Infrared thermography

Infrared (IR) thermography is a no-contact technique for measuring the surface temperature of a body or an object. This is done with an infrared camera.

How does it work?

An IR thermography camera produces a thermogram, a visual representation of the temperatures of the object, with different colours representing different temperature ranges. In most cases low temperatures are represented by dark colours and high temperatures by lighter ones.

The best results are achieved in cases with temperature differences of at least 10 degrees Celsius between the object and its environment. This makes winter the most suitable season for drone IR thermography in the open air.

Applications of Drone IR thermography

  • Protect and monitor
  • Locating fires
  • Detecting heat leaks and overheating on high voltage pylons or power plants
  • Detecting weak spots in dikes
  • Detecting underground artifacts and structures (archeology)
  • Wildlife counts in nature reserves