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Inspectahire Captures Thermal Imaging Distributorship

07 July 2010

Remote visual inspection specialist, Aberdeen-based Inspectahire has been appointed as a distributor of potentially life-saving FLIR thermal imaging cameras.

The agreement sees Inspectahire join the worldwide sales and servicing network of the imaging systems manufacturer. Having used FLIR’s technology for decades, securing a distributorship was seen as a natural progression for Inspectahire.

Cailean Forrester, managing director, said: “Inspectahire has been using thermal imaging technology for many years now and we have gained a huge amount of knowledge and experience of it.

“Retailing, servicing and calibrating FLIR non-contact thermal imaging cameras is a natural fit to our core business of equipment rental, contracting and project engineering, and joins our other distributor and servicing agreements. In addition, we are looking to organise demonstration and training sessions to illustrate the vast array of uses which the cameras have.”

Commonly used to measure the heat loss from buildings or to improve efficiencies in heating and cooling systems, thermal imaging cameras are widely used across a diverse range of industry sectors. During the 2009 outbreak of swine flu, the cameras were used at airports to screen passengers for signs of the deadly virus, therefore helping to control the spread of the outbreak.

Mr Forrester added: “Thermal imaging cameras have a wide range of applications, some of which are very innovative, and they can be used for multiple functions within one organisation. They can measure the heat of anything that has a temperature higher than absolute zero.

“A camera could be used as a predictive maintenance tool to spot potential problems, a health aid to screen staff for signs of infectious viruses, a safety and security device to locate personnel, and a means of identifying parts of buildings that are poorly insulated. Ultimately, they can identify problems before they occur and therefore potentially save time and money, minimise risks and prevent injury.”