Aurora, CO, March 13, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Advanced Infrared, LLC is an infrared service company based in Aurora, Colorado, (www.advanced-ir.com). Facility managers, maintenance managers, building owners who are responsible for safety, production and repair at your facility may consider a regular infrared (IR) thermographic survey of electrical switchgear, distribution system and mechanical equipment.
Infrared thermography is used to perform P/PM inspections on electrical equipment because excess resistance on electrical apparatus indicates electrical faults such as loose connections, overloaded or imbalanced circuits, faulty breakers, damaged switches, faulty fuses and a wide range of other unwanted electrical conditions. Before an electrical component burns up, it heats up. Thermography is used to see the excess heat (resistance) so that problems can be found and maintenance personnel can act to correct the problem before the component fails, causing damage to the component, safety hazards and/or production downtime.
The national Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code 70B 21.17.5 suggests that every commercial and industrial building in the United States should have an IR survey at least once a year.
Infrared thermography can be used to inspect rotating equipment. As mechanical devices operate, heat is generated. Excess forces in mechanical systems cause heating. Such forces include friction, misalignment, improper lubrication and improper belt tension. The heat associated with these conditions is detectable with a thermal imager.
Advanced Infrared provides infrared scanning services of Equine and flat roofs along with mechanical and electrical systems. To learn more about Advanced Infrared, LLC services please visit (www.advanced-ir.com) or call (303-378-5358).