What is a thermal imaging camera?

 
KUILSRIVER, South Africa - July 13, 2021 - PRLog -- What is a thermal imaging camera?

A thermal imaging camera is simply a means of capturing and storing visually interpreted thermal radiation information. There are various types of infrared imaging solutions available depending on your application type.

Although we refer to them as "cameras", these devices are actually thermal imaging sensors.

Thermal imaging camera sensors are a contact-free means of capturing and visually translating thermal infrared imagery.  These thermal imaging sensors are designed to be sensitive only to the far-infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

For precise quantitative data, infrared thermography cameras can be employed to measure and display temperatures within the field of view of the thermal imaging sensor. The best handheld thermal imaging camera systems are useful for general electrical or mechanical infrared thermography inspections. These devices are typically lightweight and resistant to the elements.

Permanently installed (fixed) infrared thermography inspection cameras can be employed as an always-on industrial thermal imaging and condition monitoring solution.

For simple detection using infrared thermal imagery without temperature measurements. High-resolution thermal imaging cameras are available for general portable outdoor or for fixed installation security purposes. For example, the best thermal monoculars are widely used by security professionals or anti-poaching organizations as a lightweight, mobile thermal detection solution. Additionally, fixed thermal imaging security cameras are fast becoming the standard for long-distance perimeter intrusion detection.

Potential usage cases for thermal imaging cameras
  • Plumbing professionals may use a thermal imaging camera for water leak detection.
  • The use of thermal imagers for hunting.
  • Anti-poaching organizations swear by the use of a thermal imaging camera for wildlife preservation.
  • Businesses, airports, and other high-traffic establishments make use of fever screening human thermal imaging cameras.
  • Although not required in South Africa (yet). Building inspection professionals often make use of a thermal imaging camera for home inspections and building inspections. (https://shop.capethermal.com/collections/handheld-thermal...)
  • Infrared imagery can also be used for thermal roof inspections.
  • Thermal camera fire detection. Thermal imaging cameras can be used to detect fires at an early stage and thus prevent wildfires.
  • Residential housing estates and agricultural installations are increasingly utilizing thermal imaging security cameras for perimeter protection.
  • Thermal imaging camera sensors are being used as part of sensor suites in autonomous vehicles.

More about Cape Thermal

Are you looking for the perfect device for your application or to further explore the capabilities of what infrared and thermal imaging have to offer? Cape Thermal offers a wide range of handheld thermal imaging devices to suit your needs.

Cape Thermal offers nationwide delivery on all purchases. All handheld thermal imaging device purchases are fully supported by the Cape Thermal technical team.

Visit our online store and shop for the best handheld thermal imaging. (https://shop.capethermal.com/collections)

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