Thermographic engineers maximise system efficiency
ERIKS Industrial Services Limited
Condition monitoring, thermography
Hot water systems and steam circuits are often the source of heat
losses. In fact, pipes can reduce thermal efficiency of the overall
delivery system by as much as 50%!
Our thermographic engineers can quickly identify pipe-work that is
operating at low efficiency levels and advise on an appropriate
Sometimes of course, a naked-eye inspection is enough to identify
obvious insulation faults. In complex or congested pipe systems
however, a visual survey can be more difficult - and even impossible.
Here, thermal imaging can prove invaluable, offering a fast and
accurate way of spotting pipes that need to be insulated.
This approach will also reveal other significant sources of heat
wastage, such as flanges, valves or joints, which are often left
uninsulated for purposes of access and maintenance.
And it's not just hot water and steam that needs good insulation.
Chilled water or glycol systems also need to be insulated - to keep
them chilled. If heat flows from outside the system to inside, more
energy is required to remove it, escalating the cost of the chilling
process. ERIKS thermal imaging services can show if, and where, this is
happening, helping you to optimise energy consumption and costs.
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.