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  • This is a training module on Fluke Corporation Thermal Imagers
  • Welcome to the training module on Fluke’s Image Viewer. Here we study the basic concept of using the IR-Fusion Technology and applications of the image viewer.
  • Fluke’s Image Viewer is a perfect tool for the problem solving arsenal with its plethora of options and abilities. Built for tough work environments, the fluke Image Viewer is a high-performance, fully radiometric imager and is ideal for troubleshooting electrical installations, electro-mechanical equipment, process equipment, HVAC/R equipment and others. It includes a Camera, AC power supply/battery charger, SD Memory Card, SD Card reader for image download (USB), Smartview Software with free software updates for life, rugged hard carrying case, soft transport bag, hand strap, users manual and warranty registration card.
  • This Page gives information on the structure of the Image viewer device. It has a Visual Camera Lens, lens Cover, AC Adapter charging terminal, Focusing Ring, Image Capture Trigger, Thermal Imager Lens, Handstrap for adjusting Right or Left Hand, LCD Brightness control, Micro phone for Voice annotation, speaker for sound and voice playback.
  • IR-Fusion captures infrared and visual (visible light) images and simultaneously displays the images fused together, adding a new dimension of detail that saves time and money and best conveys infrared information of each specific application and environment. Viewing modes. More than picture in picture Infrared images alone can be difficult to understand, which is why Fluke pioneered IR-Fusion, a revolutionary marriage of visible and infrared images. Automatically capturing a visible image with every infrared image allows to you always know exactly what you’re looking at. Fluke’s IR-Fusion to delivers the industry’s best thermal images.
  • The Fluke Ti10/25 Thermal Imager brings the powerful diagnostic and predictive maintenance capabilities of infrared thermography within reach of the service and maintenance personnel who are most familiar with plant equipment. Built for the tough industrial maintenance environment, the Fluke Ti10/25 Thermal Imager can be used for inspections throughout a plant which includes the listed applications
  • Fluke thermal imagers are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA, and feature a two year warranty. Thermal imagers are used by ghost hunters to visually detect inexplicable cold or hot spots which can indicate paranormal activity. The Fluke T10 can measure and display ambient temperatures as low as 14°F and as high as 122°F, and comes with a 2GB SD card for storing photos taken with the imager. It's also extremely durable and can survive a 6.5 foot drop for all those unexpected Dude Run.
  • The rugged Fluke Ti10 Thermal Imagers can withstand up to a drop of 6.5 feet (2 meters), and are IP54 rated to withstand water and dust. With a widescreen full color LCD display, optimized thermal sensitivity, and a temperature measurement range of -20 °C to +250 °C for the Ti10 , the thermal imagers are suitable for most industrial, electrical and commercial applications, allowing users to operate from a safe distance and still see small temperature differences.
  • The Fluke Ti32 is a new and improved high performance thermal imager that is even more easy to use and rugged than is predecessors.   The new Fluke Ti32 features a powerful 320 x 240 sensor into the rugged, award winning design of the Ti10 and Ti25, producing the first high performance, industrial grade thermal imager. The result is detailed, strikingly crisp images that, coupled with Fluke’s patented IR-Fusion, are inevitably going to make a lasting impression.
  • This new IR imaging camera will enable Fluke customers do exactly that Identify even the most minute differences in temperature that may reveal problems with the industry’s leading thermal sensitivity (NETD). Automatic alignment (parallax correction) of infrared and visual images with patented Fluke IR-Fusion. Tested and engineered to withstand a 2 meter (6.5 foot) drop giving you the ultimate peace of mind. Withstands water and dust with an IP54 test rating
  • Thermal imager with standard infrared lens; ac power supply and battery pack charger including mains adapters; two, rugged lithium ion smart battery packs; SD memory card; multi-format USB memory card reader for downloading images into your computer; SmartView® software with free software upgrades for life; rugged, hard carrying case; soft transport bag; adjustable hand strap; printed users manual; warranty registration card; interactive training DVD.
