Thermography - infrared scanning

By: Alcocks Infrared Scans (Thermography)  04-07-2009
Keywords: Electricians, services, Electrical Services


Unexpected breakdowns in electrical supply can be very inconvenient and costly. Infrared electrical thermography is a useful tool that can identify stressed components of your electrical installation before they break down or cause a fire. This gives you the opportunity to solve the problem as part of planned maintenance before it causes a serious problem.

Insurance companies are increasingly calling for infrared electrical thermography surveys as a valuable risk assessment aid.

What is infrared electrical thermography?

Thermography consists of using infrared photography to determine temperature. The technique has a wide range of applications, but is particularly useful as a tool for identifying stressed components in an electrical installation.

Benefits of a survey.

The main feature of an infrared thermography survey of an electrical installation is that it identifies stressed components of the installation by its heat signature. The benefit of this predictive maintenance is the identification of:

  • Hot spots such as loose connections and bad contacts.
  • Under-rated cables overheating under existing demand.
  • Unbalanced loads.
  • Stressed earth leakage units, circuit breakers, contactors and other electrical components.

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