Infrared Thermography

Infrared Thermography

Infrared thermography is equipment or method, which detects infrared energy emitted from object, converts it to temperature, and displays image of temperature distribution. To be accurate, the equipment and the method should be called differently, the equipment to be called as infrared thermograph and the method to be called as infrared thermography. Recently, however, more and more public literatures show tendency not to pay attention to such appellative. We call our equipment as infrared thermography considering such generalization of the terminology.

While infrared imaging systems are relatively simple to use, interpreting images taken with this equipment can be far more complex and challenging. With training and experience, however, remarkable information can be extracted from an infrared camera that can help asset managers and maintenance personnel alike better maintain systems and equipment while monitoring or improving the quality of products.

When it comes to inspecting mechanical equipment with infrared, certain conditions are needed. It is also important for the thermographer to have a strong foundation of basic radiometry and heat transfer, knowledge of how the mechanical equipment operates, as well as a solid background on the infrared camera’s capabilities and limitations. As with any type of technology, proper training is essential to successfully operate these systems.

Infrared Thermographic Testing is Powerful, Versatile, and Highly Accurate

Infrared thermographic testing is essentially a non-invasive, non-destructive inspection process that uses temperature sensing scanners. These infrared devices gather temperature signatures that lie beyond the range of visible light. Analysis of this data will help you detect a wide range of problems in building systems and structures, including moisture intrusion, missing or damaged insulation, overloaded circuits, faulty wiring, loose electrical connections, construction defects and storm damage.

Advantages of Thermography

  • You get a visual picture
  • So that you can compare temperatures over large area
  • It is real time capable of catching moving targets
  • Able to find deteriorating components prior to failure
  • Measurement in areas inaccessible or hazardous
  • Reduction of production losses due to unplanned
  • Reduced maintenance and repair costs
  • Increased equipment life
  • Increased Mean-Time-Between-Failures (MTBF)
  • Increased productivity and profitability

Application

Infrared roof inspection
Infrared roof moisture survey will find wet insulation on flat roofs and roof systems.
Electrical infrared Inspection
Infrared electrical surveys of cabinets and components for loose connections, worn parts and overloads.
Mechanical infrared
Infrared for rotating and mechanical equipment finds excess heat caused by wear, over/under lubrication and other factors.
Building envelope infrared surveys
Thermal imaging for energy waste, steam leaks. Building envelope survey for missing insulation and air infiltration.
Structural Infrared inspections of CMU walls
Find missing grout and other structural deficiencies in concrete masonry walls.
Energy Audits
The first step to lowering your utility bill is knowing what to do! An Energy audit can find where energy is escaping,and you lower your utility bills.
Solar Panels
Infrared imaging should be used to inspect the roof for moisture as wall as commission the electronics of commercial solar panel arrays and residential PV solar installations.
Infrared pipe and steam leak Inspection Services
Infrared is the perfect tool for finding steam or water leaks from pipes buried underground or in the floor substrate. Breaks can be pin pointed and repaired without needless and destructive digging. Contact us for all types of commercial Infrared services.

Services Offered from Arrelic

Consulting

  • Infrared Thermography Audit and Assessment
  • Outsourcing the Infrared Thermography and Periodical Checkup
  • In-house Infrared Thermography Program Development
  • Infrared Thermography Mentoring
  • Annual Infrared Thermography Contracts

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