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Old 8/14/16, 9:43 PM
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I just secured a vintage IR camera.





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Old 8/14/16, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: Just Secured a Vintage IR Camera for the our Museum

The InterNACHI Museum.

It will make a nice display item for this subject.

In today's money, it would cost about $250,000 to buy. Back then, they had to pay around $8K per year
to maintain the camera and replace the liquid nitrogen every month. The life expectancy of the unit was
about 5 years.

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History of Infrared Thermography




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Old 8/15/16, 7:06 AM
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Cool.




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Old 8/16/16, 12:11 PM
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Default Re: Just Secured a Vintage IR Camera

I hope you took a TI class first. lol
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Old 8/16/16, 12:37 PM
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I hope you took a TI class first. lol
Interesting note.... the IR detectors in this camera had to be kept below -360 degrees in order to keep working. That is what the liquid nitrogen was for.





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Old 8/16/16, 1:08 PM
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Very cool




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Old 11/4/17, 9:23 AM
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Default Re: Just Secured a Vintage IR Camera

Brings back memories, I ran one of those for almost two years it was way older than 5 years old , It had a swappable zoom lense for shooting power sub stations, also the nitrogen was cheap, and fun to play with.
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I just secured a vintage IR camera.

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