FLIR - Free "Industrial Applications" Guidebook



A wide variety of applications


Thermal imaging can be used in a wide variety of applications. On this page you will find more information on the main application areas.




Electrical / Mechanical

The use of thermography has revolutionized predictive maintenance inspection programs for virtually all types of industries. A thermal imaging camera is a reliable non contact instrument which is able to scan and visualize the temperature distribution of entire surfaces of machinery and electrical equipment quickly and accurately. 

Building Diagnostics page 

Building applications

The building sector offers the largest single potential for improving energy efficiency, and therefore the EU has formed a directive for  Energy Performance of Buildings (European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, EPBD), that will become mandatory within the EU for all new buildings and large construction during 2008.

Education Research 

Research & Development

In Research & Development and product/process testing, accuracy and reliability are vitally important. FLIR's SC-Series IR cameras are used for capturing and recording thermal distribution and variations in real time, allowing engineers to see and accurately measure heat patterns, dissipation, leakage, and other temperature factors in equipment, products and processes.  



In all industries the possibility to automatically ensure quality and to prevent and detect fires is of vital importance. The solution can be a fixed infrared camera that monitors your process or asset continuously, detecting minute temperature differences in a 24/7 manner. 

oil refineries 

Gas imaging

Many industrial gases and chemical compounds are invisible to the naked eye. Yet companies transport and transform these ingredients every day.


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