Panel inspection with FLIR

Hi, experimenting with FLIR technology. What do you make of this picture?

Absolutely nothing.

no temps

Nothing there to be useful.

As mentioned, without more info, impossible to say with any certainty. We need a temperature range to make a determination.

My guess: You took the picture during the day. All the lights were off in the house, as were most appliances. But in one room, someone was inside with something on. Or perhaps the fridge in kitchen cycled on. All the cold breakers are cold because they are not drawing any amps. The one that is hot is drawing amps.

Looks like a big gob of crap. What camera is that (if I didn’t know)…

It’s a loose breaker, but I wouldn’t put that in writing for anything…

Now the big question: what was the amperage load on the circuit?

(I didn’t think so…)

Give a guy a camera and they think they know how to use it. Last week a guy down here used his camera and called out a leak in the wall without putting a moisture meter on it.

I’m not IR trained, but my guess is the breaker is in use by a heavy load, or is loose.

Let’s discuss why the 20amp two pole breaker to the right is hot…

Lets consider:
Auto focus
SSR
Parallax

Even the MSX can’t pull this one back together!

Starting out wrong from the 1st Law of Thermography; Focus, Range, Distance…

Improper application for this model camera. Oh, but we all though it could be used for electrical evaluations…

Now on to Building Science Applications!

The question imo is how hot is the actual breaker and under what load. For example 12 amps on a 15 amp breaker with a 110 degrees Fahrenheit temperature is not unusual. A larger breaker under load might see 125 degrees and still be considered ok.

A kid that’s has been playing x box, on a Flat screen tv for hours LOL

All one can conclude is that this specific breaker is running at a warmer temperature than the surrounding ones. What does that mean? Really nothing useful… as there is no reference in temperatures anywhere. Do not jump to conclusions, it will eventually bite you.

What does your level 2 training tell you?

I’ll bet he’s sorry he posted that here

The picture tells me that you will want to get training from a reputable provider before you start advertising thermography services.