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Thermal imaging to revolutionise inspections

14 June 2016

Written by National Drones

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National Drones have taken delivery of the FLIR Zenmuse XT thermal imaging cameras that will revolutionise inspection of buildings and solar panels alike. FLIR, the world’s leading Infrared, thermal imaging technology company in conjunction with DJI, the world’s leading drone manufacturer, have combined technologies to produce the ultimate solution for rapid and reliable aerial thermal imaging. At National Drones our thermal imaging services will allow our clients to see normally invisible variations in temperature and it will provide the user with an indication of damaged equipment or defects within buildings.

This new state of the art service will locate defects in buildings and equipment that previously have not been accessibly available or affordable. With pinpoint precision, our new cameras will be able to capture defects over large areas and be capable of saving data for detailed analysis and reporting.

Originally developed for military use, thermal imaging cameras have developed somewhat and are now being used in many other fields. Firefighters use them to see through smoke, find people and localise hotspots. Police use the technology to manage surveillance activities, locate and apprehend suspects, investigate crime scenes and conduct search and rescue operations. Power line maintenance technicians locate overheating joints to eliminate potential failures and building construction managers can see heat leaks in order to improve the efficiencies of cooling or heating. Other mainstream uses will include solar panel inspections, assessing the efficiencies of the equipment.

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National Drones are developing a team of fully insured, CASA certified UAV controllers across Australia, eager to assist you in any aerial thermal imaging applications you require. Call the National Drones office today on 1300 759 843