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  1. 1. 5/27/2010 INFRARED Basics , Business and the Opportunity! Presented by: Peter Hopkins IR Theory Level II Thermography, HERS Rater, ICC Code Certified Inspector Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Your Key to Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. SuccessInfrared Thermography Infrared Thermography• Infrared radiation is not detected by the human eye. • Infrared radiation is not detected by the human eye.• Infrared instruments sense infrared waves (heat). • Infrared instruments sense infrared waves (heat). Microwaves Visible Infrared • Objects with temperatures above absolute zero produce some X-Rays Ultra- Radio form of infrared energy (0 Kelvin = -273.15˚C = -459.67°F) Violet UHF VHF •The amount of radiation is temperature related (i.e. -IR radiation increases with temperature). Visible Infrared IR Theory IR Theory Add more Flav-IRs… Your Key to Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Your Key to Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Success Success 1
  2. 2. 5/27/2010 Infrared Thermography • Infrared radiation is not detected by the human eye. Lets talk BUSINESS • Infrared instruments sense infrared waves (heat). • Objects with temperatures above absolute zero produce some form of infrared energy •The amount of radiation is temperature related (i.e. -IR radiation increases with temperature). “See what we cannot see” IR Theory Add more Flav-IRs… Your Key to Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. SuccessFor many businesses, Why not take your greatest tool …2009 was a tough year! your brain,How was it for you? and use it in conjunction with a technological tool Like an infrared camera, and come up with a plan to make your business more profitable and recession-proof. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 2
  3. 3. 5/27/2010Necessities of Life Explain According to www.Answers.com  The Reason I bring this up! › What are the necessities of life? › After 14 years in the Home Inspection  Food business, riding a wonderful wave. I  Water discovered my business was completely  Clothing dependant on Real Estate & Economic  Shelter Trends. › I have a business that is not a necessity but rather a product of a trend. If there are no buyers, my business suffers. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc.Something for you to Consider Back to the Basics?  Is your job related to a TREND or a NECESSITIES temporary economic condition? Food is typically prepared to a temperature,  The idea is to think of the future… water is preferred at a temperature, clothing maintains a temperature and shelter protects  What happens when money runs you from a temperature…… out, where will you be? all of these things in one way or another are deeply impacted by something we cannot see. “Infrared” Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 3
  4. 4. 5/27/2010See what you cannot! See what you cannot!  If infrared instruments see what we  Keep in mind, it is not the food, cannot (temperature), why not water, clothing or shelter specifically make a business with something that that we are talking about, can see what affects the necessities  It is the products and services that of life? are necessary along the way that will require the attention of IR: Manufacture, Distribution, Mechanical, Electrical etc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc.Starting a Business in a Down Economy? Currently the method of Is it a Good Idea? Starting an IR Business › Big companies who started during a recession  Buy a Infrared Camera  Hyatt Corp: 1957 (Today, 365 hotels, 25 countries)  Get Level I Training (certification)  Burger King: 1954 (11,100 locations, 65 countries)  Go home, prepare a brochure, buy a  IHOP: 1958 (1,300 locations in US) phone number and…  FedEX: 1973 (7.5 million shipment a day)  Microsoft: 1975 (60 billion in revenue per year)  CNN: 1980 (1.5 billion people watch CNN)  GE: 1876 (Third largest company in world) THE WILL  HP: Born at the end of the Great Depression Source: http://w w w.insidecrm.com/features/businesses-started-slump-111108/ Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 4
  5. 5. 5/27/2010There is a BETTER WAY! The Opportunity!  Consider Business Coaching with proven leaders! This can help THE Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc.The Opportunities are endless RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONSLimited only by your imagination Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 5
  6. 6. 5/27/2010 HVAC REVIEW HVAC Room Differential Cooling differential TestOne common method of testing operation of a/c unit is to use a spotradiometer like Raytek MiniTemp to determine cooling differentials.Now, see how easy it is with Infrared, and how much more accurate. Or have you Supply air Room or Gas & Liquid considered Register return air line trying this temp temp measurements method? Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. HVAC REVIEW Cooling differential Test Which A/C is working properly? WHICH AIR CONDITIONER IS PROVIDING BETTER COOLING DIFFERENTIAL? Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 6
  7. 7. 5/27/2010Blower Door Testing w/IR Building MoistureAdd more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Building Moisture Building Moisture Visible stains present in ceiling, no other damage noted in room Pitched Roof from Thermal Imaging the Inside performed and moisture is mapped Confirmed with moisture meter 100%Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 7
  8. 8. 5/27/2010 Building Moisture Qualitative Infrared Moisture in sheetrockThermographic Survey of Moisture wall coming from attic 94.0°F cedar ceiling 92 90 88 Drain line leak, confirmed with 100% moisture 86 Note: Meter link technology 85.8°F Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Residential Building IR Heat Loss 3 3 .3 °C 32 30 Voids in Insulation 28 and Thermal Envelope 2 6 .1 °C Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 8
  9. 9. 5/27/2010 Easy test everyone can do “without an IR Camera”Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc.Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 9
