Thermography is the Most Flexible Method of Predictive Maintenance

Inspection of a transformer

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.

Case Study

Thermal image of aluminium kiln

Thermography for Insulation Inspections

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. But furnace insulations have also a second very important purpose - energy saving. Especially in times of rising energy costs and environmental protection demands the good shape of furnace insulations becomes increasingly valuable. Thermography helps to detect weak points and provides first indications for necessary repairs.

Infrared Camera Systems Provide for Efficient Inspections by Visualisation and Alarming

Inspection of an electric motor

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.

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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