work whether it is from electrical, mechanical, or chemical activity. We generate, contain, and transfer heat to run our industries and make our every day lives comfortable.
Temperatures above or below normal or expected ranges could be indicators there may be a flaw in design or an abnormality is present. Wear results in excessive temperatures. Elevated temperatures tend to occur prior to failure. Elevated temperatures may also be indicators of heat loss (see top right) or thermal bridging (See lower left).
Decrease In Surface Temperatures
On the reverse, evaporation causes temperatures to decrease. If moisture is detected, the surface will
be indicative of a lesser temperature as compared to surrounding unaffected surfaces (See bottom right).
Both conditions (thermal bridging and evaporation) as indicated in these three thermalgrams could attribute to poor air quality within the commercial building.
Regardless of whither your building is suffering from thermal bridging (construction defects), deterioration of door or window seals, or water
leakage left unattended could result in unexpected cost, i.e. microbial decontamination of building materials, air conveyance system, or employee absenteeism. Call EATechs to conduct an evaluation of your building today @ 413-569-5554.