Engineered Systems Magazine

Thermal imagers

June 30, 2011

Fluke Corporation has introduced the P3 Series. These thermal imagers deliver proven, practical performance for a wide range of diagnostic applications. Based on the award-winning Ti32, the P3 Series adds four additional products providing high-performance imagers for any budget.

The P3 Series includes the Ti32 and TiR32 models, plus the new Ti27 and Ti29 models for industrial, electrical, mechanical, and process applications; and TiR27 and TiR29 models for building inspection, energy audit, weatherization, and building maintenance applications. All models are specifically designed to work in even the harshest environments and provide superior image quality with one-handed, easy-to-use interfaces.

The new family of imagers feature industry-leading thermal sensitivity, the largest total pixel image count (76,800 pixels for the Ti32/TiR32 models) and superior spatial resolution that, combined with the 3.7-inch diagonal, full VGA-color LCD displays, provides sharp, clear images to make it easy to spot even the slightest temperature difference.

The imagers measure temperature from -20 ºC to 600 ºC on Ti models (-20 ºC to 150 ºC on TiR models) and feature a high temperature color alarm on the industrial models and low temperature or dewpoint color alarm on the building models. They all allow voice annotation.

The P3 Series offers the most tool for the money with the quality and durability professionals expect from Fluke.The P3 Series features patented Fluke IR-Fusion® technology that captures infrared and visible light images and simultaneously displays them fused together to better diagnose issues. It features multiple viewing modes and allows users to manipulate images right on the camera's display. By enabling users to manage and analyze images with complete control over both the infrared and visible light spectrums, IR-Fusion makes it easier to identify details and potential problems.

These thermal imagers have optional interchangeable wide-angle and IR-Fusion-enabled telephoto lenses (only available from Fluke) to cover any application. All models feature high-resolution displays with infrared detector resolutions up to 320 x 240 pixels for crisp, detailed images.

Fluke SmartView® professional IR analysis and reporting software is included with each thermal imager with unlimited licenses and free lifetime upgrades. The modular suite of tools for viewing, annotating, editing and analyzing infrared images enables users to edit images in five viewing modes and generate customized professional reports in a few steps using its report wizard. The software fully supports Fluke IR-Fusion technology and features Fluke 3D-IR™ three-dimensional viewing that makes hot or cold spots pop out of the background for easy viewing and analysis.

The Fluke P3 Series Thermal Imagers come complete with a 2GB memory card, two rechargeable batteries that provide more than 4 hours operating time each, AC charger/power supply, adjustable hand strap and Fluke signature hard and soft transport cases.

Pricing and Availability
The U.S. list prices for the Fluke P3 Series Thermal Imager Ti27 and TiR27 models are both $6,495; the Ti29 and TiR29 models are $7,495; and the Ti32 and TiR32 models are $8,995.

Fluke Thermography
Fluke offers a full range of thermal imagers for industrial/electrical, process and building diagnostic applications. For more on Fluke thermal imaging products, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206-9090, call 800-760-4523, fax 763-551-0038, e-mail thermography@fluke.com, or visit http://www.fluke.com/thermography. Also visit the Fluke Thermography blog at www.thermal-imaging-blog.com, on Twitter, and Facebook.