Infrared electrical inspections can be done in a variety of industries to find problems before they arise. Including infrared electrical inspections in your preventative maintenance plan can reduce downtime and electrical equipment damage and help you pinpoint potential problems before they cause a larger issue. Infrared electrical inspections should be conducted annually in order to reduce operating, testing and maintenance costs.
The infrared electrical inspections process is non-destructive and doesn’t interrupt business operations. It is performed through the use of advanced technologies to find these issues in a non-destructive way. Our Certified Technicians / Electricians use thermal cameras (as well as vast experience, knowledge and a strong understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code) to discover problems and areas of concern that can’t be detected through a visual inspection. Issues found such as loose connections, faulty or overloaded breakers, imbalanced loads, issues with disconnects, motor windings and bearings that exhibit abnormal heating and more. Many of these issues can’t be detected through the naked eye.
Infrared Electrical Inspections include:
- Transmission lines
- Buss ducts
- MCC’s (Motor Control Centers)
- CDP’s (Central Distribution Panel)
- Branch circuit panels
- Electrical splices and joints
- Capacitor banks
Because the thermal cameras don’t have any physical contact with your electrical systems, there is no interruption to production during the inspection. Additionally, because our infrared electrical inspections don’t interfere with operations, we can provide a more accurate picture of your equipment during normal operating conditions and electrical loads.
Infrared electrical inspections help locate a problem before it leads to an unscheduled outage, equipment damage or a fire. All of these issues can result in high costs to get back up to speed or replace equipment. Infrared electrical inspections can quickly pinpoint problems within electrical systems, improve preventive maintenance efficiency and allow facility managers to establish repair priorities.
Contact Heat Seeking Thermal Imaging for more information about adding infrared electrical inspections to your preventative maintenance plan.