Thermal Imaging for Plumbers
The use of thermal imaging in plumbing is frequently used for detecting leaks in your home or workplace, helping save time and money on unnecessary costs.
Thermal imaging can help with
Leaks in pumps, pipes and valves - The good thing about using thermal imaging to detect leaks as it saves you costs in the long term, because it can quickly give you an overview of an entire installation, there by eliminating the need to check each pipe individually.
Insulation Breakdown - Thermography can help you detect the insulation in your wall cavities seeing if it’s reduced away and needs fixing before you spend money unnecessarily.
Blockages - Thermal cameras can help detect any clogged radiators, helping address the problem promptly for you.
Efficiency of air conditioning and central heating - Thermal imaging can look at temperature differences, helping tell you how efficient your heating and air conditioning is and if it’s working properly.
flir cx series - c2, c3
flir one pro series - one pro
FLIR Ex Series – E4, E5, E6, E8
FLIR Exx Series – E95, E85, E75
FLIR T5XX SERIES - T530, T540
FLIR T6XX SERIES - T640, T660
flir t8xx series - t840
FLIR T10XX SERIES - T1020
The cameras above are perfect for conducting a plumbing survey as they all have the ability to read the temperature necessary to detect a leak, these being between 15°c to 30°c so you don’t need anything too advanced.
What to remember
Make sure to lift any carpet when conducting the plumbing survey
Thermal cameras cannot see through carpet as it acts as an insulator, it can however detect through wooden, laminate and tiled surfaces
Thermal cameras only have the ability to detect pipework 1-2 meters under screed
Leave the heating on for as long as possible to get the house very hot for the ability to detect a water leak
What you receive -
You will be issued with a risk assessment and method statement, as well as any additional information you may require prior to the survey. Once the survey has been conducted, we will assemble a full detailed report of our findings with both thermal and digital photos of any key parts, this is tailored to meet insurance standards.
Once your report has been delivered, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our service.
Here at Thermascan Ltd all of our engineers hold certified level 2 qualifications in thermography with the experience of test and inspection.