Most electrical equipment generates heat during normal operations. Usually, this heat is safely dissipated on its own. But corrosion, loose connections, misalignment or overload conditions can cause components to generate excessive heat, resulting in potentially serious problems.
Infrared (IR) inspection:
- Detects trouble spots while equipment is energized
- Improves power system reliability
- Eliminates unplanned downtime by detecting problems prior to an unplanned outage
- Reduces emergency repairs and maintenance costs and extends the life of the equipment
Emerson’s IR inspections are performed while your system is energized and operating, avoiding production downtime. And unlike many other predictive maintenance tests, infrared inspection does not require physical contact with the equipment.
Emerson has more than 30 years of testing experience. Combining the best technicians with the most up-to-date, well-maintained equipment enables us to detect even the smallest temperature differential quickly and efficiently.
As a critical part of a complete predictive or condition-based maintenance program, infrared inspection findings are carefully documented in a comprehensive electronic and/or paper report that includes:
- High-resolution color digitized photographs and thermograms
- Recommendations for correction or repair
- Timely delivery of results prior to scheduled maintenance shutdown
Recommended by ANSI/NFPA 70B Electrical Equipment Maintenance Standard and most insurance companies, annual infrared inspections can identify potential problems before an incident or failure occurs, avoiding costly unscheduled downtime and business interruption. When included as part of a planned maintenance program from Emerson, it allows you to identify and deal with emerging problems early enough for maintenance to be performed, reducing emergency repair and maintenance costs, improving overall system reliability and extending the life of your equipment.