When current flows through an energized electrical system, it meets resistance from the individual connections and components within the system. As these components and connections deteriorate over time, their resistance increases, causing localised increases in heat. Whether it’s due to an old connection or a poorly made component, these concentrations of heat can cause equipment failure and energy waste if left unchecked. Thermography can detect these temperature increases ahead of time, allowing you to address the issue before it becomes a serious problem.
There are several risks associated with electrical equipment failure, some more serious than others. Equipment failure can be quite costly when you factor in repairs and work stoppages. But there are physical risks involved too. Furthermore, component and connection failures can expose employees to live electrical circuits, putting them at risk of serious injury or death from electrocution. Predictive maintenance services such as thermographic testing can help to avoid these dangers long before they occur. Contact for comprehensive thermographic testing.