In electrical diagnostics, seeing past what the average human eye can see is vital. Luckily, today's technology caters to that by enabling electricians to identify and diagnose issues that could have otherwise remained hidden. Electricians can now analyse the integrity of electrical systems, pinpoint electrical faults, and detect hot spots, thanks to thermal imaging. This is a preventative maintenance approach and help save large sums of money.
Most companies, ours included, now employ cutting-edge thermal imaging technology to scan through walls and evaluate various electrical components. This has allowed them to deliver more precise and practical solutions to clients while minimising maintenance costs and downtime.
This post will explore how thermal imaging works, its applications for electricians, and its use in commercial and industrial settings. Let's get right into it.
Thermal imaging captures infrared radiation from items, such as electrical components, and translates it into a visual image. Better put, the technology detects non-visible heat signals and converts them into a thermal image you can examine on a display unit.
With thermal imaging equipment, you can analyse these images to uncover potential concerns like structural issues, energy waste, and hot spots, enabling electricians to conduct maintenance, upgrades, and repairs before the issues advance.
Thermal imaging is a valuable tool for electricians because it allows them to detect prospective issues early before they escalate and bring about dire implications. That said, here are a few thermal imaging applications for electricians:
Thermal imaging is also commonly used in the commercial and industrial sectors as a troubleshooting and equipment maintenance tool. Examples of its applications in these industries include:
It is without a doubt that thermal imaging has revolutionised electrical diagnostics. It makes detecting issues easier, enhancing safety, and improving energy efficiency.
With a wide range of applications from energy audits, building and electrical inspections, predictive maintenance, and quality control, it's become an indispensable technology that every electrician should adopt.