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Rugged tools give reliable results on construction sites

Construction sites are harsh environments for instruments that need to give accurate results time after time, even if they have been dropped, kicked or stepped on. 

Fluke construction instruments, including laser levels that are engineered to stay within specification, even after a one-meter drop. Whatever electricians, HVAC engineers, surveyors, inspectors, bricklayers, carpenters, roofers and plumbers need reliably measured, like distance, temperature, cable location, electrical values to indoor air quality across building sites, Fluke has a range of durable tools to meet the needs and deliver guaranteed results.

Building inspectors need intuitive tools

The engineered but simple, intuitive operation of Fluke tools, means users don’t need to be continually referring to a manual. This translates to time saved – per measurement - which soon mounts up, meaning cumulative labour cost savings. Besides carrying out their primary job function, construction workers are increasingly having to inspect the work of the carpenters, tilers, brick-layers and plasterers working with them.  If they can’t, at best they risk significant waiting time and at worst, can jeopardize the quality of the whole job. Fluke’s dedicated suite of products can save time and money on residential, commercial and industrial construction sites alike.

Fluke’s range of tools specifically engineered for construction sites include:

  • Laser distance meters for calculating surface, length, area or volume and hard-to-reach areas
  • Thermal imaging cameras for inspecting insulation in walls, heat losses in HVAC installations, pipes and ventilation, humidity spots in walls and window frames
  • Infrared thermometers for measuring temperatures in hard-to-reach/hazardous areas
  • Digital multimeters for checking socket voltage, non-contact circuit voltage, temperature measurement of rooms or HVAC applications; tests flame sensors in HVAC applications and monitors signal fluctuations
  • Electrical testers (voltage and continuity testers) for checking if the voltage is applied to the socket, cables on continuity, residual-current devices (RCDs), identification of live conductors
  • Electrical testers T5 and T6 for checking if a circuit is live before starting work, measure voltages, measure loads on a branch circuit at a service panel, checks circuit continuity
  • Electrical testers: VoltAlert™ and light for testing for energized circuits cables
  • Clamp Meters: 320 Series True-RMS electricians’ general troubleshooting tool (commercial & residential), verifying the presence of load current, ac voltage and continuity of circuits, switches, fuses and contacts
  • Clamp Meters: 376 FC True-RMS ac/dc with iFlex for advanced troubleshooting, log and trend measurements to pinpoint intermittent faults, create and send field reports, a safe distance from arc flash zone through Bluetooth connectivity to Apple/Android devices
  • Clamp Meters: 902 FC True-RMS HVAC performs essential measurements for HVAC systems—micro amp for testing pilot light sensors, resistance, ac current, ac/dc voltage, capacitance and contact temperature
  • Indoor air quality tools: temperature humidity meter, airflow
  • Fluke 279 FC True-RMS Thermal Multimeter First-line troubleshooting tool for electrical and HVAC equipment, checks hot spots on high-voltage equipment and transformers, detects heating of fuses, wires, insulators, connectors, splices and switches, checks status of motors in HVAC installations

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