Thermal Imaging Applications

Thermography is primarily used as an inspection service. Thermography is used by both, private and public sectors. A significant amount of expertise required to effectively produce useful data. We are both UAV Aerial Thermography Certified and Level 1 Thermography Certified.

Infrared Thermography

What is Infrared Thermography?

Infrared means “Below- Red” when energy transfer from one place to another some of the energy is lost as heat called entropy. Infrared is a wavelength on the electromagnetic spectrum. It's similar to visible light, but our eyes are not equipped to perceive it. We use sensors called microbolometers to detect minute changes in the radiated intensity of infrared. The laws of thermodynamics dictate that all systems transferring energy must release energy in some form or another. This almost always ends up being heat. 

Using and UAV to capture aerial data is safer, more efficient, and more cost effective than traditional methods of thermal capture. Such as using a helicopter, a person on a roof using a ladder.  

Searching for Emissivity to find temperature anomalies. We find them by the varying degree of emitted infrared radiation and its intensity.

Why Use UAS Thermography?
  • Receive Better Data
  • Faster Access to Data
  • Safer Process for Data
  • Increased Efficiencies
  • Lower Cost Solutions

We can collect aerial data and transmit it remotely for real time assessment so the problems can be remedied quickly efficiently and with little disrupt to daily operations.
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We guarantee next day reports. 

Powerline Inspections
Solar Farms and Wind Turbines
Search & Rescue, Fire
HVAC Inspections
Roof Inspections
Precision Agriculture - Requires NDVI Sensors comparing the level of green that’s reflected off of plants leaves to the IR image to the captured by and IR sensor that is captured on the aircraft as well.
Providing baseline data for insurance and managing warranty information.
Delivering imagines in either 2D or 3D formats. 

Our Top Inspection Services 

  1. Aerial Video

  2. Visual Photogrammetry

  3. Areial Thermography

  4. Areial Thermography
Our Top Thermal Imaging Applications
  • Powerline Inspections
  • Solar Farms and Wind Turbines
  • Search & Rescue, Fire
  • HVAC Inspections
  • Roof Inspections
  • Precision Agriculture - Requires NDVI Sensors comparing the level of green that’s reflected off of plants leaves to the IR image to the captured by and IR sensor that is captured on the aircraft as well.
  • Providing baseline data for insurance and managing warranty information.
  • Delivering imagines in either 2D or 3D formats. 

Applications

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Thermography is primarily used as an inspection service. Thermography is used by both, private and public sectors. A significant amount of expertise required to effectively produce useful data. We are both UAV Aerial Thermography Certified and Level 1 Thermography Certified.

1. We use Thermography in the private sector to find failures and damage in critical infrastructure.
2. Thermography is used in the Governmental or public entities to gather information without putting a person in harm’s way.
3. Search and Rescue and Hazardous Materials Management and major applications in addition to surveillance.

• Energy/Utilities - Solar Farms, Wind Turbines, Power Lines
• Communications- Cell Towers, Radio Transmission Towers,    Microwave Towers
• Infrastructure – HVAC, Roofs

• Search and Rescue (SARS)
• Hazmat – You can get a good idea of what the compound is based on how fast it evaporates by determining the amount of heat that is being absorbed

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Emissivity vs. Reflectivity
  1. Emitted infrared is your target! We're looking for the infrared that's being produced by a temperature anomaly - The whole idea of a thermal inspection is to find temperature anomalies. We find them by the varying degree of emitted infrared radiation and its intensity.
  2. Reflected infrared much like sun glare, tends to obscure our intended target - It is paramount that we can differentiate these signatures. Most of the time, reflected infrared is not what we intend to measure, as its intensity has little correlation to the temperature of the object from which it is reflecting.
  3. Move your sensor around to find the reflections! - Remember, reflections always occur on an acute angle to a surface. That means their perceived intensity will change as we move the sensor. (try tilting a mirror sometime) Emitted infrared, much like the light emitted from a light bulb, is emitted in a mostly uniform pattern, and will not appear to change as you move around.
Emissivity is the measure of an object's ability to emit infrared energy. Emitted energy indicates the temperature of the object. Emissivity can have a value from 0 (shiny mirror) to 1.0 (blackbody). Most organic, painted, or oxidized surfaces have emissivity values close to 0.95.
Reflectivity - the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface. coefficient of reflection, reflectance, reflection factor. coefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic.

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