From hard services to soft, building management in Australia has a massive number of moving parts and variables. The checks and balances that go into maintaining and improving large-scale commercial, industrial or mixed-use structures leave no room for error. This means building managers need the best, most accurate tools for surveying and analysis.

Key to this is thermal imaging. Using the right device, like the testo 871 or 872, can save building managers untold time and money.

Why thermal imaging matters for building management

Thermal imaging performs several crucial functions for building managers; chief among them identifying leaks and breaks in heating system pipework.

The symptoms of such a leak (like wet floorboards and walls, stains, smells and irregular water temperature) do not give managers a clear understanding of the source of the problem. Typically, methods of discovering the leak rely on intrusive actions like breaking up walls or floors. With thermal imaging devices, managers can locate the source of a leak without such intrusions, identifying them with unerring accuracy.

Applications extend beyond identifying breakage: With Testo's range of thermal imaging cameras, building managers can asses the bulk of their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) facilities:

  • Identify the layout of underfloor heating.
  • Check the function and performance of underfloor heating and piping.
  • Monitor radiators before and after flushing.
  • Inspection of concealed boiler flues.

Most underfloor or in-wall systems throughout a building are critical for day-to-day resident comfort and overall building performance. However, their concealed nature can make them difficult to accurately monitor. To get the clearest, most accurate analysis of what's behind the walls before you break them open, use Testo's range of thermal imaging devices.

What Testo brings to thermal imaging for building management

The testo 871 and 872 are the best-suited thermal imaging devices for building management. The testo 872 has resolution of up to 320×240 pixels and under 60 mK thermal resolution, with high thermal sensitivity and a wide field of view – giving you breadth as well as clarity.

Manual and automatic scaling, combined with Testo's Thermography App, give you detailed analysis of heat patterns and the software to turn this into actionable results for how issues can be best addressed.

This level of detail ensures building managers have a clear understanding of exactly where HVAC issues or systems are, how serious any problems are, and helps establish a plan of action for cost-efficient solutions.

When you need fast, accurate imaging, you need Testo. Our experience, perspective and innovation will ensure you get the high-quality measuring devices your organisation needs.