An infrared thermal picture is worth a thousand words.
In an industrial or commercial setting, electrical equipment is often assumed to be working properly unless something goes wrong. Your electrical equipment generates heat through the course of normal operation. Fluctuations in the infrared energy emitted from your equipment can be an indication of a fault in the system. Issues in electrical systems often come from loose connections, poorly performing fuses, overloaded circuits, bad circuit breakers, or improper wiring among other things.
Infrared thermography helps our customers maintain the most efficient and long-lasting electrical/mechanical equipment possible.
What is infrared thermography and what can it do for your business?
This is a method of measuring, displaying, and recording thermal patterns of the surface temperature of an object. This creates a thermal image of the heat patterns a particular system creates over time. Infrared thermography can be applied to many industrial and electrical applications and provides many benefits.
Infrared thermography doesn’t contact machinery – During this process, an infrared camera scans equipment without the need to physically contact the machinery. Your machinery needs to be operating to accurately measure heat patterns. Because of this, we don’t require our customers to turn off their machines during this process.
A small fault is cheaper to repair than fully replacing your equipment – If your electrical system is routinely tripping breakers and fuses without an obvious cause, the first inclination may be that the machinery itself is faulty. Infrared images may show that the fault instead lies in loose wiring and poor connections which can save the cost of a full replacement.
A value-added process
IRS offers infrared thermography services as a way to help our customers detect any issues before they cause significant damage. These issues include equipment failures, part deterioration, and more. They can be identified through distinct infrared heat patterns that are presented in a temperature distribution image. Once we inspect the images our electricians can address issues promptly and professionally. This prevents any problems from becoming more extensive and costly. It also restores your machine’s efficiency and performance, ultimately leading to longer-lasting machines.
Infrared thermography can easily be added to any ongoing preventative maintenance plan. Call IRS today, and we can discuss how IT imaging can help you prolong the life of your equipment.