Low-cost infra-red camera has high sensitivity

Published:  20 September, 2005

Infra red camera
Enabling poor insulation or water ingress in buildings to be identified is this new infra-red camera from FLIR Systems.

To help detect poor insulation or water ingress in buildings, FLIR Systems has developed a camera with a sensitivity of less than 0.1 K over the range –20 to +55°C. Evidence of poor insulation or water ingress can amount to a temperature variation of only 3 or 4 K above or below the norm. Until now its sensitivity of 0.08 K has been the preserve of the company’s ThermaCAM B20 infra-red camera.

The ThermaCAM B4 is a handheld, torch-style camera. It provides full, non-contact temperature measurement and analysis capabilities of both live and saved images. It has a 320 x 240 pixel uncooled detector.

Standard features include 4x digital zoom, sound and colour alarms, movable crosshair, automatic identification of hot and cold spots and built-in laser pointer. There is also automatic dew-point identification alarm. This camera stores more than 80 radiometric images in standard low-density JPEG format that can be viewed without special equipment.



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