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TechValidate Research on FLIR Systems

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3,507 Customers Surveyed

27,740 Data Points Collected

659 Published TechFacts

52 Published Charts

130 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


FLIR C2 Customers Reveal The Top 5 Applications

What is your core application for thermal imaging?

Building Diagnostics
16%
Building/Home Inspections
24%
Property & Facility Maintenance
8%
HVAC & Plumbing
4%
Moisture & Restoration
12%
Manufacturing Industries
8%
Electrical Contractors
12%
Electrical Utilities
8%
Furance & Boiler Inspection
4%
Other
4%

Case Study: Global 500 Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 professional services company is based on a April 2015 survey of FLIR customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with FLIR products:
    • Identified electrical hotspots and measured excessive temperatures

Use Case

  • Uses the following FLIR products:
    • FLIR T6xx-Series
  • Core application for thermal imaging is Electrical Utilities.

Results

  • Is able to complete Predictive Maintenance inspections 1-2x faster since deploying their FLIR product.
  • Realized the following benefits after deploying their FLIR products:
    • Reduced downtime
  • Saves 5 – 10 hours per week with their FLIR product.
  • Caught and avoided the following problems by using their FLIR product:
    • Electrical fires and shorting

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise aerospace & defense company is based on a May 2015 survey of FLIR customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our business is reliability driven: if the customers’ critical data isn’t streaming, we are getting charged for it.
The infrared camera has proven to be a critical tool in our continued ability to provide 100 % availability.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with FLIR products:
    • Identified electrical hotspots and measured excessive temperatures
    • Found insulation voids
    • Discovered sources of cold and warm air leaks
    • Found HVAC leaks and disconnected ducts
    • Could see airflow issues that helped improve cooling

Use Case

  • Uses the following FLIR products:
    • FLIR T6xx-Series
    • FLIR IR Windows
  • Core application for thermal imaging is electrical.

Results

  • Is able to complete Predictive Maintenance inspections 2-5x faster since deploying their FLIR product.
  • Grew their business by up to 25% with FLIR products.
  • Realized the following benefits after deploying their FLIR products:
    • Reduced downtime
    • Reduced troubleshooting time
    • Reduced costs
  • Saves 1 – 5 hours per week with their FLIR product.
  • Caught and avoided the following problems by using their FLIR product:
    • Electrical fires and shorting
    • Excessive mechanical wear
    • High utility bills
    • Power outages
    • Energy waste from poor weatherization
    • Expensive shutdowns
    • Expensive equipment repairs
    • Overheated equipment
  • Saved their customer or organization $2000000 with their FLIR product.

FLIR lets us do our own thermographic surveys.

Gary Farley, Electrician, Alcoa Inc.

FLIR Systems Customer Research

FLIR Customers Reveal the Products They Use

What FLIR Products do you use?

FLIR ONE
11%
FLIR C2
24%
FLIR C3
1%
FLIR E4
9%
FLIR E5
9%
FLIR E6
13%
FLIR E8
6%
FLIR E40
6%
FLIR E50
4%
FLIR E60
9%
FLIR T420
7%
FLIR T440
4%
FLIR T460
3%
FLIR T600
2%
FLIR T640
5%
FLIR T660
4%
FLIR T1020
3%
FLIR A6604
0%
FLIR G300a
0%
FLIR G300pt
0%
FLIR GF304
0%
FLIR GF306
1%
FLIR GF309
1%
FLIR GF300/320
2%
FLIR GF343
0%
FLIR GF346
1%
FLIR IR Windows
3%
FLIR TG130
1%
FLIR TG165
9%
FLIR TG167
2%
FLIR Test & Measurement Tools
5%
FLIR IGM Tools
1%
FLIR MR60
1%
FLIR MR160
2%
FLIR MR176
2%
Other
19%

FLIR Customer Testimonial

The imager allows us to identify problems that would have otherwise been difficult or impossible to isolate. For example, in several instances we were able to quickly identify the location of an electrical short.

The video real time capture allows us to evaluate thermal performance of heat transport mechanisms within the system and to compare against thermal models.

James Kronrod, Manager, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.



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About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR Systems brings innovative sensing solutions into daily life through their thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

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