FLIR Systems’ New Tool Diagnoses HVAC Bottlenecks

The diagnostic tool is designed to identify symptoms of clogged filters, duct leaks that reduce airflow and other problems in HVAC systems.
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FLIR Systems has introduced the FLIR EM54 environmental meter for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration measurements. Using hygrometer technology, the diagnostic tool identifies deviations from ambient relative humidity levels, which can cause static hazards at manufacturing sites and discomfort in homes and offices. The easy-to-operate meter helps quickly and accurately identify symptoms of clogged HVAC/R filters, duct leaks that reduce airflow, and overloaded systems.

The FLIR EM54 is designed to facilitate inspection of ducting, electrical motors, thermal equipment, and other system components. It is suitable for applications in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Equipped with an external vane anemometer for wide-range, high-resolution air velocity measurements, the EM54 allows users to check air speed at duct inlets and outlets quickly and precisely. This allows for simplified duct airflow calculation and efficient troubleshooting.

The EM54 includes a Type-K contact temperature probe to allow users to check electric motors and thermal equipment components for proper operating temperatures. It calculates wet bulb and dew point temperature.

The FLIR EM54 environmental meter features an intuitive set of function keys, making it easy to use, and easy to read with a backlit multi-function display, a MIN-MAX-AVG recording function, and a programmable auto power-off timer. The rugged, multi-purpose diagnostic tool comes with a three-year limited warranty.