Infrared Cameras For Building Diagnostics and Predictive Maintenance: FLIR i-Series
FLIR’s i-Series offers three different infrared camera models for building diagnostics and predictive maintenance applications, all dependent upon the level of detail you’d need in a thermal imaging solution. Restoration and electrical contractors, energy auditors, insulation experts, building inspectors, HVAC professionals, predictive maintenance specialists, and more can use this line of infrared cameras to find moisture damage, identify mechanical wear, detect energy loss, find leaks in heating and cooling systems, and so much more.
i3 Infrared Camera
This infrared camera has a 60 x 60 resolution (3,600 pixels) and a 12.5° x 12.5° FOV (Field of View) More info
i5 Infrared Camera
This infrared camera has a higher resolution at 100 x 100 (10,000 pixels) and a wider FOV at 21° x 21°. More info
i7 Infrared Camera
This infrared camera features the highest resolution at 140 x 140 (19,600 pixels) and the widest FOV at 29° x 29°. More info
Information on specific applications that relate to building diagnostics and predictive maintenance can be found below.
This image is showing how a FLIR i-Series Infrared Camera identified misaligned belts
This image is showing how a FLIR i-Series Infrared Camera detected a hot spot in an electrical panel
Cold air is indicated in this image by the color blue. A FLIR i-Series Infrared Camera determined where the heat loss in this room was coming from.
This image is showing how a FLIR i-Series Infrared Camera was able to detect a blocked AC coil in an HVAC unit.
An i-Series Infrared Camera was used here to spot water damage that was undetectable in the visible spectrum.
|Duct and Pipe Problems
An i-Series Infrared Camera was used here to detect a duct condenstation leak.
Additional specifics on the applications that the FLIR i-Series on Infrared Cameras for building diagnostics and predictive maintenance:
- Electrical Diagnostics
- looking for hot spots on electrical panels
- overloaded circuits
- loose or corroded connections
- Mechanical Diagnostics
- identifying abnormal hotspots on motors
- plant machinery
- Locate duct leaks
- Monitor airflow distribution
- Inspect evaporators, condensers and lines for abnormal temperatures
- Building & Energy audits
- locate areas where heating/cooling is escaping
- insulation is correctly installed
- insulation is missing or damaged
- moisture is entering the building
- Facilities Maintenance
- Incorporates 4 sections above into FM/predictive maintenance roles
- Water & Disaster Restoration
- Identify extent of water damage
- Monitor and verify drying in floors, walls, and ceilings
- Document damage for insurance