INFRARED ELECTRICAL THERMOGRAPHY
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.
companies are increasingly calling for infrared electrical thermography surveys
as a valuable risk assessment aid.
What is infrared
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.
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.