Why an Infrared Inspection Can Tell You the Most About Machine-Wear
How Does It Work?
Infrared cameras detect infrared electromagnetic radiation. These infrared waves signify the presence of heat. The more infrared present, the more heat being emitted.
Of all the causes of electrical system failure, heat tends to be a common symptom. With infrared detecting technology, engineers can identify a problem before the component fails. This not only saves money in repairs, but also creates a safer working environment.
Heat is also a sign of serious issues with non-electrical mechanical parts.
Benefits of Infrared
As previously stated, regular infrared inspection can save a company quite a bit of money. It can also reduce working hazards.
When machines fail, the repairs needed can lead to an excess of downtime. This costs the company money. If the failure is catastrophic, it can even mean replacing the entire machine.
With routine inspection, companies don’t have to worry about service interruption. It can be performed without having to shut down anything. Completing these inspections means extending the life of the machine.
In the long run, the reduced amount of losses will lead to lower insurance premiums. The savings for such a simple inspection are higher than many business owners realize.
When inspecting electrical equipment and components, infrared can detect many issues. The camera can see where connections are loose or deteriorating. It can see where any circuits are open, overloaded, or unbalanced. With these cameras, technicians can even see what parts are defective.
Of course, the benefits of these inspections aren’t limited to electrical equipment. Other moving parts in a machine can fail with too much heat and friction.
For these parts, the infrared camera can see where the machine is misaligned, over lubricated, under lubricated, over tense, or too slack. It can also detect defective parts.
Once the problem is identified with the infrared camera, it can be swiftly addressed before catastrophic failure occurs.
Infrared Inspection Services
All commercial and industrial buildings should have infrared inspection at least once a year, according to the The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70B ?11.17.5. Initially, it may seem like a hassle, but preventative routines are always less costly than damage control.
For over 40 years, Thermal Techniques has used infrared inspection to prevent machine failure and save businesses money. Contact us today to see how our thermal imaging experts can help you.