  • Fusing infrared and visual (visible light) images, the fluke Image viewer is capable of communicating critical information faster and easier, which makes traditional infrared images are no longer enough. IR-Fusion, a patent-pending technology that simultaneously captures a digital photo in addition to the infrared image and fuses it together taking the mystery out of IR image analysis. IR-Fusion helps users recognize image details and better identify problem areas by quickly scrolling through the different viewing modes. This IR-Fusion technology comes as a standard on all Ti10 models.
  • InsideIR Thermal Image Analysis Software (InsideIR) and a PC is used to retrieve, archive, manage and analyze thermal images captured with a Fluke Thermal Imager. One must separately initialize each model of Thermal Imager to be used with the software. Each model has its own set of USB drivers. The Thermal Imager can timestamp images as you capture them. Before capturing images, set its clock to the local time
  • Thank you for taking the time to view this presentation on “Thermal Imager ” . If you would like to learn more or go on to purchase some of these devices, you may either click on the part list link, or simply call our sales hotline. For more technical information you may either visit the Fluke’s site, or if you would prefer to speak to someone live, please call our hotline number, or even use our ‘live chat’ online facility. You may visit Element 14 e-community to post your questions.
  • Industrial Thermal Imagers

    1. 1. Industrial Thermal Imagers <ul><li>Source: Fluke Corporation </li></ul>
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An Introduction on Fluke’s Thermal Image Viewer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Description, Features of the device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IR-Fusion Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed Specification of Ti10, Ti32 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IR Fusion Viewing Option </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 pages </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Product Description <ul><li>Enhanced problem detection and analysis capabilities with IR-Fusion® Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Optimized for field use in harsh work environments </li></ul><ul><li>Engineered and tested to withstand a 2 m (6.5 ft) drop </li></ul><ul><li>Withstands dust and water—tested to an IP54 rating </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers the clear, crisp images needed to find problems fast </li></ul><ul><li>Identify even small temperature differences that could indicate problems with excellent thermal sensitivity (NETD) </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive, three-button menu is easy to use—simply navigate with the push of a thumb </li></ul><ul><li>Everything needed to get started is included </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustable hand strap for left-or right-handed use </li></ul>
    4. 4. Thermal Imager Features
    5. 5. IR-Fusion ® Technology <ul><li>Automatically capturing a visible image with every infrared image allows to you always know exactly what you’re looking at. </li></ul><ul><li>Not all fusion is created equal </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to better identify and report suspect components and enable the repair to be done right the first time. </li></ul><ul><li>Patented IR-Fusion is the only solution with physical parallax correction, enabling the perfect alignment and blending of both infrared and visible images </li></ul>
    6. 6. Industrial Maintenance Applications <ul><li>Electrical Power Distribution Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three-phase systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution panels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuses, wiring and connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electro-Mechanical equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Motors and pumps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bearings and pulleys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Process Instrumentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process control equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pipes, valves, steam traps and vessels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facility Maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HVAC systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings and roofs </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. General Specifications Ti32: 27.7 cm x 12.2 cm x 17.0 cm (10.9 in x 4.8 in x 6.7 in), Ti25 and Ti10: 26.