Thermography is carried out to eliminate any costly system failures that may occur within a business.
Thermal Imaging has evolved into one of the most valuable diagnostic tools used for Predictive Maintenance (PM). Also known as Thermography, Thermal Imaging is the production of non-contact infrared, or “heat” pictures from which temperature measurements can be made and therefore looks for hot spots within your electrical systems. Hot spots are the problem areas and show up as red on the image.
With a thermal imaging camera, a PHS Compliance engineer can examine your electrical system to predict when any maintenance is required, preventing potential faults from disrupting day-to-day activities. As electrical connections become loose, there is a resistance to current that can cause an increase in temperature. This increased temperature can then cause components to fail, potentially resulting in unplanned outages and injuries. In addition, the efficiency of an electrical grid becomes low prior to failure, thus energy is spent generating heat, causing unnecessary losses. If left unchecked, heat can rise to a point where connections melt and break the circuit; as a result, fires may occur.
Besides loose connections, electrical systems suffer from load imbalances, corrosion, and Increase in impedance to current. Thermography can quickly locate these and determine the severity of the problem, and help establish the time frame in which the equipment should be repaired.
This type of service is provided for all kinds of customers, from large office blocks to manufacturing plants and warehouses of any size. It allows accurate temperature measurements to be taken from a safe distance on equipment such as high voltage equipment, equipment at high temperature or otherwise inaccessible equipment.
Thermal imaging is a non intrusive testing process which detects any problems before it’s too late.
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