An infrared camera, also known as a thermal imager, can be a big investment for any company or individual. While it is a very useful tool, it is still important to determine your Return on Investment (ROI). There are a lot of variables that contribute to your ROI, depending if you’re a plant manager, or a contractor/consultant. Here are some of them:
For Industrial Plant Managers, ROI can come from using infrared cameras for inspection and troubleshooting. Factors include:
There’s no need to turn off equipment during an inspection so plant managers don’t lose valuable production time.
Infrared inspections are non-contact, which means that technicians can scan large areas from a safe distance, and at a faster speed.
Improved production efficiency
Subtle problems can be found and addressed easily before they have a major impact on production.
Reduced capital expenses
Maintaining equipment properly can extend their average life expectancy. Through a thermal imager, technicians can find and repair problems before the equipment breaks down.
For Consultants and Contractors, ROI is based on how much more money can be earned by using a thermal imager. Factors that can increase sales include:
Complete more work in less time by being able to quickly scan areas to find air leaks, insulation gaps, moisture, and overheated electrical components.
Eliminate guesswork and show potential clients exactly what the problem is, and what needs to be repaired, on an infrared camera.
More word of mouth referrals
With a thermal imager, you will not only resolve problems, but also send customers a before and after scan of the same area so they can compare results. This will lead to more satisfied clients and more referrals.
To get a quick estimate on your ROI, try using the Fluke Thermal Imaging ROI Calculator.
Fluke is a trusted manufacturer of numerous tools and test instruments including infrared cameras. In the Philippines, Presidium.ph Corporation is an official distributor of Fluke products. For additional queries, contact Presidium at +632 464 9339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.