Advances in thermal imaging technology are giving rise to the new field of veterinary thermography. Sandie Chambers of Equitherm uses FLIR thermal imaging cameras to evaluate health and injury issues in performance horses. Using the ability of the camera to detect minute temperature differences in a target, Chambers compares the thermographic symmetry of the horse’s body to identify anomalies that may indicate injuries and health problems where no visible symptoms are present.
Chambers and other scientists believe that equine preventative medicine is just the tip of the iceberg in veterinary thermography, extending its use to all animals through working with zoos and wildlife parks. Medical uses of thermal imagers are also being explored in humans as well, because of their non-invasive nature. For applications similar to Chambers’, the FLIR T-series cameras are ideal. To learn more, read this Application Story from Flir.
Flir B-Series infrared cameras are a great non-destructive method for seeing behind walls or facades to find hidden problems in relation to energy loss and moisture damage. With heating and fuel costs increasing in the past decade, now is the right time to get serious about finding efficiencies that can have a dramatic impact on HVAC costs in the home.
The Flir B-Series allow you to do all the measurements you need to get the job done. With customizable settings and report creation software, you’ll have everything at your fingertips to begin today. To learn more, read this Application Story from Flir.
As energy prices continue to rise it is increasingly important to build homes that can help keep those energy costs at bay. Passive houses are exceptionally insulated; do not have heat bridges, use heat exchangers, sun radiation and other sources to preserve from air outflow by transferring that energy to fresh air inflow. It is crucial in the building process of these types of homes, and the optimization of existing homes, to be able to take non-contact and non-invasive temperature measurements at a high level of accuracy to ensure that the home is free from building construction faults, warm bridges or air leaks.
Many companies such as Airoptima, which deals especially in eco housing, are using FLIR cameras to ensure that these issues are easily found, recorded, and promptly addressed. Owner Mark Meyer used FLIR B-series cameras to ensure that his clients’ homes were in the best shape possible, relying on extra features like insulation alarms, humidity readings, and picture-in-picture display. Meyer says that FLIR cameras are indispensable in the building process and you can now get all of these features and more in the new upgraded FLIR E-Series bx models, specifically design for building inspection and construction projects. To learn more, read this Full Application Story from Flir.