Monday, June 29, 2009

UK thermal camera being sent to the moon

A Cambridge based thermal imaging company is heading to the moon as part of NASA's mission to search for the presence of water.

UK company going to the moon
The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) was launched last week to test the theory that ancient ice lies buried there. It will blast impactors into a crater, allowing the resulting material to be analysed for any presence of water.

Thermoteknix' Miricle TB2-30 ultra ruggedised thermal imaging camera will be used to monitor temperature variations in the blasts within the crater and the resulting plume. The system is calibrated for temperature measurement in extremely harsh environments under the most extreme vibration conditions.

Thermoteknix' managing director, Dr Richard Salisbury said:
'As a Cambridge based, British company, Thermoteknix are delighted to have been selected to play a critical part in NASA's important mission to find water on the moon which is vital for the future of long term space exploration. Thermoteknix is recognised all over the world as a leader and innovator in the field of thermal imaging and our proven product involvement in the US Aegis Space Defense programme, as well as high profile thermal imaging in Formula 1 and Indycar racing, led to our selection by NASA for this exciting and demanding mission. We are all very proud of this achievement.'
It is thought that the impacts, which should occur in October 2009, may be so large that they will be visible from earth.

www.thermoteknix.com

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Thermal Imaging of Buckingham Palace

Using thermal imaging technology, a team of energy surveyors has determined that the Buckingham Palace tops the list of the “dirty dozen” league of London’s most environmentally damaging buildings.

According to a report in the Telegraph, the team labeled the palace “shocking and appalling”, the biggest “central heating radiator” in the Capital and gave it a score of 0 out of 10.

“It appears the building is better at heating the air outside than inside,” said the report by Navitron, the renewable energy company.

Buckingham Palace, despite being in darkness, is completely lit-up as the thermal image shows snapshot pictures of heat instead of light.

Ian Lucas, from Navitron, was astonished by the leaks at Buckingham Palace which last year spent 2.2 million dollars on utility bills.

“The construction of Buckingham Palace does not lend itself to easily turning it into an ‘eco-home’, and I can’t imagine Her Majesty wanting to apply insulation panels either to the inside or the outside of the property,” he said.

“However, the main concern for the palace should be its windows - something that could be improved without great expense,” he added.

According to Lucas, “Clearly the windows are single-glazed, and I suspect that it would not be acceptable to replace with double-glazing, however improvements in draught proofing on the windows, and perhaps adding secondary-glazing would significantly reduce heat losses and bills.”

“Despite the heavy curtains draped inside during the thermal photography, almost all of the palace’s windows demonstrated serious heat loss. Noticeably, some groups of windows look a lot cooler than others. At least Her Majesty apparently turns down the thermostat in unused rooms,” he said.

Source: Internet


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Friday, June 26, 2009

Thermal cameras used to find danger trees

Thermal imaging cameras are being used to assess the safety of trees in Kent and Sussex.

Eastbourne council has already started using the special cameras to look for diseased trees that could lose branches or fall down.

The technology, developed by a Kent firm, has been used near roads and schools to carry out safety checks.

Park managers said it helped them make checks for dangerous or unhealthy trees in a short period of time.

Darran Solley, from Dover council, said: "New technologies like this can allow us to assess a large scale of trees that we look after in a very short period of time and with an efficient cost."

The thermal imaging system works by taking an infra-red image of the tree, that shows how much of it is healthy and functional.

Because trees use water as a thermal conductor and insulator to manage heat from the environment, parks managers can observe and interpret the flow of heat.

Consistent patterns of heat show a healthy functional tree, while areas of hot and cold show issues that need to be investigated.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thermal Imaging Will FInd Water Damage

Water damage can be difficult to find in your home. It is common for people to have mold in their home and have no idea where it is coming from. In addition, once you find the mold you must know where the water leak is so you can prevent any further mold or water damage from returning.

Water damage occurs from flooding and leaks in the home. The worst problems occur when mold grows inside of the walls and you don’t know it. The most common ways that people find out is that they get sick and a doctor might mention that they should have their home checked for mold. Mold is hard to find in a home. You can look around but if it is growing behind the walls, without the proper equipment you would have to cut through the walls to find the mold. If you don’t find the mold then you could have many holes in your walls until you find the mold.

