Industrial Manufacturing Infrared Thermography Services
Infrared inspections provide a means to view systems (electrical, mechanical, building envelopes) under normal operating conditions to identify abnormally hot (or cool) areas or components. This is a powerful maintenance tool. In many instances, equipment failure is preceded by a period of increasing heat. This is especially true of electrical equipment.
With infrared thermography you can identify overheating electrical connections and other machine components, scheduling repairs to be made during planned downtime. This increases reliability and productivity for the entire operation.
This thermogram shows a loose connection of the lug on incoming power supply. Operating equipment with loose connections can
cause many problems, some damages could be un-repairable
- Fewer interruptions while in operation mean more uptime and greater productivity.
- Equipment problems are fixed before they fail and damage or destroy the rest of the machine.
- Identifying developing problems and planning the repairs results in fewer panic situations, those costly predicaments that force excessive overtime and monetary premiums for emergency rush equipment orders.
This thermogram shows a loose fuse clip that needs tightened or replaced. Loose fuse clips could lead to serious equipment damages.
- An industrial process that runs reliably and without surprises produces a safer work environment. Many industrial processes are complex and run at high speed. A sudden failure on one machine can have a cascading effect of failures that may include flying debris.
- Fire avoidance. Overheated electrical connections can start fires. You may have heard of a fire in your area that it was caused by faulty wiring. This means many things including bad design and overloaded circuits. It also commonly means a bad electrical connection that was overheating and was not found in time.
Other advantages of thermography:
- Shows a visual picture so temperatures over a large area can be compared
- Able to find deteriorating: (higher temperature components prior to their failure)
- Measure or observe in areas inaccessible or hazardous for other methods
- Non-destructive test method
- Locate defects in shafts, pipes, and other metal or plastic parts
Call Precision Electric, and schedule infrared thermography services to prevent unnecessary damages to your industrial equipment.
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