Agriculture Applications Machinery
Power sources (see automotive applications)
Excess heat generation of pumps, bearings, chains, belts etc. can be measured by Infrared camera that are mounted on the equipment or by portable equipment used for periodic non destructive testing while the machinery is operating at full load.
Recent applications of Infrared Imaging are the mounting of cameras on the machinery to scan and analyze deficiencies of the crop. Nutrients are applied as required as the inspection is being undertaken.
This technology could also be used for the application of insecticides and herbicides.
Emissivity of the material must be considered. (see Factors affecting Thermal Infrared Images)