Thermal Imaging

Detecting Electrical Hazards with Electrical Thermal Imaging.

Regular thermal imaging tests are one of the main components in sustaining an effective preventative maintenance schedule - prioritizing electrical safety in your place of work.

Electrical thermal imaging can detect:

  • Loose connections
  • Faulty or overloaded breakers
  • Imbalanced loads
  • Issues with disconnects
  • Motor windings and bearings that exhibit abnormal heating
  • Corrosion
  • And much more

Electrical thermal imaging can prevent:

  • Unscheduled downtime
  • introduction to work process
  • Fires
  • Equipment damage
  • Power outages
  • Explosions
  • The safety for occupants and the building and even potential personal injury should an incident or occur

What are the Benefits of Thermal Imaging Testing?

According to statistics from the New Zealand Fire Service ( 2009/10) electrical fires accounted for 24% of recorded incidents for fires in structures. Of those electrical fires 40% originated in a switchboard or meter box.

During thermal imaging tests our team can identify any hot components, which could mean a loose connection. The early identification of these components means that we can prevent circuits from becoming unbalanced or overloaded. We can also prevent the risk of cables melting and arcing and sparking, which can become a fire hazard.

By monitoring temperatures and thermal patterns in a preventative maintenance check, we allow for early detection of any possible faults. Thermal imaging is an integral part of a preventative maintenance schedule, as the tests actively reduce risk and ultimately save you time and money in the long run by detecting faults before they occur.

One of the great things about thermography is that it is a non-destructive defect testing technique. This means that the tests do not interfere with power supply and that they can be completed whilst equipment is running at normal capacity. As a result you will not experience any business downtime whilst preventative maintenance checks take place.

Specialist Rotorua electricians in heating, cooling, electrical and refrigeration.