I found this very interesting and felt the need to share with all of you, a new and emerging application for Thermal Imaging uses. Just the other day I was reading a unique article by Flir Corporation explaining the new found use of quality control; regarding the asphalt industry. It only makes sense that hot asphalt creates a very hot energy signature, but needed to read more on the direct ins and outs.
Washington State had first enabled the science of infrared and new road placement, and found that infrared had the ability to map the temperature signatures of the asphalt that was being laid, thus the ability to monitor specific guidelines and to better determine procedures for creating a better, longer lasting product for motorists. I found this very interesting that someone thinking outside the box found an application, with the use of infrared cameras for quality analysis during road construction.
I see a direct application her in Minnesota, due to the fact that the expatiation and contraction of our road materials are constantly subjected to the extremely hot and cold seasons we endure. Just another example of the versatile applications of Infrared Imaging!