A thermographic survey helps to implement a predictive maintenance strategy, which gives your business the ability to manage and control the potential failure of your equipment, services & building fabric
Infrared thermography is one of the most effective non-contact, nondestructive test method available. Infrared thermographic surveys are capable to detect areas of abnormal temperature, diagnose problem areas and determine their severity in electrical systems and mechanical equipment. There are situations like late detection of electrical problems and that may cause untimely shutdowns, resulting property losses, lost production, increased operating costs, dissatisfied customers, and lost profits. Infrared inspections or thermographic surveys are an inexpensive way to inspect an electrical system both visually and thermally to identify existing problems, potential problems, and necessary electrical maintenance.
Below are applications of Infrared thermography:
The most established Thermographic survey is the inspection of Electrical distribution systems and components. These inspections are non-invasive, quick to carry out and are cost effective as well as forming part of a predictive maintenance strategy.
Electrical components such as connections, joints and contacts are subject to deterioration over time due to corrosion, loosening, over tightening, contamination, and overloading, all of which causes an increase in electrical resistance and subsequently an increase in temperature. If left, further deterioration occurs, resulting in possible equipment failure, fire and even explosions. Carrying out regular Thermographic surveys results in your Electrical distribution systems and components being evaluated and any maintenance intervention can be scheduled as part of a predictable maintenance strategy.
This scenario can have a detrimental impact on your assets and can lead to catastrophic failure of key equipment. Worn bearings, bushes, drive belts, failing parts, lack of lubrication or even incorrectly fitted components will all cause greater levels of friction leading to elevated component temperatures than that of normal running components and eventually failure. These temperature increases show in the form of heat patterns and when scanned with a thermal imaging camera detects early signs of deteriorating components. Our comprehensive survey report gives the maintenance team the information required to plan in maintenance activity on the relevant equipment highlighted by thermal images. This reduces the need to carry out reactive repairs during production and in turn eradicates costly and potential catastrophic failures on equipment
A Thermographic survey of building envelope will record the thermal properties of each elevation by detecting the infrared energy emitted from those areas. These properties are then converted into a thermal image and by using these images we can evaluate temperature measurements to identify potential problems. The survey is carried out with minimal disturbance by being non-invasive and allows detection of the potentially problematic areas