Accession Number:

ADA073596

Title:

Infrared Thermography of Buildings: 1977 Coast Guard Survey.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

An IRTB infrared thermography of buildings field survey, producing 631 thermograms, 127 photographs, and weather data, was conducted during a 14-day study of 10 Coast Guard stations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. This report discusses how the survey was initiated and performed with emphasis on details for the benefit of the reader wishing to plan a survey. One-hundred and twenty selected thermograms and photographs in this report illustrate many types of heat loss and compare thermally ineffective doors and windows with units designated as standards for thermal effectiveness. Radiator heat leakage through walls, mottled moisture patterns on brick walls, infiltration patterns on glass, and poorly covered openings are illustrated. Thermograms of severe heat losses through glass doors, glass transoms, and glass wall panels are also included, and several solutions for individual heat loss problems, such as fiberglass garage doors and porcelain insulated panels, are suggested. Unanticipated survey problems, such as difficulties in obtaining photographs to compare with thermographically discovered artifacts and adjustments to survey techniques for inclement weather, are also discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Printing and Graphic Arts
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE