An infrared survey can help keep small issues from becoming disasters. Repairing a loose connection– easily found with a thermographic scan – might cost only some rupees. If undetected, that same connection could result in a fire. That might mean injury, loss of life or damage that makes the whole building unfit for occupancy and shuts your business down.
Thermographic scans are a wise investment. Industry sources show that the monetary savings they produce can be 20 times as much as the initial cost of the survey. This does not include the potential losses due to damage associated with fire
All electrical and mechanical equipment radiates heat. Infrared video cameras that are sensitive to this thermal radiation, detect and measure the temperature differences between surfaces. The cameras then convert the information and display it as an image visible to the human eye, allowing us to “see” a heat signature.
Abnormal or unexpected thermal patterns typically indicate a problem with the equipment, including conditions such as:
Infrared inspections use high tech cameras to measure thermal energy being emitted from a given object. But, a much lower tech tool can be equally effective for successful infrared inspections - the naked eye. Visual inspections can detect issues that might not be readily apparent in an infrared survey or in test data
If left undetected, such issues can compromise the safety and efficiency of electrical and mechanical equipment.