Infrared thermal imaging is a powerful and highly accurate diagnostic tool for discovering problems in building systems and structures, including air infiltration, moisture intrusion, missing insulation, electrical overloads, faulty wiring, loose electrical connections, and construction defects.
One of the primary diagnostic procedures for determining the thermal performance of a building envelope is infrared thermal imaging. The building envelope is one of the most crucial elements of any commercial building as it creates a separation between the interior and the exterior environments. Defects in the building envelope can cause building failures that include excessive energy consumption, moisture and mold growth, premature failure of building components, and comfort complaints by occupants. Correcting these defects plays a significant role in increasing building efficiency, structural integrity, and occupant comfort.
PM uses infrared imaging technology in conjunction with building shell pressurization testing to help optimize thermal envelopes for high-performance green buildings. An infrared building envelope survey done in conjunction with building shell pressurization testing provides information on areas of significant air infiltration, missing or defective building envelope components, and can help create a more energy efficient building.
PM’s thermal imaging services include:
- Building Diagnostics
- Roof Moisture Surveys
- Infrared Electrical Systems Survey
- Steam Utilities Survey
- Forensic Analysis of Building Component Failure
- Plumbing Leak Detection
- Thermally Heated Floor Slab Leak Detection