Thermographic Survey as Predictive maintenance Program
Preventative maintenance programs in a number of industries have
come to rely on the use of infrared thermography. Thermal
imaging enables abnormalities in machinery, piping, electrical
switchboards, and power lines to be detected. This then
allows costly and potentially damaging failures to be avoided.
A thermographic survey is performed with a particular camera
that can take pictures in the infrared spectrum. The Infrared scan
will show the thermal evaluation of an object either hot or cold,
without requiring operators to interrupt the normal operation of
equipment. The readings can be displayed in either Celsius or
Fahrenheit. Thermal imaging technology can be used in any
application where heat is an indicator of a fault.
Infrared radiation can be used to remotely determine the
temperature of objects. Faults that can be detected with the camera
are indicated by elevated heat that emanates from the problem
area. The causes of these faults range from a loose
connection on a circuit breaker, an overcurrent problem on a
circuit or simply a loose screw, all of which are normally
undetected with the uncovered eye. By being practical with
the Thermal Imaging Scans, our clients have
the opportunity to identify potential issues before they
result in costly repairs, loss of production and trade.