The great thing about the technologies today for water damage issues is that water leaks and mold can be found with thermal imaging cameras. These cameras can allow you to see through the walls areas of moisture. You will be able to tell where the mold is and to be able to pinpoint exactly where the leak is coming from. This way if you have to cut through the walls it will only be one small area that needs to be replaced.

When you need water damage cleanup services you should find a company who has thermal imaging equipment that do building surveys. This will ensure they are able to find the mold and the leaks in your home right away. When you hire a company with the right equipment you are making a good decision and ensuring you don’t have a lot of holes in your home looking for the leak.

Mold and leaks in the home can be hard to pinpoint the exact location if they are not visible to the eye. You should be sure to hire a company for water damage cleanup who uses thermal imaging equipment. This will allow them to find the leak and mold quicker and they won’t have to tear your home apart doing it.

Source: www.grinds.biz

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Friday, June 19, 2009

THE ULTIMATE INFRARED R&D HANDBOOK

For those investing in infrared for R&D applications, industry leader FLIR has produced an information-packed resource guide.

Having first taken the reader through the principles of infrared thermal imaging detection and measurement the publication then compares the different detector types, cooling methods and focal plane array assemblies.

Subsequent sections provide advice on getting the most from an infrared camera, covering subjects such as typical camera measurement functions, emissivity correction and the use of filters to extend the scope of application.

The final chapter addresses recent advances in ultra-speed thermography and in particular the application potential of short integration times and pre-set sequencing and the importance of a fast pixel clock and multiple channels.

This invaluable 44-page, A5 publication is available free-of-charge from the FLIR sales office on 01732 220011 or email to sales@flir.uk.com. Alternatively download a copy from: www.flir.com/thermography/eurasia/en/ and click on ‘R&D campaign’.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Chinese man arrested for smuggling thermal cameras

A Hong Kong man has been arrested in Toronto after a joint FBI-RCMP probe into an alleged scheme to skirt U.S. security laws that prevent the smuggling of sensitive military technology to China.

Authorities allege the plan involved the illegal purchase of 12 infrared thermal imaging cameras from a company in Dayton, Ohio, and their delivery to the Chinese man — Hing Shing Lau — via Canada.

Lau's June 3 arrest at the Toronto airport, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice, was carried out by the RCMP and Canadian immigration authorities under an international warrant.

An indictment filed Tuesday in Ohio states the thermal imaging cameras involved in the case are controlled under U.S. export laws "for national security and regional stability reasons because of the cameras' potential use in a wide variety of civilian and military applications, including: unmanned vehicle payloads, weapon sights, security and surveillance products, and others."

The indictment, released by the southern Ohio district of the Justice Department, charges Lau with two counts of violating U.S. export control laws, each of which is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1 million. He also faces four counts of money laundering, with each count punishable by 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $500,000.

The indictment details how Lau is alleged to have negotiated the illicit transaction over the past year, culminating with a planned face-to-face handover of the restricted technology at Canada's largest airport.

"Hang Shing Lau arranged to personally meet" his unnamed Ohio contact "inside Canada for the purpose of physically transferring possession" of the cameras "and discussing future strategies and tactics to circumvent United States export-control laws," the indictment states.

Lau was arrested with $30,000 in cash in his possession, U.S. officials said.

Sgt. Marc LaPorte, the RCMP's spokesman in Ontario, told Canwest News Service that Lau's arrest "went down without incident — he was not expecting to be arrested."

The suspect is being held at a Toronto detention centre pending the outcome of a bid by U.S. officials to have him sent to the States to face prosecution.

"Our office is currently taking the necessary steps to extradite Lau to the U.S. to face charges," Gregory Lockhart, U.S. Attorney for the southern district of Ohio, said in a statement in which he commended the RCMP and Canadian immigration officials for their help in arresting Lau.

Source: www.vancouversun.com


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FLIR Systems Announces Acquisition of Salvador Imaging, Inc.


FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired the stock of Salvador Imaging, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance visible and low light imaging systems, for $13 million cash.

Salvador Imaging, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has earned a world-wide reputation for supplying innovative low light cameras for many applications. The acquisition of Salvador will enhance and differentiate FLIR's multi-sensor systems for military customers and expand its security and surveillance product offerings to commercial customers. Salvador's 12 and 14-bit modular camera designs utilize charge-coupled device (CCD) and electron-multiplying charge-coupled device (EMCCD) sensors, at speeds in excess of 100 million frames per second. In addition to operating at high speeds and with low light, these EMCCD cameras provide color and monochrome images.

