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Residential Thermal Anomalies And Their Origins
Author(s): Sharon Allen; Lee R. Allen
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Paper Abstract

Over the past few years, interest in the use of infrared thermography in residential dwellings has increased. With this growth comes the need for a better understanding of thermal images. Just as in other applications of thermal imaging, different thermal signatures represent different characteristics of the object being studied. Thermal signatures must be properly identified. In the case of residential thermog-raphy, thermal anomalies found on exterior and interior walls indicate certain conditions within the walls. images on interior walls can offer a great deal more information, if properly noted, than images on exterior walls. Through the incorporation of thermal imaging for quality control in residential insulation retrofit, a number of thermal patterns related to specific construction techniques have repeated them Selves. A majority of these patterns are common and quite recognizable. The purpose of this paper is to identify some of the common anomalies found in interior residential thermography, their relation to construction and their probable causes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 1985
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0520, Thermosense VII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (20 March 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946152
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Sharon Allen, Allen Applied Infrared Technology (United States)
Lee R. Allen, Allen Applied Infrared Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0520:
Thermosense VII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control
Andronicos G. Kantsios, Editor(s)

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