Airborne thermography provides you with a fast and wide area overview.
Aerial infrared applications can be divided into two types those where a straight-down view or a large area view is needed and those where long distances must be covered in a limited amount of time.
By using Thermal Imaging, the infrared radiation of the electromagnetic spectrum is measured to produce images called thermograms. The amount of radiation emitted by on object on the earth surface varies with temperature – therefore thermal imaging makes it possible to visualize variation in temperature.
ROOF MOISTURE SURVEY
No other application better illustrates the advantage of aerial infrared thermography over ground-based infrared, than infrared roof moisture surveys. Regularly scheduled infrared surveys quantify areas of moisture (water) contamination in insulated flat or low-sloped building roofs.
This helps the building owner assess the roof’s general condition at all stages of its service life and make repair decisions based on actual data instead of biased opinions. Straight down aerial imagery is much more useful to the owner than on-roof imagery because aerial infrared images are plan view and because large areas can be seen in one image, allowing the slightest temperature differences to be noted.
IDENTIFYING DEFECTS AND INEFFECTIVE SOLAR CELLS WITH THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA FROM THE AIR
When a solar cells turn sunlight into electricity they also produce heat. The ineffective cells produce much more heat than the cells that do work effectively. Results are, that ineffective cells clearly show up as a hot spot on a thermal image.
That’s what we’re looking for !
With our thermal image technology from the aeroplane, we are able to monitor their performance after they are installed.
AERIAL INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY IN THE SURFACE WATERS CONTAMINATION MONITORING
Illegal sanitary sewer and storm-drain connections, illicit discharges and other anomalies on the surface waters could be easily identified by thermal infrared signatures. If source of pollution leak, seep or empty into creeks, streams, rivers, lakes and seas their thermal signatures vary from their surroundings and they can be highlighted accurately in fact, the plume of liquid joining and flowing downstream with the body of water is visible in the thermal infrared spectrum due to the difference in temperatures of the two liquids.
BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES IN LANDFILLS
With infrared camera we can also detect the key features of landfills; increased temperature, moisture and microbial activity, affect the biological stability of the landfill material.
STEAM AND HIGH TEMPERATURE HOT WATER (HTHW) SYSTEMS
Commonly referred to as district heating systems, steam and HTHW systems can be imaged to find leaks and other thermal anomalies. Even from high altitudes, steam line inspections are one of the easiest applications for the aerial infrared thermographer. Thermal contrast between active underground steam lines (especially leaks) and the surrounding ground are usually good.
A straight-down view (IR DOF) could be used for geographical information system (GIS) maps.