Thermal Camera is a must-use tool for HVAC inspections professionals. It is able to detect heat behind walls, pipes and electrical and mechanical systems. The Infrared sensor can identify thermal patterns of an object’s surface to locate air leakages, mechanical problems, molding, heating and cooling losses, abnormal insulation and other areas that are not functioning properly.
Due to compact designs and portability, Thermal Imaging Cameras are increasingly used in various industries to troubleshoot problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Having an infrared thermal camera is a cost-effective way to determine a solution to whatever problems you may face.
Whether in an office space or residential area, most buildings have heating and cooling systems built in. What HVAC professionals can do with a thermal imager is to inspect and troubleshoot any potential problem and even take action to prevent any problems before it can happen.
Thermal cameras can be used to identify water-related issues that a regular inspection might not be able to detect. Examples of this would be things like improperly insulated ducting, condensation and dripping in attics. By using a thermal camera, you can see where the temperatures change on the leaking pipes and tubes, which helps to locate areas that conceal the drip leaks inside the heating and cooling systems.
Water leakages can lead to mold formations due to condensation. These mold formations can negatively impact the health of the people in the surrounded area if it is not taken care of properly. Professionals can use thermal cameras to determine the temperature and humidity of the measured surface temperature to calculate the moisture value of the affected area. After figuring this out, appropriate actions can be taken to prevent the molding from worsening at an early stage.
Foresee Electrical and Mechanical Failures
It is very important to always monitor electrical and mechanical systems of the HVAC to make sure there are no failures. Infrared Thermal technology can be used to easily identify these failures before any dangerous situation happens. Thermal cameras can evaluate the heated state of various voltage systems to identify defective components and prevent outages that may occur. Thermal cameras can also prevent system damage by identifying heat emissions from components that indicate an increase in stress level on the system which could be caused by defective alignment, friction or a lack of lubricant.
Monitoring Air circulation in HVAC is extremely important. Thermal cameras are able to determine where and if there are any air leakages and can be used to make sure the temperature is distributed evenly. These can be monitored by looking at the heat transfer from the surface temperature.
Decrease Energy Costs
Having a leaky duct can cost home or building owner’s a lot of money as they can increase heating and cooling energy usage by up to 40%. Thermal imaging can help professionals identify energy loss within minutes and have a clear idea of how to fix the situation just by looking at the temperature in the detailed images shown. Issues such as radiant heating failures, energy loss and faulty insulation can occur due to inefficient HVAC systems.
Perfect Prime has a selection of Thermal Imaging Cameras with different resolutions suited for your purposes. With the right thermal camera, you can efficiently detect problems that cannot be seen in normal situations and find a solution before any failures occur to save energy and money.