Tuesday, 31st August
Thermal imaging is used in many diverse ways and there are various types of ways thermographers use thermal imaging in their profession. Did you know that thermal cameras are used by equine professionals to help identify injuries in horses? Or that they have been used by race officials to detect cheating during cycling events? (The wonderfully named Cycle doping.) Thermal imaging surveys are used in different ways however you will need to get an accredited ABBE-qualified thermographer for your building surveys.
It is easy to get a thermal image. You press the auto-button – and an image is captured. However, getting a thermal image that tells you what you need to know is much harder. In order to get any benefit from this fantastic technology, you’ve got to know what your object is! I can take a thermal image of a horse’s leg, however, I’m wholly unqualified to tell you what the resulting thermal pattern indicates and how it relates to the physiology of the animal. it takes a different type of thermographer who is qualified to explain the thermal patterns to the physiology of an animal since all thermographers are specialized in their own field. For building properties a thermographer needs to have the right skill set to explain the issues and problems with the property – these are thermographer with an ABBE accreditation.
In the past, the only qualification available to thermographers who wanted to specialise in building surveys was PCN level 1 or 2. The PCN is a well-established and highly respected scheme, however, it’s geared towards the inspection of machinery and electrical installations. ABBE saw an opening for a course and a qualification that recognised that a thermographer needs a specific skill set to undertake a building survey and interpret the thermal patterns they see.
There are many people out there with IR cameras but without accreditation, who are marketing themselves as building thermographers. Does it matter? We think it matters tremendously, and we are willing to go to the expense of training our people to ensure you get the best service. We guarantee you will receive the benefit of that approach.
Is always best to get a qualified thermography company to inspect your property properly. Thermalume has experts with the qualification to get the job done for your property. If you are unsure about areas within your property and wanted to get a home or commerical inspection done to prevent heat loss, cut down energy bills, and have a certified thermal imaging survey get in touch with us today for guidance and further information.
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