General Tools and Instruments' Predator thermal imaging cameras feature extended temperature range models

The Predator Series of thermal imaging cameras from General Tools and Instruments is expanding to include nine extended temperature range models. General’s GTi10, GTi20 and GTi50 are now available in models with temperature measurement ranges up to 600°C (1112°F), 1000°C (1832°F) and 1500°C (2732°F).

General’s thermal imaging cameras detect small temperature differences from a distance and convert an object’s invisible infrared radiation to a visible color image. These visual thermal images (called thermograms) with multiple temperature points enable the diagnosis of equipment malfunctions and poor performance more effectively than single-spot conventional temperature measurement devices.

These instruments can:

  • diagnose heat exchanger, motor or compressor maintenance issues
  • locate invisible or inaccessible thermal leaks and pinpoint leak sources (e.g., in piping or ductwork)
  • inspect integrity of thermal insulation
  • reveal overheated electrical circuits
  • check/monitor combustion or temperature-controlled processes
  • assess the “thermal envelope” of any building and detect specific areas of energy loss
  • identify automotive issues like a misfiring cylinder, malfunctioning catalytic converter, clogged condenser, restricted refrigerant line, and hot spots signifying engine cooling system blockage
  • support maintenance and repair efforts by documenting problem areas

The cameras’ manual focus, optional interchangeable lenses and high resolution provide more accurate images and assessments than competitive models. Temperature data is displayed numerically and as an infrared colorized thermal image. The user can assign a range of colors to signify specific temperature ranges. In-camera analysis tools increase operator efficiency by allowing real-time access to and collection of all relevant temperature data. Included software enables more detailed temperature analysis and reporting.

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