The Flir camera range with thermal imaging has seen huge growth over the last two years, as prices have come down considerably and the technology has improved. Flir is the world leader in terms of the design and manufacture of thermal imaging systems for commercial, industrial and government applications. In 2011, Flir was the first to bring out a camera below the €1000 price with the launch of the Flir i3, making the Flir thermal camera a highly sought after piece of equipment.
The applications for infrared cameras are numerous and include:
o Research & Development – Infrared cameras are the ideal solution for capturing real-time thermal distribution, allowing engineers to accurately measure heat patterns, dissipation and leaks.
o Building diagnostics – Ideal for both residential and industrial buildings. With the legal requirement for all residential homes to now carry a Building Energy Rating (BER). The Flir i-series is an ideal and well priced camera range for anyone carrying out these diagnostics. The Flir B and T-series provide a much more comprehensive and in-depth analysis, where more detail is required.
o Plant maintenance – The lightweight Flir E-series is ideal for predictive maintenance and the planned maintenance of any electrical or mechanical systems. The large LCD touch screen is ideal for detecting overheated cables, fuses etc.
Flir has also developed a range of software products to enable more detailed analysis on a computer, or on an iPad. The BuildIR software package is ideal for analysing building structures and makes a firm supportive argument regarding the ingenuity of Flir. Thermal technology is also highly specialised, proving that the brand has a firm grasp on the subject.
If your interest lies in a specialist camera then a Flir camera is a firm quality choice.