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15 powerful applications for the Fluke Visual IR Thermometer -
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The Fluke Visual IR Thermometers combine the convenience of a spot thermometer with the visual advantage of an infrared camera, creating a brand new tool category.

Get the power to see what you are measuring while detecting issues instantly and affordably.
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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45184″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45187″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_btn title=”Check Pricing of Fluke Thermal Cameras Here!” color=”info” size=”lg” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Ftotal-automation.in%2Ffluke-thermal-imagers%2F||target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

DESIGNED TO SEE IT ALL

Every Fluke Visual IR Thermometer has a built-in digital camera with a thermal heat map overlay to instantly identify the exact location of the problem.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”1. Overloaded circuit breaker” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Scan large electrical panels in seconds to find potential faults that generate heat, such as loose connections, imbalance or overloading.

Notice how the visual IR thermometer not only shows an apparent hot spot on a breaker, but the digital image also shows the exact location where the potential problem lies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45201″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”2. Overheated motor output” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This image reflects a motor that may be overheated based on the center point measurement of 54.8 °C.

The combination of the thermal heat map and field of view in tight spaces is powerful orientation when troubleshooting and communicating needed repairs to others.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45203″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”3. Thermal inspection of bearing” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The visual IR thermometer can be used to scan bearings to compare temperature readings with past inspections or with other bearings operating under similar conditions.

Establishing temperature benchmarks with the Fluke Visual IR Thermometer can become an important part of your preventive maintenance regimen.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45205″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”4. Potentially faulty cold air damper” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Use your visual IR thermometer to see how well the VAV box is working by scanning vents.

The warm area in this otherwise cold vent could indicate a faulty cold air damper.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45207″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”5. Uneven distribution in AC condenser” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]In this typical AC condenser, the uneven distribution of heat in the center row may indicate a potential issue.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45208″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”6. Inspection of compressor thermal expansion valve” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The thermal heat map allows you to quickly scan the compressor and determine that the TXV (thermal expansion valve) to the left appears to be cold, indicating that it is closed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45210″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”7. Non-operational AC compressor” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The compressors in these images are running on a 4-stage system.

The second stage compressor appeared cold, while the other three compressors in the system all appeared hot.

This compressor will need to be further investigated.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45211″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”8. Thermal inspection of combination starter” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Use a Fluke Visual IR Thermometer to look for connection or overload conditions in combination starters.

Alarm features on the VT04, as well as the universal tripod mount, can help you troubleshoot intermittent issues unattended.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45213″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”9. Main breaker for mission critical equipment” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This main service breaker controls the main breaker panel for the company’s IT department.

A fault could cause an outage of mission critical data center equipment.

The thermal inspection of this important breaker indicates that there is even heat distribution which signifies that there does not appear to be anything wrong.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45215″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”10. Unbalanced load in three phase supply” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Quickly identify apparent unbalanced loadings.

In this image, the fuses are connected to a water heater, and the most likely scenario is that the two fuses on the left are being used more than the fuse on the right.

This could indicate a problem with the heating element in the water heater.

If this were single phasing, it could indicate that the fuse on the right may be blown.

The next step is to check continuity of the fuse and current loads on the 3 phases.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45216″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”11. Power factor correction capacitors” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Power factor correction capacitors will usually run warm when they are operating correctly.

A failed capacitor will show up as cool in comparison with the operating capacitors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45218″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”12. Preventive inspections of pulleys and belts” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]If a pulley appears warmer than expected, you’ll want to inspect the belt to ensure there is no slippage, misalignment, or damage to the belt.

A quick scan with the thermal heat map on the visual IR thermometer can help you quickly detect a temperature change that may be cause for further investigation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45220″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”13. Environmental monitoring of fan for high-powered equipment” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]If a fan starts to seize up, workers in the area may not notice until there is a burning smell.

However, a quick scan with the blended thermal heat map reveals the hot and cold areas to help determine if the fans are functioning as expected.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45221″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”14. Troubleshoot issues with radiant flooring” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This radiant flooring was scanned to check for the expected heat pattern.

For best results, leave the radiant system off for 24 hours to cool down.

Power on the system again and scan the flooring to check for the expected thermal heat pattern.

To find potential issues in electricalbased systems, look for cold spots that are anomalies in the normal heat pattern.

For hydronic systems, look for cold spots or a spreading hot spot that could indicate the pipes are leaking.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45222″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”15. Heat loss from windows and doors” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Fluke Visual IR Thermometer can help you find a broken or damaged window seal that is allowing a cold or warm draft to occur around windows or doors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45223″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_btn title=”Check Pricing of Fluke Thermal Cameras Here!” color=”info” size=”lg” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Ftotal-automation.in%2Ffluke-thermal-imagers%2F||target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]