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Applications Demonstrating the Features of the FOTRIC 340A Series Thermal Imaging Camera

FOTRIC 340 Series Application Features.

FOTRIC 340 Series Thermal Imaging Cameras are designed to detect early signs of building issues, identify hot spots, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems, and prevent problems before causing damage that leads to expensive repairs. The below examples clearly show the FOTRIC 340 Series Application Features.

Building Inspections

The 340 Series cameras with thermal sensitivity of 0.03°C can detect minute temperature differences to locate water leaks or heat loss in buildings.

Moreover, FOTRIC fusion capability can enhance the image contrast, highlighting building issues by blending a semi-transparent thermal image with a visual image.

A cold loss due to a material-related thermal bridge

FOTRIC 340 Series Application Features

In addition, the laser range can measure the distance from the inspection target and the area value of the user-specified area with ROI (region of interest) measurement tools.

Area1 is 2.995m2 and the distance is 12.36m in a building inspection image

Building Inspection with laser range measurement

Manufacturing

The cameras’ Picture in Picture function can be used to display a resizable and movable thermal image, superimposed on the visual image, to highlight targets such as manufacturing equipment.

Heat anomaly of a refrigeration unit pump shown in Picture in Picture mode

FOTRIC 340 Series Application Features showing Picture in Picture

FOTRIC Turbofocus Speedy Intelligent System consists of thermal graphic contrast auto and manual focus, continuous focus, and laser-assisted focus that help take vibrant images efficiently in equipment maintenance.

One single touch brings fast focus for crisp graphics in a LED lamp inspection

FOTRIC 340 Series Application Features showing FOTRIC Turbofocus Speedy Intelligent System

Solar Panels

With a resolution of up to 640 x 480 the temperature distribution of solar panels can be clearly seen from a distance, detecting defects shown by hot spots or cold spots.

Solar panel defects showing up as hot spots

Solar panel defects showing up as hot spots

Metallurgy

The 340 Series has a  measurement temperature range between -20° to 1550°C, which is useful for defect detection in harsh industrial environments, particularly in steel plants or kilns.

Converter and ladle in the steel mill

Converter and ladle in the steel mill

Electric Utilities

With FOTRIC TWBTM (Thermal White Balance), thermal images can be enhanced with finer-texture. This helps identify targets with wide temperature spans that usually darken the cooler regions.
In the below example, the AC contactor for switching the transformer goes from dark to light when using TWB.

FOTRIC 340 Series Application Features showing Thermal White Balance

Furthermore, FOTRIC IRedgeTM helps sharpen the edge of the target contour to better distinguish it from the background.
In the below example, the distribution transformer image is improved and made clearer.

IRedge Features

Supplied with the Standard 25° lens, but other lens options are available and range from 7°, 12° to 44°.
The below example shows the distant target of the transmission towers, and wide view targets of transformers and other components in a substation.

Ultra telephoto lens 7°, Telephoto lens 12°, Wide angle lens 44°

Variety of lenses

Additionally, with ROI measurement tools such as spots, lines, boxes, and polygons, users can easily discover defects in electrical components by comparing the temperatures in different ROIs.

Heat anomaly of an isolator switch (lines)

Heat anomaly of an isolator switch (lines)

A low oil level of the main transformer cooling tube, the cooler one (boxes)

A low oil level of the main transformer cooling tube, the cooler one (boxes)

 

For more information, please see the FOTRIC 340 Series Cameras.