Applications of infrared thermography in locating and identifying building faults

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of the International Institute for Conservation - Canadian Group
ISSN0381-0402
Volume4
Issue2
Pages314; # of pages: 12
Subjectthermal testing equipment; thermal insulation; infrared radiation; study of building defects; thermal radiation; Building envelope; materiel d'essai thermique; isolation thermique; rayonnement infrarouge; pathologie de la construction; rayonnement thermique
AbstractInfrared thermography is a technique that measures the thermal radiation given off by a surface. An important application of this technique is the examination of buildings in order to detect building faults. An outline of the theory of infrared temperature measurement is presented and discussed with reference to the AGA 680 Thermovision System. The environmental conditions that affect a thermographic survey are also outlined. Several common types of building fault which can be detected using thermography are discussed and illustrated. Three case histories of its use in detecting building faults are also given: a problem with a cavity wall, a problem with a highrise building that was being used as an art gallery, and another examining heat loss from a heritage building.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-964
NRC number19211
1664
NPARC number20378310
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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