I got a call today from a woman who is in the process of having a custom wine cellar built. She is looking for someone who can go in and verify that it is properly insulated and sealed prior to allowing the contractor to finish is out.
Though I do periodically see custom wine cellars at some of the high end houses we inspect, I don’t know enough about them to offer to go in and bless the insulation, moisture seals, etc. I told her that while I could go in a shoot it with the infrared camera, I did not know if there were standards for wine sellers, specific inspection protocols, normative data, etc. so I didn’t feel qualified to provide the service that I felt she was looking for.
She asked if I knew of someone who might have this knowledge so I told her that I would check here and see if we had anyone in the association who might.
Any thermographers here with wine cellar expertise, knowledge of standards, protocols, etc.? Shes not looking for just anyone with a camera. Some of these wine collections can be worth quite a few coins.
Could be an interesting job for someone with the right knowledge. I’d love to do it, but my reputation is too important to take on a specialty job that I don’t feel qualified to do.