FLIR recently introduced a new high-resolution thermal camera to help electrical utilities, plant managers, and other thermography professionals find and diagnose failing components in any lighting conditions.
The T840 features a brighter liquid-crystal display (LCD) touchscreen, an integrated viewfinder and a resolution of 464 x 348 pixels. It also incorporates FLIR’s advanced vision processing, including image-enhancement technology and adaptive filtering algorithms for greater measurement accuracy and image clarity with half the image noise of previous models.
An optional 6-degree lens allows temperature measurements to be captured on small targets at far distances, such as connectors on overhead distribution lines. The advanced measurement tools, including the one-touch level/span and laser-assisted autofocus, enable users to quickly locate problems.
With a 180-degree rotating lens platform, the T840’s ergonomic design is intended to reduce the strain of full-day inspections and diagnose hard-to-reach components at substations and on distribution lines. The rapid reporting features also help users stay organized in the field.
Wi-Fi streaming to the FLIR Tools app allows issues to be surveyed in real time, while the in-camera GPS automatically tags image files with geolocation data to simplify identification and precise documentation.
For more information, visit www.flir.com.