May 21, 2011

Fluke Thermal Cameras, for Infrared Photos

Fluke Thermal Cameras, for Infrared photos, are hand-held infrared cameras, which help easily capture thermal photos of any location. If you remember how the alien in Predator movie sees in infrared, the Fluke thermal imagers do the same.

The Fluke thermal imagers are meant for industrial and commercial use and priced accordingly. The thermal imagers capture the scene in the 7.5 um to 14 um band, and are a handy device to find air leaks, heat leaks, insulation issues, hotspots in equipment and more. The camera display shows the thermal photo together with visible light photo, providing a comprehensive picture of the scene. The thermal photos are stored on camera in a SD card and can be downloaded to the computer.

A look at one of the thermal camera models, the Fluke TiR32 thermal imager.

  • Measurement range: -20 to 150oC
  • Detector: 320x240
  • Infrared spectral band: 7.5 um to 14 um
  • Min focus distance: 46 cm
  • Visual camera: 2 Mpixel
  • Optional telephoto and wide-angle infrared lens
  • Thermal image colors: Ironbow Ultra, Blue-Red Ultra, High Contrast Ultra, Amber Ultra, Amber Inverted Ultra, Hot Metal Ultra, Grayscale Ultra, Grayscale Inverted Ultra
  • Voice annotation of photos taken, to create a record for the project
  • File formats
    • Non radiometric – bmp, jpeg
    • Radiometric - .is2
    • No Google WebP support yet, as it is a new format and Google WebP quality is lower than other formats
  • LCD display: 640x480
  • Power: Battery and AC
  • Price - $9,000