Thermal Imager Identifies Hidden Building Defects


Conducting an energy audit with the HeatSeeker™ Thermal Imager  from  IDEAL will quickly detect building envelope leaks and air infiltration, pinpoint heat loss and gains, highlight defective parts of an HVAC unit, and even show moisture in walls and air leakage around windows.

The HeatSeeker is a hand-held, high performance camera that blends visible images with infrared images. Just a quick scan will identify thermal anomalies that negatively impact building performance. In fact, using the HeatSeeker can assist building owners with obtaining LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The HeatSeeker incorporates an Auto Hot/Cold Tracker that eliminates guesswork by automatically pinpointing the hottest and coldest temperatures on the screen with dual cursors, and providing temperature and difference between the two points.  It captures a "real" digital photo of the subject that is then blended with a full infrared picture to provide added detail to the image under review. Depending on the complexity of the image, the technician can choose to blend the digital photo with 25%, 50% or 75% infrared to better identify suspected problems. The digital image and the thermal can also be shown simultaneously in the display.

Operating the HeatSeeker™ does not require special training. Once an image is captured, technicians can measure temperature of any point on the fully radiometric image. A large full color LCD display provides clear color indication of surface temperature variations ranging from 14° F to 660° F. A full 1,849 temperature measurements can be viewed live on the LCD with an accuracy of ± 2% or ± 2° C.   Saved images can be marked with text and live voice recordings to enhance communication.

The included ThermalVision™ software makes it simple to view, edit or analyze images on a PC, as well as to generate detailed inspection reports.


Temperature range: -10°C to +350°C Field of view (FOV): 20°x 20° Spectral Response: 8µm to 12 µm Sensitivity: ≤0.3°C @ 30°C Detector: 47 x 47 pixel array Frame rate: 8Hz Focus Range: 0.5m to infinity Image Storage Number: Up to 1000 images on SD card supplied Medium: Micro SD Card Display 3½” color LCD with LED Backlight. 8 color palettes. Blended or discrete thermal and visible images. Laser Pointer A built in Class 2 laser is supplied to highlight the centre of the thermal image. (Aligned at 2 meters or 6 feet) Beam Divergence <0.2mrad Maximum Output <1mW Measurement Temperature range: -10°C to +350°C Radiometry: Two moveable temperature measurement cursors Temperature difference measurement Emissivity Correction: User selectable 0.10 to 1.00 in steps of 0.01 with reflected ambient temperature compensation Accuracy: The greater of ±2°C or ±2% of reading in °C Imager Power Supply Battery: Lithium-ion field rechargeable. Operation time: Up to 6 hours continuous operation AC operation: AC adaptor supplied Mechanical Housing: Impact Resistant Plastic with over-molded soft plastic and detachable handle Dimensions: 130mmx95mmx90mm (excluding handle) Weight: 0.70kg Mounting: Handheld & tripod mounting 1/4" BSW
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