Infrared scanning identifies the transfer of infrared heat radiation from an object. It provides the means to scan the thermal emissions of various surfaces and display an image of temperature distribution. This reveals possible problem areas that may need to be dealt with to improve the safety and efficiency of machinery, building structures or electrical apparatus.
Using infrared thermography as a diagnostic tool, or thermal imaging as it is sometimes called, is a condition monitoring technique that measures the radiant heat pattern which is emitted from a body, such as building structures, or plant equipment. This technique can determine regions or points of increased or reduced heat emissions, which can indicate the presence of a fault in the body.