FLIR Thermal Imaging | Building Inspections

How An Aerial Infrared Scan Detects Moisture
During the daylight hours the heat of the sun warms the roof of your building and at night the roof radiates that heat back towards the sky. This is known as radiational cooling. Wet areas of the roof have a higher mass and because of this they will retain the heat longer. Meanwhile areas that are dry, which have a lower mass, cool more rapidly. Aerial Infrared Scan imagers detect and display the uneven heat dissipation and thereby accurately identifying areas of the roof needing attention.

Drone thermal inspections consists of Thermography or thermal imaging which is the study of heat distribution. This allows you to visually detect faults or losses, which may otherwise go undetected.  By catching faults early you can prevent problems from developing into serious issues.

Thermal imaging detects building insulation performance, heat loss and roof leaks.

Commercial Building Inspections

  • Identify and map trapped moisture penetration in roofs
  • Perform energy audit inspections for thermal insulation efficiency
  • Detect thermal hotspots within walls from faulty electrical circuits
  • Take HD aerial images for insurance claims and inspection
  • Inspect residential solar panel installations for defects
  • Detect delamination and spalling defects in concrete structures
  • Map heat flow and prevent thermal bridging due to faulty insulation
  • Perform forensic moisture intrusion inspections of plumbing facilities
  • Detect insulation leaks in HVAC or refrigeration equipment
  • Proactively identify areas of concern for moisture leaks

Industrial Plants and Utilities Inspections

  • Identify hot spots within power transmission lines before failure occurs
  • Quickly survey and detect failing cells within a solar array in minutes
  • Detect thermal rise signatures of gearbox brake failure in wind turbines
  • Locate and isolate leaks emanating from buried pipelines
  • Find line blockages in fluid transmission systems above ground
  • Detect thermal patterns and monitor temperatures on boiler tubes
  • Proactively monitor liquid levels in large storage tanks to detect leaks

Robert Haller, Drone Specialist