AERIAL THERMOGRAPHY

Thermography provides a sixth sense for assessing the condition of mechanical and electrical devices. Thermodynamics tells us that energy which is not put to use doing work will be dissipated as heat (and noise as well as vibration to a lesser extent). A thermographic camera applies this scientific principle to use by visually depicting the effective radiated temperature of an object. By analyzing the resultant media we gain a deep understanding of the condition of machinery.

 

Thermographic inspections are standard practice in the maintenance of buildings, motors, boilers, pumps, generators, power distribution equipment and so much more.

 

Aerial thermography uses those same capabilities but adds a third vertical dimension: allowing operators to inspect areas that would be otherwise inaccessible or to understand the larger picture when inspecting machinery distributed across large areas. Common uses include finding:

 

  • Power line termination and insulation anomalies

  • Solar arrays electrical faults

  • Wind turbine blade stress points

  • Communication towers electrical faults

  • Roofs leaks

  • Building envelope insulation problems

  • Pipeline leaks

  • Substation electrical faults

  • Tank leaks

  • Refrigerated building thermal losses

  • Exhaust stack refractory integrity

  • Kiln refractory integrity

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