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
– Defective equipment
• 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.