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Unlocking Hidden Insights: The Power of Electrical Infrared Scanning

October 2, 2023

In the world of modern technology and infrastructure, ensuring the reliability and safety of electrical systems is paramount. One invaluable tool that has revolutionized the way we inspect and maintain these systems is Infrared Scanning. This non-invasive technique has become an essential part of predictive maintenance programs, offering a glimpse into the hidden world of electrical equipment, identifying potential issues before they become critical.

How Infrared Scanning Works

Infrared Scanning is based on the principle that electrical equipment emits heat when it experiences resistance, known as resistive heating. By using a specialized infrared camera, technicians can capture thermal images of electrical components. These images reveal temperature variations that may indicate problems such as loose connections, overloaded circuits, or failing components. The color scale in these images, with warmer colors representing higher temperatures, allows professionals to quickly spot anomalies.


Preventing Catastrophic Failures

One of the most significant advantages of Infrared Scanning is its ability to prevent catastrophic failures. It can detect problems that are often invisible to the naked eye, like overheating in circuit breakers or electrical panels. Detecting these issues early on allows maintenance teams to address them promptly, preventing costly equipment failures, power outages, fire hazards, and arch flash incidents. By scheduling timely repairs, organizations can save both money and downtime.


Improved Efficiency and Cost Savings

Regular Infrared Scanning also contributes to improved energy efficiency. By identifying electrical components that are running hotter than normal, facilities can address energy waste due to increased resistance or poor connections. This not only reduces energy consumption but also extends the lifespan of electrical equipment, reducing replacement and repair costs in the long run. It’s a win-win situation for both sustainability and the bottom line.


Enhancing Safety and Compliance

Finally, Infrared Scanning plays a vital role in enhancing safety and ensuring compliance with industry standards. It helps identify potential fire hazards and electrical shock risks. By proactively addressing these issues, organizations can maintain a safer working environment for their employees and adhere to regulatory requirements, avoiding fines and legal complications.


In conclusion, Infrared Scanning is a game-changer in the world of electrical maintenance and reliability. By harnessing the power of thermal imaging, it empowers organizations to detect and address potential issues before they escalate, saving both time and money while enhancing safety and sustainability. Incorporating this technology into your maintenance program can ensure the longevity and reliability of your electrical systems, ultimately contributing to the success and efficiency of your operations.


About EPS

EPS is setting the standard of excellence in the power industry by using our unsurpassed experience, safety record, state-of-the-art training programs, and professional credentials. Our technicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for routine maintenance, testing, and emergency services, and is a full member of the International Electrical Testing Association (NETA).


About Voltyx

As the holding company of five operating companies – EPS, NASS, EPST, TLS, and NOMOS, Voltyx is an integrated power solutions provider focused on guiding our partners through vision, strategy, service, and support. The Voltyx family has served the electrical grid for more than 40 years and is united at the core by providing exceptional testing, engineering, maintenance, grid equipment, and cyber security services. Our reputation for safety, innovation, and service is built on a foundation of well-leveraged resources and competencies, driving reliability back to our partners.


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