Repair Priority vs Temperature Rise for Electrical & Mechanical Infrared Inspections
What if you were damaging your facility equipment every day by focusing on the wrong thing?It sounds scary, but this is what happens when you focus too much on temperature during your mechanical inspections. Instead, you should focus on infrared mechanical inspections at regular intervals.Keep reading to discover the true importance of thermal patterns!
Why Infrared Mechanical Inspections?
When done right, infrared inspections will save time and money in your facilities while also improving safety. And, regular inspections will help you detect and avoid the kinds of wear and tear on your equipment you might normally overlook.
We have prepared a thorough guide as to how these inspections can transform your business and boost your bottom line.
There are a few key ways that infrared mechanical inspections can save time. The main reason is that it can detect issues that simple temperature scans cannot.
For example, if the temperature has only gone up by a small amount, many people assume that it is not a problem. This may just be the start, though, of critical issues that could affect your entire system.
Infrared inspections can give you a better idea of where the temperature has increased and why it has done so. And it’s possible to inspect literally thousands of points in a day, giving you plenty of time to check out all of your equipment.
This ultimately saves a lot of time that would otherwise be spent repairing these issues after they turn into a major breakdown.
Likewise, there are a few key ways that infrared inspections can save your company money. We’ve already covered the first method: by detecting problems early on and avoiding major breakdowns, you help avoid both equipment failure and the nasty bill that comes with it.
And the beauty of infrared is that it is completely non-intrusive and requires no actual contact with the equipment. This means you can scan every piece of equipment without slowing production or shutting your plant down, saving countless amounts of money over the lifetime of your company.
There are two primary ways that infrared mechanical inspections can lead to safer facilities. We’ve touched a bit on the first one: specifically, regular inspections help to avoid the kind of catastrophic equipment failure that may put you and your employees in unforeseen danger.
The second way this provides for safer facilities is even more straightforward. Infrared inspections are more precise than simply relying on the temperature and allow you to more accurately identify fire hazards.
Removing or improving these hazards makes your entire work environment safer. In this sense, these infrared inspections are an investment in your future safety!
The Bottom Line
You now know just how important infrared mechanical inspections are to the safety of your crew and your equipment. However, you may not know who can provide these inspections.
That’s where we come in. At Thermal Techniques, we are the premier experts in infrared. To see how we can transform your business, schedule an IR facility inspection today!