Infrared Thermography

Infrared thermography locates hidden problems.  Routine inspections have a cost, but the cost is substantially less than the value of the asset the routine inspection protects.  This is the real benefit of using infrared thermography

 

Moisture Surveys

Infrared thermography inspections for the purpose of locating hidden moisture in building components.

infrared thermography roofing perlite
Thermogram of wet Perlite roof insulation.

 

Energy Loss

Infrared thermography inspections for the purpose of locating excess energy loss.

infrared thermography air leak
Air leak under baseboard of wall.

Structural Details

Infrared thermography  inspections for the purpose of detecting structural details in the roof, walls, ceilings and floors.

infrared thermography masonry
Masonry wall structural detail

Electrical and Rotating Equipment

Infrared thermography inspections for the purpose of detecting problems in electrical systems and rotating equipment.

infrared thermography electrical
Thermogram of electrical exception related to cabling.

Other infrared applications

There are many other applications for infrared thermography.  IBD is expanding services in this area.  If the services you need are not listed on this web site, please contact us.

 

Benefits of Infrared

Assure Quality The wall is up and the roof is down, so how do you know everything went together  as planned?  Many details can be confirmed by using thermography.   Structural details, location of insulation, airtight seals, insulated glass,  moisture intrusion are a few of the items that may be viewable to a qualified  thermographer.

Reduce Operating Costs “The secret to the lowest operating cost is finding the minor repair.”   In order to find the minor repair, you have to look for it before it otherwise  becomes a noticeable problem. IBD uses infrared and other technologies  to find the minor repair, while it is still minor and inexpensive to remedy.

Increase Efficiency Locate and define the problem areas faster using infrared and provide more  benefit to your company (or your customers) at less cost.  Repair and/or  restoration scopes can be more precise.


Advantages of Infrared

Infrared is non-contact and non-destructive. Some test cuts may be necessary to verify the results of an inspection,  but large amounts of surface can be surveyed without damage to the good areas to  locate the bad areas.

Infrared is Fast and Effective Compared to visual inspection, infrared is fast and cost-effective. A good  example would be a roof survey.  An experienced roof technician can cover a  few feet wide in a visual inspection.  An experienced thermographer can  cover forty feet wide or more in a single pass.

Infrared is Real-time and Subjective Infrared is black and white.  Not in terms of color, but in terms of  results. Areas of a target can be compared in real time and the patterns  analyzed. A proper infrared inspection of a viewable target performed by a  qualified thermographer gives usable results immediately if necessary.