Thermal Imaging for Electrical Applications
Thermal Imaging has proven to be an ideal inspection method for all types of predictive maintenenace in the electrical field. Infrared technology gives us the ability to “see” and measure temperatures on defective components and the normal wear, chemical contamination, corrosion, fatigue and faulty assembly in many electrical systems. The resistance or molecular friction produced within these problem areas is visible in the infrared spectrum and visible to all the infrared cameras that we offer. Overheating can occur in virtually all electrical components and hardware including generators, transformers, pole top connections, insulators, disconnects, jumpers, shoe connections, fuse connections, switchgear, starters, contactors and any other hardware one might imagine. In transmission and distribution systems thermographic surveys can help cut production losses and prevent the eventual failure of these systems. Utilizing infrared thermography for electrical inspections can help set maintenance priorities, prevent unplanned outages, lower insurance premiums, reduce loss, reduce liability, evaluate repairs, and maintain high performance.
thermal imaging cameras for predictive maintenance: electrical applications
The recommended infrared camera for electric utilities is the ICI Duracam320. This unit has the capability to perform electric utility inspections of both transmission and distribution of electric power. The ICI DuraCam320 is a fully featured 320 x 240 resolution infrared system with superior performance for all electrical applications. This infrared camera carries enormous value for its price as it provides all the features you need in a high-end camera. For a consultant or contractor, this cameras value would be hard to beat. This 320 x 240 resolution imager is packaged with software, a remote control and an external 4”LCD in addition to its articulating viewfinder. It also has optional 2X and wide angle lenses available making it a great product for any professional thermographer.
The ICI ToughCam is a compact, ergonomical and lightweight infrared camera that has all the features of a high-end thermal imager at an affordable price. This 160 X 120 resolution imager is for every electrician and plant maintenance person in the field. It is impossible to overlook the value built-in to this camera. It has multiple measurement points, multiple hotspot tracking, and voice recording in a unit that is easy to operate and flexible enough for virtually any application. It also has a strong software package that is uncommon to the cameras available in this price range. It has all the high-end features built into a sleek little package that every electrical maintenance person will extremely useful.
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