As your Dayton Ohio Thermal Inspection provider, BC Warner Inspections offers advantages with INFRARED TECHNOLOGY over traditional inspection methods. Very few understand the importance or benefits of infrared thermal imaging inspections, yet what can be discovered using infrared thermal imaging has helped save hundreds, and even thousands of dollars for commercial and residential clients!
What once was only thought of as a military or scientific technology, Infrared Thermal Imaging is now being routinely applied in commercial and residential applications. Using the same technologies as used by science, industry, and military, Infrared Thermal Imaging inspections provide a view of otherwise invisible concerns like no other. With Infrared Thermal Imaging, we can see beyond the spectrum of “natural light” or what we see with our own 2 eyes!
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Infrared technology can be used in a large variety of applications due to its cost-effective and nondestructive abilities. Contact us today to discuss your unique application needs.
Level II trained thermographer with over 20 years inspection experience. We utilize professional grade thermal imaging technology – not consumer grade phone gadgets.
Compliance with industry specific and recognized standards such as ASTM, NFPA, and Infraspection. Infrared inspections and reports adhere to best practices and industry specific standards requirements.
Simply put… No. What we can see are the temperature differences that transfer through or occur at the surface of an object. Air movement, evaporation, moisture, heat transfer, and more all have an observable effect on surface temperatures. These create a temperature difference that our camera ‘sees’ and creates an image of the thermal signatures. Although our service sometimes appears to be, it is not x-ray vision.
When failing or loose electrical components are present, they create heat. If arcing conditions are present or enough heat has been generated, electrical concerns can be identified visually without assistance from special equipment. However, once visible indications of an issue are present, it is often too late to perform a planned downtime repair.
Infrared thermal imaging inspections of electrical equipment can detect these hazardous conditions before they become visible to the naked eye and result in unplanned failures… or worse, an impending injury or fire. Methodical inspections are performed of all electrical components within a facility or building. The infrared inspection is conducted following NFPA 70E safety guidelines, and documents any thermal exceptions in electrical equipment that may be encountered. Careful calculations and interpretation of the recorded thermal data can determine how severe the risk or electrical thermal exception is. A written report is provided to the client, documenting the observations with recorded images, important inspection data, and repair priority status. This assists electrical personnel in determining if immediate repair is needed, if the item can be fixed at the next planned maintenance interval, or if the component needs routine monitoring for changing conditions. The reports can then be filed and referred to in future infrared inspections for system condition monitoring purposes.
Thermal imaging can help identify numerous issues that can be prevalent in both commercial and residential properties. From roof and hidden water intrusion inspections, to electrical and insulation inspections, these issues are very important to help you understand the overall condition of your facility. Traditional visual inspections can’t come close to seeing what we can see. Thermal imaging can even help contractors to identify troublesome issues and find hidden systems like buried radiant heating systems and plumbing in walls.
The remarkable view from an infrared camera allows us to see and compare the relative temperature of an object or surface area to that of its surroundings. These comparisons can help identify otherwise invisible problems and concerns which can be caused by issues occurring below the surface of a floor, behind a wall, or above a ceiling. The images seen by the camera can reveal problems with moisture, electrical, and HVAC systems, as well as problems with insulation, foundation, framing, plumbing, and more. Combining Infrared Thermal Inspections with traditional inspection methods provides our clients the very best, state of the art service available.
To keep it simple, Thermal Imaging is the process of viewing and recording actual surface temperatures, exceptions, and anomalies observed at surfaces such as walls, ceilings, floors, pipes, ducts, etc. Think of it as a thermometer with a television attached. Instead of mercury rising through the marks, the temperature is translated into a visual image. Using a high resolution thermal imager (or camera), we can observe and interpret surface temperatures to help determine what is or may be occurring in areas we can’t readily view without destructive evaluations. All objects emit energy in the form of heat. Thermal imaging allows us to ‘see’ this energy and interpret our findings or the anomalies observed.
Infrared Inspections are non-destructive and non-invasive. It merely requires line-of-sight to the object or surface to be inspected. This saves both time and cost where other more traditional investigations can only make “guesstimates” without tearing into walls or ripping out materials for visual access.
Our rates vary depending on each unique application, total services requested, and our client’s individual needs. Please contact us with as much information about the property or service requested as possible. We will be happy to discuss your options, answer your questions, and provide a formal service proposal under no obligation.
I have devoted years of time and investment in quality training and equipment to provide our clients a truly unbiased and experienced infrared inspection service. BC Warner Inspections does not perform repairs, so our service remains truly unbiased and dedicated to your best interest and trust. My knowledge and experience in infrared inspections is surpassed by few. In fact, as the Educational Director for the National Association of Commercial Building Inspectors & Thermographers™, I find myself answering questions and providing technical support to many local and regional infrared companies, as well as to inspectors across the United States and Canada who actively seek advice from an experienced thermographer. Infrared technology and training varies dramatically in quality, specifications, and of course costs. Many providers, contractors, and individual inspectors unfortunately choose to enter this profession as cheaply as possible with little to no training and grossly inadequate equipment. When accuracy, quality, and experience matters in such an important application as an Infrared electrical inspection, BC Warner Inspections & Thermal Imaging Services is the right choice for your facility.