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Progress On American Society For Testing And Materials (ASTM) Practice On Thermographic Inspections Of Wood Frame Buildings
Author(s): Andronicos G. Kantsios
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Paper Abstract

Methods to measure the heat loss are needed in order to evaluate the energy efficiency or the results of retrofitting wood frame buildings. Theoretical analysis with assumed building construction will give a measure of efficiency. Specific heat transfer measurements allow a more definitive analysis but only at preselected points. On the other hand, an infrared imaging instrument's data are global in nature and can verify the quality of the insulated areas through proper inspection. Such inspection requires a standard method which defines the requirements of training, gives definitions of anomalies, and lists the required procedures. This paper will discuss the status of such a thermographic standard which is currently being produced by a task force in ASTM C-16.30 for wood frame buildings. Voting on this Practice should begin this fall with passage expected in 1982.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 1982
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0313, Thermal Infrared Sensing Applied to Energy Conservation in Building Envelopes, (12 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932887
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Andronicos G. Kantsios, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0313:
Thermal Infrared Sensing Applied to Energy Conservation in Building Envelopes
Richard A. Grot; James T. Wood, Editor(s)

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