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Preparation for Sealers, Coatings, Polymer Overlays, and Concrete Repair Surface Preparation This guide provides owners, designers, specifiers, contractors, and manufacturers with the tools needed to select and specify the methods for preparing concrete surfaces prior to the application of a protective system or repair material. Surface preparation is the process by which a sound, clean,...
Concrete structures are only as waterlight as the waterstops that join them. Waterstops stop leaks before they start… in the joints of concrete structures. Since 1950, Greenstreak has served the general and architectural concrete construction industry. Innovation, engineering and quality craftsmanship are combined to produce products of choice for the industry’s owners, designers and contractors....
7 November 2019 - 10:19, by , in Thermal Imaging, No comments
By systematically taking and storing thermal images of data center equipment, you can ensure that data storage remains safe, secure and accessible. Since data is crucial to most organizations’ operations, it must be preserved, protected and accessible at all times. Periodic inspections of data centers are very important to ensuring the reliability, continuity and sustainability of...
7 November 2019 - 10:15, by , in Thermal Imaging, No comments
With the growing concern about mold damage and associated health problems, inspectors are becoming increasingly vigilant in checking for areas of moisture within the confines of the building envelope. Weather related damage and flooding, and subsequent mold growth, have also escalated the need for tools that can facilitate fast and accurate moisture investigations. There are...
7 November 2019 - 10:12, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Like photographic cameras, infrared cameras and thermal cameras (collectively called thermal imagers) require good focus for the best output. This output directly affects your analysis and decision making. It’s not just aesthetics at stake here. An infrared image that is out of focus is likely to display bad temperature calculation data as well. Thermal imagers...
7 November 2019 - 10:08, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
You can use a thermal imager to detect problems at many of the test points in a chiller. Here are a few: Control panel. With a thermal imager you can effectively see issues with low voltage systems in control panels. For example, a thermal imager can detect poor electrical connections or failed components. Compressor. A thermal imager...
6 November 2019 - 18:19, by , in Thermal Imaging, No comments
Portable thermography in automated process environments Automation often provides significant advantages in today’s competitive environment; in some industries, it’s practically a requirement to stay in business. Unfortunately, human beings have yet to create a machine or system that operates perfectly at all times. All automated systems will need maintenance at one time or another. The...
6 November 2019 - 17:24, by , in Thermal Imaging, No comments
We live in a home that was built in the 1950s, with a conventional fireplace that has been problematic over the years due to poor draft, leading to smoke in the living room from time to time. Because of some of the problems, we installed glass doors and experimented with various grates and gadgets using...
6 November 2019 - 17:03, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Infrared Solutions, Inc., a Fluke Company, has developed a new infrared technology called IR-Fusion™ that blends, pixel for pixel, visible and infrared images on a single display. This article describes the patent-pending, novel, low-cost approach to solving the parallax problem of combining images from separate visible and infrared optics.   Background There are many reasons...
6 November 2019 - 17:01, by , in Thermal Imaging, No comments
Getting to the root of the problem Ensuring that a soon-to-be-launched prototype printer works without any hiccups when it reaches consumer hands is an already daunting task. But when you’re doing this for the world’s largest printer manufacturer, the task takes on an entirely different magnitude. One day, during a regular functionality and proof of...