In our experience highly qualified thermographer’s produce higher quality and more technically consistent inspections. Our engineers have the ability to troubleshoot, calibrate equipment, interpret data, and create reports.
It also allows our engineers to develop inspection procedures and severity criteria for our clients, as well as interpreting relevant codes, and manage a client based thermography program, including overseeing and providing training and testing, and calculating the return on investment for the program.
Our Level 3 thermographer’s have the ability to provide quantitative data. This involves utilising accurate temperature measurement and temperature criteria to grade or assess the severity of exceptions. One benefit of this type of inspection is that it allows our thermographer’s to take into account the load on the building envelope at the time of the inspection, the equipment type, and classification as well as changes in ambient operating conditions. It also allows thermographer’s to identify problems that aren’t presenting as exceptions.
We hope this information has been helpful. If you require a BREEAM Thermal survey our professional and certified Level 3 Thermographer’s will carry out your thermographic Inspections for BREEAM compliance in accordance with all necessary standards and current regulations.
All we need are a few details such as floor plans and elevation drawings and the building location to provide a quotation. We will also send across our informative checklist to help you prepare for the thermal survey.
The Required Environmental Conditions for a BREEAM Thermal Survey
To achieve effective results from a thermographic inspection for BREEAM compliance it is important to consider the environmental conditions present at the time of the survey.
As a minimum, the following conditions should be complied with:
1. A temperature differential between internal and external areas of the building/s of at least 10°C must be created.
2. Ensure all heating systems within the building are operational.
3. Ensure the external building envelope is free from direct solar radiation for at least four hours.
4. No precipitation either just prior to or during the survey.
5. Building surfaces to be inspected are dry at the time of the survey.
6. Average wind speed to be less than 10 mph.
As well as potential problems with temperature, there are other environmental conditions that should also be taken into account when planning a thermographic building survey. Thermal surveys may be influenced by radiation emissions and reflections from adjacent buildings or a cold clear sky, and even more significantly the influence the sun may have on surface temperatures via solar loading, that’s why many BREAAM thermal surveys are undertaken in the morning just before sunrise.
If you require a BREEAM Thermal survey our professional and certified Level 2 Thermographer’s will carry out your thermographic Inspections for BREEAM compliance in accordance with all necessary standards and current regulations.
All we need are a few details such as floor plans and elevation drawings and the building location to provide a quotation. We will also send across our informative Thermal Survey Checklist to help you prepare for the thermal survey.
If you would like more information in regards to BREEAM Thermography Surveys, please contact us now at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Darren direct on: 07775 623464