THERMAL IMAGING SURVEYS
Thermal imaging cameras are used extensively in the electrical industry.
Electrical equipment is at the heart of manufacturing and plays an important role in every business operation. If electrical equipment is not functioning correctly productive processes are held up and major losses incurred. Faulty electrical equipment can also cause fires which can severely damage buildings and endanger people’s lives.
Thermal Imaging can be used to prevent any sudden halts to power supply or electrical machinery. Thermal Imaging can be used to carry out regular thermal surveys as part of electrical equipment maintenance. Thermal or Infrared (IR) Cameras work by converting emitted radiation levels into a two-dimensional picture that will highlight contrasting energy levels, usually electrical faults will display a rise in temperature which serves as the basis for identifying most electrical faults. Thermal Cameras can quickly detect electrical faults and are non-contact meaning that equipment can be uninterrupted while the thermal survey is being carried out. Thermal images will give a clear picture of the equipment and the temperature distribution. When the power equipment is in operation, the state of the heat distribution can be seen in the thermal images, allowing the user to see if the heat distribution is normal or not.
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Infrared thermography is the ideal non-intrusive, predictive maintenance tool for identifying abnormal temperature distribution (which is invisible to the eye) on a wide range of applications to identify faults such as faulty electrical connections, overloaded circuits, etc.
Where electrical systems are operating in critical environments which cannot be easily shut down, thermal imaging is an assessment process which provides an ideal maintenance tool to quickly and efficiently identify systems which are over loaded or components that are overheating, potentially avoiding failure and business disruption or even a fire at a later date
Thermal imaging can be undertaken without the need for shutting down any systems, thus saving you money and interrupting your business unnecessarily.
All mechanical components can be checked for deficiencies and electrical systems can be checked for poor connections and overloading.
The systems or electrical components identified with defects in the report can then be thoroughly inspected during the next planned maintenance period, or sooner if recommended, to avoid risking further disruption to your business as a result of intermittent faults or system failures.
The long term benefits of successive testing is the ability to be able to refer to previous reports and compare images to identify components or systems which could be deteriorating quicker than others and should be added to your next planned maintenance schedules.
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