Electrical Infrared Inspection
Electrical and mechanical equipment is designed to operate to a maximum temperature range. Operating over this temperature can lead to premature and sometimes catastrophic failure.
The information is captured using a highly sophisticated and sensitive camera. This camera is cable of detecting differences in temperature of less than 1 degree Celsius. The information is then processed into a report, which is supplied to the customer. This report contains valuable information regarding heat patterns or “exceptions” which suggest faults in the condition of facilities and equipment surveyed, and a suggestion of necessary repairs and/or the need for continued monitoring. The asset owners and managers know their facility best, and must make the final prioritization of action.
This is a non-destructive, in-intrusive testing method that gives the customer valuable information to seek out problem areas and make informed decisions regarding the condition of their facilities and/or equipment. In addition, the information provided may be a requirement of some insurance companies to secure coverage.
Quantitative analysis for precise temperature measurement in special situations takes a great deal of time. Most often, the qualitative images with uncorrected temperature data is sufficient information to make good decisions.
Electrical: Predictive Maintenance Applications
- Buss connections
- Buss Duct
- Breaker panels
- Power disconnects
- Any loose connection can cause heat
You see: tech connections.
Water has dripped through tech cable braid stubbed down from a roof mast…
We see: heating on ferrous connections.
…causing corrosion on a 400Amp 480Volt disconnect.