Thermal Imaging

Do you have a hotspot in your plant that is undetected? Many electrical system components with loose connections or defects are not visible to the naked eye. These spots will eventually burn and fail – causing down time or maybe even a fire!

Using infrared thermography or thermal imaging, Muth Electric can help you find those trouble spots before they cause major issues with your systems. We have a thermal scanning camera and can take pictures of any equipment in your facility to find potential hotspots. By finding them early, you may avoid costly downtime for your equipment and your plant.

The image below on the left is a standard color photo. The image on the right is a THERMOGRAPHY IMAGE. It is generated by the thermal camera’s infrared ability to sense the difference in temperatures between a piece of equipment and its surrounding (ambient) temperature. The two images are taken simultaneously. In the picture, the far right fuse holder and disconnect blade look normal to the naked eye. However the THERMOGRAPHY IMAGE shows the same area to be at 142.6° Fahrenheit. Based on field experience of trained thermographers, any rise in temperature of 36 degrees or more (over ambient) indicates a fault that should have corrective measures performed as soon as possible (depending on the critical nature of the equipment). A rise of 54 degrees or more indicates a major fault that requires immediate attention. The example below represents a temperature rise of more than 70 degrees!

After we perform a THERMOGRAPHY SURVEY you are provided a printed report of what we find showing any trouble spots. These reports can be used for maintenance personnel, safety officers or submitted to your insurance carrier.

If you would like more information on the THERMOGRAPHY SURVEY process please call one of our offices nearest you, or call our Corporate office at 605-996-3983 and you will be directed to a Muth Electric near you.

Infrared Thermography in SD