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THERMAL IMAGING - THE POWER OF INFRARED 

THERMAL IMAGING - THE POWER OF INFRARED 


Thermal imaging is not only an excellent tool to assess operational performance, it’s also integral in identifying potential risks before they occur to minimize downtime, improve efficiencies and avoid catastrophic failures. Using an infrared camera (IR), thermal imaging can be performed on anything from motors to lighting panels, motor control centers, VFD’s and more. Here at Impact, our trained technicians are well versed in IR and recommend using it as part of your electrical preventative maintenance program.

INFRARED IN ACTION 

An infrared camera is a contactless device that detects unusual heating or excessive temperature deviations to produce a thermal image or video, on which we can perform temperature calculations.  Each thermographic image has areas of interest selected, with the maximum temperature in each area noted.  These temperatures are compared with equivalent equipment, adjacent phases, or ambient temperature to determine whether a hotspot represents an item of concern.

TOP 5 REASONS TO SCHEDULE THERMAL IMAGING

SPOT THE PROBLEM
Detect faulty components, electrical failure, water damage, and thermal issues - replace or repair them BEFORE a problem becomes a catastrophic failure.

MINIMIZE DOWNTIME
Reduce or prevent unscheduled downtime while improving system performance. Plus, a thermal imaging inspection is non-invasive, meaning all equipment can keep running for the duration of the inspection.

INCREASE THE LIFE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT
With scheduled maintenance, expect improved efficiencies while increasing the lifespan of your systems.

IMPROVE SAFETY FOR EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
Investing in thermal imaging means improved safety standards, reduced risk of fire, injury and other risks  in your workplace.

LOWER  INSURANCE PREMIUMS
By preventing failures before there’s damage to personnel, equipment or your facility.

 

WHAT WE CAN SCAN 
Motors 
  • Inspection of stator for high overall temperatures 
  • Inspection of output shaft bearing for high overall temperatures(where accessible) 
  • Inspection of cable terminations 
Panels 
  • Inspection of circuit breakers for high overall temperatures 
  • Inspection of bus connections and cable terminations 
Motor Control Centers 
  • Inspection of switch assemblies and breakers for unusual heating 
  • Inspection of power fuses for unusual heating 
  • Inspection of contactors, control transformers, and auxiliary equipment for high overall temperatures 
  • Inspection of power and control wire terminations 
VFDs 
  • Inspection of auxiliary equipment for high overall temperatures 
  • Inspection of line and load power terminations 
Solar Panels   
Breakers  
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: Typical detections by an IR scan
  • Loose/deteriorated connections
  • Overloading
  • Open Circuits
  • Heating
  • Unbalanced loads
WHAT TO EXPECT

COMPREHENSIVE REPORTING
Following your IR scan, we will provide you with a comprehensive report detailing the equipment scanned, evaluation on our findings with a recommended course of action.

ON THE SPOT REPAIRS
With customer permission we’ll fix the problem on the spot or schedule a call back to repair all deficiencies found during the IR scan.

EXPERTISE
Count on Impact’s professional trained technicians to get the job done, right. 

WHAT TO DO NOW? 

Get in touch to schedule a thermal imaging inspection today.  

LET’S GET TO WORK 

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