Building thermography: Reporting and interpretation of results

Timo Kauppinen, Sauli Paloniitty, Sami Siikanen

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The certification procedure for building thermographers in Finland was launched 2003, when also was published the first guidelines in interpretation of thermal images and reporting guidelines. After 12 years training courses a need has emerged to complement and modernize the interpretation and reporting, also to update what kind of thermal imagers can be used for various applications. Due to the technical progress, performance of devices has improved and image processing softwares have developed. In this paper the new guidelines are introduced, as well some examples of the most common errors of interpretation. The normal procedure is two-stage thermography in connection of air-tightness test.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
ISBN (Print)978-151-06010-2-4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSPIE Defense + Commericial Sensing: SPIE Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging - Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, United States
Duration: 17 Apr 201621 Apr 2016


ConferenceSPIE Defense + Commericial Sensing
CountryUnited States
OtherThe Leading Global Event for Sensing, Imaging, and Photonics Technologies.


  • building thermography
  • thermography
  • building performance

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