Montana Infrared Electrical Scanning

Electrical Thermography Scanning

Before an electrical component burns up, it heats up. Thermography is a non-destructive technology which causes no disruption of service and is used to see excess heat so that problems can be found and corrected before a component fails causing damage, safety hazards and/or production downtime.

What Electrical Equipment Should Be Checked?
 Utility substations, transformers and feed poles
 Main incoming services, plant main knives
 Capacitor banks
 Main switchboards and disconnects
 Main distribution panels and main disconnects
 Uninterruptible power supplies
 Generator controls and transfer switches
 Main I-Line panels
 Lighting and receptacle panels
 Disconnects and combination starters
 Service disconnects for motors
 Machine control panels

What Do We Detect?
 Loose connections
 Overloaded or imbalanced circuits
 Faulty breakers and switches
 Faulty fuses
 Open circuits
 Inductive heating
 Harmonics
 Defective equipment

Advantages of Using Infrared:

• Reduced Downtime • Increase Profits • Increase Equipment Life • Save on Insurance

• Lower Risks • Prevent Catastrophic Failures • Comply with Electric Codes • Save Lives

• Lower Repair Costs • Locate Problems Quickly

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70B §11.17.5 suggests that every commercial and industrial building in the United States should have an IR survey at least once a year.

Increasingly, insurance companies are requiring IR surveys of electrical and mechanical systems for their insured. Some companies may even offer discounts if surveys are performed annually.

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