KN Thermography offers a wide range of thermal inspection services for commercial, industrial, municipalities and mining sectors.
Our team has Level II and Level III certification in thermography and comes from an electrical engineering background. These experiences allow us to identify faults (hot spot) and provide information to the customer on how to correct it before catastrophic failure.
Infrared thermography is the study of temperature variations through infrared-sensitive equipment which detect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum (roughly 900–14,000 nanometers or 0.9–14 µm) and produce images of that radiation. Application of infrared thermography provides advantages to many residential, commercial and industrial fields including electricity supply, construction, insulation and aeronautics. It aids in locating and predicting potential problems pertaining to heat loss or heat distribution. The aim of condition monitoring is to prevent unplanned breakdowns and to increase plant availability.
Thermography is an excellent Predictive maintenance (PdM) tool where you are measuring intangibles, thus, how much downtime you have eliminated or how many fires you have prevented.
Infrared thermography services can prove invaluable to any forward-thinking user who chooses prevention over cure!
ADVANTAGES OF INFRARED INSPECTIONS
Thermal imaging is safe in the sense that it is a non-contact means of detecting problems associated with localized overheating. Therefore making it safe to use in substations and on powerlines without interrupting the power supply to the customer. Temperature is a key condition indicator associated with deterioration of equipment. Heat generated due to high currents and mechanical damage of components, is related to the square of the RMS (root-mean-square) current and the time duration it flows. Thermal images provide useful information about the surface temperature and with further image processing, possible abnormal thermal signatures can be revealed. With this information in hand, clients can better plan outages and the replacing/fixing of the effected equipment. Run to failure may result in fires which could cause tremendous damage to equipment and extremely high replacement or down-time costs.
Benefits of infrared inspections to the recipient include:
- The reduction in disassembling, rebuilding or repairing 100% operating equipment.
- Identify problems early in order to repair before failure.
- Non-contact measurement that does not affect the surface to be measured.
- Perform inspections under load.
- Greater system security.
- Increased revenue.
- Reduced outage cost.
- More efficient inspections.
- Improved maintenance.