Electrical Thermal, Surveying & Reporting in Alconbury
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Thermography Testing Explained
Thermography testing, also known as infrared thermography or thermal imaging, is a non-destructive and non-contact technique used to visualise and analyse the temperature distribution of electrical components and circuits. By capturing thermal images, it unveils hidden patterns and irregularities that might be impossible to detect through conventional methods.
When electrical components experience issues like fatigue, contamination, or loose connections, they generate excessive heat, leading to the emergence of “hot spots.” These hot spots become visible through thermal imaging and act as early warning signs for potential failures.
Thermography testing uses special infrared thermal imaging cameras to identify problems with electrical circuits before the components fail. This means they can be caught in time so they can be fixed before causing significant disruption or damage.
Benefits of Thermography Testing
- Enhanced Electrical Safety
- Increased Equipment Lifespan
- Cost Savings
What Does the Process Involve?
Thermography testing in Alconbury involves carrying out a no-contact survey using infra-red detectors. These detectors can spot objects with different temperatures from their surroundings, revealing potential faults that are hidden in installations and machinery.
One of our trained engineers will use a special infrared camera to take images of the electrical panels after removing the electrical distribution equipment cover or barrier.
The camera will then detect where there is excessive heat compared to the ambient temperature, revealing where there may be a problem that needs fixing. The engineer is trained to recognise when the amount of heat being detected could indicate a problem and when further investigation is required.
What the Report Covers
Following the thermography testing, we will provide you with a report that includes details about the installation and characteristics as well as a schedule of the items that have been inspected.
You will receive two images of the equipment that has been surveyed: a thermal image and a standard image. We will also recommend whether you should carry out further investigation and provide you with an explanation for our decision.
Why Use Thermography Testing?
Our clients in Alconbury use thermography testing as an effective method of preventative maintenance. Tests are used to identify faults in equipment and wiring. This can help to spot potential fire risks and problems in machinery before they cause damage.
One of the main benefits of thermography testing is that the survey is non-intrusive. As such, there is no disruption to the electrical supply, making it more convenient.
Thermography testing should be carried out regularly to prevent problems from occurring. This can help to prevent financial loss due to fires or machinery breaking down or malfunctioning, which could have an impact on productivity.