ElectricIR™ Infrared Surveys are cost effective. This is a non-destructive technology which causes no disruption of service…no shut down is required!
If you are a facility manager, maintenance manager, building owner…responsible for safety, production and repair at your facility, you cannot afford to be without a regular infrared (IR) thermographic survey of your electrical switchgear, distribution system and mechanical equipment. Website available at: http://www.ElectricIR.com
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70B §11.17.5 suggests that every commercial and industrial building in the United States should have an IR survey at least once a year. Increasingly, insurance companies are requiring IR surveys of electrical and mechanical systems for their insured. Some companies may even offer discounts if you do.
Avoid costly downtime, lost production, unnecessary repairs, and dangerous catastrophic failures. Take advantage of Electrical Infrared Thermographic Surveys to increase uptime, productivity and profitability.
By far, the most popular and widely used application of infrared thermography is electrical switchgear testing. No other commercial application has achieved the level of interest than that of electrical infrared thermography. Daily, the electrical switchgear in thousands of buildings are checked by our thermographers all over the country. Electrical Infrared is now an integral part of any facility manager's preventative/
Advantages of using ElectricIR™
• Reduce Downtime
• Increase Equipment Life
• Lower Risks
• Comply with Electric Codes
• Lower Repair Costs
• Increase profits
• Save on Insurance
• Prevent Catastrophic Failures
• Save Lives!
What Electrical Distribution Equipment Should Be Checked?
• Utility substations, transformers and feed poles
• Main incoming services, plant main knives
• Capacitor banks
• Main switchboards and disconnects
• Main distribution panels and main disconnects
• Uninterruptible power supplies
• Generator controls and transfer switches
• Main I-Line panels
• Lighting and receptacle panels
• Disconnects and combination starters
• Service disconnects for motors
• Machine control panels
Infrared scans for electrical issues are typically performed with a high-resolution IR camera, such as a FLIR camera, model T420, Minimum resolution of 320 x 240 pixels is required for moisture work. Other acceptable cameras are manufactured by Testo, Fluke and Palmer-Wahl..clients must be sure and check the resolution; ask your infrared imaging tech just to be sure! And make certain that the tech is (at least) a Level II Certified Thermographer.
In addition to the ElectricIR graduates, United Infrared also announced that several of its members have recently achieved their highly-coveted, Level II Certified Thermographer status. United Infrared does require that any of its members performing electrical thermography work on its behalf must be Level II or Level II certified.
Daily, the electrical switchgear in thousands of buildings are checked by our thermographers all over the country. Electrical Infrared is now an integral part of any facility manager's preventative/
Advantages of using ElectricIR™
By far, the most popular and widely used application of infrared thermography is electrical switchgear testing. No other commercial application has achieved the level of interest than that of electrical infrared thermography.
United Infrared, Inc., is a training company specializing in providing high-level and advanced courses that teach thermography, also known as infrared imaging. Their website, listing such training classes, can be found at:
For even more videos about ElectricIR (thermal imaging to detect electrical issues), and how infrared cameras can be used to help your building or plant, see our YouTube channel at:
A great video, discussing advantages and costs savings afforded by the use of thermal imaging cameras in electrical applications, such as switchgear, motors, electrical panels, even utility lines, check out this video: