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Infrared thermographic imaging

Structural assessment and quality control of construction work

Infrared thermographic imaging is a procedure by which it is possible to make visible the heat (infrared light) emitted by an object. By means of infrared thermographic imaging, it is possible to ascertain and depict the surface temperature of a building component, and gain information relating to heat losses. Qualitative examination of thermal insulation measures, thermal bridges, warm air currents etc. can be carried out using this procedure; however, it is very difficult to make a quantitative assessment by means of thermographic imaging, for example regarding the exact standard of thermal protection of a building component. The correct preparation and evaluation of infrared thermographic images requires technical knowledge and expertise. If carefully evaluated, thermographic imaging is a valuable aid for assessing the thermal envelope of the building.

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