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BAU 2009: FLIR Offers Complete Building Diagnostic Solution with Launch of Extech Meters and Testers
FLIR Systems (www.flir.com), the global leader in infrared cameras today announces at the BAU 2009, Europe's major building industry trade fair, the launch of Extech’s comprehensive range of test and measurement equipment in the EMEA region.
Acquired by FLIR in autumn 2007, Extech Instruments is a leader in innovative test and measurement equipment, with a diverse range of testers and meters designed to work in conjunction with FLIR’s infrared cameras for building applications.
Karsten Eggert, FLIR Thermography Division’s vice president of sales and marketing for EMEA comments on the significance of this announcement, “In response to these challenging economic times, we are witnessing a variety of national economic stimulus programs. For the building sector, many of these packages will support today’s stringent energy efficiency laws by funding building restoration and renovation programs for public and private residential and utility buildings.”
Eggert added, “FLIR is positioned to respond to building industry professionals with a single source for all their diagnostic and testing needs. As the building industry converges at BAU 2009, FLIR is proud to announce availability of FLIR cameras and Extech test equipment—the industry’s most complete solution for building construction, maintenance, water/mould restoration, HVAC installation and repair, energy efficiency and insulation.”
High energy costs and new energy efficiency laws are sweeping across European Union countries. As a result, infrared cameras and test equipment designed specifically for the building industry have become essential tools in a range of tasks from building inspections to the diagnosis of HVAC issues. Using the right infrared camera and test equipment (e.g., moisture meter, humidity meter, CFM/airflow meter), before and after every building repair or job, maximizes value and minimizes costs.
About FLIR Infrared Cameras for Building Applications
Infrared thermography is a powerful, non invasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of buildings. It quickly identifies problem areas that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Infrared cameras provide clear images that can be stored, sent by e-mail, analyzed. FLIR Infrared cameras have special features for building diagnostics which enable an easy detection of building anomalies that often result into energy losses. Such cameras eliminate costly inspection techniques that require labor, time and destructive probing. Finding and repairing fault areas thanks to infrared thermography saves energy resources, time, money and last but not least, provides a rapid return of investment on the infrared camera.
All FLIR building camera models carry the FLIR patented dew point and insulation alarms which significantly help to determine building energy efficiency standards as provided by local legislations.
About Extech Building-Related Test Equipment
Nurturing mould, rot, corrosion, and damage, moisture is a serious threat to structural integrity. FLIR IR cameras and Extech testers and meters work hand-in-hand for effective moisture remediation. Among Extech’s 14 categories of test and measurement equipment, Extech offers a suite of tools designed specifically for building professionals. Extech IR thermometers, multimeters, moisture and humidity meters are indispensable for diagnosing and repairing key building equipment. Additionally, Extech offers several tool kits made specifically for professionals in water damage restoration and building inspection. These kits combine several useful testers such as IR and stem thermometers, pin and pin-less moisture meters as well as a versatile hygrometer. To learn more about Extech’s complete range, visit www.extech.com/
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems is the world leader in the design and manufacturing of infrared cameras in use worldwide for applications including maintenance, product research & development, process monitoring, building inspection and many others. FLIR Systems has four manufacturing plants located in the USA (Portland, Boston and Santa Barbara) and Sweden (Stockholm) and operates direct sales and service offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the US, Canada, Brazil, China, Japan and Australia. The company numbers over 1,400 infrared specialists, and serves international markets through a network of regional offices providing sales and support functions. Visit www.flir.com.
About Extech Instruments, a FLIR Company
Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, Extech Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of test and measurement equipment worldwide. Founded in 1971, Extech is known for its depth and breadth of products and its innovation in providing instruments with unique combinations of features that make them highly useful and very convenient. All Extech meters are distributed worldwide through leading representatives, distributors and OEMs. The company is ISO 9001 2000 certified and is a wholly owned subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc. For more information about Extech Instruments, visit www.extech.com.
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Extech is one of the largest suppliers of test and measurement equipment worldwide. Extech testers and meters are distributed worldwide through leading representatives, distributors and OEMs. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc.