Thermal Imaging for Electrical Applications
Thermal Imaging has proven to be an ideal inspection method for all types of predictive maintenance in the electrical field. Infrared technology gives us the ability to “see” and measure temperatures on defective components and the normal wear, chemical contamination, corrosion, fatigue and faulty assembly in many electrical systems. The resistance or molecular friction produced within these problem areas is visible in the infrared spectrum and visible to all the infrared cameras that we offer. Overheating can occur in virtually all electrical components and hardware including generators, transformers, pole top connections, insulators, disconnects, jumpers, shoe connections, fuse connections, switchgear, starters, contactors and any other hardware one might imagine. In transmission and distribution systems thermographic surveys can help cut production losses and prevent the eventual failure of these systems. Utilizing infrared thermography for electrical inspections can help set maintenance priorities, prevent unplanned outages, lower insurance premiums, reduce loss, reduce liability, evaluate repairs, and maintain high performance.