Fault Finding in Electrical Installations

Thermal imaging cameras are commonly used for inspections of electrical systems and components in all shapes and sizes. The use of thermography in any electrical installation can help identify faults before they occur, there by preventing breakdowns, the need for replacement and even fires.

Thermography can help identify many potential failures such as:

  • Poor Connections - Thermal imaging can detect the problems of poor connection early, the same goes for instances where the cabinets may be overloaded.

  • Electrical Leakage - Thermal Surveys are able to find any evidence of a leak happening, in time for you to put a stop to it, preventing possible harm to you and others.

  • Insulator Defects - Using thermography you can be protected from the dangerous parts of electricity, ensuring insulators are working properly.

  • Internal Fuse Damage - Helps to prevent the risk of a fuse blowing, from an extensive current flowing through it.

  • Oxidation of High Voltage Switches - Prevents resistance between connectors, finding the problem before it occurs

Thermographic inspections is the only technique of work that is able to identify any electrical issues like the ones above, in a quick non-disruptive manor or to more precise safety standards. Not only is the thermal imaging fast and safe, it is also a great way to minimise costs as it allows defects to be detected before the equipment fails meaning you don’t need to pay out as much to get it fixed.

As infrared electrical inspections are able to spot faults before they occur, they can help to extend the life cycle of electrical equipment and identify energy savings for your industry.

Suitable Cameras:

FLIR Test and measure - tg54, tg56

flir cx series - c2, c3

flir one pro series - one pro

FLIR EX SERIES – E4, E5, E6, E8

FLIR EXX SERIES – E53, E95, E85, E75

FLIR T5XX SERIES - T530, T540

FLIR T6XX SERIES – T640, T660

flir t8xx series - t840

FLIR T10XX SERIES - T1020

The cameras above are perfect for conducting an electrical survey. However, surveys must be conducted by a qualified personnel who is familiar with the correct procedures.

What you receive -

Before the assessment is conducted a pre-site visit may take place, you will then be issued with a risk assessment and method statement, as well as any other information you may require for the electrical survey. As part of the survey you will receive a full detailed report of our findings with both thermal and digital photo of any key components, tailored to meet insurance standards.

Once your report has been delivered, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our service.

Here at Thermascan Ltd all of our engineers hold certified level 2 qualifications in thermography with the experience of test and inspection.

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