What is it?
An electrical thermal imaging survey incorporates the use of an infrared camera to highlight areas of potential problems and failures of electrical devices, such as fuse boards, terminals, electric motors, transformers and electronic devices.
Who can benefit?
Surveys of electrical systems can expose faults such as poor connections, overloaded circuits and imbalanced load. Alternating current often loosens connections which in turn causes breakdowns & possible electrical fires. If trouble already hit or you just want to prevent it, call ATS for advice.
Why Electrical Thermal Imaging ?
Reduction in breakdown maintenance costs. An increased availability of insurance companies willing to provide cover. Reduction in insurance premiums. Reduction in risk mitigation contingency budgets. It is extremely fast and accurate.
Thermal Imaging Testing (Thermography) detects potential problems and failures of electrical devices, such as fuse boards, terminals, electric motors, transformers and electronic devices. The structural part of the electrical appliance radiates heat which can be detected using our Thermal Image cameras. Regular imaging inspections will identify problems before trouble hits.
Electrical Thermal Imaging Survey
Thermal Image inspection and monitoring of electrical installations identify faulty electrical components that begin to deteriorate as soon as they are installed. Whatever the loading of a circuit, vibration, fatigue and age cause the loosening of electrical connections, while environmental conditions can hasten their corroding. Briefly stated all electrical connections will, over time, follow a path towards failure. If not found and repaired, then these failing connections will lead to faults. Fortunately a loose or corroded connection increases resistance at the connection and this increased resistance causes an increase in heat. Electrical Thermal Imaging will detect this developing fault before it fails.
Detecting and correcting failing connections before a fault occurs will prevent fires & unplanned loss of electrical supply, which in turn will prevent loss of earnings.
Thermal Imaging provides a quick and efficient method of finding electrical and mechanical components that are operating above their correct temperature.
Surveys are carried out under normal working conditions, which therefore involves minimal interference to your business.
- We can perform thermal imaging on your electrical distribution boards and switch gear.
- The thermal camera will detect heat known as hot spots and show early warning signs of electrical components that are at risk of failure.
- A completed detailed report showing thermal image photographs and containing accurate temperature readings.
- We will also give advice and recommendations on any repairs as required.
We use the new E60, now with MSX® Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera Performance
FLIR Tools Mobile Communication – Connect an E-Series camera to smartphones and tablets with our Wi-Fi app. Stream live video so others can watch along. Import radiometric JPEGs, adjust levels, add measurement tools, then send images off in simple reports via email to expedite repair decisions.
Superior Thermal Imaging – Up to 76,800 pixels (320 × 240) for better long-range accuracy and the highest level of point & shoot camera IR resolution.
MSX Thermal Image Enhancement – See numbers, labels and other key visual details not normally apparent in a regular thermal image with an all-in-one thermal picture that instantly orients you to right where heat issues are.
Onboard Digital Camera – 3.1MP resolution provides clear visible light reference pictures; includes built-in LED lamp that doubles as a flashlight plus a laser pointer to mark locations.
Large Touchscreen with Auto-Orientation – The E-Series touchscreen provides an intuitive interface that takes full advantage of the entire 3.5” display for easy access to diagnostics tools, and measurement and other data overlays stay upright no matter how you hold the camera.
Picture-in-Picture – Overlay thermal images onto digital scenes for extra location documentation.
Multiple Measurements – Add up to 3 box areas and 3 moveable spots using the touchscreen to gather more detailed temperature information.
MeterLink® – Measure more than temperature. Send diagnostics data by Bluetooth from compatible clamp and moisture meters directly to E-Series cameras to embed extra information into thermal images as you capture them that further supports findings.
Interchangeable Lenses and Manual Focus – Optional wide-angle and telephoto optics let you capture more of a scene in one shot or get in closer to measure smaller, distant targets. Full focus control help you dial in the sharpest clarity and accuracy.
Higher Temperature Range & Sensitivity – Measure hotter-running equipment with higher 650°C (1,202°F) detection, and see subtler temperature patterns and detail with E-Series’ greater sensitivity.
Take a look at the Datasheet for more information here: Flir E-series datasheet