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What Is Infrared Thermography?

Infrared Thermography (IRT) is the detection of infrared energy emitted from an object converted into temperatures to display an image of the temperature distribution; it is a form of thermal imaging.

Thermal Imaging is an emerging infrared imaging science whose practical applications range from simple photography to mechanical diagnostics; it is used extensively by firefighters and the military. In short, infrared cameras use algorithms to find differences in heat signatures from the items being photographed, regardless of the presence of ambient light.

When used in Preventive Maintenance, Infrared Thermography can pinpoint areas that are significantly warmer than their surroundings. Overheating joints, faulty equipment insulation, and pending electrical shorts or faults are all invisible to the naked eye but easily detected with this method. Advantage Reliability Services, Inc. has the equipment, the training, and the experience to utilize this technology, helping keep unpleasant surprises out of your facility.

Significant findings with Infrared Thermography include:

  • Missing or damaged insulation
  • Overloaded circuits
  • Faulty wiring
  • Loose electrical connections
  • Moisture intrusion
  • Construction defects

Infrared Thermography Examples

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Infrared Thermography Example 1

Example 1

Infrared Thermography Example 2

Example 2

Infrared Thermography Example 3

Example 3

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