Thermography in facility management

Leaks, high transfer resistances and other anomalies result in a change of temperature and can be quickly and easily visualized using the thermography imaging process.

The use of a thermal imager facilitates and optimizes work in Facility Management. Below we will show you the most important applications of thermography in Facility Management, so that you can use the thermal imager even more efficiently.

  • Checking heating systems and finding leaks
  • Inspecting electrical plants for thermal anomalies
  • Ensuring the energy efficiency of buildings
  • Ensuring energy efficiency of technical systems

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Heating systems and leaks

Thermography application heating system
Thermal image heating system

The status of Heating, ventilation and air conditioning installations can be very effectively tested, inspected by using a thermal camera. One quick look with the Testo thermal imager is enough to detect thermal anomalies:

  • Heating pipes can be located without contact,
  • installations quickly checked
  • and heating systems securely monitored.

The high level of effort in terms of time and work normally involved in searching for a leak or locating heating pipes is reduced to a minimum. With a Testo thermal imager, you trace pipes and find leaks without opening up large areas of floors or walls. The targeted intrusion made possible by this reduces costs and avoids longer blockages of homes, offices and workspaces.

Inspecting electrical plants

Thermography application electrical installations
Thermal image electrical plants

Faulty electrical connections or overloading on switchgear systems, electrical distributors and electrical drives can lead to costly downtimes or even fire damage. Around 35 % of all fires in industrial businesses can be attributed to severely overheated electrical components. If a conductor, a cable or a fuse is defective or if individual components malfunction, this results in increased transfer resistance and thus atypical heat development.

Regular inspection of all electrical installations using a testo thermal imager helps minimize the risk of a breakdown. This enables the immediate and precise detection of both existing defects and potential sources of faults and danger. A further advantage of thermography is that in many cases it can be used during continuing operation.

Energy efficiency of buildings

Thermography application energy efficiency of buildings
Thermal image building

The energy efficiency of a building is becoming more and more important with constantly rising energy costs. Infrared measurement with a Testo thermal imager is excellently suitable for the fast and effective detection of energy losses. Possible causes can be, for example

  • Cold bridges on roofs, walls and balconies as well as in radiator recesses
  • Defective or missing insulation
  • Leaky windows or rolling gates.

All problem spots on an outer façade are visualized in detail in the thermal image. This means you can find faults quickly, evaluate the level of energy loss easily and present existing damage to the deciders in a comprehensible way.

Energy efficiency of technical systems

Thermography application technical systems
Thermal image technical systems

In technical plants too, energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important: As a rule, the energy consumption of machines and pipelines in manufacturing companies is actually significantly greater than that of the air conditioning in buildings. Experience shows that there is great potential for energy savings

  • In steam and hot water pipes
  • In refrigerated rooms and ceilings
  • When using process heat.

With a Testo thermal imager, you can quickly and easily demonstrate problems, as badly (or not at all) insulated places are immediately apparent in a thermal image. Bottlenecks in silted-up heating systems are also made clearly visible, and can be eliminated in a targeted way.