Thermographic surveys detect abnormally high temperatures and are a non-disruptive way of inspecting installations, so your business operation isn’t affected.
What are the reasons for high temperatures?
- A fault with the equipment
- Overloading sockets in your workplace
- Loose connections
- The age of the equipment – gradual wear and tear.
Why should you undertake a thermographic survey?
These surveys help you identify hot spots in electrical systems that you might not be able to see and makes sure that they are running safely. With a thermographic survey, you can rest assured that any faults are dealt with and, as it is non-disruptive in nature, there is no down time for you to be affected by.
What does a Thermal image look like?
Based on infrared radiation, thermal images will have a range of colours. The hottest areas of the thermal image from the thermographic survey will be yellow in colour, the coolest will appear in blue.
How often should Thermographic inspections be carried out?
The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend routine inspections to the electrical installation between the formal periodic inspections. Thermographic surveys of critical parts for an installation could mean they have to be isolated in order for them to be inspected. This would obviously cause disruption however, a routine thermographic inspection of these parts will help your business to run and could identify underlying defects which in turn could lead to a failure of the electrical supply. This shows how important it is to have thermographic inspections routinely incorporated in to the maintenance schedules to stay safe.
What can a Thermographic inspection survey?
We can inspect any electrical system or equipment that you might have a concern about. Items include:
- LV transformers
- Control panels
- Cable runs & terminals
- Motor and pumps
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning panels
- Electrical distribution boards
- Main panel boards
- Power busbars
- Electrical risers and tap off units
- Essential power
Who will carry out a thermographic inspection at Veriserv?
Themographic surveys are carried out by our experienced electrically qualified inspection and test engineers. Analysis will be undertaken during the survey and action will be taken immediately if an issue arises or is reported on.
Please call 01543 225306 or fill out one of our contact forms to discuss our service levels and to run a thermographic inspection for your business. Talk to us today so we can keep you and your business safe.