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 15.2 cm (10.5 in x 5.0 in x 6.0 in) Size (H x W x L) Ti32: 2 meter (6.5 feet) with standard lens, Ti25 and Ti10: 2 meter (6.5 feet) Drop 25 g, IEC 68-2-29 Shock 0.03 g2/Hz (3.8 grms), IEC 68-2-6 Vibration CFR 47, Part 15 Class B US FCC IEC/EN 61326-1 C Tick Meets all applicable requirements in EN61326-1:2006 Electromagnetic compatibility CSA (US and CAN): C22.2 No. 61010-1-04, UL: UL STD 61010-1 (2nd Edition), ISA: 82.02.01 Safety standards Sleep mode activated after five minutes of inactivity, automatic power off after 30 minutes of inactivity Power saving AC operation with included power supply (110 V ac to 220 V ac, 50/60 Hz). AC mains adapters included. AC operation Ti25 and Ti10: AC adapter/charger (110 V ac to 220 V ac, 50/60 Hz) (included), charges battery while imager is operating or turned off, ac mains adapters included.   Ti32: Two-bay ac battery charger (110 V ac to 220 V ac, 50/60 Hz) (included), or in-imager charging. AC mains adapters included. Optional 12 V automotive charging adapter. AC battery charging 2.5 hours to full charge Battery charge time Ti25 and Ti10: Three to four hours continuous use (assumes 50 % brightness of LCD)   Ti32: Four+ hours continuous use per battery pack (assumes 50 % brightness of LCD) Battery life Ti25 and Ti10: Internal rechargeable battery pack (included)   Ti32: Two lithium ion rechargeable smart battery packs with five-segment LED display to show charge level Batteries SmartView® full analysis and reporting software included Software 9.1 cm (3.7 in) diagonal landscape color VGA (640 x 480) LCD with backlight and clear protective cover Display 10 % to 95 % non-condensing Relative humidity -20 °C to +50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F) without batteries Storage temperature -10 °C to +50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F) Operating temperature
    8. 8. Detailed Specifications of Ti10   JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF, WMF, EXIF, and EMF Export file formats w/SmartView™ software No analysis software required for non-radiometric (.bmp) files   Non-radiometric (.bmp) or fully-radiometric (.is2) File formats   SD memory card (2 GB memory card will store at least 1200 fully radiometric (.is2) IR and linked visual images each or 3000 basic (.bmp) IR images) Storage medium Image and data storage   100 % IR displayed in center 640 x 480 LCD Full screen (PIP off)   100 % IR displayed in center 320 x 240 pixels Picture-In-Picture (PIP)   Full infrared or picture-in-picture IR-Fusion® information   5 °C (9 °F) in manual mode; 10 °C (18 °F) in auto mode Minimum span   Smooth auto-scaling and manual scaling of level and span Level and span   640 x 480 resolution Visual camera   7.5 μm to 14 μm Infrared spectral band  ≤ 0.2 °C at 30 °C (200 mK) Thermal sensitivity (NETD)   20 mm F = 0.8 lens Infrared lens type   160 X 120 focal plane array, uncooled microbolometer Detector type   9 Hz refresh rate Image frequency   Manual Focus Visible (visual) light lens: 46 cm (18 in) Thermal lens: 15 cm (6 in) Minimum focus distance   2.5 mRad Spatial resolution (IFOV)   23° x 17° Field of view Imaging performance   ± 5 °C or 5 % (whichever is greater) Accuracy   -20 °C to +250 °C (-4 °F to + 482 °F) Temperature measurement range (not calibrated below -10 °C) Temperature
    9. 9. Detailed Specifications of Ti32   Yes Voice Annotation (Recording)   Manual, one-handed Smart Focus capability Focus mechanism Minimum focus distance : 7.5 cm (approx. 3 in) Spatial resolution (IFOV) : 2.50 mRad Field of view : 46 ° x 34 ° Optional wide-angle infrared lens type Minimum focus distance : 45 cm (approx. 18 in) Spatial resolution (IFOV) : 0.63 mRad Field of view : 11.5 ° x 8.7 ° Optional telephoto infrared lens type Minimum focus distance : 15 cm (approx. 6 in) Spatial resolution (IFOV) : 1.25 mRad Field of view : 23 ° x 17 ° Standard infrared lens type   46 cm (approx. 18 in) Minimum focus distance   Industrial performance 2.0 megapixel Visual (visible light) camera   7.5 μm to 14 μm (long wave) Infrared spectral band  ≤ 0.05 °C at 30 °C target temp. (50 mK) Thermal sensitivity (NETD)   320 X 240 Focal Plane Array, uncooled microbolometer Detector type   9 Hz refresh rate or 60 Hz refresh rate depending upon model variation Image capture frequency Imaging performance   Yes On-screen transmission correction   Yes On-screen reflected background temperature compensation   Yes On-screen emissivity correction   ± 2 °C or 2 % (at 25 °C nominal, whichever is greater) Temperature measurement accuracy   -20 °C to +600 °C (-4 °F to +1112 °F) Temperature measurement range (not calibrated below -10 °C) Temperature
