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Abnormal Heating is Associated With Possible and Potential Failures
Most Electrical Equipment Heats Up Before it Fails
Infrared Inspections Can Identify Abnormal Conditions Before Such Failures
Heating is produced by the current flow through a contact with higher than normal electrical resistance, or load demand. This type of problem is typically associated with switch contacts and connectors.
The actual point of heating may often begin very small and continue to expand until it becomes a serious problem. An Infrared Inspection will easily identify such thermal problems and provide the information to correct the problems before they become a failure or fire hazard.
The use of infrared photographs makes economic sense, regardless of the size and operation of your facility. Conducting IR inspections of your electrical systems on a regular basis has consistently shown unprecedented returns on investment as well as satisfying your insurance carrier’s requirements relative to the importance of Thermal Imgry testing of electrical equipment as indicated within the following article from The Hanover INS Group (PDF).
Literally hundreds of different components make up an electrical system. These components are comprised of main distribution panels, MCC’s, transformers, switchgear, breakers, local power distribution panels, appliance panels, motors, VFD’s, PDUs. Utilizing Thermography as part of your Predictive Maintenance Program (PdM) will help to reduce impending electrical problems eliminating costly down time, enabling you to budget for and schedule repairs and maintenance.