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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.

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what is infrared?

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
  1. SPOT THE PROBLEM
  2. MINIMIZE DOWNTIME
  3. INCREASE THE LIFE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT
  4. IMPROVE SAFETY FOR EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
  5. LOWER  INSURANCE PREMIUMS

 

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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

 

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The power of infrared

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