Identifying and rectifying equipment issues before they become problems is a critical part of preventing loss and maintaining uninterrupted service. Routine inspections and preventive maintenance can reduce failures, but they cannot reliably identify trouble spots.
Thermographic scans are a wise investment. Industry sources show that the monetary savings they produce can be 20 times as much as the initial cost of the survey. An infrared survey can help keep small issues from becoming disasters. Repairing a loose connection– easily found with a thermographic scan is not costly. If undetected, that same connection could result in a fire. That might mean injury, loss of life or damage that makes the whole building unfit for occupancy and shuts your business down.
PIS is the place to find a quality thermographer that services your needs and has experience serving the needs of our clients for professional nondestructive testing and infrared inspection. Our team of certified thermographers provides the independent, professional testing, analysis and reports you need for a thorough and unbiased understanding of the situation provided in a timely and professional manner.
Most electrical equipment generates heat during normal operations. Usually, the heat is safely dissipated on its own. But corrosion, loose connections, misalignment or overload conditions can cause components to generate excessive heat, resulting in potentially serious problems. Abnormal or unexpected thermal patterns typically indicate a problem with the equipment, including conditions such as:
- Loose electrical connections
- Overloaded circuits or phases
- Deteriorated or damaged insulation
- Insufficient lubrication
- Steam leaks