Test & Measurement
FLIR VS290-32 thermal and visible videoscope for confined spaces
By Anthony Capkun
April 6, 2021 – FLIR Systems says its VS290-32 is an “industry-first” videoscope that combines thermal imaging and a visible camera specifically designed for safer and efficient inspections of hard-to-reach underground utility vaults.
The tool is Cat IV 600V rated for electrical inspections, as well as IP67 (camera tip) and IP54 (base unit) to protect against dust and water. The device features FLIR’s Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX), which improves image clarity by embossing visual scene details onto full thermal images. A low-profile tip and bright LED worklight provides illumination for MSX in dark environments, including under manhole covers, attics, inside machinery, etc.
The VS290-32 offers the option of hot/cold colour alarms (isotherms) to identify areas of concern across a temperature range from -10 C to 400 C.