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Infrared Thermography for Predictive and Preventive Maintenance

infrared thermography for predictive and preventive maintenance
“The secret to success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Infrared thermography for predictive and preventive maintenance has become a common tool over the past 30 years. Inspections of electrical, steam, and roof systems are part of a facility’s annual maintenance schedule and have their own budget line.

Additionally, infrared surveys are now commonly performed on mechanical systems, underground piping and building envelopes, as well as specialized projects. Although a commonly accepted technology has advantages, there are a few cautions.

All too often, facility managers are led to believe that infrared imagers are fully automatic instruments that require nothing more than “point and shoot” operation, or that a “special” imager can perform beyond the industry accepted standards. While thermography is a science, it is also an art or craft requiring a skilled human operator to conduct the inspection and interpret the results. Thermographers need to have an understanding of infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment capabilities and limitations, and environmental conditions, as well as being knowledgeable about the system(s) being inspected.

Jersey Infrared Consultants are committed to providing our clients with service that is beyond “common”.  Our employees pass advanced infrared training courses, receive safety training, attend technical conferences, author papers, and contribute to the development of standards. Our personnel are always available to answer questions or provide advice on best practices that will help you achieve maximum benefit from your Infrared Surveys.