Thermal Imaging is a non-contact type method for detecting temperature variations in electrical and mechanical segments that are more hotter than they ought to be. Thermal imaging cameras indicate hotspots which are normally an indication of broken hardware or inadequate insulation. By identifying areas having a potential of fault before they are making serious faults, Thermal Imaging helps to prevent unexpected stoppages in production and enables us to plan repairs at a time which is convenient for everybody.
Temperature is one of the important parameters to tell the condition of the internal process, material and even quality of the desired output. A qualitative but accurate conclusion can be drawn by observing the temperature profile of any surface. On the other hand higher temperature also indicates obvious loss of energy in the form of heat. Therefore temperature monitoring would give ample indication of the condition of the material, process quality and explore the possibility of energy conservation avenues.
Thermal imaging of electrical installations
Thermal imaging survey of electrical panels, circuit breakers, transformers, UPS, contacts, joints, motors, capacitors, data centers, Telecom equipment etc.
Identification of hot spots, loose connections, current unbalance, overheating, overloading, exceeding specified operating temperature etc.
Predictive maintenance and to avoid failure of equipment/ fire due to overheating and improve safety
Thermal imaging of mechanical installations
Thermal imaging of mechanical systems such as bearings, gears, pumps, fans etc.
Overheating of bearings, gears, valve passing
Thermal imaging of thermal systems
Thermal imaging is used to identify higher energy loss, insulation failure in cold and hot circuits, refractory failure in furnaces, kilns, hot air circuits, flue gas circuits etc.
Identification of insulation failure and to do maintenance
Reduce energy loss due to poor insulation
Rotating equipment generate heat normally due to faulty bearings, inadequate lubrication, misalignment, misuse and normal wear. Excessive heat can be generated in these machines while it is working. Thermal Imaging esteem in mechanical inspections is sparing time by pinpointing the issue range as opposed to showing the reason for overheating. Other examination strategies would then be able to be utilized to discover the reason for the issue.
For the most part, a hotspot will be produced in an electrical circuit because of loose contact or corroded connections. Thermal Imaging can be done on overhead transmission lines, substations, transformers, thyristor banks, circuit working gadgets, exchanged, wires, circuit breakers, control hardware, engines and engine control focuses. The heat created at the point of high resistance is led away by the adjoining conductor and air. At the point when this happens, the thermogram will indicate a hot region at the connection and a gradual decreasing of temperature as the distance from the connection increases.
In any case, not all electrical over-heating is an indication of increased resistance. In a 3 phase system, for instance, a little change in current flow can bring about a lot of heating. For this situation, the overheating will appear to the assessor as a reliable temperature along the length of the conductor.
Thermograms of steam traps are exceptionally helpful in distinguishing spillages. On the off chance that warmth is identified downstream from the trap, steam is going through the trap causing gigantic vitality misfortune.
Thermal imaging techniques can be applied to many other situations such as refractory/insulation, composite materials, steam systems and building and roofing surveys