SOURCE: Fluke Corporation

Fluke Corporation

February 14, 2011 07:40 ET

Contractor Chip Wade Teams With Fluke to Teach Laser Measurement, Infrared Temperature and Electrical Testing

New Fluke Online Videos Show How to Get Better Results in Less Time

EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - Fluke Corporation, the global leader in handheld electronic test and measurement technology, has posted new how-to videos on the Fluke website hosted by television personality and professional carpenter Chip Wade.

These fast-moving, entertaining and instructional programs include guidance on when, why and how to use ultra-precise Fluke laser distance meters, Fluke infrared non-contact thermometers and Fluke electrical testers.

In six quick video segments, Wade shows how to use highly-accurate Fluke laser distance meters to quickly and accurately measure spaces and calculate floor area and volume for electrical, HVAC and other projects. Fluke Laser Distance Meters instantly measure distances up to 330 feet with accuracy of 1/16 inch. Wade shows how technicians, estimators and contractors can use Fluke Laser Distance Meters to get more work done faster, with fewer people on the job site.

In his segment on using Fluke Infrared Non-contact Thermometers, Wade explains the advantages of infrared when speed is essential or measurement points are inaccessible. He also covers distance-to-spot ratio and emissivity, two concepts maintenance technicians and other users need to understand to make best use of their infrared thermometers, and talks about the capabilities of various Fluke thermometer models. Click here to see Chip discuss "Infrared Thermometers for Maintenance Technicians."

For professional electricians or do-it-yourselfers, Fluke electrical testers such as the Fluke VoltAlert, Fluke T+Pro and Fluke T5-1000 are essential for working safely on electrical circuits. As Wade explains in "Electrical Testers for Electricians," these testers enable users to make sure the circuits and equipment they're working on are turned off and safe to touch. Wade discusses the capabilities of the various testers and explains how to use them to ensure safe working conditions. 

Wade is also the host of "Thermal Imagers for Building Inspectors," a series of six video segments that show home inspectors and weatherization contractors how to use Fluke thermal imagers to inspect homes and commercial buildings. Wade discusses the principles of thermography and shows how to use a Fluke thermal imager to inspect the structure of a home, detect moisture problems, uncover heat loss and airflow issues in heating and ventilation systems and inspect commercial buildings. Wade shows how thermal imaging can help an inspector or contractor build their business by solving problems for customers.

Atlanta native Chip Wade comes from a line of experienced carpenters and woodcraftsmen. Wade graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering and became certified in residential construction while working as a structural engineer in a home building firm. In the fall of 2007, he joined HGTV's Designed to Sell team as the carpenter on the Atlanta team. For more information on Wade, check out

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Fluke test instruments are distributed in more than 100 countries. For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 44-FLUKE (800-443-5853), fax (425) 446-5116, e-mail or visit the Fluke Web site at

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About Fluke
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control and building restoration. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Test and Measurement World Best in Test, Control Engineering Engineer's Choice and Plant Engineering Product of the Year. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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