Fluke Ti400 infrared camera: Thermal imaging

Fluke Ti400 infrared camera is an ideal tool for professional technicians due to its high-performance features like LaserSharp® Auto Focus, connectivity etc. With the help of its built-in laser distance meter, it calculates and displays the distance to designated target with pinpoint accuracy. In this article, we are going to explain you basic terminologies of thermal imagers and features of this camera.

Fluke Ti400 infrared camera

Thermal imaging Terminology

(i) Palette:

Palette is colour scheme used to display thermal image. We select the palette to identify and communicate the problem at the time of editing or analysing. You can select the palette of any colour as per your choice.

 

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(ii) Radiometric:

Radiometric basically relates to the measurement of radioactivity. As we know, radiometric thermal imagers not only capture the images but also measures the temperature for each point within the image. For reporting and analysis, it shows greater flexibility.

(iii) Thermal sensitivity:

If your camera has good thermal sensitivity, it designates that your camera easily identifies the smallest temperature difference that can be measured by the thermal imager. A highly sensitive imager will have a low NETD (noise equivalent temperature difference) and can reveal greater thermal detail in your image.

(iv)Sensor size:

Sensor size typically describes the number of pixels or measurement points of a thermal imager. A sensor size of 160 x 120 captures and displays more than 19,000 measurement points with each image, while a 320 x 240 sensor captures four times as many.

(v)  Field of view (FOV):

Field of view of any thermal imager is determined by its lens which defines the area the imager sees. The FOV can easily calculate the measurement surface area at various distances with the help of FOV calculator which is available at www.fluke.com/FOV site. You can also determine the smallest surface area with the combination of lens, sensor size and the distance to the measured object.

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(vi) Span:

It is the temperature range displayed with the selected palette. Always ensures that span is not set too broadly because if it is set it will fail to show subtle temperature gradients within an image. Always use optimized span because it will provide additional detail by displaying more shades on the problem area.

(vii) Emissivity:

It is defined as the ratio of the energy radiated from a material surface to that radiated from a blackbody at the same temperature and wavelength under the same viewing condition. It is measured on a scale of 0 (for perfect reflector) and 1 (for perfect emitter).To produce accurate measurement from your imager, the emissivity must be matched with the material and surface condition. You can visit this www.fluke.com/emissivity site for a table showing emissivity measurements for common surfaces.

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Key features of fluke Ti400 infrared camera

Fluke Ti400 infrared camera is the versatile camera introduced by fluke. It captures an image with good quality and provides flexibility to users. Let’s have a look over its features which makes it an ultimate camera.

  1. To show location or additional site details with IR-PhotoNotes™ Annotation System it Capture additional digital images.
  2. With Fluke Connect™ App, you can share, save and see your data with your teammates.
  3. It has one-handed, easy-to-use interface.
  4. For greater flexibility in additional applications, it uses Optional interchangeable lenses
  5. It measures high temperature up to 1200 °C.
  6. For high definition image quality, it uses 5 MP industrial-performance digital camera
  7. It includes SmartView® and SmartView Mobile App for analysis and reporting.
  8. Voice recording and annotation gets additional details saved with the image file
  9. Use LaserSharp® Auto Focus to get consistently in-focus images.
  10. Faster communication with wireless image transfer directly to PC, Apple® iPhone® or iPad®.
  11. It has rugged high resolution 640 x 480 capacitive touch screen for quick navigation.
  12. To show charge levels, it has field replaceable and rechargeable smart batteries with five-segment LED display.
  13. With IR Fusion® technology with AutoBlend™ mode, it detects and communicates issues faster.
  14. Utilizing precision laser technology, focus on your target with pinpoint accuracy and get the correct image and temperature measurements you need.

Models and accessories of Fluke Ti400 infrared camera

Fluke provided two models of Fluke Ti400 infrared camera, they are different only in one aspect i.e. its frequency range otherwise they are same. When you order this camera always remember that in its kit it contains all of its components as mentioned in manuals. Here we are providing the list which will help you.

Fluke Ti400 infrared camera (9 Hz and 60 Hz):

It includes:

  1. Thermal imager with standard infrared lens.
  2. 3m USB cable.
  3. Rugged, hard carrying case.
  4. AC power supply and battery pack charger (including mains adapters).
  5. 3m HDMI video cable.
  6. Two, rugged lithium ion smart battery packs.
  7. Soft transport bag.
  8. Micro SD memory card with SD adapter.
  9. Printed user’s manual (five languages).
  10. SmartView® software with free software upgrades for life.
  11. Adjustable hand strap.
  12. CD user’s manual.
  13. Warranty registration card.

Applications of Fluke Ti400 infrared camera

  1. Maintenance & Repair.
  2. Imaging, Video & Vision.
  3. Test & Measurement.

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