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Application Of Airborn Thermal Infrared For Steamline Maintenance
Author(s): Hugh W MacKay; Garth R Lawrence
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Paper Abstract

The energy crisis of the past decade focused tremendous resources on investigating new methods for detecting heat loss. Thermal infrared sensing techniques were recognized as an efficient tool for providing timely and informative data for analysis of heat loss from buildings and heat carrier lines. Facility managers responsible for the operation of large buried steamline systems also see airborne linescanning as a mapping tool for line maintenance programs. Accurate mapping of the buried lines results in effective deployment of the overhaul and replacement crews reducing both the spread of line deterioration and the man-hours required for line excavation. The mobility and speed of quantitative linescanners mounted in fixed wing aircraft results in significant cost reductions and ensures collection of thermal infrared data during desireable environmental and operational conditions. LINEMAP: An Airborne Infrared Survey, was developed by INTERTECH to provide facility managers with a comprehensive detection and mapping service for maintenance programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0446, Thermosense VI: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (27 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939148
Show Author Affiliations
Hugh W MacKay, Remote Sensing (Canada)
Garth R Lawrence, Remote Sensing (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0446:
Thermosense VI: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control
Gordon J. Burrer, Editor(s)

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