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Cold Storage, Infrared Cameras, and Beer

Cold Storage, Infrared Cameras, and Beer

An offer recently came our way that was just too good to refuse. One of our favorite Virginia breweries, Pale Fire Brewing, needed help inspecting their new cold room. Since their brewery is within walking distance of the Ivy Tools office, I think I blurted out something like, “Would now work? Great, I’ll be right … Continue reading

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FLIR Thermal Cameras in Motorsports: A Field Trip

FLIR Thermal Cameras in Motorsports: A Field Trip

FLIR thermal cameras are everywhere in motorsports these days. Infrared resolution has been increasing, camera cost is lower than ever, and decreasing size is opening up many possible applications. Whether Formula 1, Le Mans or NASCAR, you can’t watch a race today without seeing a few thermal clips here and there. TV images are usually … Continue reading

Kill Mold by Controlling Moisture

Kill Mold by Controlling Moisture

What to do about mold? Homeowners and facility managers have witnessed an explosion of mold in recent decades. While its threat is often exaggerated, mold really can make us sick. And while illness is certainly the first concern, let’s not forget that mold in significant quantities doesn’t smell very good. So even if mold is … Continue reading

Favorite New Manometer: Energy Conservatory TEC WiFi Link

Favorite New Manometer: Energy Conservatory TEC WiFi Link

The Energy Conservatory TEC WiFi Link might just be your perfect second manometer, without being a manometer at all. Here’s how. A customer called needing a manometer to check building pressures. He already has an Energy Conservatory DG-700 with his Minneapolis Blower Door, but wanted a second manometer for occasionally troubleshooting building depressurization. That’s a … Continue reading

Fire Drill! Thermal Cameras and Smoke

Fire Drill! Thermal Cameras and Smoke

Ivy Tools was recently invited to take part in a firefighter training exercise in a nearby building set to be demolished. The local fire department was filling the empty building with non-toxic artificial smoke and sending in firefighters. We’re always up for an interesting thermal imaging application, so we grabbed a thermal camera and headed … Continue reading

Will Your CO Meter Save Your Life?

Will Your CO Meter Save Your Life?

Recently our friend Benjamin Meredith, a local energy auditor and home inspector here in Harrisonburg, Virginia, called with that “you’re not going to believe what just happened” tone in his voice. He had just fired up a boiler in the course of an inspection on a small commercial building and his ambient carbon monoxide meter sounded … Continue reading

Water Damage Special #2: FLIR E-Series and Extech MO297

Water Damage Special #2: FLIR E-Series and Extech MO297

For the professional energy auditors, home performance contractors, and anyone else searching for building moisture (or just a good deal!), FLIR is currently offering a free Extech MO297 Moisture Meter with the purchase of certain E-Series infrared cameras. The MO297 is a five-in-one moisture detection meter, combining a pin-type and pinless moisture meter with a … Continue reading