Beyond the Usual Applications for Infrared Thermography UPTIME MAGAZINE ARTICLE of November, 2005

Introduction

Think of the world as a radiator…infrared thermographers do. Thermal energy travels at the speed of light in all directions. An infrared (IR) camera detects this [heat] energy and converts it into pictures or thermographs of heat. One can learn a lot about the world by looking through the lens of an infrared camera.

Infrared Predictive Maintenance (IR/PM)

If you are trying to maintain electro-mechanical equipment, you might be interested in knowing that heat killsbut you already know this! Ever had a piece of equipment burn up? Think back to all those components that went into the dumpster last year, like fuses, switches, breakers, motors, bearings, couplings and the like. Unless the forklift operator ran over it, it probably died a death of heat. Here’s the good news…it got hot first. Maybe it burned in a millisecond, but chances are it happened over a much longer period of time and if you are inclined to watch it with an infrared camera, it will let you know it is failing. Now, just watching it is not remedial in any way and even if it is adjusted it may still fail, because the damage is done. But the downtime is what is so expensive these days, so you can get another component and change it out before it fails at an inopportune time and cost real money.

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