More about Infrared Thermographic Testing (ITT)
As most equipment tends to fail because of degradation over time, this slow process can lead to excessive heat being created internally, which in turn often hastens the degradation, and worsens the situation. ITT helps you to identify failing and stressed components early, allowing for strategic and preventive maintenance to be carried out ahead of time, thus reducing resultant plant downtime.
ITT can monitor virtually any electrical circuit, connection, bearing, coupling, cable joint, switchboard, bus-bar or any other electrical component or piece of machinery or equipment. ITT will help you strategically target areas requiring preventive maintenance to achieve improved overall results and performance.
By using live thermographic images, ITT records where excessive heat is being emitted. Various resolution and wavelength options are used to record heat signatures for either close-up surveys of indoor equipment, or external and long-range subjects. Following an onsite recording, the images are provided in a comprehensive report, allowing you to make informed choice about solutions to problem areas.
ITT will help you confidently plan and schedule preventive maintenance for your electrical infrastructure. By being able to foresee and fix trouble spots early, breakdowns can be avoided, and consequential loss in plant downtime and lost production can be reduced.
While most new installations are designed to strict specifications, problems in design, construction and workmanship are always possible. For this reason, an ITT survey should not only be utilized for older or problem prone components and infrastructure, but also for new equipment. We recommend an initial commissioning survey, and that subsequent thermal scans are performed annually during peak season.
All Infrared Images shown here are property of Moses Electric, Inc., and were taken by Joel Farmer, a 9-year employee and Level II Thermographer.