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Thermal Imaging – How it works…

Thinking of getting a thermal imager? Before having a look at our thermal imaging cameras (infrared cameras or IR cameras), why not learn exactly how thermal imaging works

An infrared camera contains a unique lens, that is able to focus infrared light emitted by the objects in ther thermal imaging camera’s line of view.

This focused light is then scanned by a phased array of infrared-detector elements, which in turn creates a thermogram. A thermogram is a detailed temperature pattern. The thermogram is then translated into electric impulses, which in turn converts the impulses into data for the display on the thermal imager. The data is represented as various colours, depending on the infrared emission instensity.

Here’s an example of a thermal images of an electrical substation and lines:

thermal imager display 1thermal imager display 2

Check out our range of FLIR thermal imaging cameras. We also offer a comprehensive Thermal Imaging training course contact us for more information. If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

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