Thermal imaging infrared or Thermography is a most cost-effective technique fault finding in electronic, electrical and mechanical equipment for commercial, industrial businesses.
Additionally, there are growing applications for domestic properties where a trained thermographer can rapidly and precisely identify insulation & structural problems and complications with the construction and can identify issues that are not observable by the naked eye such as electrical switchboards, fuse boards, lighting, heating, and electrical circuits and appliances.
Thermal Imaging expertise are revolutionising the approach to maintenance. From reactive to pro-active prompt identification of potentially costly faults in advance of them failing, infrared thermography avoids unexpected potentially costly disruption to critical production and operational systems by letting maintenances to be planned at a period which is suitable to everyone.
A thermo graphic investigation i.e. of an electrical system will expose in seconds the whereabouts of any part with an irregular temperature which could outcome in a fire, plant failure may compromise the health and safety of staff.
The Ideal Group UK is one of the leading suppliers of specialist thermographic surveys within the UK. Our guidance and advice is independent therefore we guarantee to meet your individual specific requirements.
Infrared Damp, moisture and mould detection
Moisture existing behind wall paneling, above ceilings and beneath flooring panels is often extremely difficult to see until the problem has reached insurmountable levels. It will typically be visible to the eye at this point.
There is no standard method used to permanently remove mould spores existing within an indoor setting. The optimal method for controlling the growth of mould is to manage moisture levels. Mould will typically begin its growth period in as few as 24 hours. Roof leaks, construction defects and water piping leaks are standard sources of water collection that may lead to the growth of mould.
Moisture will typically be cooler or more temperate than standard construction materials in certain environmental conditions. Generally, this will allow it to be detected by infrared cameras, enabling operators to discover and, ultimately, prohibit the growth of mould. Problems relating to mould can be discovered before mould is visible or releases a scent. Infrared detection is a viable method for discovering hidden mould compilations before they become irreparable. These infrared detection tools are valuable utilities for highlighting residential problems related to dampness, water propagation and other mould problems.
Escapes of water
Water damage and high moisture for example heavy condensation may cause severe damage to property causing a biological contamination i.e. Mould or Rot if it is not identified quickly.
Thermal Imaging is one of the most efficient ways to identify damp or missing insulation on a flat roof. Flat roofs that seem to be okay can be damp after just a few years from installation. Residential Thermal imaging surveys are applied to residential property issues including; Insufficient or poor insulation, heat loss through air leakage & home energy audits.
The Ideal Group can be of assistance in identifying an extensive range & variety of faults and problems or issues commonly found with electrical components and systems.
Inspections will rapidly and effortlessly find if there are mechanical components or systems problems. And find overloading, overheating and relate faults and issues.
Cool Room Applications
Infrared imaging is usually related to the detection of unnecessary heat and heat loss; Thermal imaging the same expertise and equipment is perfectly suitable to identify problems with the maintenance and operation of cold rooms.
A Thermal Bridge is a device or material which is capable of conducting thermal energy. The thermal bridge is capable of penetrating or bypassing standard insulation utilities or systems, including metal fasteners, concrete beams, constructions slabs or columns.
Heat will always follow the least obstructed path from a heated space to the external areas, otherwise known as the path with least resistance. This will not always be a path oriented perpendicularly to the surface in question. Heat will often “short circuit” through the element in question which will typically have higher conductivity than surrounding surfaces. This description adequately describes the thermal bridge.
The standard effects of thermal bridges include:
- Lowered interior temperatures. In extreme circumstances, this can result in condensation problems.
- A significantly increased heat loss.
- Decreased temperatures in certain areas of building.