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PRESS RELEASE : New Fluke thermal imaging book shows how to cut maintenance costs and improve energy efficiency

EVERETT, Wash. – Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement and thermal imaging technology, has introduced a new 72-page book filled with the latest information on the basics of thermography, and the safe, efficient, and practical use of thermal imagers.

The new book, Introduction to Thermography Principles, is co-written by Fluke and the Snell Group, and published in cooperation with American Technical Publishers. Filled with 122 illustrations, it depicts and describes many thermal images of electrical, electro-mechanical, HVAC, process, and building inspection applications. This book gives the reader an excellent overview of the power of thermal imaging as an everyday maintenance and inspection tool.

Real-world examples illustrate commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential environments and applications. In addition, the textbook provides information on thermography analysis, reporting, documentation, return on investment resources, and related technologies.

Contents Include:

  1. Introduction to Infrared Thermography and Thermal Imagers
  2. Thermography and Return on Investment
  3. Training and Safety
  4. Practical Applied Theory
  5. Color Thermal Images of Applications
  6. Thermography Applications
  7. Inspection Methodologies
  8. Analysis, Reporting, and Documentation
  9. Thermography Resources
  10. Other Related Technologies


In these economic times, thermal imagers have become more important tools as they help identify potential problems that when fixed can improve sustainability and productivity, and save money. Thermal imagers help detect unexpected moisture and inadequate insulation in walls and ceilings, find air leaks in window sills and doors and identify areas of potential energy loss.

Used as everyday troubleshooting and maintenance tools, thermal imagers can reveal hot spots on electrical and mechanical equipment that may indicate problems ahead. They are ideal for professionals including plant electricians, field service technicians, facilities maintenance supervisors and technicians, process technicians, roofing specialists, weatherization specialists, energy auditors, and other building professionals.

Introduction to Thermography Principles is available in English. Additional languages are planned. The list price is $25. The book is available from Fluke distributors.

Fluke Corporation
For more information on Fluke Thermal Imagers, the book or to find the location of the nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 760-4523, e-mail thermography@fluke.com or visit the Fluke Web site at http://www.fluke.com/thermography.

About Fluke
Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control as well as conducting building restoration and remediation services. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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