A thermal camera is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into a visual image called a heat map or a thermal image.
Thermal images of electrical systems can indicate the operating condition of the equipment in those systems.
In fact, since the beginning of thermography more than four decades or more ago, the principal commercial application for thermal imaging has been electrical system inspection.
Solutions A Thermal Camera Provides
A. Power and Utilities
- Detection of loose or corroded electrical connections
- Detection of faulty insulation
- Detection of overloaded circuit breaker
- Thermal inspection of transformer bushings and overhead lines
- Detection of unbalanced load in three phase supply
- Thermal inspection of combination starter
- Identification of main breaker condition for mission critical equipment
B. Process and Manufacturing
- Detection of non-operational AC compressor
- Thermal inspection of bearing
- Detection of overheated motor output
- Environmental monitoring of fan for high-powered equipment
- Preventive inspections of pulleys and belts
- Inspection of power factor correction capacitors
- Detection of potentially faulty cold air damper
C. Building and HVAC
- Heat loss from windows and doors