Electrical Thermal Imaging Surveys

Our company is now specialising in electrical thermal imaging surveys across NZ, and the more switchboards we inspect, the more we begin to wonder why there hasn’t been more electrical fires!

Here’s a photo of a switchboard that was only inspected 6 months earlier… a perfect example of why routine preventative maintenace is so important. This photo is of a hot spot around the termination point of 160 amp breaker. The 3 phases were all running at 73amps, yet the red phase was running 50% warmer. This is called an anomaly requiring further investigation:

We have now detected so many faults during routine infrared scans of electrical systems, we can see why our clients are now switching to bi-annual thermographic surveys rather than annually. The fact that our biggest NZ clients use our service on a repeat basis is testiment to the value of infrared thermography surveys in general, and to the service we offer.

The look on the site managers face when a hot spot is detected which is very close to causing a fire, is one of relief… relief that they decided to get a thermographic inspection if the first place. Situations like this makes them quickly understand the value in what thermal imaging surveys can offer.

Infrared Inspection Services NZ

Are you looking for an experienced infrared inspection service in New Zealand?

Our infrared services are used by some of the largest companies in NZ for both leak and electrical inspection applications. (See types of companies we currently service here).

With many insurance companies in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch (NZ Wide) requiring infrared thermal imaging of electrical switchboards as part of their insurance policy issue requirements, we have been enlisted to provide infrared work to companies with just one switchboard, right through to our larger clients that have 200+ boards that need to be scanned.

No matter what type of IR inspection service you require, we can assist you with a reliable service and quick report turn around time.  We also work with electrical companies throughout the North and South island who require an independant inspection opinion.

Infrared thermography is all we do.

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Increase Uptime – Reduce Downtime Using Infrared Thermal Imaging

If you own a company, or are incharge of the maintenance within a company, you should clearly understand that the more time a company is producing a product or providing  service, the more cash flow it brings in. When there’s an interuption to the chain of events that bring in this cash flow, you lose money but maintain the same overheads. In a nutshell, if your power goes out you lose money in wages, and you can also lose product.

No matter if it’s a big company with lots of machinery, or a small company only using a few ovens, the actual cost of an electrical failure can cost hundreds, if not tens of thousands of dollars to a company! Using a regular infrared predictive maintenance program can dramatically reduce the probabilities of a power outage.

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Many company’s have a schedualed downtime, but simple problems that can’t be seen with the human eye (such as loose connections), can usually be identified with a thermal imaging camera when under load and emitting infrared radiation. We suggest getting a thermal imaging scan over all electrical components in your workplace BEFORE the schedualed downtime, that way your service can be completed efficiently, thus reducing the downtime. An efficient service to machinery and electrical means getting up and running faster = more revenue.

Contact us today for a complete scan of all the critical electrical components in your workplace.