    10. 10. Detailed Specifications of Ti32 Contd   Thumbnail view navigation and review selection Memory review   JPEG, JPG, JPE, JFIF, BMP, GIF, DIB, PNG, TIF, and TIFF Export file formats w/SmartView® software No analysis software required for non-radiometric (.bmp and .jpeg) files Non-radiometric (.bmp) or (.jpeg) or fully-radiometric (.is2) File formats   SD Memory Card (2 GB memory card will store at least 1200 fully radiometric (.is2) IR and linked visual images each with 60 seconds voice annotations, or 3000 basic bitmap (.bmp) images, or 3000 jpeg (.jpeg) images; transferrable to PC via included multi-format USB card reader Storage medium   One-handed image capture, review, and save capability Image capture, review, save mechanism The Ti32 allows user to adjust palette, blending, level, span, IR-Fusion® mode, emissivity, and reflected background temperature compensation, and transmission correction on a captured image before it is stored.   Image capture and data storage   60 seconds maximum recording time per image; reviewable playback on imager Voice annotation   High-temperature alarm (user-selectable) Color alarms (temperature alarms)   Three levels of on-screen IR blending displayed in center of LCD Full screen infrared   Three levels of on-screen IR blending displayed in center of LCD Picture-In-Picture (PIP)   Yes Automatically aligned (parallax corrected) visual and IR blending IR-Fusion® information   5 °C (9 °F) Minimum span (in auto mode)   2.5 °C (4.5 °F) Minimum span (in manual mode)   Yes Fast auto-rescale in manual mode   Yes Fast auto toggle between manual and auto modes   Smooth auto-scaling and manual scaling of level and span Level and span Ultra Contrast™ : Ironbow Ultra, Blue-Red Ultra, High Contrast Ultra, Amber Ultra, Amber Inverted Ultra, Hot Metal Ultra, Grayscale Ultra, Grayscale Inverted Ultra Standard : Ironbow, Blue-Red, High Contrast, Amber, Amber Inverted, Hot Metal, Grayscale, Grayscale Inverted Palettes Image presentation
    11. 11. Optional Accessories <ul><li>FLK-LENS/TELE1 Telephoto Infrared Lens (Ti32 only) </li></ul><ul><li>FLK-LENS/WIDE1 Wide-angle Infrared Lens (Ti32 only) </li></ul><ul><li>TI-CAR-CHARGER Thermal Imager Vehicle Charger </li></ul><ul><li>TI-VISOR Thermal Imager Visor </li></ul><ul><li>BOOK-ITP Introduction to Thermography Principles Book </li></ul><ul><li>TI-TRIPOD Tripod Mounting Base Accessory </li></ul>
    12. 12. IR-Fusion® Viewing Options <ul><li>Full Infrared – high-resolution standard infrared images. </li></ul><ul><li>Full Visible Light (this mode available only in the software on the Fluke Ti25 and Ti10 models) – a visual (visible light) image like you would get with a digital camera. </li></ul><ul><li>Picture-in-Picture – an IR image portal surrounded by a visual (visible light) frame for reference. </li></ul><ul><li>Auto (Automatic) Blending – combines infrared and visual (visible light) images blended together at user-adjustable levels for the greatest image clarity. </li></ul><ul><li>IR/Visible Alarm (this mode available only in the software on the Fluke Ti25 and Ti10 models) – displays only the portions of the image that fall above, below or between a user-specified temperature range as IR, leaving the remainder of the image as full visual (visible light). </li></ul>
    13. 13. Fluke InsideIR Software <ul><li>InsideIR software, a Windows based PC application for thermal analysis and reporting, is included in the Fluke Ti20 and Ti30 thermal imagers </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the tools built into the package include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperature spots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Histograms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isotherms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emissivity and reflected temperature compensation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It supports one of the following operating systems Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Microsoft® Windows® XP, or Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with SP3 </li></ul><ul><li>SuperVGA monitor with the screen resolution set at 1024 x 768 or greater; small fonts setting; and true color (32 bits) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Additional Resource <ul><li>For ordering Thermal Imager Ti10,Ti32,Ti25, please click the part list or </li></ul><ul><li>Call our sales hotline </li></ul><ul><li>For more product information go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// = THG(FlukeProducts ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit Element 14 to post your question </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For additional inquires contact our technical service hotline or even use our “Live Technical Chat” online facility </li></ul>