Thermography, Condition Check of Electrical & Mechanical Equipment
Thermography or Thermal Imaging uses a non-contact thermal imaging camera that measures the surface temperature of a component by assessing the level of infra-red energy reflected from the surface.
Thermography has developed over recent years to become an integral part of any effective Condition Monitoring Program. Thermography has certain advantages over other Condition Monitoring technologies, for example applications that have restricted or limited access such as machinery situated behind mesh safety guards or equipment at heights.
One of the main strengths of Thermography when checking the condition of electrical, mechanical or process asset’s is that the equipment can be checked live or whilst running, avoiding any stoppages to production.
Our integrated technology approach to Condition Monitoring means we look at the ‘complete picture’ when analysing a machine’s condition. With a Thermographic survey, our qualified engineers will take any necessary current/load readings and include these in the report.
This encompassing approach ensures that the CLENG Thermography report will not just highlight ‘hot spots,’ but give a practical, conclusive report that will enable the most cost-effective and efficient corrective action to be scheduled.
We have used CLENG to carry out Thermographic surveys on plant and process assets. This has proven beneficial by catching fault issues early. There is always excellent communication ensuring the CBM program effectiveness above and beyond a quality report.
FRED RECHIA, CNIM