Oasis Techno Engineers are specialized in Thermal Imaging of electrical supplies and components and are able to search out hazardous electrical faults that could cause serious issues before they happen.
Thermal Imaging has evolved into one of the most valuable diagnostic tools used for Predictive Maintenance (PM). Also known as Thermography, Thermal Imaging is the production of non contact infrared, or heat pictures from which temperature measurements can be made. By detecting anomalies often invisible to the naked eye, thermography allows corrective action before costly system failures occur. Portable infrared (IR) imaging systems scan electrical systems, and then constantly convert the thermal images to visible pictures for quantities temperature analysis.
Thermal imaging is an effective way of determining the presence of potential problems within the electrical distribution system without the need to isolate circuits. Images can be taken of key connections and switchgear and along with visual inspections and live testing can form a means to meeting your obligations under legislation.
Thermal Imaging involves an Engineer visiting your premises armed with a powerful camera that uses infra-red technology to detect heat. Most electrical parts that are damaged or ready to fail will generate heat; the camera will detect excessive heat in relation to the ambient temperature which will alert the engineer to a potential problem. The engineer will be trained to recognize whether the heat is sufficient to warrant further investigation, upon which the client will be notified. Generally, thermal images can be taken by simply removing the cover or barrier to a piece of electrical distribution equipment, and does not require isolation.
Upon completion of a thermal imaging survey you will receive a report that details the following:
- Installation details & characteristics
- Schedule of items tested & inspected
- A thermal image & standard digital image of piece of equipment surveyed
- Recommendations for any further investigation required along with an explanation