Infrared Thermographic Inspections

Detect Problems Before they Occur

Why Infrared Testing is Important for your Business

When a vital system fails or is interrupted, your business operations are significantly impacted.

Few electrical or mechanical failures occur without any warning signs. They are typically proceeded by changes in operating temperature. Infrared thermography offers an efficient way to locate changing conditions. This non-invasive survey can identify potentially dangerous conditions such as loose or dirty connections, overloaded or imbalanced circuits, or improperly installed equipment.

Infrared testing will locate hidden trouble areas – the “hot spots” – and allow you to make corrections before a failure occurs. Using infrared technology as part of a predictive maintenance program results in reduced downtime, avoiding emergency repairs, and saving maintenance dollars.

Infrared thermography can be used to monitor the condition of structures, machinery and systems. It is a predictive maintenance technique using a specialized camera that monitors the emission of infrared energy.

Infrared inspections are part of an effective predictive maintenance program for:

  • Electical Distribution
  • Control Centers
  • HVAC
  • Transformers
  • Electric Motors
  • Bearings
  • Conveyors

Skilled, Certified Thermography Technicians

Effective infrared surveys require specialized equipment and qualified technicians. Experience and training is required to accurately identify problem conditions and possible causes so that specific recommendations can be made to correct the situation.

Our certified thermographers will work closely with you throughout the inspection process to assure that the scan objectives meet your needs.  We will:

  • Identify your needs and objectives in a precise proposal
  • Have a journeyman electrician execute & interpret the scan
  • Prepare a comprehensive color report & carefully review any problem areas with you
  • Generate a videotape of the entire infrared inspection for your documentation
  • Make recommendations and/or assist you with repairs
  • We are experienced. Windemuller has been conducting Commercial Infrared Surveys since 1993.
  • Windemuller has both Level I & Level II Certified Thermographers on staff.
  • WTS thermographers are trained & certified through The Infrared Training Center.
  • ITC is the customer training arm of FLIR Systems, the global leader in Infrared cameras, night vision, and thermal imaging systems.
  • See infrared report samples and certification documentation.

Potential Indications of Trouble

  • An increase in power consumption that cannot be accounted for
  • Accounts of motors or other equipment “slowing down”
  • Dimming of lights when equipment is started
  • Unexplained power surges seen in computers or other service equipment
  • Reports of burning odors around electrical panels, wiring, or equipment