Flir iSeries Thermal Imaging Cameras: Fast Answers Without All the Risk, Wall Damage, or Disassembly
Thermal imaging cameras – how can you not love them? It’s like having bionic vision power right in your hand, whenever you need it. While the majority of us don’t exactly need one on a regular basis (bummer), a thermal camera can be a major time-saver and incredibly helpful preventive tool for electricians, HVAC techs, mechanics, machinists, and even maintenance supervisors.
Why so? Because unless you’re cooking, enjoying an island getaway or just trying to stay warm mid-winter, heat can be a very bad thing. I’m talking about the kind of heat that’s produced by overstressed or damaged electrical wiring, malfunctioning engine components, and too much mechanical friction. This kind of heat can shift from risky to all-hell-breaking-loose really fast, so it’s best detected early on. Just one problem: these renegade heat sources are often located behind walls or deep within machinery, so unless you’re within feeling distance, you probably wouldn’t even know that there was an issue until it was too late.
Enter the Extech Flir iSeries thermal camera. Thanks to infrared technology, this handheld thermal imager is actually able to “see” through walls and into machinery to locate hotspots before they erupt into bigger problems. The results are displayed on a high-def color LCD display that’s built right into the handset, so all you do is point, shoot, and take a look at what’s going on (temperature-wise) behind the scenes.
One of my favorite features of the Flir iSeries cameras is that they have a Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature, which combines a real-life, photo-type image with the thermal imaging, so that you know exactly what you’re looking at, and have the best point of reference possible when it’s time to troubleshoot.
That said, stay cool, my friends – and if that’s not possible, get your hands on one of these cameras.