The Functions of Infrared Surveys
To be able to provide the best testing within the construction industry, whether to meet developer requirements or building regulations, it’s essential that a company meets certain criterion. One of these is to have experience and understanding within the industry as well as with testing related materials. Another is to have the knowledge and skills to be able to use the latest equipment and employ the most state-of-the-art technology where required. Having access to such tools is a factor that needs to be in evidence as well.
These elements can often save a client money too, especially for locally based clients when it comes to utilising HOKLAS infrared surveys Hong Kong located, for example. This type of technology, using infrared thermography is a great way to carry out a variety of tests without causing any disruption or destruction. In other words, these surveys are non-invasive and yet can be really effective in so many different situations and in investigating such a wide range of potential issues.
From residential developments to factories, industrial plants and cold stores, there are so many instances when this type of testing is applicable. The functions of infrared surveys include detecting heat sources as well as the flow of heat and the temperature. This can help detect issues relating to insulation and moisture control as well as any leakages. Emissivity and thermal conductivity are important when assessing materials to incorporate into the architecture of a building and in creating a structure that is able to stay cooler in a hotter climate. This is of real importance in Hong Kong where temperatures and humidity can soar.
Developers are becoming far more concerned about a building’s environment, particularly in the field of residential development. Because of this, the use of construction materials has become an ever-more sophisticated and scientific art-form.
On a practical level, infrared surveys can be used to pinpoint cavity insulation performance without anyone having to physically go into this space which would be costly not to mention disruptive, messy and time consuming. Detecting heating pipes running under a floor is yet another instance where this type of technology can be highly useful. Photographs and videos can be taken to show clients where faults lie and to also show the extent as well. This is a great diagnostic tool that can be used to indicate with greater accuracy what solutions should be adopted, where, and how.