"The acquisition of Salvador Imaging expands FLIR's capabilities into a market closely related to our core infrared business. Salvador's technology can be integrated into many of our multi-sensor systems for government applications, and has significant potential for standalone applications," commented Earl Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR. "We welcome Salvador's skilled and experienced team to FLIR."

Upon closing, Salvador Imaging has been re-named FLIR Advanced Imaging Systems, Inc. and will operate as a separate business unit within FLIR's Commercial Vision Systems division. FLIR anticipates this transaction will be neutral to 2009 net earnings and accretive thereafter.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release by Earl Lewis and the statements regarding the benefits of the Salvador Imaging acquisition are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's and Salvador Imaging's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the possibility that the Company will experience difficulties in the integration of the operations, employees, strategies, technologies and products of Salvador Imaging, the potential inability to realize expected benefits and synergies, changes in demand for the Company's and Salvador Imaging's products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

HIGH RESOLUTION INFRARED THERMAL IMAGING


What is a HIGH RESOLUTION INFRARED THERMAL IMAGING camera? HIGH RESOLUTION –

A high pixel count like 680×480 provides more information and clearer images than a lower resolution like 80 x80 just like when you buy a a higher mega pixel digital camera. INFRARED (IR) is a different part of the electromagnetic spectrum of light than our eyes see. Infrared is just below visible light that our eyes see. Ultraviolet light, on the other hand, is the spectrum just above our perception. All surfaces emit and reflect infrared waves through the air.

These waves travel through the lens of the camera which focuses them onto a sensory array called a microbolometer. The wave strength is measured by the sensory array and converted by a signal processor to a visible light value. Grayscale signals from all the pixels are converted to a TV signal forming a composite image.

INFRARED THERMAL IMAGING – the IR camera shows us surface radiation or temperature patterns. It does not see inside walls, that would be an x-ray. We are usually looking at the affects or images of evaporative water cooling like when drywall is wet and conductive thermal transfer like when insulation is missing.

With our knowledge of building characteristics, construction materials and thermal transfer, we interpret these temperature patterns to produce a building performance diagnostic inspection report. The camera makes for a faster, more accurate damage assessment.

Things that inhibit or obscure this process are items with a low emissivity, products like shiny wallpaper, cove molding, glass, metal and tile which reflect like a mirror. When conditions are right, finding moisture intrusion in a home is like shooting fish in a barrel.

The best times to conduct thermal surveys is when temperatures are changing rapidly or things are in a steady state like the missing insulation in the middle of the afternoon or the water intrusion came from the rain the night before or when exterior ambient temperature is extreme and our HVAC system is operating just the opposite, it makes it easier to see heat loss/gain around windows and doors.

First thing in the morning as the sun rises and warms the surface of walls/windows or later in the afternoon when the sun goes down and surfaces start to cool are great times to find things more subtle or in a transient state. The larger the thermal mass the slower the temperature change compared to other materials around it. Solid concrete downpours, for instance, are very easy to see in a block wall.

Night vision goggles and video cameras with “nightshot” are not the same. Night vision simply amplifies a small amount of light. Infrared wavelengths we are concerned with do not pass through glass and those products do not have the processors to convert IR to visible light images.

What else is it good for you ask? It is excellent for identifying HVAC leaks or insulation anomalies inside and outside the home. Loose electrical connections, overheated electrical components, energy efficiency issues, plumbing issues and even crazy stuff like freezer door heat strips at 133F! Moisture intrusion detection however, is our primary focus. For flat roofs, moisture entrapment can be isolated for repairs. In an EIFS home, moisture intrusion around building envelope penetrations. We have even found a sub slab plumbing leak and many window and roof leaks. We have even located multiple upstairs shower pan leaks from underneath! Often times we find more than we bargained for. One particular house we were called on to find the source of A leak. We found seven. Five of them were unrelated to the issue that generated the call! THIS IS THE FUTURE OF BUILDING INSPECTIONS.

Article Source: http://www.articlecity.com/articles/gadgets_and_gizmos/article_1339.shtml

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

IMPAC Infrared Launch new range of Thermal Imaging Cameras

IMPAC Infrared now has a complete range of Portable and Fixed Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras and probably one of the most comprehensive available from any supplier.

