Product ID: DETINF
Rent a Flir Infrared Thermal Imaging IR Camera
Details of Rental Item
Temp range detection
-20 F to 932 F
View angle ratio
Data storage
min/max/average of last reading
Rental Rates
1/2 day
28 days
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This Flir E5 thermal imaging camera rental is a user friendly camera for professionals and homeowners alike. As with all thermal imaging cameras, practice (and experience) makes perfect. Ask for a demonstration when you reserve a rental for this infrared camera.
Thermal Imaging Camera Commonly Asked Questions

Q. Can thermal imaging cameras see through walls?
A. No. While hi-resolution and hi-sensitivity cameras can create the appearance of seeing through walls, what you are actually seeing is transmitted thermal energy. For example, if you look at the interior walls of a home when it is cold outside, you will likely see the studs in the wall. What is showing on the surface is cold transmitted from the outside, through the studs, to the surface of the drywall. It appears that you can see into the wall, but you are actually only seeing the different temperatures on the surface.

Q. Can thermal imaging cameras detect plumbing leaks?
A. Yes. Thermal cameras are a useful plumbing leak locator. Most cameras have a temperature difference sensitivity of .10 degree Centigrade or better. It doesn't take a big temperature difference for the camera to see the leak. The issue is allowing that thermal energy difference enough time to transfer through the flooring to the surface.

Q. Can thermal imaging cameras detect air leaks?
A. Yes. Similar to plumbing applications, this ties directly to the camera sensitivity. Because the temperature change required is so slight, you can detect draft areas around doors, windows, and attic access points.

Q. Will thermal imaging cameras detect moisture?
A. Yes. Moist materials retain thermal energy differently, allowing the camera to pick up the differences. You should always double check a potential spot of moisture with a moisture meter since there are several things that can create the thermal anomaly you are seeing.

Q. What is PIP?
A. Picture-in-Picture (PIP) technology in thermal cameras allows you to overlay a thermal image on top of a regular digital image. Depending on the camera, you may be able to resize the thermal image box. Some cameras also allow for fusion or blending, which allows you to fade the thermal image out over the digital image, increasing visibility of what is below the thermal image. This capability can permit reading machine labels to identify the specific device being checked or can be used to add detail to exactly where an image was taken.

Q. What is emissivity, and why is it important to thermal cameras?
A. Emissivity is the amount of thermal energy an object either emits or absorbs. This is relevant to thermal cameras because highly reflective materials absorb thermal energy; thus, the camera can not get an accurate reading of temperature. For example, if you heat a black, PTFE resin-lined frying pan that has a chrome exterior, the black side will read a temperature value closer to the actual temperature, whereas the chrome side will give you values that are far from actual. Most materials fall close to the common preset emissivity value in the camera, but this setting can be changed to accommodate different materials.

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