Thermal imaging

A Report of Infrared Inspection provides complete documentation of thermal patterns detected in your equipment or systems. It uses a subjective evaluation to help you prioritize repairs to provide the greatest return from this inspection and your maintenance.

Thermal Imaging picks up problems invisible to the eye and allows the component to be replaced long before it causes grief such as downtime of an entire work force due to a shutdown to carry out unexpected repairs.

A Report of Infrared Inspection meets the documentation requirements of the Infraspection. Institute Standards of Infrared Inspection of Electrical Systems and Rotating Equipment, as Well as standards, practices and Specifications published by ASTM, NFPA and NETA.

A Report of Infrared Inspection provides complete documentation of thermal patterns detected in your equipment or systems. It uses a subjective evaluation to help you prioritize repairs to provide the greatest return from this inspection and your maintenance.

Thermal Imaging picks up problems invisible to the eye and allows the component to be replaced long before it causes grief such as downtime of an entire work force due to a shutdown to carry out unexpected repairs.

A Report of Infrared Inspection meets the documentation requirements of the Infraspection. Institute Standards of Infrared Inspection of Electrical Systems and Rotating Equipment, as Well as standards, practices and Specifications published by ASTM, NFPA and NETA.

How Infrared Thermography Works

Infrared imagers “see” the heat radiated from your equipment in real time, just like a video camera sees visible light. In black/white thermograms (pictures of heat), white is hot and black is cold unless stated otherwise. When thermograms are in colour, colours in the scene are matched to the reference bar. Colours appearing closer to the top or right of the reference bar indicate higher temperatures. Colours appearing closer to the bottom or left of the reference bar indicate lower temperatures.

Repair Priority Ratings

Each thermogram is given a subjective a Repair Priority Rating which is based upon a qualified assistants (electrician) opinion of how critical the subject item is to the safe and profitable operation of your overall system.

The Inspection Summary section of a report explains how to use the Subjective Repair Priority Rating to help you determine how quickly you need to investigate and correct the potential problem.

Over heating can cause premature deterioration and costly, unplanned failure of your equipment. Over heating connectors, conductors and components will never get better. In fact, the temperature and rate of deterioration will increase with time. No one can predict when a failure will occur.

As a result, we suggest that you use the Subjective Repair Priority Ratings as a guide that you investigate and take appropriate corrective measures as soon as possible.

All Thermal Imaging should be carried out by a qualified Thermographer
Holdens Electrical Contracting is an accredited level 1 Thermographer