Thermal images allow our eyes to “see” excess heat generated by faulty equipment.
Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera to “see” and “measure” thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal or infrared energy is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye;
IR Camera captures as a temperature distribution on a surface, and it can display as a visible information, without contact and in real time.
A picture says a thousand words; Infrared thermography is the only diagnostic technology that lets you instantly visualize and verify thermal performance Everything that uses or transmits power gets hot before it fails. Approved’s comprehensive reports pinpoints the exact cause of problems that threaten the integrity of a company’s electrical and mechanical systems and the identification of damage to water systems. Our thermographers are trained, certified and experienced in thermal infrared scanning. Electrical Hot Spots
- Unbalanced loads
- Excessive current
- Loose or corroded connections
- Insulation failures
- Component failures
- Wiring faults
- Underspecified component failures
Mechanical Hot Spots
- Insulation problems with motor wiring
- Bearing problems – due to wear and tear or lubrication
- Bad alignment
Process Hot Spots
- Damage structures caused by worn pipes
- Abnormal heat flow/heat gradients
- Defective valves/traps
- Normal tank level fluctuations
- Roof defects and moisture damage
- Pipes and ducts
- Cracks in structural joins
- Faulty or insufficient wall insulation
- Finding and fixing poor electrical connection
- Increase life span of equipment and prevent premature replacement of equipment
- Reduce fire risks from overheated or burned components
- Reduce energy wastage due to unwanted heat generation and inefficiency
- Prevention of operational downtime and production loss which prevents revenue loss.
- IR can be done while production is running and it is done without any contact.