FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras for Industrial Applications
FLIR Systems' infrared cameras produce high quality images and precise records when measuring temperatures and detecting anomalies.
A thermal imaging camera is a reliable non-contact instrument able to scan and visualize the temperature distribution of entire surfaces of machinery and electrical equipment quickly and accurately. The implementation of thermography programs have contributed to substantial cost savings for FLIR customers around the world.
Thermal Imaging Cameras
- Are as easy to use as a camcorder or a digital camera
- Give you a full image of the situation
- Perform inspections when systems are under load
- Identify and locate the problem
- Measure temperatures
- Store information
- Tell you exactly what needs to be fixed
- Find the problems before real problems occur
- Save you valuable time and money
There are an endless number of applications for thermal imaging cameras in the Industrial area.
The delivery of reliable electrical power and other utility services is essential in our demanding technological world. That’s why utility companies take every precaution to prevent sudden outages, and why thermal imaging has become a core predictive maintenance tool in their inspection programs.
They depend on thermal imaging for intensive regular substation surveys as well as quick safety checks before beginning maintenance work – anything to avoid costly service interruptions and exorbitant equipment losses.
Diagnostic Service Companies
Many commercial operations prefer to contract independent service companies to perform periodic thermal inspections of electrical and mechanical equipment rather than develop its own thermography program. This creates additional opportunities for technicians who include thermal imaging as part of their diagnostic services.
Mining Industry and Manufacturing
An infrared image that integrates accurate temperature data provides crucial information about the condition of all kinds of equipment. As a non-contact measurement tool thermal cameras let technicians inspect equipment more safely even at peak operation.
Some examples of mechanical equipment where thermography is used:
- Pumps: Overheated connections, fuse problems, overloaded electrical cables, etc.
- Process valves: Open, closed, leakage
- Storage tanks: Sludge levels
- Pipelines: Check if and where there are anomalies, for example locate build-up of scale, etc.
- Motors: Overheating bearings, misalignment, overheated windings
- Conveyor belts: Overheated bearings
- Furnace inspections: With a special camera designed to “see through flames” for high temperature industrial furnace applications, ideal for monitoring all types of furnaces, heaters and boilers