With the coronavirus pandemic still raging around the world, the mandate is clear: follow the necessary protocols and focus on prevention than cure. For customer-facing businesses/organizations, this involves body temperature screening, spatial distancing, activating heightened hygiene measures, and setting up a Covid-19 responder. While most of these are fairly manageable, the body temperature part can get tricky.
The sky is a large blackbody radiation source. The emitted sky radiation covers all electromagnetic spectrum including the absorption wavelengths of a R-134a gas. The above infrared picture shows an image of a cloud. It can be a dust cloud that reflects the sky radiation or a target gas. CI Systems’ spectral gas imagers can reveal the answer in seconds, without any prior knowledge. In this case it was a R-134a gas. CI Systems’ spectral gas imagers are designed to identify target gas clouds. The explanation below describes the main difference between a FLIR camera and CI Systems’ gas imager.
Prior of selecting a passive stand-off spectral imager for hazardous gas applications one has to ascertain that there is a good match between the measuring system’s performance and the parameters of the specific application which the system will be used for.
What started as an experiment to aid in firefighting and the military in the 1970s has today become an integral part of non-destructive testing procedures. From power distribution systems to facility management, thermal imaging testing, with the help of modern low-cost infrared cameras, is saving the world in every imaginable field of engineering by detecting issues and helping in suppressing their impact right at the start
Non-contact temperature measurement can be easily performed with Therompile detectors, which respond to the thermal energy emitted by any object within its field of view by producing a voltage that is proportional to the incident power.