Infrared Scanning Inspections

Infrared inspections are a proven tool to reduce maintenance costs, down time and risk of plant failure.

Infrared Thermography uses an infrared thermal imaging camera to detect and view thermal patterns across the surface of an object. When analysed by a Certified Thermographer these patterns show if the object (electrical equipment) is defective or has excess heat.

Electrical components in general should have fairly uniform temperatures across all parts. When viewed from a Thermal imaging camera if there are any "hot spots" or localised heating it will indicate that there could a defect in the component.

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) recommends infrared inspections be performed at least annually.

IR scanning is a non invasive/destructive type of testing so no down time is required to perform an inspection. 

Midwest Technologies has trained and certified thermographers who are also experienced electricians. We only use high performance infrared scanners. This combination will deliver the best results for your company.

IR scanning inspections are used for:

  • Predictive / Preventive Maintenance
  • Condition Assessment
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Quality Assurance

We offer fast and reliable service to all of Western Australia.

 

Why should I have Infrared inspections done?

Infrared scanning inspections are the most important tool to help find defects in electrical equipment before it becomes a fault. This directly reduces maintenance costs, equipment failure and down time. The bottom line is you save time and money.

Benefits of Infrared Inspections

  • Prevent catastrophic failure
  • Increase equipment life
  • Reduce down time
  • No interruption to supply
  • Lower repair costs
  • Quality assessment of new/retrofitted equipment
  • Potential lower insurance premiums
  • Increase systems efficiency and reliability

Conditions Detectable by Infrared Inspections

  • Over Loads
  • Loose or detiriorised connections
  • Open circuits
  • Harmonics
  • Defective Equipment
  • Inductive heating
  • Unbalenced loads

What do I get?

After you have provided our staff with an inventory list of the equipment that you want scanned ( we can help you with that too ), we will work with you to arrange a time and date that suits you to have the inspection carried out.

During the inspection if we find any serious problems we will notify you immediately.

Shortly after the Inspection you will receive a comprehensive but easy-to-read report, this will be provided as hard copys and emailed as a PDF.

The report will include

  • Information about IR scanning including the Standards
  • Inspection summary
  • Cost savings report (generally for periodical inspections)
  • Report summary
  • List of equipment inspected
  • List of exceptions found (potential problems)
  • Full colour Thermal images and photos

We can also can provide follow up inspections after repair work has been carried out.

How much will an inspection cost?

Generally we will provide a hourly rate which has the cost of the full report incorperated. We are happy to estimate the time it will take for an inspection if you have a full inventory list of equipment.

We can tailor-make an inspection package to suit you.

Don't hesitate to call and speak to our friendly staff for more details or a free quote.