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Visit our new community discussion forum at http:..nacbi.org/community

Slowly but surely the NACBI education site is being populated with commercial education courses and topics. Online commercial inspection education the likes has never been seen before! All courses are created and uploaded by hard working commercial inspectors, not vendors and secretaries. NACBI members get free access to technical training and business topics, as well as peer mentoring from some of the best in the business! If you aren't a member, you're missing a grand opportunity to grow your business to the next level. Just ask some of our newest members how much NACBI has helped them increase their commercial inspections, and revenues!

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Trying to get some juice for the new page!  +1 as you please!

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Thermal Sensitivity!

Thermal sensitivity is the ability of an infrared imaging radiometer to display a good thermal image when the contrast is less than ideal. In other words, an infrared camera with a good thermal sensitivity can distinguish an object in a field of view that has a very low temperature difference or Delta-T.

Building Thermograhy can be very difficult. Actually, it's one of the hardest Infrared Applications to learn. Having the right training, certification and equipment can make a big difference.

Here is an example of latent moisture on an interior wall, which is comprised of Sheetrock laid over a full brick wall. It's very difficult to discern, but there's a very faint thermal pattern in the middle of the image. Water was penetrating a parapet wall (capping/flashing), then flowing inside the brick cavity, till it show upon the interior wall as latent moisture. 

The second infrared image is an Isotherm, which isolates the temperature difference between the dry area on the wall and the pattern associated with latent moisture. The Delta-T was less than 2 Degrees Fahrenheit! This could have easily gone undetected. 

Bottom Line: It's very important to hire the right Thermographer with the right training and the right equipment.
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A Pre-Sale Building Inspection protects both the buyer and seller of the property.For more info check out here:http://goo.gl/yP8Ue5
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Pretty serious issue in this panel...well, one of many...;)
#homeinspection   #electrialpanel 
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Glad to be here.

Thanks for inviting me into this community! A number of well respected individuals here and I consider it a privilege to be associated with them.

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