Robert P. (Bob) Stefanowicz – SAMS® AMS® | Principal Marine Surveyor

Thermographic InspectionsSUSQUEHANNA MARINE SURVEYSHarrisburg, PA

About Infrared Thermography


Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera to “see” and “measure” thermal energy emitted from an object.

Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye; it’s the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world, everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Even very cold objects, like ice cubes, emit infrared. The higher the object’s temperature, the greater the IR radiation emitted.

Infrared allows us to see what our eyes cannot. Infrared thermography cameras produce images of invisible infrared or “heat” radiation and provide precise non-contact temperature measurement capabilities.

Nearly everything gets hot before it fails, making infrared cameras extremely cost-effective, valuable diagnostic tools in many diverse applications. And as industry strives to improve manufacturing efficiencies, manage energy, improve product quality, and enhance worker safety, new applications for infrared cameras continually emerge.



Information provided by FLIR

The cost of a Thermographic inspection is quoted dependent on the type and size of the inspection required.

We inspect the following for both recreational and commercial vessels.

  • Vessel structure ( hull, keel, cabin, decks, superstructures, Etc.)
  • Machinery ( engines, generators, accessory motors, etc.)
  • Cargo claims
  • Electrical ( 110VAC, 12VDC, fuse/ breaker boxes, wiring, etc) (vessel, residential, and commercial applications.)
  • HVAC Systems: (vessel, residential, and commercial applications.)

Other applications:

  • Buildings: (marina, residential and commercial)


Please call (717) 497-8974 to get a quote and to discuss your special needs.

Bob Stefanowicz, AMS is a Certified Level 1 Thermographer and uses FLIR Equipment.