The potential catastrophic consequences of electrical system failure and hazards must be avoided at all costs. Routine inspection on electrical equipment allows companies to detect, monitor and correct problems early, avoiding
shut down, loss of production and safety incidents.
Faults are identified safely, often in the early stages of failure cycle while causing no interruption to normal operations, allowing repair strategies to be planned in advance. The elimination of breakdowns, reduction in maintenance
costs and downtime, increase in production are all a result of a well-established preventative maintenance program.
When electrical components fail, usually the failure is exponential. Small, incremental increases in temperature eventually lead to an avalanche effect, followed by complete failure. This process is referred to as the “Arrhenius
Effect” and the bend in a components temperature curve tells a lot about it’s failure cycle.
For a component to fail completely, it can take time. Companies don’t always require to rectify faults immediately and shut down for maintenance. It is important to identify where each component is in its failure cycle.
We have the tools to inspect manually through routine monitoring
Detect system overloads, loose defective components and damaged switch-gear. Infrared electrical testing finds hot, dangerous problems quickly.
Conditions Detectable by an Infrared Inspection
- Loose/deteriorated connections
- Open circuits
- Unbalanced loads
- Inductive heating
- Defective equipment
Benefits of Infrared Inspection
- Reduce unscheduled down time
- Increase equipment life
- No service interruption during inspection
- Lower risks
- Lower repair costs
- Increase profits
- Prevent catastrophic failures
- Lower insurance premiums due to reduced losses