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Fluke donates thermal imaging cameras to schools

July 24, 2009
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EVERETTE, WA — Fluke Corporation, through their Education Partnership Program, is donating $100,000 worth of infrared thermal imagers to schools and training programs for use in teaching students to perform weatherization work and home inspections, according to a press release.
Through the new Fluke Weatherization Grant Program, instructors in accredited programs in building science, weatherization, energy conservation, home inspection and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) can apply for grants of Fluke IR-InSIGHT® thermal imagers for use in instructional programs, the release stated.
Ken Konopa, president of Fluke Industrial, said: "Fluke is well known for supporting teachers and trainers through our Fluke Education Partnership Program. Conserving energy and reducing our environmental impact today are concerns on the global, national and very personal level. Home inspections using thermal imagers can help identify where energy is being lost or wasted. The winning applicants will receive state-of-the-art test instruments they and their students can really use."
According to the release, twenty programs will be selected in September to receive one thermal imager kit including software, two rechargeable batteries, charger, operation manual and Universal Serial Bus (USB) adapter.
Complete guidelines and an application form, which has a deadline of September 14, 2009, are available at http://www.fluke.com/weatherization, the release noted.
The IR-InSIGHT cameras that Fluke is contributing have an estimated value of $5,000 each and are optimized for roofing inspections, moisture and mold detection, electrical inspections and energy audits, the release added.
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