HVAC DUCT Inspection Overview
Infrared thermography is a non-destructive, non-invasive measurement test that uses an infrared detector to map thermal patterns on the surface of an object. It operates on the principle that any object that possesses a temperature above absolute zero emits heat.
Thermal imaging units detect this heat and translate it into either a temperature reading or a thermal image of the object. A range of building issues that are invisible to the eye, including heat loss, water leaks, air leaks, moisture intrusion, and construction defects can be easily detected.
Benefits of HVAC DUCT Thermography Inspection
One of the most beneficial uses of thermography is to investigate the Flat roof’s condition. Areas of moisture penetration and damaged or missing insulation, all show up as higher than typical heat loss. Since the thermal cameras produce an accurate image of the damaged area, people who are working under the facility have the information they need to determine if the roof is a candidate for repair or replacement.
Inspectors are using thermography to document the condition of new roofs before acceptance, as well as to identify issues as early as now while the roof is still under warranty.
What Should be Inspected?
Spot Leaks at Joint
Detect Insulation Loss
Discover Cold Spots
Detect Overheating Coils
Find Plugged Condenser Coils
HVAC Air Handling Systems
Check for Faulty System
Test Coil temperature