Thermal Scanning is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that allows us to visualize and quantify changes in the surface temperature of electrical switchgear.
When parts of your electrical systems begin to have problems, they give off heat – usually a sign of electrical resistance or excessive friction. With thermal imaging, abnormal temperatures can be easily identified.
A scanning unit reads the infrared radiation (heat) emitted from the surface of electrical equipment. These impulses are mapped as colors which represent the variances identifying equipment flaws and pinpointing any hot spots invisible to the naked eye.
Before an electrical component burns up, it heats up. Early detection with Infrared Thermal Scanning can detect problems early before they cause a system failure or fire. Maintenance personnel can correct the problem before the component fails.
Electrical thermal scanning is used to perform inspections on electrical equipment because excess resistance on electrical apparatus indicates electrical faults such as:
- Loose connections
- Imbalanced circuits
- Faulty Equipment
- Damaged switches
- Faulty fuses
- A wide range of other unwanted electrical conditions.