Thermal imaging minimising risk for electrical systems
ERIKS Industrial Services Limited
Condition monitoring, thermography
When electrical circuits are faulty, badly designed or improperly used, they can be both costly and potentially dangerous.
But such faults and misuse are notoriously difficult to identify. In
fact, all too often, they become obvious only when it's too late - and
repair can be extremely costly. This is where thermal imaging can prove
Even a properly working circuit and its load, will dissipate some heat.
But a faulty or unbalanced circuit will produce unusual amounts of heat
in places that can be analysed thermographically to provide an accurate
diagnosis of the problem. The technique is extremely effective and can
be used to identify a wide range of problems, from corroded connections
and insulation damage to poor ventilation and circuit overload.
The use of thermal imaging as an electrical diagnostic tool is quick
and powerful. And it's safe and cost-effective too, as the technique
requires no contact the components can be checked in their live state,
with no danger to the user.
But, for an effective diagnosis, the thermographer must have extensive
knowledge of how circuits and components behave under normal conditions
- only then can he make a meaningful analysis of the circuit under
examination. ERIKS's thermographers all have this experience.
For further information on this article and related products and
services, please contact your local ERIKS service centre on 0845 006
6000 to find your local service centre