Benefits of Infrared Thermography Inspections for Electrical Problems

Electrical and mechanical systems can run into problems without warning. However, equipment failure is frequently preceded by a considerable period of increased heat in the various components of the system. If the increasing heat is detected in good time, the condition can be corrected before the electrical equipment fails. Infrared thermography is a powerful maintenance tool that can identify areas that are abnormally hot or cool. There are some benefits of using the technology to inspect electrical problems.

The inspection can detect several conditions:

Infrared thermography can detect several conditions that may undermine the operational efficiency of your systems. Some of the conditions include overloads, loose connections, inductive heating, open circuits, harmonics, unbalanced loads and defective equipment.


With the high speed at which complex industrial processes run, sudden failure may create hazardous conditions. This could include flying debris that may hurt your workers. By detecting electrical problems in good time, the tool helps to avoid fires caused by overloaded circuits or faulty wiring.

Financial savings

Inspections using infrared thermography will help in detecting problems and allow for repairs. This will mean fewer downtimes, a factor that will, in turn, result in fewer interruptions. When equipment is fixed in good time, productivity will increase, and you will realize significant financial savings.


In most cases, quality is a result of processes that run reliably and consistently. When you can deal with electrical problems, all your systems will operate optimally. This will allow you to deliver quality products, a factor that will not only earn you trust but also boost your business.

Lower insurance premiums

When your business experiences fewer interruptions, you will reduce losses and improve your cash flow. In case you have commercial insurance that protects against interruptions, you will pay lower premiums for the coverage.

Compared to manual inspections, infrared thermography will not require you to interrupt services during the inspection. The toll will inspect electrical problems while systems are running. This will help to improve your profits.

If you need transformer services or emergency power testing, contact the team at Power Plus Engineering today.

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