Fluke releases the Raytek ThermoView Ti30 thermal imager
Fluke Corporation has added the Raytek ThermoView Ti30 Thermal Imager to its product line as the Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager. Raytek, a Fluke company, designed the device as an affordable, fully radiometric thermal imager that expands the use of thermographic inspections to support preventive and predictive maintenance.
The Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager is specifically intended for infrared predictive maintenance (PdM) at industrial and large commercial property sites. Infrared thermography is invaluable to any PdM program because a radiometric, thermal image shows absolute temperatures across a full, two-dimensional picture, making problem identification faster and more effective than with a spot thermometer or other measuring device.
The Fluke Ti30 imager allows maintenance organizations to conduct equipment inspections on their own schedule, using in-house staff familiar with the facility and potential trouble spots. Combining a front line technician's knowledge with thermal imaging technology provides a powerful solution to identifying problems before they cause failure.
The Fluke Ti30 imager is the only infrared imaging camera fully supporting thermography inspection routing key to effective predictive maintenance. The maintenance technician plans an equipment inspection route, performs a first inspection, and loads the results into the software with identifying names, locations and parameters. The technician, or one of his team members, follows easy, on-camera instructions during subsequent inspections. New images are compared to previous scans of the same equipment using the Fluke InsideIR PC software, alerting users of maintenance issues.
The Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager is uniquely designed to allow adjustment of critical parameters, such as emissivity, level, gain and palette, either in the field or subsequently in the software. The imager collects 12 bits of information for every one of its 19,200 pixels. In the field, operation can be as simple as pointing the camera at the identified equipment, focusing, and taking the image. This enables the plant thermography lead to manage a much broader inspection program the specialist creates inspection routes and assigns less-experienced mechanics and technicians to conduct periodic imaging. He can then make adjustments as needed in the software to analyze the results and create maintenance work orders.
The Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager is easy to learn and use, and has enough battery life (five hours minimum) and storage capacity (up to 100 images) for a full day of uninterrupted inspections. The imager comes with the thermal imaging camera; all necessary accessories; unlimited-use InsideIR storage, analysis and reporting software; and two days of professional thermography training.
A low purchase price, plus affordable service and calibration, give the Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager the lowest total cost of ownership.