This technique has evolved into one of the most valuable diagnostic tools which can be used for planned preventative maintenance on electrical installations.
Thermal Imaging is the process of using a specialist camera designed to look only for heat by way of infrared (IR) energy waves. From these ‘heat’ pictures temperature measurements can be made and therefore any hot spots in the electrical system will show up as red on the image. Such hot spots are often invisible to the naked eye and can be due to loose electrical connections, load imbalances, corrosion and increase in impedance current.
The ‘heat’ pictures will enable the severity of the problem to be identified and by detecting such anomalies you may be able to organise corrective action to be taken before system failures occur. Used in conjunction with the BS7671 fixed wiring inspection and testing examination this service from ACS delivers the most comprehensive insight into the condition of an electrical installation.