The development and experiences on certification procedure of building thermographers

Timo Kauppinen, Sauli Paloniitty, Sami Siikanen, Mikko Posio

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Abstract

The certification procedure for building thermographers in Finland was launched 2003. After 14 years training courses the interpretation and reporting procedures have been renewed and modernized, also the new requirements have been now accepted for building thermographers. The normal procedure of building thermography is two-stage thermography in connection of air-tightness test and now first time there was a pilot course combining the air-tightness and building thermography certification. In this presentation some updated requirements for building thermographers are introduced, also typical deficiencies and errors what the thermographers do. Because European Union's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive came into the force in the member states, it caused lot of changes in Building Codes in Finland, and now the role of building codes will be changed, too. This has caused the generalization of building thermography during the last 10-15 years, and this development also raised the certification of building thermographers. Aerial thermography using drones has grown rapidly. Other wavelengths can be combined with thermography, like hyperspectral imaging and of course normal visual imaging. There are no guidelines dealing with the use of drones and aerial thermography for various applications. This paper also briefly discusses the challenges of drones based on Finnish experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThermosense
Subtitle of host publicationThermal Infrared Applications XL
EditorsJaap de Vries, Douglas Burleigh
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
Pages37
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5106-1833-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XL 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 16 Apr 201819 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume10661

Conference

ConferenceThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XL 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period16/04/1819/04/18

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Keywords

  • Building thermography
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Image processing
  • Performance of buildings

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Kauppinen, T., Paloniitty, S., Siikanen, S., & Posio, M. (2018). The development and experiences on certification procedure of building thermographers. In J. de Vries, & D. Burleigh (Eds.), Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XL (pp. 37). [1066114] International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. Proceedings of SPIE, Vol.. 10661 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2307056
Kauppinen, Timo ; Paloniitty, Sauli ; Siikanen, Sami ; Posio, Mikko. / The development and experiences on certification procedure of building thermographers. Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XL. editor / Jaap de Vries ; Douglas Burleigh. International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, 2018. pp. 37 (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 10661).
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Kauppinen, T, Paloniitty, S, Siikanen, S & Posio, M 2018, The development and experiences on certification procedure of building thermographers. in J de Vries & D Burleigh (eds), Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XL., 1066114, International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 10661, pp. 37, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XL 2018, Orlando, United States, 16/04/18. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2307056

The development and experiences on certification procedure of building thermographers. / Kauppinen, Timo; Paloniitty, Sauli; Siikanen, Sami; Posio, Mikko.

Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XL. ed. / Jaap de Vries; Douglas Burleigh. International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, 2018. p. 37 1066114 (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 10661).

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Kauppinen T, Paloniitty S, Siikanen S, Posio M. The development and experiences on certification procedure of building thermographers. In de Vries J, Burleigh D, editors, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XL. International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. 2018. p. 37. 1066114. (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 10661). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2307056