Avoid disruption and costly emergency repairs by locating and diagnosing latent faults and failures without dismantling or other physical access
- Fully qualified Thermal Imaging engineers
- Non-intrusive; non-invasive; non-destructive
- Problem diagnostics
- Condition monitoring.
- 24 hour emergency call out service
- Nationwide. Large or small jobs
How Thermal Imaging can help you manage your electrical installation
Office Test uses Thermal Imaging as a key element in the Predictive Maintenance (PM) of electrical installations. Unlike conventional fault diagnosis, or even regular inspection, Thermal Imaging is non-intrusive, non-invasive and non-destructive, resulting in significant cost-savings and minimising disruption.
Using Thermal Imaging, your system can be monitored while your equipment is still under load. Thermal Imaging provides Office Test’s trained operators with ‘heat’ pictures, from which accurate temperature measurements can be made. These enable detection of anomalies which would otherwise go unseen, allowing for correction before costly system failures occur.
How Thermal Imaging works
When electrical connections become loose, the resistance to electrical current increases, causing a rise in temperature. The increased temperature will, in time, cause components to fail. However, before the problem leads to component failure, the efficiency of the electrical grid falls, due to the energy used in generating heat. It is this heat that Office Test detects using Thermal Imaging.
Where a non-visible problem is not identified using Thermal Imaging, the heat will eventually increase to a point where connections melt and break the circuit, possibly resulting in fire.
Apart from defective connections, Office Test can identify load imbalances, corrosion, and increases in impedance using Thermal Imaging. By locating hot spots, we can quickly asses how severe a problem is and work out the best course of action to resolve the problem safely, but with minimum downtime.