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This is a rich handbook (over 300 pages in original printed edition, much more in this ebook) about thermography applied to sector of building, that approaches the technique both from a theoric and practical point of view. Thermography is explained with a lot of thermal images as examples for physical consequences of formulae, and case histories of several kind of inspections are developed, from moisture and mold, to thermal bypass, to water infiltrations, to façade delamination, to building energy efficiency and construction defects. Every source of errors in measuring surface temperature with thermography is described in detail with rich examples, so that book is unvaluable for the beginner but interesting too for the skilled. Both European (EN) that USA (ASTM) technical standards are described in detail, with guidelines for evaluation of gravity for thermal insulation weakness in buildings. A chapter is dedicated to describing technical characteristics of thermal cameras and software, so the beginner may understand data sheets before buying a thermal imaging system. Two chapters are dedicated to blower door test and his synergy with thermography, with explanation of standards and case histories. The last chapter treats of heat flux meter and measuring of thermal transmittance in situ, making the book a complete text for nondestructive energy efficiency tests for building.
Davide Lanzoni, engineer, level 3 in thermography, is owner of SAIGE (www.saige.it), and perform both thermographic inspections in building and electrical, and training courses for certification in level 1 and level 2.