Fires are sometimes related to electrical system failures in electrical insulation, terminals, and other related components. By detecting high-resistance connections through thermographic testing and getting them repaired, this type of incident gets eliminated.
Thermography or infrared inspection is a contact-free preventive maintenance testing done to detect poor connections, deteriorated insulation, unbalanced loads and another potential electrically energized component problems. This testing is done conveniently during regular business operations. Qualified electricians in Sydney use test instruments, like an infrared camera, to detect and convert the infrared radiation to assess the thermal conditions of a place.
How Thermography Works
All electrical systems in use generate heat because of electrical resistance. This is because of the current flowing through the system and the resistance of the individual system components within an equipment.
Because of usage, components of any electrical system deteriorate. The electrical resistance generated because of this deterioration, which thermographic testing measures, increases. This is localized heat.
A higher temperature profile also happens in a poor connection because of the higher resistance it produces. Thus, electrical maintenance of industrial factories, residential houses, commercial buildings, and accommodations should be part of any electrical maintenance.
At the forefront of establishments that benefits from thermographic scans are businesses with high electrical demands. This should be part of the annual electrical maintenance of commercial buildings because they have multiple branch circuits and distribution subsystem. However, a qualified electrician will determine how often the scans are needed to get done in your place.
Other Advantages of Thermogenic Testing
*money saved from energy conservation
*lower repair costs
*smooth flow of business
*prevention of high resistance in circuits resulting in increased current flow leading to increased power consumption
*high draw in current caused by high resistance in circuits make the fuses, transformers, and circuit breakers fail. Thermogenic inspections prevent this.
This type of inspection is done by either an in-house team or consultants. Only qualified people doing such inspections and evaluations are equipped not only with the special training needed by a complex thermographic imaging equipment, but they’re trained to deal with “live” electrical components.
When to Call an Emergency Electrician
Scheduling a thermographic testing sometimes may come a little later. Get in touch with an emergency electrician at once the moment you notice:
*power consumption increase without an additional equipment in use
*motors, computers and other equipment slowing down
*lighting that dims when another equipment gets started
* power surges in computers or building service equipment
*odor of a burning plastic or rubber in areas where electrical panels, wiring or equipment are found