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Looking at it in a different way!

Here at Thermal Scanners we like to see the varations of Thermal Images. The body is one. Areas of inflamation, areas of poor circulation and any heat patterns of the skin are just some abnormalties present with the body!

This lady complained of having pain in her leg and by using one of the non- invasive Thermal Imaging cameras, they were able to see that the right leg had a significant blockage. Of course we leave this to the professionals in the Medical and Health Industry to aid with.

Facebook and Instagram


Here at Thermal Scanners, we have all the latest info and cameras when it comes to infrared technology. However, when it comes to social media we have been severely lacking, BUT not for much longer!! We are finally getting on board the blogging and social media train!

We are going to be blogging, vlogging, insta-ing, snap chatting, facebooking…only joking, thats just insane! For now Thermal Scanners have a Facebook page, also an Instagram page so check it out by clicking on the links. Plus obviously our blog posts, where hopefully we can share some pretty cool facts about thermal imaging across a variety of applications.

We are unsure as to whether this social media presence will be beneficial for the type of work we complete. Does anyone really go on facebook or Instagram to get their thermal scanning and RCD testing completed? You never know. So please come and follow us and give us any feedback that can help us improve – all comments are welcomed, in fact encouraged!

Stay tuned for (hopefully) another blog post soon…Image result for facebook logo  Image result for instagram logo

Team T.S.

Top Three FAQ

At Thermal Scanners, we have put together our top three Frequently Asked Questions from our clients:

1. Do you supply a report with the Thermal Survey?

Yes all of our reports are precise, easy to understand and available within 48 hours of the completed inspection.The report will contain a list the boards scanned on the scope of works and a selection of digital and thermal images will also be included. Upon identifying a highly dangerous priority 1 fault that needs to be repaired within 24 hours, we will fast track the report so that it is supplied within 12 hours of the completion of the inspection. This inspection report of the critical fault is supplied in conjunction with an on the spot verbal notification.

2. How long will the survey take?

This depends on the scope of work and the number of switchboards. In general it can take approximatley 1-2hours, longer for larger sites.

 

3. Will the survey interfere with the Electrical supply?

No a Thermal Survey does not interfere with the electrical supply. A Thermographic Inspection or Thermal Survey is regarded as the most powerful, remote, non-intrusive inspection technique available to establish the integrity & safety of electrical equipment. We do recommend that the survey should be carried out within normal operating hours so that there is a sufficient electrical load on the boards.

Welcome 2018

The team are back and ready to go for the year ahead!

Thermal Scanners had a great 2017, performing preventative maintenance for all our clients out there.

2018 is already looking good, we are implementing and updating new strategies and processes to make the work more efficient and streamlined.

Focus is essential!

 

 

Thanks from the Team at Thermal Scanners

 

 

Superior Technology – FLIR T640

Thermal Scanners take great pride in our work for our valued clients all around Australia. We believe we go the extra mile when thermally inspecting the safety of electrical switchboards. Ensuring that all boards have been thoroughly checked and any thermal exceptions reported in an easy to read report.

As apart of the report process, clear and precise thermal images are needed to capture the location of the faulted equipment and/or component. Thermal Scanners have just purchased a new, high quality infrared camera to keep up with the modern technology. This will not only improve our image quality, accuracy and distance of thermal scanning, but it also has some other pretty cool features such as thermal video recording and remote access to the camera, which will allow us to scan equipment that may have been inaccessible before.

 

Some key features of the FLIR T640 camera include:

  • 640 x 480 pixels
  • IFOV: 0.41 mrad
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Remote access to camera functions via Phone
  • Video recording function

We are all excited to continue performing high quality thermal inspections with this new top of the line technology.

If you require a thermographic inspection of your electrical switchboards, RCD testing or building thermal inspections – contact us on 1300 663 742.

Team T.S.

 

Life through a thermal camera

What does life through a thermal camera look like?

Infrared was discovered by astronomer Sir William Herschel in 1800, so it is has been around for a few years but only now are the public starting to fully understand how this technology work. The beauty about infrared is that we can use it on EVERYTHING! – from security, pest control to air heating and even body scans, it is so diverse!

Thermal Scanners have been specialising in thermal imaging for over 15 years, mainly focusing on electrical thermal imaging, mechanical thermal surveys and building thermal inspections. Whilst also completing additional services to thermal, such as RCD Testing and Emergency/Exit Light Testing.

For those that are still understanding the whole ‘infrared’ concept, check out this BuzzFeed video below that shows what life is like in thermal. We utilise the same infrared waves, but apply it to electrical, mechanical, building and industrial applications. Where our technicians must rely upon their thermography experience to accurately interpret the thermal patterns in these sectors, as all objects and components have different grades of absorbtion and reflection.

Warning: This video contains sexually explicit material.

What did you think of the video? Do you have a better understanding of what infrared waves and thermal patterns are?

Contact Thermal Scanners for all your preventative maintenance needs.

 

Team T.S.