Infrared Thermography is the use of an infrared thermal imaging and measurement camera to "see" and "measure" thermal energy emitted from an object. AWTT uses ONLY the industries best available technology.
Thermal, or Infrared Energy, is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye; it's the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat.
Unlike visible light, in the infrared world, everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Even very cold objects, like ice cubes, emit infrared radiation. The higher the object's temperature, the greater the infrared radiation emitted. Infrared allows us to see what our eyes cannot.
Infrared Thermography is being used in every day applications to assess, for instance, how much heat is being lost from a building, how the brakes on a car perform and how quickly skin heals around a wound after an operation. Applications for temperature measurement can be found everywhere:
- Condition Monitoring
- How well a mechanical system is performing
- Preventative Maintenance
- How hot the fuses of a factory electrical switchboard are becoming
- Medical Thermography
- Assessing skin temperature
- Equine Thermography
- Lameness in horses
- Thermal Building Survey
- Reducing heat loss in buildings