MRO Magazine

New book details uses of thermal imaging to cut maintenance costs

Mississauga, ON -- Fluke Corporation, a supplier of portable electronic test and measurement and thermal imaging te...


May 8, 2009
By MRO Magazine


Mississauga, ON — Fluke Corporation, a supplier of portable electronic test and measurement and thermal imaging technology, has introduced a new 72-page book filled with the latest information on the basics of thermography, and the safe, efficient, and practical use of thermal imagers.


The new book, Introduction to Thermography Principles, is co-written by Fluke and the Snell Group, and published in cooperation with American Technical Publishers. It depicts and describes many thermal images of electrical, electro-mechanical, HVAC, process, and building inspection applications. The book includes 122 illustrations and gives the reader an excellent overview of the power of thermal imaging as an everyday maintenance and inspection tool.



Real-world examples illustrate commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential environments and applications. In addition, the book provides information on thermography analysis, reporting, documentation, return on investment resources, and related technologies.


Thermal imagers have become more important tools as they help identify potential problems that when fixed can improve sustainability and productivity, and save money. Thermal imagers help detect unexpected moisture and inadequate insulation in walls and ceilings, find air leaks and identify areas of potential energy loss.


Used as everyday troubleshooting and maintenance tools, thermal imagers can reveal hot spots on electrical and mechanical equipment that may indicate problems ahead. They are ideal for professionals, including plant electricians, field service technicians, facilities maintenance supervisors and technicians, process technicians, roofing specialists, weatherization specialists, energy auditors, and other building professionals.


Introduction to Thermography Principles is available in English at a list price of $25. Additional languages are planned. The book is available from Fluke Electronics Canada distributors.