The entry Level MikroSHOT camera is one of the smallest cameras available on the market and is packed with features including a 160 x 120 pixel array detector which outperforms other low cost cameras and has other features normally found on cameras costing significantly more.

It has an integral visual camera and it is also possible to measure temperatures on the visual image which is an industry first. The range continues with the M7000 series where there is a wide choice of features enabling the user to select the best camera to suit the application and budget. Frame rates upto 60Hz are available without the need to wait for export licences.

For the professional users the M7600 Pro cameras offer the state of the art technology and performance with all the features needed to produce professional thermographic reports.

This series is complemented by the M7604 dual waveband camera. This industry first camera has the additional feature of a second waveband. Not only does it have the standard 8-14µm waveband for general thermal imaging, but the customer can specify a second waveband of either 3.9µm or 5µm. The 3.9µm waveband is particularly suited to furnace measurements since this waveband is an “atmospheric window” where the camera can see through the products of combustion. The 5µm waveband is used for surface temperature measurement of hot glass.

To complete the portable camera range, the M7640 camera is a high performance 640 x 480 pixel array camera giving unparalleled image quality and temperature resolution.

In addition to the portable cameras, IMPAC also have a comprehensive range of cameras for on-line applications. The cameras are available with selected wavebands to suit almost every application. A selection of housings is available to provide protection for the cameras in any industrial environment. To complement the cameras a comprehensive software suite is available to provide the user with exactly the data required, whether for monitoring or process control.

Web Sites
http://www.impac-infrared.com

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Thermal Imaging Seminar 10th June Staffordshire

The Midland Tree Officers' Association are running a seminar on Infrared Thermal Imaging of trees on the 10th of June 09 at Rodbaston College, nr Stafford, Staffordshire. Speakers are Marcus Bellet Travers and Andy Cowans and there will be an opportunity to have a hands on go of this exciting new technology for discovering hidden decay in trees. Marcus will also talking about some of his latest research projects, including the latest research on Meripilus and Kreuzmaria/ Ustulina.

There are spare places left, hence the MTOA offering places to non members. The price for members is £20 a head and £75 a head for non members, which includes lunch and tea and coffee. If your interested in attending please contact Jean on 0121 556 8302

Regards

Moray Simpson

MTOA Secretary

Arboricultural Officer
Planning Department
Wrexham County Borough Council


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Friday, June 5, 2009

Renato Corporation Expands Its Medical Diagnostic Technology Clinics Into International Markets

Renato Corporation (FRANKFURT: 4OZ) has introduced its first thermal imaging medical diagnostic clinic into the international market. The corporation, after extensive research and negotiations, has a concentrated objective to make available diagnostic thermal imaging clinics in mature demographic based areas that have become increasingly receptive to early detection health and wellness technology.

Infrared thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that allows the examiner to visualize and quantify changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared scanning device is used to convert infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color on a monitor. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram. The spectrum of colors indicate an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. The major clinical value is in its high sensitivity to pathology in the vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems and as such can contribute to the pathogenesis and diagnosis made by the clinician.

The clinic, located in Canada, is the first of many that Renato intends to introduce to diverse international markets.

www.renatocorp.com

About Renato Corporation

At Renato Corporation it is the company's objective to provide diverse early detection diagnostic technologies utilizing its current experience, reputation and expertise within the international health care industry. Introducing and making available these non-invasive technologies through private health care firms and health and wellness centres in an affordable manner is our immediate focus.

The company's mission is to carefully select where these advanced diagnostic technologies will be placed to ensure unparalleled delivery of customer service and satisfaction in the field of non-invasive early detection disease diagnosis and management.

Innovative information technology platforms are enabling new models for more efficient, effective and safer health care delivery. It is inevitable that the economic strain on today's health care systems worldwide will realize the ever increasing need for early detection diagnostic devices and services.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, or other factors which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as the effect of general economic and market conditions, entry into markets with vigorous competition, market acceptance of new products and services, continued acceptance of existing products and services, technological shifts, and delays in product development and related product release schedules, any of which may cause revenues and income to fall short of anticipated levels. All information in this release is as of the date of this release. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company's expectations.

