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Infrared Mechanical System Surveys

Infrared thermography is a form of non-contact, nondestructive testing used to detect and document thermal patterns and associated temperatures for mechanical system components.  Rotating equipment, power transmission units, conveyor lines, refractory-lined structures, and boilers are all candidates for infrared inspection.

Performed regularly, infrared inspections of mechanical systems can help to identify latent or incipient equipment failures.

Overheated Motor Bearings

Misaligned Motor

Overheated Bearing

Damaged Refractory

Our Infrared Surveys are performed by Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographers® using high-resolution infrared imaging radiometers. This equipment detects infrared energy emitted from an object and converts it into an image which is displayed on a monitor screen. 

When an area or component with an unusual temperature differential is located, our thermal imager is used to measure the temperature of the problem area. The thermal image may then be recorded to video or computer media in monochrome and/or color.

Once the temperature and location of a problem area has been noted, a hardcopy record of the thermal image is produced. These Thermograms, along with a standard photograph and our problem definition, provide you with the necessary information to correct a problem before it becomes serious.



  • Rotating Equipment

  • Power Transmission Units

  • Motors & Generators

  • Refractory Systems

  • Boilers & Furnaces

  • Process Piping

Contact us to schedule your Mechanical System Survey.