Thermal Camera

Thermal imaging camera

Thermal imaging cameras have numerous uses, such as checking for electrical hot spots in control panels and water leaks in pipes.

Thermal imaging cameras have many uses. Firefighters use them to see through smoke, find people and  localise hotspots of fires. Law enforcement uses the technology to  manage surveillance activities, locate and apprehend suspects,  investigate crime scenes and conduct search and rescue operations. Power line maintenance technicians locate overheating joints and parts to  eliminate potential failures. Where thermal insulation becomes faulty,  building construction technicians can see heat leaks to improve the  efficiencies of cooling or heating. Physiological activities, such as  fever, in human beings and other warm-blooded animals can also be  monitored with thermographic imaging. They are also common tools used by home inspectors.

Thermal imaging cameras are devices that translate thermal energy (heat) into visible light in order to analyse a particular  object or scene. The image produced is known as a thermogram and is  analysed through a process called thermography.

Once the leaking area in a wall is detected, it is usually necessary to trace the pipe. A pipe and cable sensor and transmitter is used for this purpose.


Using a thermal infrared camera to locate leaks in pipes

Thermal camera picks up moisture  and water leaks not otherwise easily visible.