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
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?
Overloaded or imbalanced circuits
Faulty breakers and switches
• 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.