Thermography

Thermography, a non – destructive maintenance option

Electrical Applications:

Theory:
Heat is generated as electrical current flows through a conductor. Most electrical faults are a result of a rise in temperature for up to several weeks prior to failure. Even cool components may be the result of a defect.

What Can Be Detected?
Loose / deteriorating connections, Overloads, Imbalanced Loads, Open Circuits, Inductive Heating, Harmonics & Faulty Equipment .

Electrical Thermography

Electrical Thermography

 
Electrical Thermography

Electrical Thermography

Mechanical Applications:

Theory:
Heat is generated as mechanical devices operate. Forces such as friction, misalignment and incorrect belt tension cause excessive heating.

What Can Be Detected?
Vertical, Horizontal & Angular Misalignment of
Coupled Equipment, Under or Over Lubricated Bearings, Incorrect Tension of Drive Belts and Chains, Excessive Friction and Defective Equipment

Mechanical Thermography

Mechanical Thermography

 
Mechanical Thermography

Mechanical Thermography

Benefits
Through reviewing thermal images of equipment, potential problems can be identified. The repair or replace decisions become more effective, which improves worker morale by correcting potential problems proactively.Overall costs are reduced, and equipment reliability and life is increased.

Management can be assured of increased production, efficiency and a reduction in cost.

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