Infra Red Thermography
Infra Red Thermography is a process for measuring infra-red energy emitted from the surface of an object which is displayed on the IR camera as heat.
This is a very useful diagnostic method of establishing breaks in the insulation in buildings, as it detects temperature loss through wet or damaged insulation. Where leaks occur, therefore, it can have a beneficial effect in tracing them.
It is a non-contact process which makes it particularly useful for locating heat loss/gain or moisture problems within the building envelope.
Commonly it is used to detect heat loss within a roof or wall structure which could indicate a problem with the insulation, whether it be damaged due to moisture uptake, for example, or missing entirely.
The information gleaned from such surveys can be used to pinpoint areas within the structure where further investigations are required.
Our site personnel conducting Infra-red Surveys are trained to ITC Category 1 Thermography, or higher.
Infra Red Thermography accurately measures surface temperatures, thus providing a real time condition survey against which future performance can be measured.
Typical uses to which it can be applied in buildings are: