APPLICATION 8 – ELECTRICAL
have been recognised as an effective cost reducing method
for plant maintenance. Circuits generate more resistance
when a connection is in poor condition, or when a particular
circuit is over-loaded. This increase in resistance generates
an increase in temperature and therefore it is very easy
to locate electrical problems before they cause risk of
breakdown or fire. Electrical inspections are becoming
very popular with insurance companies because it reduces
their risk as you improve the quality of the electrical
and aging problems
The thermogram above shows an electrical breaker box.
Note the hot areas in two breakers.
Excess heat on this distribution transformer was attributed to internal damage
plus low oil level.
Electrical Problems with Thermal Imaging