Importance Of Infrared Thermal Imaging

Infrared Thermal Imaging is a vital technology for manufacturing plants and factories. With the proliferation of electricity sensitive machinery and complex circuitry, maintenance of such plants is of vital importance. Such machines are hard to obtain, expensive and may not be replaced easily. The expensive cost of obtaining brand new machinery to replace damaged ones means that it would be more beneficial to monitor and maintain such machines.

Infrared Thermal Imaging is technology that utilizes detection of heat signatures to pinpoint critical areas where the circuitry might be damaged. Electricity that is affected by broken or damaged circuits in turn affect the area around it by releasing heat energy. This heat is detected by scanners which are located throughout the plant area.

The scanners then feed data onto a computer. The computer runs algorithms to determine if the heat levels in a particular region exceed standards. If the levels reach the upper limit, it automatically initiates a shutdown of electricity, whether in a localized region of your plant, or a general systems shutdown. Some systems can also be calibrated to save energy by helping monitor overheating machinery. This allows efficient and accurate inspection of equipment with emphasis on isolating flawed components.

Isolation means that no other equipment can be damaged by the improper flow of electricity. Localized electric shutoff also means that repairs can be made immediately without any harm coming to the technicians. The mechanism of this technology also prevents the occurrences of fires with some being keyed unto specialized fire-prevention systems that may include sprinklers, automatic extinguishers and other fire fighting paraphernalia. Thus installing these systems into your factory or manufacturing plant can prevent and mitigate scenarios where extra resources, time, and lives could have been otherwise lost.

Factories and manufacturing plants are filled with various expensive, hard to obtain machinery. For these kinds of devices, proper maintenance, constant vigilance and prevention of damage is more economical than replacement. This can be done by using several methods but for your peace of mind, avail yourself of ITS technology. Installing an Infrared Thermal Imaging System and integrating it into your own is a sure way to save money, lives and property.

At Carolina Precision Switchgear, we specialize in Infrared Thermal Imaging. We keep your electrical equipment running smoothly by detecting faults before they happen. Please call us today for more information.

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