If you are a facility manager, maintenance manager, building owner…responsible for safety, production and repair at your facility, you cannot afford to be without a regular infrared (IR) thermographic survey of your electrical switchgear, distribution system and mechanical equipment.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70B §11.17.5 suggests that every commercial and industrial building in the United States should have an IR survey at least once a year.

Increasingly… Insurance companies are requiring IR surveys of electrical and mechanical systems for their insured. Some companies may even offer discounts if you have the surveys performed.

Infrared Predictive Maintenance Explained
Infrared thermography is used to perform P/PM inspections on electrical equipment because excess resistance on electrical apparatus indicates electrical faults such as loose connections, overloaded or imbalanced circuits, faulty breakers, damaged switches, faulty fuses and a wide range of other unwanted electrical conditions.

Before an electrical component burns up, it heats up. Thermography is used to see the excess heat (resistance) 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.

Please visit ElectricIR.com, a United Infrared network site for more information.

As a United Infrared member, Campbell Thermography is committed to providing high quality infrared imaging and analysis in addition to maintaining consistent professional standards of reporting.