Thermal imager testo 885

Thermography is a method that represents the surface temperature of objects. The principle is based on the measurement of the intensity of the infrared radiation and its conversion into electrical signals. This creates an image with "false colors"; red color means a higher temperature, blue color a lower temperature.

The thermal imaging camera testo 885 is designed for thermal imaging and can provide a detailed view of the test object and potential energy loss sources both indoors and outdoors. In addition to the thermal imaging, the "moisture image" can also be created with the camera. It displays the relative surface moisture content for each individual measured value in the thermal image. Thus, the various danger zones are visible and mold formation can be avoided.

Application in constructions:

- analysis of the building envelope for energy losses
- detection of heat bridges
- detection of water damage
- recognition of construction defects
- detection of mold risk
- checking of heaters and installations
- checking in electrical maintenance (checking of control cabinets and electrical connections)
- monitoring and control of solar systems
- monitoring and control of photovoltaic systems
- monitoring and control of windmills

Further possible applications of the thermal imager:

- Preventive maintenance in the industrial environment
- Measurement of high temperatures up to 1200 ° C
- Visualization of thermal anomalies in human and veterinary medicine

Source and further information
DIN 54190
DIN EN 13187: 1999-05

Here you can download  brochure and user manual for the thermal imager
Brochure testo 885
Brief instructions testo 885
Instruction manual testo 885


Rental – Return
The thermal imager can be borrowed by Prof. Martin Wollensak in the office 1.402. The length of the borrowing time is according to the agreement.

The borrower confirms that the borrowed object is used exclusively for research purposes as part of the course at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, University of Wismar. The rental object may neither be passed on to, nor rented or sold to, unauthorized third parties.

The borrower commits himself to particular care in handling the rental object. The borrowed object is delivered cleanly and functionally and must be returned in this state. No irreversible, technical modifications may be made to the rental object.

If the rental object is damaged by improper handling, the borrower is liable for the resulting damage. This also applies to the case where the rental object is lost. The borrower is obligated to ensure adequate theft protection.