- Mechanical Systems
- Thermal imaging can be used to detect several problems with mechanical systems. Lubricant failure (or absence of lubricant), bearing failure, worn parts,
and electrical arcing can all cause hot spots. Temperature differences that are above the manufacturer's specifications can tell you that problems exist before you are
able to see or hear it. This allows for repair prior to catastrophic failure of the mechanical component.
- Drive components can be examined for degradation, misalignment, improper installation, or rubbing. By examining your mechanical components
you will be able to determine when components may fail, allowing for planned shutdown of your mechanical systems for repair. Scheduling the repairs of your
mechaincal systems will avoid the high costs of an unplanned shutdown.
- Electrical Systems
- Various electrical systems will show signs of degradation that can be picked up with a thermal image. Transformers, circuit breakers
faulty switches, motor contactors, relays, and many other electrical components can be checked to determine if they are starting to fail.
- Loose, dirty, or damaged connections, overloaded and imbalanced circuits will also show an elevated temperature on a thermal image.
- Flat Roof Inspections
- If you have a leak on a new to mid life flat roof and have been told that a new roof is required, call us first. We may be able to save you a
substantial amount of money. Thermal imaging can be used to detect the precise location of the leak(s). We would then mark the affected area so that repairs can
be made only to the leaking area. This can save significant repair time and costs.
- Energy costs to heat commercial buildings can be quite expensive. Having a thermal audit done on your building can help reduce these costs
by determining where the energy leaks are, and allowing you to repair them. A thermal audit can also point out other problems such as pest infiltration, moisture infiltration,
and environments that support mold growth.
- Poorly sealed ductwork can cause your HVAC system to be operate inefficiently. Determining where the leaks are and sealing them will help
improve your system stability and lower your HVAC costs.
* Photos compliments of FLIR