Business owners are increasingly required to provide thermal switchboard survey reports to insurance companies as part of their commercial premises fire risk assessment. Thermal survey switchboard reports have become a valuable business document that can lower insurance premiums and help businesses save money.
A thermal imaging camera detects faults by sensing elevated heat originating from the problem area. These faults, normally undetected by the naked eye may be caused by anything ranging from a loose connection on a circuit breaker or an over current problem on a circuit to a loose screw.
Thermal imaging surveys include both infrared and visual images to provide those without electrical knowledge, a better understanding of the problem and its implications. The annual switchboard and electrical distribution system thermography surveys give facility managers a vastly improved picture of the condition of their assets leading to better asset-related business decisions.
At the forefront of switchboard surveys, FLIR thermal imaging cameras allow inspectors to see hot spots, which are generally traced to a high resistance connection with multiple causes of failure.
Key benefits of FLIR thermal imaging cameras:
- Thermography surveys can be completed with no interruption to business operations
- Detection of hot spots allows faults to be remedied before they become a problem
- Predictive maintenance reports can be substantiated with an IR image accompanied by a visual image
- Electrical systems reporting for customers and insurance companies
- Scheduling repairs to fix potential problems before they become costly failures
- Cost savings from reduced breakdown maintenance and lost production downtime
- Early stage fault detection enables remedial work to be planned around business operations
- Cost of remedial works on faults detected early is far less than complete equipment failure
- FLIR i3 produces snapshots of temperature differences equal to 3,600 readouts from a single spotmeter with the i5 and i7 producing even more
- FLIR E-Series extends performance and affordability with features such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, 3.5” touchscreen and iPhone/iPad App
- FLIR T-Series includes Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity, 4.3” touchscreen and iPhone/iPad App
- A-Series can be installed almost anywhere to monitor critical equipment and automation systems
- FLIR’s GF-Series optical gas detection cameras detects gas leaks quickly, accurately and safely without shutting systems down for inspection
- FLIR IR Windows offers a safer and more efficient way of carrying out electrical infrared inspections of live components and reducing arc flash triggers