The age old childhood dream of X-Ray vision may actually be an on-the-job necessity for HVAC technicians, plumbers, building inspectors and contractors who need to diagnose building issues like insulation problems and plumbing leaks. Never fear, there’s no need to call Superman: a thermal imaging camera comes to the rescue.
The Milwaukee model, released in 2012 and priced at $1,200, displays differences found in temperature on a color LCD screen and can sense temperatures varying between 14 and 662 degrees (Fahrenheit). The imager comes with a simple trigger that enables users to take pictures of both the thermal image and a regular image. The images can then be saved on the device and later downloaded on to a computer for further inspection.
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