How Infrared and Thermal Imaging Inpsections Work
Expert Thermographers measure surface temperatures by using sophisticated infrared equipment.
These tools photograph light in the heat spectrum. The spectrum photograph will range in colors depending on their temperature – giving the inspector the ability to see things our normal eyes cannot. The images produced during an Infrared Inspection can reveal a variety of things from overheating electrical and motorized equipment, moisture issues, inefficient mechanical systems, air leaks, and much more. Infrared inspections can also serve as a quality control tool for brand new components and systems as they are installed.
Expert Infrared Inspectors (Thermographers) are well educated and certified in Infrared Inspections and use a combination of art and science to determine which are the best uses and techniques of the Infrared Equipment. Infrared inspections can not only save systems from failing, prevent unwanted downtime, but can also identify safety hazards.
Your Inspector can perform ad-hoc (on-demand) reports for your home or business, but should ALSO run baseline reports, and check back in periodically to ensure your most valuable systems are running to their potential and without hazard.
Our Infrared Inspections Detect infrastructure system overloads, defective or worn components.
Infrared electrical testing finds hot, dangerous problems quickly. Infrared electrical inspections find hot spots caused by defects in connections and components. Infrared thermography is used to find areas of excess heat (caused by increased resistance) so that problems can be corrected before a component fails, causing damage to the component, creating safety hazards and productivity loss. Because increased heating is a sign of failure, infrared is the best diagnostic tool available for finding these hot connections in the early stages of degeneration.
Learn more about Infrared Inspections at Energy.gov