The use of infrared radiation in a method of examining the degree of dampness in brick walls

openaccess, Vol. 561 (5) 2019 / czwartek, 30 maja, 2019

(Open Access)

J. Szczotka

DOI: 10.15199/33.2019.05.02

Volume 561: Issue 5
Pages 14-17
Accepted for publication: 18.04.2019 r.

The article reviews the causes of moisture presence in ceramic brickwork. Thermographic measurements were made using an infrared heater. The study involved walls made of full ceramic brick, built with the use of variousmortars. The IR heater rated power was 250W. The article presents the heater’s configuration selected for the purposes of the newly developed method of transferring heat radiation to an examined wall using a cylinder with a diameter of 130 mm. The author describes a work station for testing the moisture content of a wall together with the instrumentation. The aim of the study was to illustrate the differences in the processes of cooling a drywall and a dampwall, as evidenced by the differences inmeasurements.This study in the future may be applied in the process of optimizing the moisture control of brick walls. Keywords: brick walls; moisture; thermal imaging; infrared radiator; moisture analysis.
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mgr inż. Józef Szczotka, F.U.I.

mgr inż. Józef Szczotka, F.U.I.