Infrared Thermal Imaging by Emitted Energy
- Imaging laced with radiometric (temperature) data on your materials to provide the proper emitters for your application
- Quality inspection for correctly applied heat radiation
- Fine-tune your heating process, applied heat and heat uniformity
- On-site technical visits for heat analysis, profiling, and engineering support
Using the latest from FLIR® Systems, Emitted Energy applies a scientific approach to answer your thermal questions. Provided are fully integrated thermal imaging and measurement solutions for applications such as:
- Process development and optimization
- Industrial process monitoring
- Product verification
- Quality assurance
- Safety applications
- And more!
Thermal Signature of our 360
degree ring emitter.
Thermal analysis of plastic seatback
after being heated with infrared emitters.
Thermal image of infrared welding
on automotive manifold components.
Infrared thermal imaging, or thermography, is the science of measuring temperature variations with a thermal camera. It is an imaging technique that converts the infrared energy of an object into an image that we can see, understand, and interpret, called a thermogram. This is possible because every thing, living or inanimate, emits infrared radiation. Warm objects stand out well against colder backgrounds, and vice-versa. This technology is particularly useful for testing and thermal verification of object temperatures.
Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the form of infrared energy. This infrared radiation falls within the electromagnetic spectrum with a wavelength of about 1 to 15 microns. This puts infrared light before the visible light spectrum, and thus is not visible to the human eye. This is where special instruments, such as the thermal camera come into play. The images that the cameras produce are laced with radiometric data, which is why these images are vastly different from what we are used to seeing. The radiometric information contains the temperature readings for every pixel of the image that the camera produces.The camera assigns different colors, or shades of colors, to separate ranges of temperature. The result is the bright to dark image that we may use to interpret the surface temperature of the object.
Infrared thermal cameras provide a very accurate temperature reading of the object it is focused on. A very important aspect of this is setting the correct emissivity of the particular object. The emissivity of a material represents its ability to emit thermal radiation compared to that of a 'black body', which has a theoretical value of 1. Every material is different and the blacker and duller the object is the closer it is to an emissivity of 1. Thus the more reflective an object is, the lower its emissivity value is. Emissivity is a dimensionless value and often achieved by referring to a table.
The advantages of thermal imaging are as follows:
- Provides a visual picture of temperatures
- Provides a non-contact / non-destructive test method
- Can record temperature measurements of target objects
- Fast and accurate
Emitted Energy's thermal imaging analysis can provide a scientific approach to answer your thermal questions. Using the infrared thermal camera, we can see how your product will react to the infrared radiation from our emitters. We can also fully integrate thermal imaging and measurement solutions for your applications.
Bench study of plastic component being heated by infrared emitters above and below the part
Temperature checking of washer basin component after being heated by infrared emitters
FLIR® T600 Series Infrared Camera
- 640 x 480 LWIR Resolution
- Up to 2000°C temperature measurement with 0.03°C sensitivity
- Integrated standard digital camera
- Wi-Fi and location enabled
- High-speed Thermal Imagery and analysis on the spot
Force Analysis by Emitted Energy
- Different materials are capable of different bonds. We can now test and present detailed answers
- Capabilities include tension and compression force testing
- All data is recorded through a computer interface to provide detailed reports
- Can provide quick tensile and compression tests so you know how strong the infrared bond is
We are striving to provide the total infrared heating technology solution and are ready to prove to you that Infrared is the best process for your application. Please contact us to find out what we can do for your project.
Tinius Olsen H5KT UTM
- Single column universal testing machine
- 5000 N capacity
- High precision and accuracy
- Computer controlled frame utilizing the latest Horizon software