testo 885 building diagnosis kit

Order-Nr.  0563 0885 X1 E1

  • testo 885 professional thermal imager: resolution 320 x 240 pixels, upgradable to 640 x 480 pixels with SuperResolution, thermal sensitivity < 30 mK

  • Choice of lenses between 30° x 24° standard lens, 25° x 19° lens and 11° x 9° telephoto lens – you are free to choose one lens

  • Assistance functions for efficient measurement: SiteRecognition, panoramic image, process analysis package with sequence capturing and radiometric video (latter optional)

  • Including radio humidity probe and licence-free testo IRSoft professional software

Professional building thermography and analysis of building shells: the testo 885 thermal imager with radio humidity probe, transport case and more practical accessories in the kit.

Product Description

With the testo 885, Testo has developed a professional thermal imager which combines comprehensive functions for building thermography in an ergonomic housing.

 

Discover all the features of the testo 885 thermal imager

  • Detector size 320 x 240 pixels: with 76,800 temperature measuring points, measurement objects are clearly and accurately captured in outstanding image quality
  • SuperResolution Technology to 640 x 480 pixels: this feature takes the image quality to the next level – making the resolution of the thermal images four times higher
  • Integrated digital camera with power LEDs: ideal for assigning thermographic images to real images and thus for creating perfect documentation for customers
  • User-friendly operation: ergonomic rotating handle and rotatable, fold-out display
  • You can also choose to save thermal images as JPEGs

 

 

Practical features of the thermal imager specially for building thermography

  • Large field of view with selection of the standard lens (30°): with this wide-angle lens, large image sections are immediately recognized, and the temperature distribution of the measurement object recorded at a glance. (This kit gives you the choice between 3 lenses: standard, 25° or telephoto lens)
  • Panorama image assistant: in the case of large measurement objects, the panorama image assistant enables analysis and documentation of the measurement with an overall image compiled from multiple individual images. So there is no need to manage, view and compare a large number of images, which can be laborious. It enables images of entire building shells
  • Special measuring mode for detecting areas susceptible to mould: the dewpoint in the room is calculated by manually entering the ambient temperature and humidity. The dewpoint is then compared with the surface temperature value measured by the camera. Traffic light colours shown on the display (red, yellow, green) then enable readout of the mould risk. The radio humidity probe included in the kit makes things easier: automatic transmission of readings means that manual input of humidity and ambient temperature is no longer needed

 

 

Further advantages of the thermal imager

  • Lens exchange possible (Additional lenses can be ordered as an option. Choice between standard, 25° and telephoto lens)
  • Lens protective glass (optional)
  • Auto-focus
  • Minimum focus distance 10 cm
  • Voice recording with headset
  • Analyze thermographic readings directly on the PC with the testo IRSoft professional software

 

 

Lenses

In this kit, you are free to choose between one of a total of three lenses:

30° x 23° standard lens:
  • Ideal for inspecting closer measurement objects
  • Large field of view
25° x 19° lens:
  • Ideal for use in applications involving preventive maintenance
11° x 9° telephoto lens:
  • Makes it possible to take outstanding images of measurement objects at medium and longer distances

 

Delivery Scope

  • testo 885 thermal imager with SuperResolution
  • 1 x lens (choice between 30° standard lens, 25° lens or 11° telephoto lens)
  • Radio humidity probe
  • Robust transport case
  • testo IRSoft professional software
  • SD card
  • USB cable
  • Carrying strap
  • Lens cleaning cloth
  • Mains unit
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery

Providing comprehensive energy advice

In building thermography, infrared technology is particularly suited for quick and effective analysis of energy losses in buildings’ heating or air conditioning systems. Due to their high temperature resolution, Testo thermal imagers provide detailed images of inadequate insulation and thermal bridges. They are ideal for the recording and documentation of energy losses on outer windows and doors, radiator niches, in roof structures or the entire building shell. Testo thermal imagers are the perfect measuring tool for comprehensive diagnoses and maintenance uses, and providing energy consultation services.

Preventing mould growth

Thermal bridges waste energy. Condensation can also form in these places due to humidity in the ambient air. As a result, mould forms in these locations with the associated health risks for the occupants. The thermal imager uses the externally determined ambient temperature and humidity, along with the measured surface temperature (e.g. via the optional radio humidity probe), to calculate the relative surface moisture value for each measuring point directly in the instrument. Mould formation is therefore visible on the display before it becomes visible to the naked eye: areas at risk are displayed in red, those not at risk in green. This makes it possible to introduce measures to prevent dangerous mould formation at an early stage - including in hidden corners and alcoves.

Making it possible to see critical temperatures on circuit boards precisely

In the field of research and development, thermal imagers are also used for the targeted analysis of temperature distribution, such as on circuit boards. Electronic components on circuit boards are getting smaller and smaller – thus increasing the challenges with regard to heat dissipation. Only premium-quality thermal imagers with a really fine geometric resolution are suitable for this task. Analysis of the heating and cooling behavior over time is also helpful for optimization and this can be carried out using the Testo thermal imager's video measurement.

Checking as part of electrical maintenance

In electrical installations or cables, increased temperatures are always an indication of an overload, an imminent malfunction or an existing defect. Testo thermal imagers facilitate evaluation of the heat status of low, medium and high-voltage systems. Thermographic images lead to the early detection of defective components or connections, so that the necessary preventive measures can be introduced in a targeted way. Thermography therefore minimizes dangerous fire risks and prevents costly production downtimes.
Typical applications for the thermal imager:
  • Checking switch cabinets
  • Checking electrical connections
  • Monitoring and checking photovoltaic systems
  • Checking as part of mechanical maintenance

Analyzing building shells at a glance

The task of taking thermal images of large buildings poses several challenges for users. Spatial restrictions due to walls, roads or safety zones around neighboring buildings can make it impossible to capture the measuring object in a single image. In such cases, Testo thermal imagers help users obtain the necessary overview. The panorama image assistant can be used to combine several images of the building shell taken at close range into a single thermal image. Users can therefore identify thermal irregularities at a glance across the entire building shell with a high degree of detail.

Monitoring and checking solar energy systems

There are two main reasons for inspecting solar energy systems: safety and performance monitoring. Solar energy systems achieve their top performance in full sun. Testo thermal imagers can be used to monitor photovoltaic systems of all sizes in a way that is wide-ranging, contact-free and exceptionally efficient. Malfunctions are detected, the proper functioning of all components is ensured and the greatest possible efficiency is thus achieved. Additional reliability is also achieved through the ability to enter the key measurement parameter of solar radiation intensity: the value entered is stored with the thermal image and is then available for the image analysis.

Reliable high temperature measurement

Testo thermal imagers adapt to the requirements for applications with high temperatures. With the high temperature option, the measuring range can be flexibly extended up to 1,200 °C . The high-contrast presentation on the display is achieved via the high-temperature iron HT color palette or the special histogram adjustment.

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