Infrared ServicesJames Brady
Infrared Services Using Thermography
Infrared services has time and time again, in case study after case study proven that thermography is the most effective predictive maintenance (PM) technology available to quickly and accurately, and without interruption of operations, locate problems in various types of systems prior to failure.
What you see…
This is an image of the storage tank as you would see it through the lens of the regular digital camera.
What we see…
This is an image of the same object viewed through the lens of the infrared camera. The sludge and fluid levels can easily be detected.
Infrared thermography is a valuable and cost effective form of non-destructive testing to detect abnormal thermal patterns in electrical, mechanical, roofing, and structural systems. But what are the advantages of paying for an infrared program? Find out more about the benefits and economic advantages of infrared services.
Infrared Inspection Services
Infrared Inspections Of Electrical Systems
In electrical system, components get hot before they fail. An infrared inspection can help identify “hot spots” in electrical equipment. Poor connections, overloaded circuits, load imbalances, and faulty, mismatched or improperly installed components can create resistance which leads to increased heating and eventual failure.
Infrared Inspections Of Mechanical Systems
In mechanical systems, overheating can be caused by internal problem in motors, misaligned and improperly lubricated rotating components, and improper tension on drive belts.
Other aspects of mechanical equipment include insulated components and system operations associated with industrial boilers, pollution control systems and storage vessels.
Infrared Inspections Of Commercial Roof Systems
Trapped moisture in a roof system reduces the life expectancy and can be very destructive to the underlying deck system.
With Brady Infrared’s infrared roof moisture survey, trapped moisture can be easily identified within your insulated flat roof. Unlike other moisture testing methods, infrared provides 100% coverage of the roof’s surface that allows moisture to be mapped back to the source of water intrusion.
Infrared Inspections Of Building Envelopes
Water infiltration in a building envelope can be detrimental to exterior cladding, interior drywall and other support structures within a wall system. Brady Infrared has helped many clients identify areas of latent moisture and active leak sites within various building constructions as well as provide condition assessment of construction and craftsmanship.
Brady Infrared’s cameras are high performance thermal imaging cameras manufactured by FLIR in both long-wavelength and short-wavelength versions to handle any of your inspection needs. These infrared cameras have on-board temperature sensing with digital and video saving options and are capable of detecting temperatures up to 1500 degree Celsius with sensitivity of 0.08 Celsius degrees. We also have various lenses to match the inspection task.
Brady Infrared’s thermographers have a broad understanding of the operations and problems associated with various electric/mechanical equipment and roofing/building systems. Inspections are performed efficiently and thoroughly. We use in-field PDA’s and tablet computers to assemble a comprehensive equipment inventory, operational status of equipment and thermal anomalies.
Upon completion of an inspection, you will receive a report, within 1 week, generated from InspecTrend software an infrared database program. InspecTrend is the premier inspection management program of the infrared industry (Download PDF File).
We have multiple ways to provide you with your report. Call us to discuss your options.
Interested in finding out more about infrared inspections and your company’s buildings and building systems? Call us at 772-288-9884 or click our online contact form today. You’ll be glad you did.
Thermography On Wikipedia
Here’s more information about thermography on Wikipedia.