Step Up Your Inspection Game with the FLIR Thermal Imaging Moisture Meter
The FLIR MR277 Thermal Imaging Moisture Meter is the first all-in-one solution for targeting moisture at its source. With high-quality thermal imaging, this building inspection system helps you find the source of the problem so you can deliver fast solutions and make repairs immediately.
- Model Number: FLIR MR277
- Quickly locates moisture, air leaks, insulation voids, and more
- Thermal imaging with 4x better resolution than earlier IGM moisture meters
- Pinpoint moisture issues with integrated non-invasive sensor
- External pin probe and optional specialty moisture probes capture readings
- Find issues and document problems on one file
- Thermal and visual imagery with hygrometer readings and laser location
- 10-year warranty
- Price: $1,399
The FLIR MR277 combines the advantages of Infrared Guided Measurement (IGM) with the company’s proprietary Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX). Its environmental sensors help you quickly locate, identify, and document problems. The IGM technology and laser pointer help you isolate the problem area, where you can then use the integrated pinless moisture sensor for non-invasive readings. Or, you can use the external pin probe for more invasive readings.
With 4x better resolution than earlier IGN moisture meters, the MR277 helps you find moisture, air leaks, insulation voids, and more. You can take comprehensive thermal and visual readings with accurate hygrometer readings and laser location. You can even document your problems all in one .jpeg file.
Whichever way you tackle the job, the new FLIR Thermal Imaging Moisture Meter helps you locate the problem, diagnose issues accurately and efficiently, and do more in less time.
The FLIR MR277 features a 2MP digital camera with Thermal, Visual, and MSX display modes and a 70.5° x 56° field of view and a 2.8″ QVGA display. A 4.2 V 5400mAh LiPo rechargeable battery powers the unit, and an 8Gb hard drive gives you enough space to store up to 15,000 radiometric JPEG images.
It comes with an MR13 replaceable temperature and relative humidity sensor, an MR02 standard pin probe, a USB charger USB cable, a lanyard, and a quick start guide.
Retail prices run $1,399 and it’s backed by a 10-year warranty. Check out the full specifications on FLIR’s website.
A Few Thoughts
This tool has been a long time coming. We already use our FLIR C2 and One Pro to visually identify moisture boundaries and follow it up with a moisture meter to get readings. However, it’s not the first imaging moisture meter. Back in 2016, FLIR introduced its MR176 imaging moisture meter and the new model offers a few significant improvements.
|FLIR MR176||FLIR MR277|
|Display||2.3″, 320 x 240||2.8″, 320 x 240|
|Thermal Resolution||80 x 60||160 x 120|
|Battery||3.7V, 3000mAh Li-ion||4.2V, 5400mAh Li-Po|
|Runtime||18 hours||16 hours|
|Image Storage||9,999 (BMP)||15,000 (Radiometric JPEG)|
While this isn’t an exhaustive list of specifications and there are some other areas where there are smaller differences, it highlights some of the most relevant areas. The biggest advantage is the upgrade to MSX and doubling the thermal resolution. That’s going to give you a much better visualization of what you see in the camera. It comes with a significant cost increase, though.Check Acme Tools for Availability
Model Number: MR277FLIR Thermal Imaging Moisture Meter Specs
- Internal Memory: 8 GB
- Laser Orientation: Single Laser Pointer to Center of Thermal Image
- Packaging Size: 21.6″ x 12.3″ x 12.4″
- Sensitivity: <70 mK
- Runtime: Up to 16 hours
- Drop Test: 3 meters
- Warranty: 10 years
- Price: $1,399
Purchased this after a fire in one of the commercial unit we wore working on, and we had to deal with a subsequent water damage. I needed to be able to test for moisture in the walls in order to work out what was wet and hence what would need to be dried out and where there might later be mold growth. This is a professional grade tool which the remediation expert (the people called in by the insurance company to check for water damage and then deal with it) noted was as good as the tool he used. It’s… Read more »