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The following information is provided as reference for the use of thermal imaging in buildings. The information is based on a review of the current and past literature, standards and guidelines issued by other organizations concerning the application of thermal imaging. It is not the purpose of this organization to regulate building thermography, but rather to promote scientific validity and quality imaging. The information that follows has been compiled to provide useful information into the use of infrared thermography for building applications. 

ANSI-ASHRAE Standard 101 Application of Infrared Sensing Devices to the Assessment of Building Heat Loss Characteristics.

ASTM C 1060 Standard Practice for Thermographic Inspection of Insulation Installations in Envelope Cavities of Frame Buildings. Click here to purchase

ASTM C 1153 Standard Practice for Location of Wet Insulation in Roofing Systems Using Infrared Imaging. Click here to purchase

ASTM E 1186 Standard Practices for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Barrier Systems. Click here to purchase

Canadian General Standards Board, Manual for thermographic analysis of building enclosures (149-GP-2MP). Click here to purchase

ISO 6781 Thermal Insulation, Qualitative Detection of Thermal Irregularities in Building Envelopes - Infrared Method. Click here to purchase

BS EN 13187:1999 - Thermal performance of buildings, Qualitative detection of thermal irregularities in building envelopes - Infrared method. Click here to purchase

RESNET Interim Guidelines for Thermographic. Inspections of Buildings. Click here to download document

Antonio Colantonio, Public Works and Government Service Canada and Michel Theauvette, National Master Specification Secretariat Specifying Infrared Thermographic Services For Large Buildings - InfraMation Proceedings, Volume 8. ITC 121A 2007-05-24 Click here to download document


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