  10. 10. 5/27/2010 TERMITES High Pressure Heat SystemAdd more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Radiant Heating 1 6 6 .2 °F 160 140 120 100DOUBLE PANE VS SINGLE PANE 80 Can you tell which one is single? 7 6 .4 °F Hint: Hot outside!Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 10
  11. 11. 5/27/2010 Product Evaluations CALIBRATE YOURREFRIGERATOR OR OVEN Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Concrete Block Walls Empty Cells Grouted Cells (Structural Defects, Heat Loss and Insulation Q/A) FLAT ROOF INFRARED Insulated Cells Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 11
  12. 12. 5/27/2010 THE “IR WOW” FACTOR Just one more application…What is it and how do I get it? CSI: Infrared The Case: Dog not supposed to get onIf you have learned to operate an infrared camera furniture…looks guilty….the Verdict…- you have it… Imagine bringing your camera along with you everywhere. What kind of attention do you think GUILTY! you will get? SENTENCING: The dog now is servingUSE THE IR “WOW FACTOR” time in the• Since “a picture is worth a 1000 words”…use that! Use those State images to build your web site and update it frequently with new PET i tentury! content. Display the images with pride.• Talk up infrared wherever you go…think it, breath it, sleep it, and eat it.• Take advantage of the “WOW FACTOR” and use it in your marketing and advertising. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Need a Break? Camera Science and Lab Next How to Pick a Camera Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 12
  13. 13. 5/27/2010 THE INFRARED CAMERA (an extension of you) • Choose an infrared camera that will not put limitations on what you can do. • Realize that your infrared camera is an investment THERE ARE MANY NICE in your future and needs to be carefully considered as a business investment. INFRARED CAMERAS • Buy the best camera that you can and make sure it AVAILABLE TODAY! hurts to pay for it. You will likely be more motivated, work harder and get more work when it HURTS! Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. What to consider when buying a camera: Thermal SensitivityWill it limit you ability to grow your business?Features and other considerations:Intended use, portability, ergonomics, front and back-endelectronics, software compatibility, expandability, ruggedness, Is the detectortechnical support, training and finally...cost. sensitive enoughThe three main detector specifications are: to see the slightType and Wavelength differences inIs the detector cooled or uncooled? What type of detector materials? What temperaturewavelength will be required.Thermal Sensitivity sometimesIs the detector sensitive enough to see the slight differences in temperature needed for thesometimes needed for given application?Spatial Resolution application?Does the detector have enough pixels to make the picture I need? How muchsignal degradation will I get from using a wider or longer lens? Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 13
  14. 14. 5/27/2010 Spatial Resolution Two ways to integrate IR into your business…Does the 640x480detector have • Add-on to your businessenough pixels to Add-on is a natural fit as you already have contacts in themake the picture industry and you can just add another application easily.I need? 320x240How much signal • Stand-alone businessdegradation will I If you create a separate service, infrared is its own and notget from using a 160x120 included within the scope of any other work, so you canwider or longer charge separately.lens? 120x120 Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Did you know there are free rental cameras available at the Resource Center? Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 14
  15. 15. 5/27/2010 Free Online Training Flir B360 Infrared Camera www.infraredtraining.com T Series Basics (includes B Series 200/250/360/400) Training Videos Description: http://us.fluke.com/Fluke/usen/Training/Demos/default.htm This course will introduce you to the FLIR Systems T Series infrared cameras. This includes information on all the T series variants including T200/250, T360/400, B200/250, and B360/400. This course is a self paced on-demand web course, you can start as soon as you enroll and you can stop and continue where you left Building Envelope: off at any time. http://assets.fluke.com/cw/ChipWade_Player6.html We will discuss the controls of the camera as well as the user interface, and show you how to operate your camera and your report and analysis software. Who should take this course: This course is intended for users of Fluke 3D-IR the FLIR Systems T Series infrared camera or anyone interested in http://assets.fluke.com/thermalimaging/titoolsenglish.html purchasing one. Prerequisites: This course is designed for T Series users. No prior knowledge of thermography or the T Series is required. Availability: This course is a self paced web based training course available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can begin as soon as you enroll.Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Testo 875 http://www.testosites.de/thermalimager/en_US/ Pocket Guide “Free” http://www.testosites.de/export/sites/default /thermalimager/en_INT/local_downloads/te sto_thermalimager_pocketguide.pdf And how are you going to get it?Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 15
  16. 16. 5/27/2010 Legal Notice: All materials contained herein are trademarked and copyrighted (1988-2010). All data, images or any other documentation is the exclusive property of United Thank you for your kind attention Infrared, Inc. (UI). The trade names, trademarks, service QUESTIONS? marks, logos and other commercial symbols (collectively the “Marks”) are hereby protected. All content, images, systems, formats, designs, methods, specifications,Peter Hopkins peter@unitedinfrared.com standards, procedures, software or other technology, whether patented, licensed, or designated by UI, are and 888-722-6447 shall be the sole property of UI. A perfect time to discuss your flavIRs! User shall have no right to use any of the Marks without the express written consent of United Infrared. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. Add more Flav-IRs… Copyright 2010, United Infrared, Inc. 16

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