Thermal Imaging Cameras Measure Temperatures up to 1,500 Degrees Celsius

General Tools & Instruments has expanded its Predator series of thermal imaging cameras to include nine extended temperature range models. General’s GTi10, GTi20 and GTi50 are now available in models with temperature measurement ranges up to 600°C (1112°F), 1000°C (1832°F) and 1500°C (2732°F).

Suitable for revealing hidden heat-driven problems, General’s thermal imaging cameras detect very small temperature differences from a distance and convert an object’s invisible infrared radiation to a visible color image. These visual thermal images, called thermograms, with multiple temperature points enable the diagnosis of equipment malfunctions and poor performance.

These instruments can diagnose heat exchanger, motor or compressor maintenance issues, locate invisible or inaccessible thermal leaks and pinpoint leak sources (e.g., in piping or ductwork). They can also inspect integrity of thermal insulation, reveal overheated electrical circuit, check/monitor combustion or temperature-controlled processes and assess the “thermal envelope” of any building and detect specific areas of energy loss.

In addition, they can identify automotive issues such as a misfiring cylinder, malfunctioning catalytic converter and a clogged condenser. They can also support maintenance and repair efforts by documenting problem areas.