Electrical equipment, buildings, and pipelines are quick in contracting defects and the testing of these defects that compromise the functioning of your equipment can become a real headache. You might need to shut down operations for the conventional defect detection methods. Thermography inspection or Infrared detection, on the other hand, saves the day for you, helping you check for any defects that may be infesting your gear without compromising on your daily routine work. Thermography testing or inspection is based on infrared and the results are much faster to obtain as compared to traditional testing methods. Not only is it fast, but it also is non-destructive and allows you to take measures without halting the day to day operations. The thermography leak detection system is in that way very clean as it does not involve any direct contact with the thing to be tested.
Thermography testing is used in leak detection and leak testing, swimming pool leaks, and other leak detection systems. The testing is done under standard loads and operating conditions. Some of the common thermography inspection services include Electrical inspection, Mechanical inspection, Building Envelope inspection, water leakage inspection, solar PV inspection, Drone inspection, HVAC Duct inspection, ultrasonic testing, steam utility system inspection, and partial discharge inspection.
All of these inspections and testing are based on the same principle of infrared testing where infrared waves are passed through the object to be tested and the cracks or faults can be detected. The electrical inspection includes the testing of electrical equipment and gear. Undersized breaker and other faults can be detected through the infrared-based detection. Similarly, mechanical inspection is involved in the testing and detection of mechanical equipment and gear. Building envelope inspection is probably the most important utility of infrared inspection. It helps to find cracks, faults, and leakages in an already constructed building without having to physically demolish or damage it. All safety parameters of construction including density and pillar strength can be tested using infrared or thermography testing. Water leak detection can also be done using infrared based leak testing.
A swimming pool leak can also be detected through this technique. Other utilities of this technique are technically high end and include detection of faults in Solar panel cells, drone inspection for defects, and heat and water losses in an HVAC duct. Thermography testing can also be used to maintain and check boilers and refractories, and steam utility systems apart from partial discharge systems occurring due to insulation wearing.