Infrared camera exposes both nurse’s and floor’s hot spots

June 19, 2014

The ER Doc asked if he could look through the infrared camera Watson so I handed it to him. He pointed it at the nurse and said, “Oh my God, look at that”. Here I was, this dumb engineer looking at the floor when this brilliant ER Doc took the camera and came up with a use that wasn't in the manual!

Watson: I was reading a recent article in Plant Services about Infrared Thermography which peaked my curiosity. Have you ever used similar technology in any of your energy projects Holmes?

Holmes: Only once but it was an interesting experience to say the least. Not only did it expose a hot floor in the ER in a Regional Hospital, it exposed some hot spots on an ER nurse.

Watson: Really! Tell me more about the project.

Holmes: I have to admit it had a few tense moments.

I was in a meeting in the Board Room with the Administrator, Assistant Administrator, Business Manager, Medical Chief of Staff, Head of Nursing, Head of Facilities and Two Board Members. They all agreed that I had made a mistake when, as a small part of a large Energy Conservation Project, I had replaced an oversized fan motor in the ER with a smaller one to save energy. The ER was overheating and the modified system couldn’t cool it.

Watson: Why didn’t you just growl menacingly and bite one of them?

Read the Rest of the Blog

Sponsored Recommendations

Filter Monitoring with Rittal's Blue e Air Conditioner

March 28, 2024
Steve Sullivan, Training Supervisor for Rittal North America, provides an overview of the filter monitoring capabilities of the Blue e line of industrial air conditioners.

Limitations of MERV Ratings for Dust Collector Filters

Feb. 23, 2024
It can be complicated and confusing to select the safest and most efficient dust collector filters for your facility. For the HVAC industry, MERV ratings are king. But MERV ratings...

The Importance of Air-To-Cloth Ratio when Selecting Dust Collector Filters

Feb. 23, 2024
Selecting the right filter cartridges for your application can be complicated. There are a lot of things to evaluate and air-to-cloth ratio. When your filters ...

ASHRAE Standard 199 for Evaluating Dust Collection Systems

Feb. 23, 2024
This standard ensures dust collection systems are tested under real-world conditions, measuring a dust collector's emissions, pressure drop, and compressed air usage. Learn why...