Contact:
Arunas Morkunas
Director
Renato Corporation
305-456-7649 head office
www.renatocorp.com
By: Marketwire

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Using Thermal Imaging Cameras to Detect Disease

An Infrared camera is a tool which applies infrared radiation to construct an image. These cameras are extensively used in the field of medicine and diagnosis. It is used in detecting some fatal and dangerous diseases like Swine Flu and Cancer. The infrared camera is also used in finding neuromuscular injury and circulatory pathology.

Infrared cameras can be used for monitoring Swine Flu and other viral diseases. The outbreak of 'Swine Flu' in 2009 is due to a new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 that contained genes which are closely related to 'Swine Influenza'. To detect the people infected with a viral disease, Infrared cameras may be used at airports.

These cameras are specifically developed to detect individuals with a high body temperature in only a couple of seconds. Infrared cameras produce infrared images or heat images of a person's face so as to detect whether the temperature of the body exceeds a certain value or not. These cameras are very easy to operate and do not need active monitoring because it possesses both sound and color alarm functions.

These cameras can be used in any environment where people are present in large crowds, such as airports and train stations. An infrared image of the person's face is produced on a display screen, which clearly marks different temperature areas as different colors. To achieve the best and the most accurate results, the camera must be focused on the corner of the eyes.

Medical Thermal Imaging (MTI) is becoming a common screening modality in areas of cancer. It can detect the symptoms of cancer. Thermal Imaging is effectively used in cancer screening. These cameras can identify the vascular thermal patterns in human breasts. Thermal patterns are basically signs of expansion within the breast which indicate the presence of cancer.

Thermal Imaging cameras involve no exposure to radiation and unlike other techniques, have no side effects . Experts are now looking into the possibility of using these cameras in finding out the roots of skin cancer. These cameras can easily differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous lesions.

Infrared cameras are popular these days because they are effective and efficient tools which allow for the screening of a large number of people anywhere at any time. These cameras detect and display critical temperature elevations in human body.

As the technology advances, there is no doubt that the use of thermal imaging in the medical community will expand.

Internet Sources:
http://www.breastthermography.com/

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Thermal Imaging a key to locating HVAC system leakage

Just about every property manager today is focused on Optimising the energy efficiency of their building. One of the key areas of focus – and one where the greatest savings opportunities can often be found - is HVAC system efficiency.

Leakage issues in particular can be a prime cause of wasted energy. While there are a number of measurement tools that can do a creditable job of identifying leaks, handheld thermal imaging equipment is becoming an increasingly popular device of choice for conducting inspections.

About air leakage

Air leakage can work two ways. Cold air from the outside can leak through floors, or warm air leak out of a facility around areas such as the chimney. Even before turning on a thermal imager, a technician will usually have a general idea of the relative “leakiness” of a building. Generally speaking, the greater the airflow that is required to reach a certain pressure differential, the leakier the occupied space is.

When conducting thermal surveys, bear in mind that locating air leakage the higher temperature difference between inside and outside air the easier it is get good results. Therefore the most effective time to perform a thermal imaging inspection is when a space is being heated or cooled (winter or summer), and not in the spring or fall when there is only a small difference between inside and outside temperatures.

Many assume that the prime area of concentration for imaging would be windows and doors. However, modern windows and doors often contribute little to total air leakage in most buildings and account for a relatively small percentage of the total heating and cooling losses.

The most serious leaks occur at the top and bottom of the conditioned building envelope – i.e. under roofs and in basements. Large gaps are often found around plumbing pipes, recessed light fixtures, chimneys, eve soffits, chaseways and basement rim joists.

Therefore it is important to look carefully at the tops and bottoms of plumbing runs and plumbing vents. Also scan the places where utilities such as telecommunications lines and electrical cables enter the conditioned-air space.

Convection vs. conduction

Uncharacteristically cold floors in winter will indicate heat loss by convection. Even if these floors are insulated, there could be air spaces between the insulation and the floor, allowing the floor to cool.

Using blower doors a technician armed with a thermal imager and a pressure gauge (to verify the pressure differential between the occupied space and the outdoors in various parts of a building) can easily find areas that contribute to the loss of conditioned air by convection, whether that’s heating loss in the winter, or cooling loss in the summer.

Heating and cooling losses can also occur by conduction. Conduction losses can happen, for example, at floor slabs that extend outdoors and have no thermal barrier between the indoor and outdoor portions. Conduction can also happen in conjunction with convection when insulation is missing from an outdoor wall.

