Infrared inspections are perhaps one of the best tools to use as part of a proactive predictive maintenance program for your facilities. They are a non-destructive way to identify potential defects in electrical systems, equipment and machinery that could lead to breakdowns. By having infrared inspections done regularly, you can have peace of mind about the condition of the key components in your facilities.
There are many benefits that infrared inspections have been proven to provide in keeping electrical and mechanical systems operating efficiently and safely.
Cost-effective and quick detection of problems without service interruption
Part of what makes infrared inspections so cost-effective is that systems remain in operation during testing. This means no interruption, which some other types of inspections would require. This can save you from potential downtime and lost productivity.
Minimize troubleshooting time and unscheduled power outages
There’s nothing like an unscheduled outage to cost your business valuable time and money. By using infrared inspections as part of your predictive maintenance strategy, you can identify trouble spots quickly and easily. You can then have them repaired with minimal or even no downtime.
Reduce fire risks and increase facility safety
Knowing that your electrical and mechanical systems are in peak condition will make your facility safer. Also, finding potentially overloaded or faulty components and repairing or replacing them also reduces fire risks. Equipment and systems that are regularly maintained will also allow you to potentially get reduced insurance premiums for your operation, saving you even more money..
Find energy savings with increased system efficiency
Mechanical equipment that is running at its best will often use less energy than overworked or under-performing equipment. Also, electrical systems that are properly maintained will also waste less energy. In both ways, you can save on energy costs and run your operation more cost-effectively.
By taking these benefits into account, it’s clear that infrared inspections can pay for themselves many times over. Even the seemingly smallest components can lead to large failures. By identifying problems in the beginning, the preventative repair and replacement costs will be a fraction of the costs that an eventual breakdown occurring would create. If you want both peace of mind and potentially huge savings in operating and maintenance costs, definitely look into adding regular infrared inspections to your predictive maintenance plan.