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The “Tempest in the Teapot” Gets Out

The tea cozy is can keep a pot of tea warm but it could not contain Hurricane Irene this week!

Last week I showed this thermal image of a “tea cozy” in place covering a pot of hot tea and had intended to discuss it further this week. However, Hurricane Irene, has blown her […]

Owens Corning Employee Chooses Fluke Thermal Imaging for Preventive Maintenance

When Owens Corning, a leader in making homes more energy efficient, discovered a burnt out motor that disrupted their workflow, the plant leader was intent on finding a better way of discovering these types of issues before they resulted in a downtime situation. Fellow employee and seasoned thermal imaging expert Al Loring suggested FlukeTI for […]

Thinking Thermally in the UK

I recently returned from a couple weeks in the UK and am happy to report that Thinking Thermally is alive and well in the place that is (among other things) the home of Sir William Herschel.

One issue for this poor old American is trying to function in a world of Celsius rather than Fahrenheit temperature […]

Fluke TiS Thermal Imager Video Demo

The Fluke TiS Thermal Imaging Scanner is the top-performing imager in its price class and meets the proposed RESNET infrared inspection standards. This thermal camera was designed specifically for building inspection professionals including:

-Home inspectors

-HVAC contractors

-Energy auditors

-Weatherization professionals

-Roofing inspectors

-Restoration/Remediation professionals and more

Boasting a large display and a clear 120×120 resolution, the Fluke TiS is certainly the […]

End of an Era

What a glorious sight the orbiter was in nearly all positions but this one, in particular, as the booster fuel tanks were being released is amazing. Photo courtesy NASA.

After 135 missions in 30 years the space shuttle program has come to an end. The accomplishments were remarkable and the legacy the program has […]

Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

The moment you’ve all been waiting for! View the teaser images below, and carefully compare to the visible light answer images.

Teaser Image 1

Teaser Image 2

Teaser Image 3

Answer Image 1

Answer Image 2

The Answer: This was one of those double-takes while walking down a Munich street.   My […]

Be Proactive Instead of Reactive

Buildings and equipment do not maintain themselves. When it comes to preventive maintenance, you have to proactively seek out problems before they occur to prevent unplanned downtime. Thermography can be an invaluable tool to prolong equipment life, save money and increase the safety of your workforce. If it’s your job to keep everything running smoothly […]

We Can Help Cool Things Down!

For the past two weeks, I’ve talked about climate change and how we as thermographers can have a real role in slowing down the deadly effects we’ve begun to see. Our role can not only help to educate people—but also to directly slow our use of the world’s precious resources. So much of what thermographers do […]

Teaser Infrared Image – What is it?

This week we are going to do something a little different with the usual teaser image. Today we provide three images of the same scene… a full visible image, a full AutoBlended image, and a full infrared image. Take a look at these closely. Notice that there are some things in the visible image that […]

What is Thermal Imaging?

Thermal imaging: n. The detection of surface temperatures by capturing the emitted infrared radiation. That’s how we define thermal imaging, but how is it applicable and useful to you?

Thermal imaging can help detect many inefficiencies around your work place and even your home. In the workplace you can identify problems that could create down […]