Thermography means the measurement and visualisation of energy emitted by all objects with a temperature above absolute zero. This thermal energy is emitted in waves lengths already too long to be seen by the human eye. Infrared cameras produce images of this invisible thermal radiation and thus facilitate precise non-contact temperature measurements of objects without influencing or disturbing them. Thanks to infrared we can see things which are else invisible.
Our services in thermography
- Measurement range from -40 °C to 2000 °C
- Laboratory and field measurements also in rough industrial environments
- Measurements from single hot spots to complex temperature dsitributions
- Visualisation of dynamic processes with real-time image analysis
Thermographic analyses are valuable test methods in many fields of application.
Maintenance of electrical and mechanical systems
Components whose operating temperatures deviate from the target value due to a fault are potential weak spots, but hard to identify. With the aid of electrothermography, unexpected failures can be minimised, stand-still times reduced and repairs and maintenance tasks well planned and monitored. Additionally, costs are cut down and used materials are protected.
Performance and functionality tests
Tests with conventional thermal sensors are time-consuming and may produce misleading results. Thermography is more efficient delivering a mass of measuring information plus a visual image - with the decisive advantage of not impairing the object under test. Thermal analyses range from functionality tests to checks of thermal resistance or are applied for detecting thermal problems, e.g. regarding constructional issues, safety aspects or health risks.
Process optimising and quality assurance
Manufacturing technologies are often highly energy-consuming. Thermography can help to find weak spots in energy transmission and thus cut down costs and optimise processes, e.g. by delivering thermal data and visualising complex temperature distributions.
Thermography can also be applied where quality depends on a uniform heat distribution during the production process, especially during production changeovers or initial start-ups. Thermography is also an established tool in process monitoring and quality assurance since dynamic processes can be represented in real time and complex temperature distributions measured without contact.