Thermal imaging is one of the most valuable diagnostic tools for predictive maintenance.
Thermography is a non-contact and non-destructive type of testing, and can detect faults that would otherwise go unnoticed.
A thermographic survey is also one of the simplest and most accurate methods employed to monitor and predict when a system might fail.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Responsible?
Realistically, everybody has a duty to ensure the safety of others whilst at work; however, the Duty Holder will have ultimate responsibility for electrical safety.
Who can carry out the work?
It is vital that this type of work is carried by a qualified and experienced test Engineer. Such Engineers are generally fully qualified electricians who have experience of test and inspection and have been trained and qualified in electrical inspection work specifically. When selecting your contractor you should ask to see evidence of their qualifications and experience in this type of work.
What will I receive?
Upon completion of the thermal imaging survey you will receive a detailed report that shows the condition of the electrical system and any points which merit further investiation.
Will It impact my business operatoins?
In theory, there should be no impact whatsoever other than an Engineer being present on site.
What does it involve?
Thermal Imaging involves specialist powerful cameras that rely on infra-red technology to detect heat.
Why do I need to carry out thermal imaging?
The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989 places a “duty of care” on employers and landlords to maintain electrical systems to prevent danger where otherwise it may exist.