Thermographic Surveys of Electrical Systems
What is a Thermographic Survey
Infrared Thermography is used to perform In-Service Inspections and Condition Monitoring on electrical equipment because excess resistance on electrical apparatus indicates electrical faults such as loose connections, overloaded or imbalanced circuits, faulty circuit breakers, damaged switches, faulty fuses and a wide range of other electrical conditions. Before an electrical component burns up, it heats up.
Thermography is used to see the excess heat so that problems can be found and maintenance personnel can act to correct the problem before the component fails, causing damage to the component, safety hazards and/or production downtime.