Thermal Imaging Surveys
Why Use Thermal ImagingElectrical Surveys Save time and money on electrical and mechanical projects.
- Inside electrical distribution and service: switch gear, fuses, transformers, receptacles, lighting conductors, overhead buss work and motor control centers.
- Motors, pumps and mechanical: electric motors and generators, pumps, compressors, evaporators, bearings, couplings, gearboxes, gaskets/seals, belts rollers and disconnects.
- Process: tanks and vessels, pipes valves and traps, reactors and process insulation.
- HVAC/R: air conditioning, heating, air handlers and refrigeration
- Outside electrical distribution for utilities: transformers, bushings, insulators, transmission lines, other exterior conductors, service connections, disconnects, and capacitor banks
- Electrical phase imbalance
- HV substations (transformer to main switch rooms)
- Overheating equipment (process control and manufactured components)
- Poor electrical connections in control panels (all voltages) • Bearing condition (trend analysis) • Under-rated cables
- All cable terminations (solder joints, signalling, etc.)
- Metal fatigue
Thermal imaging, or thermography, detects heat patterns or temperature changes in objects. These changes allow the user to discover problems prior to costly downtime, or to monitor developing problems so maintenance can be scheduled during a planned downtimes or when budget is available.
We recommend regular thermographic surveys of the following types of equipment: