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Why Do We Use Infrared Thermal Imaging?

Infrared thermal imaging is an advanced non-destructive technology that allows me to show you things about your building that no one can show you with conventional inspection methods.

A picture is worth a thousand words:

Infrared thermal imaging better determines the actual problem as opposed to merely identifying symptoms. I include this visual documentation within your inspection report providing hard proof in color. Have me perform a infrared thermal inspection on the home or commercial property that you own, or are buying, building, selling or leasing. 
 

Benefits of Infrared Thermography
 

  • Significantly reduce unscheduled power outages
  • Detect problems quickly, without interrupting service
  • Assess priorities for corrective action
  • Minimize preventive maintenance and troubleshooting time
  • Comply with insurance company requirements
  • Check for defective equipment while still under manufacturer warranty
  • Predictive Maintenance vs. Reactive Repairs

 

An infrared inspection can identify and document: 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for Electrical Systems
 

  • Power generation inspections including exciters, 4160 connections, motor control centers and isophase bus ducts
  • Substation Electrical inspections including switchgear, breakers, transformers and capacitor banks
  • Overhead urban and rural distribution electrical inspections
  • Electrical motor inspections
  • Electrical faults before they cause a fire
  • Overloaded and undersized circuits
  • Circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement
  • Loose Terminals
  • Failed Insulators

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  Building Envelopes and Structures
 

  • Stucco and EIFS Inspections
  • Thermal heat loss inspections for buildings, plants, facilities, refineries
  • Moisture contamination evaluations in buildings, condo's, plants facilities
  • Concrete integrity inspections
  • Concrete water heated floor inspections for leaks and temperature distribution
  • Evaluate the thermal performance of retrofits
  • Locate radiant heating wires or pipes
  • Detect delaminations in concrete bridge deck
  • Missing, damaged, and/or wet insulation
  • Heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors
  • Water and moisture intrusion that could lead to mold
  • Wood Destroying Insect Infestations
  • Pest and Wildlife Problems
  • Hidden roof leaks, before they cause serious damage
  • Under fastening and/or missing framing members
  • Structural defects
  • Broken seals in double pane windows

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  Roofing Systems
 

  • Flat roof leak detection for buildings, plants, facilities
  • Identify water damaged portions of a roof quickly and accurately
  • Eliminate unnecessary replacement of good roofing
  • Plan accurate budgets based on facts
  • Document problems before the warranty/bond expires
  • Leaking Roof Penetrations
  • Ice Damming

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  Mechanical Systems
 

  • Boilers
    • Inspect burners for flame impingement and burner management
    • Look at combustion patterns of fuel
    • Detect thermal patterns on boiler tubes and measure tube skin temperature during normal operation or when boiler is on standby
    • Scan and record temperatures in areas of boiler not monitored
    • Scan the exterior of boiler for refectory damage or locate warmer areas where potential refectory damage may occur
  • Detect coke buildup in crude oil furnaces
  • Power Plant boiler flue gas leak detection
  • Mechanical bearing inspections
  • Unknown plumbing leaks
  • Identify Crossed Hot and Cold Connections
  • Overheated equipment
  • Shaft Alignment Problems
  • Conveyer Belt System Wear Points
  • Inductive Heating Coils

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  HVACR Applications
 

  • Duct Leakage
  • Duct Blockages or Disconnects
  • Compressor Problems
  • Cooling Tower Circulation
  • Refrigeration Unit Seals
  • Locate Ductwork Inside Walls and Ceilings
  • Condensate Discharge
  • Heat ventilation air conditioning equipment evaluation
  • Cold Storage cooling losses
  • Detect insulation leaks in refrigeration equipment
  • Dangerous flue leaks
  • Air conditioner compressor leaks
  • Damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  Petrochemical Applications
 

  • Refinery process line insulation loss or leak detection
  • Refinery process evaluation
  • Heat exchanger Quality and efficiency evaluation
  • Furnace refractory (insulation) inspections
  • Furnace Internal flame evaluation and tube inspections
  • Flame propagation explosion analysis

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  Electronic Equipment
 

  • Printed circuit board evaluation and troubleshooting
  • Thermal mapping of semiconductor device services
  • Circuit board component evaluation
  • Production-type inspection of bonded structures
  • Inspection of hybrid microcircuits
  • Inspection of solder joints

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  Environmental Applications
 

  • Locate old waste disposal sites
  • Locate old buried tanks on industrial sites
  • Locate and monitor oil spills

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  Automotive Application
 

  • Motor racing suspension and tire contact diagnostics
  • Brake and engine systems evaluation for performance and cooling efficiencies

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  Pulp and Paper
 

  • Detect uneven heat distribution in Fourdrinier steam boxes
  • Identify wet streaks, non-uniformity, that can have adverse effects on paper quality
  • Identify basis weight variations
  • Monitor size press performance
  • Analyze dryer temperatures to look for non-uniformity in dryers
  • Monitor coating to see that it is being applied uniformly to surface of the paper
  • Analyze reel to find anomalies that may be induced by pieces of process equipment connected to the paper machine
  • Inspect chip piles for hot spots

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  Steam Turbine and Hydroelectric Generators
 

  • Locate inter-laminar faults in stator cores
  • Monitor the effectiveness of repairs to the damaged areas
  • Help maintain quality control during a stator core repair
  • Obtain a thermal image of the stator core that serves as a permanent record of the condition of the stator core following repairs

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging for  Miscellaneous Applications
 

  • Detect RF heating in antennas, wave guides, guy wires and frame structures
  • Locate low-intensity sleeper fires on forest lands
  • Remote sensing applications
  • Locate non uniform densities in hot mix asphalt paving
  • Locate moisture and delaminations in marine construction