Infrared Thermography (IR) Survey
- Nowadays, we use electricity to power our inventions but yet we never see the invisible force behind it. Without electricity, there would be no light, no television, and no telephones
- Electrical equipment in the factory or building could be subject to abnormal heating of cable connection, carbonization/deteriorated cable insulation, etc. Such phenomenon increases the risk of electrical fire
- Electrical fires also cause the most property damage to commercial buildings, factories, warehouses; ranging from catastrophic repairs to lengthy periods of business interruption.
Assessing Electrical Fire Hazards
- What if you could “see” if a building has too much heat in the electrical closet to help avoid an electrical fire?
- With the aid of an Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera (IR Camera), thermographer can conduct inspections/ thermographic scanning that evaluate electrical system conditions with an infrared camera to detect thermal energy hot-spots not visible to the human eye
- Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera detects infrared energy emitted from object, converts it to temperature, and displays image of temperature distribution on the infrared thermal imaging camera (IR camera)
Benefits of Thermographic Scanning
- Relative comparison of distribution of surface temperature can be made over a wide area, i.e. reduced electrical fire potential by identifying faulty connections & minimizing breakdown potential in production processes
- It is a non-contact inspection, which can be conducted without shutting down the power supply. Temperature can be measured easily for a moving object or an object which is dangerous to get close to
- Able to identify preventative maintenance needs which can then be planned
- If the electrical equipment faults could be identified beforehand and rectified, it reduced risk of fire, mechanical breakdowns and business interruption
Important Message to Clients
The Thermographic scanning process is carried out with machinery and equipment operating under normal load conditions.
- It is preferable to be able to scan equipment when operating at its maximum operating capacity if possible. If electrical systems are not live or are not carrying the current then there is no point of scanning this equipment.
- Thermographic scanning relies on a direct line of sight to the equipment or surfaces being scanned for temperature variations by our thermographer, which requires great attention.
- For this reason, an electrician is required to remove covers and open switchboards and this should be arranged prior to the commencement of the survey
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