Vehicle Maintenance Helper — Applications of InfiRay Infrared Thermal Cameras in Vehicle Detection and Maintenance

Infrared thermal cameras play an important role in vehicle detection and maintenance, which can monitor the temperature of a vehicle system, accurately identify the heated fault area and bring about the safety diagnosis and performance monitoring of parts such as body air tightness, window heating wire, exhaust pipe, brake pad, and engine.

I. Main Applications of Thermal Cameras in Vehicle Detection and Maintenance

1. Engine fault diagnosis

Generally, the engine status is checked by vibration and noise tests to evaluate the overall structure, so it is difficult to discover its minor defects. Using an infrared thermal camera to scan the engine as a whole can detect the faults of small components and eliminate potential hazards in time.

2. Brake pad fault diagnosis

Temperature restricts the braking and wears resistance of brake pads. Strong friction can cause the temperature of a brake disc and brake pad to up to 1000°C. Infrared thermal cameras can monitor the temperature trend of the brake pad and brake system, thus analyzing the brake condition and wear resistance of the brake pad. 

3. Tire performance diagnosis

Temperature is closely related to the performance of tire materials. Overheating can undermine the performance of tire materials and affect tire pressure and grip. Infrared thermal cameras allow for tire performance detection and are convenient for engineers to do so.

4. Active heating system diagnosis

The heating wire on the rear window of a vehicle can defrost and defog the glass. The overall on-off condition of the heating wire can be detected using infrared thermal cameras so that the driver can comprehensively and quickly judge whether the heating wire is broken to ensure safety.

5. Vehicle air tightness diagnosis

The airtightness of a vehicle affects the air conditioning system. Infrared thermal cameras can quickly and accurately locate the leakage position and detect the performance of the cooling outlet at the same time for timely maintenance.

6. Exhaust pipe diagnosis

The excessively high temperature of vehicle exhaust pipe has an impact on the engine, chassis bearing system, electrical devices, etc. Infrared thermal cameras can detect abnormal changes in pipe temperature to troubleshoot exceptions in time.

Maintenance Helper Applications of InfiRay Infrared Thermal Cameras in Vehicle Detection and Maintenance

III. Unique Advantages of Thermal Cameras in Vehicle Detection and Maintenance

1. Non-contact temperature measurement enables complete scanning and detection of parts, which is easy and quick;

2. Freely select temperature monitoring areas, obtain the point of the highest temperature, and provide high and low-temperature alarms to easily troubleshoot abnormal points;

3. Dual-spectrum fusion allows for a clear display of fault location temperature, helping quickly identify and locate faults;

4. Automatically collect temperature data and generate curves to provide a reference for the development of maintenance programs.