A. Thermal Imaging is a method of inspecting electrical and mechanical equipment by obtaining a thermal image of the surface temperature of the equipment while it is under load.
This inspection method is based on the fact that most electrical and mechanical equipment operates at an increase in temperature when malfunctioning.
This is what you see.
Could you tell this 400 amp circuit breaker is ready for a catastrophic event?
This was operating in a newly opened factory. Many companies believe only older switchboards that have been operating for many years require Thermal Imaging
This is what a Thermal Imaging Camera can see.
Temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Celsius are observed.
Thermal Imaging of this same circuit breaker saved this company an estimated $120,000 in repairs and lost productivity. The connecting bolts had not been tightened by the switchboard manufacturer.