Inspection of a transformer

Thermography is the Most Flexible Method of Predictive Maintenance

Increasing capital intensity and a growing interlinking of production chains require a steadily increasing availability. Predictive and conditions based maintenance greatly contribute to this. The right operation of the production facilities furthermore secures a high product quality, a higher production throughput and of course also the life span of the facilities themselves will be prolonged. Enterprises are more and more focused on energy usage and therefore a higher energy consumption caused by a non-optimally maintained facility is considered a serious drawback.

As people are the most important production factor work safety needs to be focussed on the most. Predictive maintenance takes care of work safety. Thermography as a method of predictive maintenance can be used for pinpointing on a wide range of faults - in electronics, in lubrication, in positioning of spindles or heat exchangers. Thereby thermography contributes a lot to the success of manufacturing companies.

Inspection of an electric motor

Infrared Camera Systems Provide for Efficient Inspections by Visualisation and Alarming

Special advantages of infrared camera systems in predictive maintenance result from the non-contact temperature measurement. Thereby the behaviour of the facility will not be influenced by the checks. Maintenance personnel is also only exposed to smaller risks during inspections. Additionally the inspectors receive a visualisation of the temperature distributions within the field of view as well as an automated alarming when surpassing temperature thresholds. That´s why they can already get a good first overview of the condition on site. As additionally the thermographic data can be easily stored it is possible to monitor the condition of the facilities over time and determine the best timing for any necessary maintenance.

Case Studies for Plant Inspections

Inspection of district heating pipelines using thermography
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Inspection of District Heating Pipelines

District heating is generally regarded as an extremely efficient and environmentally friendly form of energy supply. Based on industrial waste heat or renewable energy sources, it offers the possibility of heating water and thus supplying private, commercial and industrial customers. Netze Duisburg GmbH is doing to control the city's entire district heating network supported by InfraTec infrared cameras.

InfraTec thermography reference - Thermal Ceramics - Picture credits: © / JazzIRT
Usage of VarioCAM® series at Morgen Thermal Ceramics

Thermography for Insulation Checks

All kind of hot industrial processes need to be contained well to allow the process itself to go on and at the same time to protect neighbouring installations and employees working there. Thermography helps to detect weak points and provides first indications for necessary repairs.

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Fast Reporting of Essential Inspection Results

A big advantage of infrared camera systems for companies is the easy handling and the low maintenance needs. Especially the cameras of the VarioCAM® HD series come with a rugged design making them most suitable for usage in rough industrial environments. The thermographic software IRBIS® 3 provides efficient analysis of thermographic data and reporting for the transfer of crucial inspection results.

Thermographic Software IRBIS® 3 report

Infrared Cameras for Plant Inspection