What Is It?Infrared testing is a tool that can be used to detect problems with electrical connections as well as a number of problems that can be detected by thermal imaging.
Infrared testing is a non-destructive technique for detecting “hot spots,” that are temperature differentials that may indicate problems such as loose electrical connections or excessive friction in machinery and mechanical systems. Defective or leaky steam traps and clogged steamed lines, as well as many other conditions which can lead to failure or energy loss can also be detected.
By utilizing a camera-like device a large area is surveyed and infrared emissions are detected and converted into a visual display. Equipment is scanned while in operation, so there is no need to stop production while testing.
Some of the most frequent uses for infrared imagining analysis by Power Hydrodynamics includes:
- Locate Bearing Wear and Mechanical Friction
- Locate Loose Connections
- Monitor Heating/Cooking Uniformity
- Find Boiler Tube Problems
- Evaluate Building Envelope Efficiency
- Meet Insurance Compliance elit.
Who Should Be Tested?Municipalities, Water/Irrigation Districts, Agricuture Operations, Industrial Plants, Auto Repair, and Commercial Landlords.
Why Get Tested?Are worn bearings grinding out hours of costly down time?
Infrared Imaging will help you find out it this is the case. Checking for hot spots in gears, motors, electrical circuits or equipment allows for preemptive action to control facility costs, extend equipment life, prevent unscheduled production downtime and increase overall profitability. Trouble spots can be pinpointed quickly, saving labor and cost and targeting plant maintenance resources where they are needed.