C- Series Thermal Imaging Systems by FLIR

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Apr 4, 2017 8:12:34 AM

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The FLIR C-Series are a set of portable, full-featured, thermal cameras for use in thermal inspection of buildings, electrical/electronic, and mechanical systems. They are excellent non-destructive tools for fault location and verification of the repairs performed. You can carry them in your pocket so that you are ready to find hidden plumbing blockages, HVAC issues, structural defects, hotspots, and various other problems. The MSX system allows real time superposition of optical image over the IR picture for identification of faulty components. 

The C-3 model can connect to a smartphone or a tablet over Wi-Fi, and you can readily record images and share with customers miles away.

Salient Benefits

  • Pocket-portability: The cameras are small enough to be carried in your pocket and need no external power connection.
  • Wide Object Temperature Range: -10˚C to 150˚C, covers the usual temperatures encountered.
  • Accuracy: 2˚ C or 2%, whichever, greater (at 25˚C).
  • MSX®IMAGE ENHANCEMENT: Onboard visible light camera to add the optical picture to the IR picture in real time. This allows easy identification of the faulty components.
  • WiFi equipped: The C-3 model can upload information from the site to a mobile phone or tablet for record or sharing with others who may be remotely located.
  • Display: 3“, color, touch screen
  • IR Image Resolution: 80 × 60 (4,800 measurement pixels)
  • Minimum focal distance: IR: 0.15 m, Optical 1.0 m.
  • Image refresh: 9 times a second
  • Emissivity Correction: Possible; matte/semi-matte/semi-glossy, and custom value
  • Measurements Correction: Reflected apparent temperature; Emissivity.


The C-series devices can be make life easy for the engineer in a variety of scenarios.

  • Thermal Inspection of Buildings:
    • Detect missing insulation, drafts, and other sources of thermal leakage (heat in cold weather, and cold in hot weather).
    • Locate invisible ducts, plumbing, structural faults etc.
    • Detect invisible moisture.
    • Overheating embedded electrical equipment, eg, dimmer switch, etc.
  • Electrical / Electronic troubleshooting: The devices are extremely useful in troubleshooting of faults in electrical and electronics equipment. For example, you could scan an outdoor array of solar panels to quickly detect faulty cells, or you could scan a PCB inside a workshop to detect a number of fault conditions like overheated components, intermittent traces, impending failures, or dead tracks. Scanning a working machinery will immediately indicate hot spots and permit corrective action.
  • HVAC: The C-series devices permit repair and optimization of HVAC systems by:
    • Detecting overloaded or overheated machinery
    • Breaks in ducting
    • Gaps in thermal insulation
    • Refrigeration blockages
    • Uneven heating of floors

In short, the FLIR C-series is a very reliable and versatile tool for an engineer in solar energy, building construction and maintenance, energy optimization, HVAC work, and electric/electronic trouble shooting. Utilizing this tool enables engineers to save time and simplify their day-to-day projects.

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