Monitoring electrical systems with infrared thermometers
By B Campbell, Comtest
Electricity+Control, November 2013 (pages 40 - 42)
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Infrared thermometers are non-contact temperature measurement devices for the diagnostic and predictive inspection of electrical systems and equipment. Used in electrical maintenance for over 40 years, non-contact infrared thermometers allow test engineers to gather important temperature information that can be used to predict potential equipment failure. In one survey of electrical service and maintenance personnel, 100% of those using infrared thermometers reported preventing unnecessary downtime and repair expenses through detection of hotspots.
Non-contact infrared thermometers measure the surface temperature of an object from a safe distance, which makes them an indispensable tool in any electrical maintenance operation.
- Non-contact infrared thermometers have been used in electrical maintenance for over 40 years.
- Infrared thermometers are money-saving tools for diagnostic and predictive inspection of electrical systems and equipment.
- Insurance companies are encouraging their customers to implement preventive infrared scanning.