APPLICATION 12 – PREDICTIVE
Worn bearings and mis-aligned
pulleys can cause unexpected downtime usually at periods
when it is least expected and highly unwelcome. We can
predictively identify areas of potential problems and literally
see it before it becomes a problem!
Thermal imaging is a valuable
tool in preventive maintenance of electrical, mechanical
and structural systems, able to help detect problems, prevent
unscheduled downtime, guide needed corrective action and
increase plant safety.
Injectors - High injector temperatures can indicate plugging. A plugged injector
will show very hot on an infrared scan. This allows inspectors to pinpoint
the problem before it becomes a serious hazard. It increases worker safety
and reduces the amount of down time, saving the company thousands of dollars
Mechanical & Electrical - The motor in the background is revealed by IR
thermography to be much hotter than the one in the foreground,which is operating
under similar load conditions. FLIR IR cameras are ideal for inspecting rotating
equipment such as motors, pumps, motors, bearings, compressors, and mechanical
drive gas turbines.
Preventive maintenance outdoor electrical infrared thermal image
Infrared Thermography Guide