Infrared cameras for asset inspections

Thermography increases asset productivity, work safety and product quality

  • Condition based preventive maintenance is most cost efficient
  • Thermography allows inspections of a wide range of faults
  • Imaging solution provides first indications at the place of inspection
  • Tracing of condition of assets over time possible
  • Efficient reporting with integrated thermographic software

Details about asset inspections

Thermography is the most flexible method of predictive maintenance

Increasing capital intensity and a growing interlinking of production chains require a steadily increasing availability. Predictive and conditions based maintenance greatly contribute to this. The right operation of the production facilities furthermore secures a high product quality, a higher production throughput and of course also the life span of the facilities themselves will be prolonged. Enterprises are more and more focused on energy usage and therefore a higher energy consumption caused by a non-optimally maintained facility is considered a serious drawback. As people are the most important production factor work safety needs to be focussed on the most. Predictive maintenance takes care of  work safety. Thermography as a method of predictive maintenance can be used for pinpointing on a wide range of faults – in electronics, in lubrication, in positioning of spindles or heat exchangers. Thereby thermography contributes a lot to the success of manufacturing companies.

Infrared camera systems provide for efficient inspections by visualisation and alarming

Special advantages of infrared camera systems in predictive maintenance result from the non-contact temperature measurement. Thereby the behaviour of the facility will not be influenced by the checks. Maintenance personnel is also only exposed to smaller risks during inspections. Additionally the inspectors receive a visualisation of the temperature distributions within the field of view as well as an automated alarming when surpassing temperature thresholds. That´s why they can already get a good first overview of the condition on site. As additionally the thermographic data can be easily stored it is possible to monitor the condition of the facilities over time and determine the best timing for any necessary maintenance.

Fast reporting of essential inspection results

A big advantage of infrared camera systems for companies is the easy handling and the low maintenance needs. Especially the cameras of the VarioCAM ® hr inspect series come with a rugged design making them most suitable for usage in rough industrial environments. The thermographic software IRBIS ® 3 provides efficient analysis of thermographic data and reporting for the transfer of crucial inspection results.

Infrared cameras for asset inspections

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD inspect 900
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD inspect 900

    3.1 megapixels guarantees precise infrared recordings in brilliant photographic quality.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD inspect 800
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD inspect 800

    The ergonomic design of this professional system allows for fatigue-proof, mobile use and supplies precise and razor-sharp infrared recordings even under harsh environmental conditions.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD insepct 700
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD insepct 700

    Designed for professional users, this thermographic system provides precise measuring results and its robust light metal housing guarantees for long-term operation even under harsh industrial environments.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD inspect 600
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD research 600

    High geometric and best thermal resolution as well as excellent handling and extensive features allow its use for demanding inspection tasks.

  • VarioCAM® HDx inspect  600
    VarioCAM ® HDx inspect 600

    Control technical installations or inspect buildings thermographically with a thermal imaging camera that provides the entry to thermography at high-end level.

  • Infrared camera InfraTec mobileIR E4
    Infrared camera InfraTec mobileIR E4

    InfraTec mobileIR E4 is a low-priced, efficient and completely equipped infrared camera. This robust and very handy high-tech system convinces with its intuitively learnable handling and user-friendly single hand operation.

  • Infrared camera InfraTec mobileIR E9
    Infrared camera InfraTec mobileIR E9

    InfraTec mobileIR E9 is an efficient and budget-friendly infrared camera for mobile use. Exchangeable and quickly rechargeable batteries ensure a long period of application.

    Infrared camera InfraTec mobileIR E9

Case studies


Petrochemical, control of pipeline systems

Take advantage of thermal solutions in the petrochemical industry

Learn how infrared cameras and thermal imaging solutions can help to secure the production output and quality in different areas of oil and natural gas processing.



InfraTec solutions in the petrochemical industry


Thermography at an aluminum kiln

Thermography for insulation inspections with the thermal camera VarioCAM ® hr inspect 680

All kinds of hot industrial processes need to be contained well to allow the process itself to go on and at the same time to protect neighbouring installations and employees working there. But furnace insulations also have a second very important purpose - energy saving. Especially in times of rising energy costs and environmental protection demands the good shape of furnace insulations becomes increasingly valuable. Thermography helps to detect weak points and provides first indications for necessary repairs.


Use of VarioCAM ® inspect hr 680 for insulation inspections at the company Morgen Thermal Ceramics