Small, consistent changes can make a big difference in the profitability of any facility. Find problems fast, fix them, and win by realizing the cost savings.
Unlike regular digital cameras that capture images of the visible light reflected by objects, thermal imagers create pictures by detecting infrared energy or heat. The thermal imager then assigns colours based on the temperature differences it detects. With a small amount of training, most people can readily spot abnormal heat flow patterns and follow the heat trail to energy waste. The technique works best when used by people who already possess a good working
Knowledge of the structures and systems being scanned and can better interpret the temperature variances they see on camera. A typical scan can show energy saving opportunities of up to 15 percent, with varying degrees of repair investments.
Thermal imagers have come down so far in price that most facilities can recoup the cost of purchase in terms of energy savings within six months. Plus, incorporating infrared inspection into regular maintenance provides significant efficiencies to a maintenance team as well as helping them identify and prevent expensive failures.