Five simple tips to improve the use of thermal imaging cameras


Infrared thermal imaging cameras are simple to operate and they are actually ready to use. Using thermal imaging cameras, all inspectors can view loopholes or problems that are invisible to the naked eye from a safe distance. However, like everything else in life, experience is the key to check success. The more experience the field technician has, the faster the inspection speed and the higher the efficiency.

Here are useful tips to help you make the most of your thermal imaging camera:

Ambient temperature

Always look for the maximum temperature difference between the test object and the environment. Move the effective temperature zone until the best environment is found.

Distance influence

To detect small leaks, you will most likely need to be close to them. A large number of leaks can be detected from a distance. You can also change the thermal imager lens and spectral filter to improve the visibility of long-distance inspections.

Wind speed and direction

Due to pressure and air flow, the leak will move, so make sure you stand perpendicular to the wind. Remember, the stronger the wind, the harder it is to see the leak.

Glare, sun position and reflectivity

We know that the glare of the sun sometimes makes it difficult to see the instrument screen. Use a hood to avoid external lighting on the screen. The glare shield also magnifies the image three (3) times.

Enhanced mode performance

Use enhanced operating mode to achieve higher sensitivity and better gas leak detection.

In short, over time, field technicians will know how to quickly maximize inspection results.