Thermal imaging allows you to quantify and visualise changes in the surface temperature of electrical equipment that are invisible to the naked eye. Thermal imaging is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that is performed with a specialised camera that can take pictures in the infrared spectrum.
An infrared scan will show the temperature of a switchboard or equipment in a colour display by converting infrared radiation (heat) emitted from the surface into electrical impulses. These impulses are mapped as colours which represent the various temperatures, and abnormal temperatures can be identified and reported.
Periodical thermographic inspections and reporting ensure preventive measures are executed to reduce unscheduled electrical breakdowns and significant damage to electrical systems. We provide a highly detailed thermographic report, which will document points of high energy wastage and potentially dangerous heat transfer.
We adhere to the Australian safety standard and our thermal image reports contain clear recommendations on the action that may be required. Our tests are fully compliant with workplace safety laws and are accompanied by supporting documentation.
Thermal images also a highly-efficient way of predicting a variety of fault conditions before they happen. They are also minimally disruptive, without the need for disconnecting equipment to carry out scanning. From small businesses, through to government and multinational corporations, we can help with thermography.
No, but commercial property insurers now often require regular thermographic inspections of electrical installations.
Inspections are carried out in a non-invasive fashion during normal operating conditions, with no downtime required.