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Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

Great imagination—yet again! Find out the answer (and possible ideas for dinner) below:

Infrared Image

Visible Light Image

Answer: Infrared image is of some warm tortillas!  This infrared image was taken at a tortilla factory in LA, with a Ti45FT-20 thermal imager. You might be wondering if there is a deeper purpose to this […]

Conduction: A Solid Way to Transfer Heat

Thermographers must have a solid understanding of how heat is transferred. We don’t necessarily need to take a college level course, but a practical understanding and being well-grounded in physics is essential. Why? Because mostly we see surfaces of things, but the heat we are most often truly interested in is internal. An abnormally warm […]

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Conference -- Highlights from Fluke!

This year’s EPRI Conference combined multiple Conditioned Based Maintenance activities – Predictive Maintenance User Group, Infrared Thermography User Group, Vibration Technology Forum, and Lube and Bearing Workshop. In attendance at the 4-day conference were 112 predictive maintenance and reliability engineering professionals from various electric power utilities, petrochemical, and large-scale industrial plants. As the attendees […]

Teaser Infrared Image - What is it?

Shapes, especially circles, can be anything if you haven’t seen the visible light image. Good luck on this week’s Teaser Tuesday—but the longer you stare, the hungrier you might get.

Leave your answer in the comment section, and check back on Thursday for the answer!

Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

Great participation this week! You all are so observant…

Answer: Infrared image is of the thermal pattern of the tubes in a concrete floor, which were caused by a puncture in a heating line.  The image was taken at a house in St. Paul, MN, and the owner wanted to raise the floor via “mud jacking,” […]

Radiational Heat Transfer: Moving Heat Magically

My recent trip to the beach was a pleasant reminder of the “magic” of radiational heat transfer. How else can we describe warmth delivered from 94 million miles away? We feel similar radiant transfer when we BBQ, sit in front of a fire, or feel a hot brick wall on a cool evening. The truth […]

Teaser Infrared Image - What is it?

Did anyone miss the teaser infrared images last week?! Well, whether you did or did not, here is this week’s:

Leave your answer in the comment section, and check back on Thursday for the answer!

Thinking Thermally---at the Beach!

I’ve had the good fortune to be on the Outer Banks of North Carolina this week. To redeem myself in the eyes of those still working away back in the office, I’ve done a bit of “Thinking Thermally” while here.

Surprisingly, it’s not been hard! The beach is one thermal event after another. Here are a […]

Tear-Duct Test Defined---And Why it is Important for Your Thermal Camera

The “tear-duct test” is a recommended test to verify the calibration of your thermal camera. The suggestion follows that before the thermographer goes out to the factory floor to do a thermal scan (or house to do an energy audit/scan), he/she would turn the infrared camera on (also validating that the camera works and batteries […]

Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

This week’s teaser infrared image shall be named… “Who Moved the Cart?”

Answer: Image is of a cart causing friction! This was just a fun image John Pratten took waiting to get on an elevator at one of his many hotel stays.  When one of the housekeepers started to move the cart, he noticed the […]