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IR Thermography on Plastic Boat Composite elec 1/18/2004
Have anyone experience with application on plastic sandwich construction?
The problem is follow: Our customer has a boat made with a plastic sandwich construction. And the assurance company will check the area after repair job for status.
Has anyone any remarks note with use of thermography on this problem/questions. And will thermography find any wetness/weaking area.
Please answer step by step any method process on this application.

Elec from Norway
re:Ir application on sandwich? Gary Orlove 1/19/2004
Check this paper out:

Applying Infrared Imaging Techniques to Marine Surveying
Marine surveyors are to the marine industry as building and home inspectors are to the commercial and residential real estate industry. Marine surveyors’ opinions are relied upon to document the “Condition and Value” of the vessels (boats, ships) they inspect. When marine surveyors examine a vessel, they rely heavily upon experience and what can be seen, heard, and felt. Traditionally, visual anomalies seen with the unaided eye often are the sole basis for further testing. Infrared images are an effective tool in extending a marine surveyor’s visual ability to detect anomalies. This paper illustrates the use of the FirstMate™ infrared camera from FLIR. Presented are examples of what can be found when inspecting structural, mechanical, and electrical systems on boats. It will refer to common deficiencies found in vessels and show how infrared imaging has become an effective tool in documenting problems found during inspections.

Gary Orlove
Infrared Training Center
Re:IR Thermography on Plastic Boat Composite AIRIS INC 2/17/2004
Jack Allinson here ... author of Applying Infrared Imaging Techniques to Marine Surveying.

Contact me and I'll be happy to
discuss this further.

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