NEW Fluke TiS75 Thermal Infrared Camera Sees Fine Details

Quickly identify and resolve issues with equipment

The TiS75

The TiS75 in Use
(PRNewsFoto/Fluke Corporation)

EVERETT, WA, USA — / — Fluke Corp. introduces the Fluke® TiS75 Infrared Camera with professional-grade 320 x 240 pixel resolution and precise manual focusing that enable maintenance professionals to pinpoint issues with equipment and electrical systems.

Focus is one of the most important factors in conducting infrared inspections because an out-of-focus image can produce a temperature measurement that is incorrect by 20 degrees or more.

The Fluke® TiS75 Infrared Camera has a long-travel focus wheel that enables very fine manual focus adjustments so technicians capture in-focus images with precise measurements.

Fluke® TiS75 Infrared Camera features a large 3.5-inch screen to help pinpoint issues while still in the field and also offers one touch image access, which eliminates the need to scroll through a menu to view images. Continue reading

Hart Scientific’s New Deep-Well Compact Baths

Provide high performance & extra capacity at affordable prices

Deep-Well Compact Calibration Bath

Deep-Well Compact Calibration Bath

Online  —  Hart Scientific announces a new line of constant-temperature fluid baths for calibration of a wide variety of thermometers and temperature sensors.

The new Deep-Well Compact Baths provide 18″ (457 mm) of depth to accommodate liquid-in-glass (LIG) thermometers, Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometers (SPRTs) , and other long-stem thermometers.

They do so with a small footprint  of 14″ x 31″(356 mm x 787 mm) and a small volume of bath fluid (4.2 gallons), yet they can easily be used to calibrate thermometers in batches of ten or more.

Four baths in this series cover temperatures from -80 °C to 300 °C.

Temporal stabilities over that range are from ± 0.005 °C to ± 0.015 °C per unit of time and spatial uniformities are as small as  ± 0.007 °C. Continue reading

Satellite Sensors Would Deliver Global Wildfire Coverage


Pasadena, CA, USA  —  Wildfires can wreak havoc on human health, property and communities, so it’s imperative to detect them as early as possible.

That’s why NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is working on a concept for a network of space-based sensors called FireSat in collaboration with Quadra Pi R2E, San Francisco.

FireSat would be a constellation of more than 200 thermal infrared imaging sensors on satellites designed to quickly locate wildfires around the globe. Once operational, FireSat would represent the most complete monitoring coverage of wildfires ever from space. Continue reading

Wireless Transmitter for Smart Phones & Tablets Temps, pH, RTD & RH

UWBT Series of OMEGA® wireless transmitters

Wireless Transmitter for Smart Phones & Tablets

Wireless Transmitter for Smart Phones & Tablets

Stamford, CT, USA — The UWBT Series of OMEGA® wireless transmitters turn your smart phone or tablet into a data logging and monitoring device.

It measures different sensor inputs – such as thermocouples, RTDs, relative humidity and pH – and transmits data via Bluetooth directly to your smart phone or tablet.

It is an innovative, powerful and convenient way of empowering your personal device with the capabilities of a robust data acquisition system for temperature, pH and relative humidity measurement.

Continue reading

Owens Corning Launches Home Energy Assessment App

Comfort Tracker™ Mobile App Together with FLIR® Thermal Imaging Technology

“It’s exciting to see other companies utilize the power of the FLIR One platform and its thermal imaging technology in new and innovative ways”

Owens Corning Comfort Tracker iPhone App Icon

Owens Corning Comfort Tracker™ App Icon

Toledo, OH, USA — Owens Corning unveils a new mobile app that puts the power of a thermal vision home energy audit into the hands of homeowners, contractors and remodelers.

The free, user-friendly Owens Corning™ Comfort Tracker™ app can be combined with the FLIR ONE™ thermal imaging camera technology, made by FLIR Systems, for added sophistication in detecting anomalies in heat signatures that indicate air and thermal leakage areas in the home.

According to North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), more than 90 percent1 of U.S. homes are under-insulated2 resulting in lost energy efficiency, increased heating and cooling costs, and uncomfortable homes.

With winter approaching, the Owens Corning™ Comfort Tracker™ app now enables contractors and DIY homeowners to turn their iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ devices into a tool that can help improve the home’s energy performance throughout the year. Continue reading

Noncontact Infrared Temp Sensor with USB Interface

Omega’s New IR-USB Model



Stamford, CT, USA — The IR-USB infrared temperature sensor provides a reliable and economical method for most noncontact temperature monitoring applications.

Each unit is factory calibrated to provide excellent sensitivity, fast response, and stability.

The unit features a IR sensor/signal conditioner installation with a direct USB connection.

The free user software converts your PC into a temperature meter, chart recorder or data logger.

A mounting kit is also available that allows for wall or duct mounting. Continue reading

Measure Dew Point Temps to Optimize a Manufacturing Process

Solid Insulator Capacitor Maker Kemet Does

Changes in dew point temperature during the drying process in a test run

Changes in dew point temperature during the drying process. Image by Vaisala

Helsinki, Finland  —  Humidity plays a crucial role in the manufacture of capacitors. Capacitor paper has to be completely dry to ensure high quality and yield.

Over-drying limits the manufacturing capacity and affects energy consumption.

A manufacturer of solid insulator capacitors with an annual production of over 70 million capacitors improved their dryer capacity and reduced energy consumption while maintaining quality and yield by changing control strategy from one based on time to another based on measurement data. Continue reading

Wyoming Game & Fish Conducts Infrared Flight to Count Elk

Wyoming Game & Fish biologists count elk in the Jackson region with infrared cameras

Infrared_ElkJackson, WY, USA – Counting wildlife is rarely easy, but some situations prove more challenging than others.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in its constant effort to get the most accurate wildlife counts, recently employed using infrared cameras to count elk from the air along the Snake River corridor between Grand Teton National Park and the town of Wilson.

Game and Fish biologists and wardens have long believed this segment of the Jackson Elk Herd is rapidly growing, but it has been difficult to get a good count in the area because it is dominated by private land with many homes, making access limited from the ground.

Continue reading

As Earth Warms, NASA Targets ‘Other Half’ of Carbon, Climate Equation

CO2 Sources From a High-Resolution Climate Model Video

Online  —  During a noon EST media teleconference last week, NASA and university scientists discussed new insights, tools and agency research into key carbon and climate change questions, as the agency ramps up its efforts to understand how Earth’s ocean, forest, and land ecosystems absorb nearly half of emitted carbon dioxide today.

Carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities influences the amount of the sun’s energy trapped by Earth’s atmosphere.

These emissions are the subject of a United Nations climate conference in Paris later this month. Continue reading