Thermographic Inspection

Infrared Electrical Inspection Services

OCS provides the service for Infrared Electrical Inspection which can detect system overloads, loose defective components and damaged switchgear extremely efficiently through locating overheating components, and other potentially dangerous problems and defects quickly. These issues can cause operational downtime, safety hazards, and damage to critical systems. Commonly overlooked and found defects are loose terminations, faulty fuses, defective breakers, damaged switches, and overloaded or even unbalanced circuits. Heat signatures for new and existing systems can be captured and cataloged for future evaluations of degradation, wear and preventative maintenance measures.

Most electrical equipment and components heat up prior to any type of failure. Infrared inspections and Surveys are used to detect failures in electrical systems and switchgear prior to possible failures, They are quickly becoming the preferred technology in many industries for maintaining, cataloging and documenting many systems. These inspections can detect and document signs of early failures and most often are combined with timely, effective repairs. These conditions, especially when compounded, can and often do lead to excess heat and possible component failure. Minimizing damage to these components and reducing repair costs through early detection allows maintenance personnel to take corrective action before critical equipment and system components fail. Given that most electrical distribution system are the foundations for most systems in an industrial and offshore setting, electrical system failures can cause communication disruptions, fire and safety concerns, security and other mechanical systems to fail as well.

Some Key Benefits:

  • Determines properly installed systems and potential damage
  • Reduced downtime
  • Reduces risk of equipment failure
  • Increases safety
  • Improves system performance
  • Ensures components and systems operate properly and meet the design intent
  • Ensures components and systems are in compliance with specifications and design
  • Saves money

Utilizing Thermographic Inspections as part of a comprehensive preventive maintenance and investing in proper preventative maintenance will save money on any potential operational downtime and promotes safe environments for employees. We at OCS Group believe that and asset in operation should seriously consider this as an addition to their current maintenance program.

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