Thermal Imaging Basics
Thermography is the science of infrared imaging. The military has been using infrared for decades, and fire departments use it to find trapped persons in buildings, and recently the technology was adopted for civilian applications. Sacramento Thermal Inspections has captured this capability and uses it to perform thermal infrared inspections in northern California.
Everything on Earth radiates heat energy that we cannot see and this energy is in the form of heat. A thermal imaging camera is specially made to see this energy. A quick look at the diagram below shows where infrared is on the spectrum. Note the visible light begins with the color purple on the left and ends, at the right side of the visible spectrum, with red. Thus, the next area is InfraRed (Beyond Red), not seen with the naked eye.
A trained and certified Thermographer interprets these images and understands how conditions affect the images.
Sacramento Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspections performs the best inspections.