When your electrical system begins to have problems, it gives off heat – usually a sign of excessive friction or high electrical resistance. Thermal imaging detects this infrared heat and identifies if there is faulty equipment, assisting with the early detection of potentially serious faults in electrical and mechanical equipment.
A comprehensive thermal imaging scan will detect and pinpoint any hot spots in the system before a costly failure occurs. More often than not, the scan will detect problems that you can fix during scheduled downtimes. This will enable your power system to operate at maximum efficiency, while also improving the reliability and cost-efficiency of the system.
Beyond that, staying on top of potential problems also improves the safety of your people. Most practitioners support that infrared inspections of electrical equipment should be performed annually. In some cases, insurance companies require annual thermal imaging as part of the policy compliance.
Typically, thermal imaging would be conducted on:
- Electrical Switchboards;
- Most Electrical Plant and Equipment (i.e. Motors, Pumps, Plant);
- Electrical Control switchgear;
- Electrical Systems (i.e. Lighting and Power distribution); and
- Mobile electrical plants
On completion of a survey, Crisp Power & Control will provide a comprehensive report to the client. The reports include digital and infrared images and all potential faults are rated for your maintenance staff.
This rating allows for a repair schedule to be implemented so that more serious faults can have priority.