Follow-up actions

Fixing energy-wasting leaks is simple for the most part – i.e. to seal the leaks in the problem areas identified by the thermal imager. Sealing can include plumbing runs and plumbing vents at tops and bottoms. Also utility access holes and recessed lighting fixtures should be sealed as required. (Warning: If not done properly, sealing recessed lighting “cans” that are not appropriately rated will create a fire hazard. Seek expert help.)

Where suspected air gaps between walls and floors and insulation cannot be sealed, seal the ends of the gaps. Also, create thermal barriers where conduction losses have been identified.

HVAC system leakage is a common problem, but the good news is remediation is relatively simple and cost-effective. In most cases a leakage inspection will uncover at least a 15% potential savings in energy costs. With the added accuracy and speed of thermal imaging technology, those savings could be even higher.

Author

Colin Plastow
source: www.automatedbuildings.com


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FLIR Infrared Conference June 09 Coventry postponed

The FLIR Infrared conference in Coventry has been postponed, FILR was inviting thermographers to the Windmill Village Hotel in Allesley, Coventry, on the 17th and 18th June 2009, to take part in a two day Infrared conference packed with interesting presentations, learning workshops, and exhibits and evening entertainment. Whether you are an existing FLIR customer, current Infrared user, or a complete novice, this conference has something for everybody.

This event has been postponed further notice

Infrared technology is the only diagnostic technology that lets you instantly visualize and verify thermal performance. FLIR's infrared cameras can detect problems, and faults, before they become failures, by detecting heat differences. Come along to see and learn how Infrared can start saving you time and money with thermal surveys!

Day One 17th June 2009 - 9:30-4:30

Condition Monitoring
Guest presentations on the following Industries:

* Electrical and Mechanical applications
* Automation and Safety applications
* Building applications
* Energy conservation
* Whacky Thermography!

Stay one step ahead of your competitors - Would you like to increase your knowledge of Infrared for building and energy applications, or learn more about FLIR software and how to produce accurate, professional reports for your customers? We are running workshops on the following:

* FLIR Reporter & FLIR Researcher clinic 09:30-12:30
* Building Clinic 1:30-4:30

Please note attendance to the conference will go towards recertification for ITC level 1 & Level 2 trained customers.
Day Two 18th June 2009 - 9:30-4:30

Research and Development
Guest presentations on the following Industries:

* Medical applications
* Gas Imaging applications
* Research & Development applications
* Equine & Vetinary applications
* Whacky Thermograpy!

Stay one step ahead of your competitors - Would you like to increase your knowledge of Infrared for building and energy applications, or learn more about FLIR software and how to produce accurate, professional reports for your customers.

We are running workshops on the following:

* FLIR Reporter & FLIR Researcher clinic 9:30-12:30
* Building Clinic 1:30-4:30

Please note attendance to the conference will go towards recertification for ITC level 1 & Level 2 trained customers.

Day one from 5:00

Stay on for an evening of exhibits, Hog Roast & entertainment.
See exhibits which compliment thermal imaging applications such as housings, leak detection, equipment rental, air tightness, plus much much more. The evening is hosted by FLIR and completely free of charge.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Thermoteknix answers Mauritius swine flu call

Cambridge technology is being used at Mauritius Airport in a bid to detect swine flu. Other global customers are in the pipeline.

The airport is installing Thermoteknix Systems Ltd’s MIRICLE FevIR thermal imaging system to protect its tourist industry, which is crucial to Mauritius economy.

Thermoteknix reacted to the ongoing H1N1 swine flu outbreak with the rapid launch of the skin temperature measurement system for mass screening of high pedestrian areas such as airports, train stations, factories and other public places.

The miniature, discreet and ultra portable scan is based on high resolution thermal imaging and can be easily installed, operated and relocated with the very minimum of setup time and operator training.

On-screen visible and audible alerts provide instant notification of high temperature alarms.

On-screen alerts identify one or more individuals in a large crowd, aiding rapid detection and maintaining passenger flow.

Thermoteknix MD Dr Richard Salisbury said: “Thermoteknix has been supplying skin temperature monitoring systems to airports and public places since the SARS epidemic in 2004 so we were ideally placed to respond immediately to the public need for low cost skin temperature monitoring systems.

“Our new equipment is an even faster to install accurate, high resolution system which needs an absolute minimum of operator training and is reliable and simple to use. We have had numerous enquiries from all quarters of the globe.”

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