Thermography is recognised globally as the most effective non intrusive technology available for identifying faulty and overheating components quickly.
For condition monitoring applications. It provides companies with an instant, precise analysis of electrical and mechanical equipment condition.
One of the challenges we face on a daily basis, is when we identify overheating on critical electrical/mechanical components. Failure is very costly and can shut down operations at huge costs to companies.
For a component to completely fail it can take a long time. Equipment does not necessarily need to be shut down immediately for maintenance and doing so can be very costly.
The “Arrhenius effect” or bend in a components temperature curve gives us a valuable insight into failure. We have been looking at new ways we can monitor this failure cycle where repeat, frequent manual inspections may not be possible.
Recently, we had great fun testing some thermal sensors in our offices to assess how we can enhance and improve our current work flow.
We believe there there is great value in automation. Despite the majority of these sensors being relatively poor in comparison to the high end thermal cameras we use, they give us an indication of temperature increase. We can monitor 24/7 remotely and set alarms and do all sorts of analysis.
We have thermal sensors permanently in our office and anyone reading this is more than welcome to pop in for a demonstration.
We are also very excited to be installing our first sensors for one of our clients in the coming weeks. We look forward to sharing a more in depth case study around this fantastic application.