Infrared Electrical Inspection Services


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Detect system overloads, loose defective components and damaged switchgear. Infrared electrical testing finds hot, dangerous problems quickly.

Infrared electrical inspections find hot spots caused by defects in connections and components. Infrared thermography is used to find areas of excess heat (caused by increased resistance) so that problems can be corrected before a component fails, causing damage to the component, creating safety hazards and productivity loss. Because increased heating is a sign of failure, infrared is the best diagnostic tool available for finding these hot connections in the early stages of degeneration. This is why your insurance company may have asked for an electrical infrared inspection, to find and prevent problems before they cause damage to your personnel, equipment and facility.

The electrical distribution system is the foundation for every other system in a commercial building. An electrical system failure will cause communication, fire saftey, security and other mechanical systems to fail as well. It might seem like overkill to go through the commissioning process, but a study on losses associated with electrical failure showed that over 50% of the 766 losses were caused by inadequate maintenance and testing.

Fortunately, this company's insurance underwriter insisted on an Infrared electrical inspection prior to issuing the policy. Its a good thing they did. The image on the left shows a severely overheated connection, it will eventually fail.

Electrical Infrared Surveys Improve Safety, Reliability & Reduce Down Time

Infrared electrical inspections performed per insurance company recommendations can detect and document incipient failures and should be combined with timely, effective repairs.

Infrared Scans of Electrical Power Systems

  • Determines if the components and system have been properly installed and are not damaged
  • Reduces downtime
  • Reduces risk of equipment failure
  • Increases safety
  • Improves insurability
  • Reduces liability exposure of the designers and installers
  • Improves system performance
  • Determines whether components and systems operate properly and meet the design intent
  • Determines if components and systems are in compliance with the project specifications and design
  • Reduces construction schedule delays
  • Saves money

If you have a new or remodeled commercial building, or are installing, upgrading or maintaining your commercial power system, feel free to give us a call and set up an electrical infrared scan of site. Make sure you are getting what you pay for, and that your building and systems are functioning according to specifications!

Why Should Infrared Electrical Inspection Be Part of Your Preventative Maintenance Program?

The infrared electrical systems survey is typically conducted on an annual basis as part of a regular preventive maintenance program. The infrared electrical testing allows for inspection of a large amount of electrical equipment in a short time as opposed to the alternative method of physically inspecting and tightening electrical components. The infrared electrical systems survey locates faulty electrical items not generally found during a physical inspection.

The infrared electrical systems survey locates problems before they lead to an unscheduled outage, equipment damage or a fire. Today’s facilities engineers are avoiding costly expenses every year with infrared electrical surveys. An infrared electrical systems survey scan can substantially improve profitability and reduce your operating, testing and maintenance costs by offering the following benefits:

  • Quickly pinpoints electrical systems problems
  • Reduces downtime and electrical equipment damage
  • Prevents catastrophic and costly system failures
  • Allows engineers and facility managers to establish repair priorities
  • Drastically improves preventive maintenance efficiency
  • Can be tested under load to avoid costly system shutdowns

And because infrared thermography testing is non-contact and nondestructive testing (NDT), there is no need to interrupt system production. Our experienced Thermographers at Louisiana Infrared inspect your electrical equipment under normal loads and operating conditions. By performing an infrared scan of your electrical system in ‘real time�?our infrared electrical systems survey inspections can help you understand the practical impacts of emerging or existing electrical component problems.

The Following Electrical Distribution Equipment Should Be Inspected Via Infrared Electrical Inspection:

  • Electrical utility substations, transformers and feeder poles
  • Main electrical incoming services, transformers, capacitor banks, etc.
  • Main electrical switchboards and disconnects
  • Main electrical distribution panels and disconnects
  • Uninterruptable electrical power supplies
  • Generator controls and transfer switches
  • Main I-Line electrical panels
  • Lighting and receptacle electrical panels
  • Motor Control Centers
  • Service electrical disconnects for motors
  • Bus Ducts

The Infrared Electrical Inspection report is your "must-have" management tool, which documents all electrical problems found, and a complete condition inventory of all items inspected during the infrared electrical systems surveys or inspections.

Thank you for your interest in Louisiana Infrared. We welcome your inquiry about infrared electrical systems surveys, infrared electrical inspection or infrared electrical testing services.

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