The damage may be evident on a ceiling but the source of the problem could be in a different room or on another floor of the building. This is where the bigger picture is needed and precisely the reason why FLIR Systems has introduced its new MR176 Imaging Moisture Meter Plus with IGM (Infrared Guided Measurement) technology.
This premium meter with built-in thermal imager shows the user exactly where to measure, providing all the measurement capabilities needed to troubleshoot fast, ensuring the true nature of the problem is established before remedial action is taken. It allows the user to see invisible cold temperature patterns associated with moisture evaporation and guides them to the precise spot that needs further testing and investigation.
The FLIR MR176 is also a valuable asset during the drying process. A quick thermal scan with the instrument will show where the evaporation process isn’t up to speed. Quick adjustments to blower and dehumidification equipment can then be made to get the drying process back on track.
A high degree of application flexibility is provided by the FLIR MR176 including pin and pinless moisture measurements, four thermal imaging colour palette options, customisable moisture and environmental readings on the thermal image and a built-in thermo-hygrometer with a field-replaceable temperature/relative humidity sensor. An on-board laser pointer and display crosshairs make it easy to hone in on a potential problem.
Downloading and sharing images is easy so they can be reviewed, analysed and used to create impressive reports with the free FLIR Tools software package and to document repairs.
This is a product that is easily portable, highly durable and designed to allow professionals to get more work done in less time. When moving from room to room gathering environment measurements, the FLIR MR176 will also show when the relative humidity readings have been stabilised thanks to its progressive environmental stability indicator.
A comprehensive series of compatible probe accessories are available to facilitate measurements in difficult spots – rough or uneven surfaces, in cavity wall insulation, and in subfloor materials or hardwood.