Heat Loss Survey – Fabric – Non Domestic
A combined IR and air pressure test is the best method for locating uncontrolled ventilation (heat loss) and missing/disturbed insulation. Between the IR camera and the smoke pen, we are sure to locate all gaps and breaks in the building envelope.
The IR camera can also pick up missing insulation, thermal bridging, moisture, cold spots/hot spots, leaks and various other anomalies.
Depending on the purpose of the survey, some site preparation may be necessary. The building may need to be conditioned prior to survey or alternatively it may be necessary to let the building cool for 24hrs, it may also be necessary to wait for advantageous weather conditions. A full specification report will follow the following week.
You can be assured that any leakage points as well as any thermal anomalies/moisture/hot/cold spots/missing/disturbed insulation will be identified.
Ideally the IR camera needs a 10 degrees temperature differential between inside and out for heat loss surveys, but can work effectively at different parameters – depending on the purpose of the survey and elements being surveyed. Our IR camera is more than capable of identifying thermal anomalies at tighter differentials.
The IR camera sees temperature difference reflected at varying levels from various materials, which is typically the result of cold bridges, air leakage and missing or disturbed element components. The smoke pen shows a visual onsite representation of air leakage.
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