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Thermal Imaging

Part of the preventative maintenance program, you can get the upper hand on problems before they become an emergency and cause major power outage and expense. Infrared thermo cameras produce images of invisible infrared or "heat" radiation and provide precise temperature measurement capabilities. An electrical system with hotspots, or places in the system where too much heat is generated, is a problem waiting to happen. Nearly everything gets hot before it fails, making infrared cameras an extremely cost-effective, valuable diagnostic tools in many applications. The uses of infrared cameras strive to improve manufacturing efficiencies, manage energy, improve product quality, and enhance worker safety. Infrared electrical systems inspections are typically conducted on an annual basis as part of a regular preventative maintenance program. A large amount of equipment can be inspected in a short amount of time as opposed to physically inspecting and tightening components. The infrared inspection locates faulty items not generally found during a physical inspection, such as failing components, poor electrical connections and load imbalances. When hot spots and problem areas are located with thermal inspections, these areas can be repaired with planned shutdowns on your schedule, not as emergency repairs that can't be controlled. Common problem areas include distribution bus-bars, circuit breaker, fuses, transformers, loose/corroded connections and motors.

With the use of a thermal imager, we come in and do simple tests, then offer a detailed report with pictures and will recommend a solution for your home or facility. Call today... in most cases you'll save more than the cost of the service.

Important Facts

  • Most equipment failure mechanisms endure a significant rise in operating temperature long before catastrophic failure occurs.
  • Thermal images are best taken while equipment is operation. No shutdowns needed.
  • Thermal images are taken at a safe distance. There is minimal safety risk, except for live voltage, which still required full electrical safety precautions.
  • Thermal measurement helps detect imminent failures in nearly all types of equipment, from electrical to mechanical, process, electronic and so on.



Before and After

Regular Image

Thermal Image