If you are a long-time property owner, you are probably well aware of the consequences that come with your commercial facility changing with age. Many issues gradually begin to crop up over time, some small and some piling into much larger issues requiring more attention and money than you ever imagined. You may be expecting this to unfold with your equipment more than anything else. However, the structure of your facility requires just as much attention and care as the machinery your commercial facility shelters.
This holds especially true for your facility’s roof, which much like the rest of your building’s structure, is highly vulnerable to the elements. Weather can chip away at your roof over time, leading to leaks and other forms of decay. An infrared roof moisture survey can help with the problem, but figuring out when you should seek out an inspection can be perplexing.
So When Should I Request a Roof Inspection?
There are, in fact, several conditions under which it is best to hire some form of infrared inspection services. They include:
- At three year intervals. This is a rule of thumb for the general well being of your roof and is one of the best methods for detecting problems early. Consider it part of your building’s maintenance, much like cleaning it and looking after your building’s equipment. If you make inspections part of your building’s routine, it will be much easier to catch any issues before they have the chance to unfold into something far worse and more costly for you and your business.
- As part of your building’s routine surface inspections. It never hurts to be as thorough as possible. There is no strict time limit for this because the time between inspections generally depends on the condition of your commercial property and the type of work performed there. We recommend you follow at least the above suggestion unless your surface inspections take place in shorter spans of time.
- Before the most severe seasonal weather arrives and again once it passes. The more severe the weather in your area is, the more damage your roof may take. This goes for heat and snow because both present their own detriments to roofing structures. Thermal issues, normally caused by the quick transition between summer heat and rain, and UV radiation can wreak havoc during summer. However, during winter, your roof becomes vulnerable to storms and the winter cold. It is best to make sure your roof is equipped to handle the weather, and once the seasons change, take care of any damage done.
At Infrared Consulting Services, we specialize in the performance and science of infrared thermography. We can help you maintain your roof’s health, as well as inform you of any developing issues you should look into. For more information on what we can do to help maintain your commercial property, contact us.
Have you formed a plan in the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a water or air leak? You may not have considered the possibility of such an event happening to you and your building. However, it is a real occurrence that happens to factory owners every day. You must always be prepared for anything that could go wrong. This means taking preventive measures. The best way to stay safe and informed of your building’s condition is through the help of thermography inspections, which can only be performed by a professional in the thermography field. Here are some of the best reasons to consider consulting a thermographic inspector for your facility.
A Thermographic Inspector Can Detect Problems With Your Facility’s Roofing
Leakage is perhaps the worst problem that can plague a roof because it has the potential to affect the interior of your facility and even damage your equipment. Because of this risk, it’s best to recognize signs of potential leak issues before they become too severe. Other issues your roof is vulnerable to include splits or decay within the roof’s structure.
Thermographic scanning is one way to search for problems without causing further damage to your roof, while also accurately pinpointing exactly where issues lie so you can know what to do about them. Thermography inspections also save you many thousands of dollars you would have to pay to replace your entire roof. Getting a scan performed can help you focus on specific areas of your roof needing repair, rather than considering replacing the entire roofing system.
A Thermographic Inspector Will Find Trouble Within Your Electrical Systems
Over time, problems develop within the electrical equipment in your facility before they actually malfunction. Poorly functioning equipment will give off much higher temperatures than properly operating equipment. This is best detected through the use of thermographic scanning, which can read the temperature of an object and report the amount of heat generated.
Don’t wait for a problem to escalate before you get help. At Infrared Consulting Services, we provide thermographic inspections and more. Contact us for more information on how we can help you.
Problems always seem to occur where and when you least expect them. This holds true for every aspect of life, from your health to your relationships to your workplace. However, all too often we do nothing about a problem until it surfaces in ways we can’t help but notice. If you’ve ever dealt with a roof leak or any other roofing problem, you know the stress and effort involved in getting it repaired. However, there is a way to detect problems with your roof before they escalate: through an infrared roof moisture survey. You may not have heard of such an inspection procedure, but they are worth investing in for the well-being of your property and your peace of mind.
What is an Infrared Roof Moisture Survey?
It’s one of the most non-intrusive procedures you can use for a building inspection. Infrared roof moisture surveys evaluate the temperatures circulating throughout your facility and create a report based on these findings. If the insulation in your roofing is wet, it will pull in far more heat than it should, especially at night. A roof moisture survey will be able to pick up on this abnormal amount of heat, allowing inspectors to identify problem areas and to notify you of the sections that need the most attention.
Infrared Roof Moisture Surveys Are Cost-Effective
As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. While a roof moisture survey may sound expensive, its cost will never compare to what you will have to pay to repair damages to your roofing. Roof moisture surveys are conducted in a safe, non-invasive manner. They give you the full scope of your roof’s condition so you can make the most informed decision about what needs to be done for your building’s maintenance. A professional thermography inspection will help lengthen the lifespan of your current roofing materials. I can also provide clues to any potential problems before they degrade any further.
What Will Happen If I Don’t Get a Roof Moisture Inspection?
If you don’t get a roof inspection performed on a regular basis, you risk having to replace your entire roof due to soggy insulation. Insulation that has become too wet can also lead to other problems besides a costly roof repair, such as:
- Extra weight for your facility to support
- Potential harm to the interior of your facility that can damage your equipment and even cause accidents for your employees
- An increased rate of decay for your facility’s structural deck
- Higher energy bills, leading to additional expenses
- The growth of mold in your facility, which can spread in the air and create a breathing risk
At Infrared Consulting Services, we specialize in infrared inspection services. We would be happy to conduct an inspection on your property. We make it our business to detect potentially devastating structural issues in your place of business. Then help you tackle them in the most efficient manner possible. Contact us today for more information!
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially when precious time and money are on the line. When it comes to the efficiency of your manufacturing plant, you want to be especially safe. Even the smallest malfunction can cost hundreds or thousands in repairs, as well as time that could be better used on industrial work, meaning more money lost. Electrical thermography is perhaps the best and safest type of preventive measure available in this day and age. It is performed in countless factories across the country.
What Is Electrical Thermography?
Electrical thermography is also known as infrared scanning or thermographic scanning. It is a means of detecting the temperature in electrical systems. A sudden or severe rise in temperature can be one of the first signs of malfunction in a piece of equipment and, when detected, can often lead to the prevention of these problems before they manifest into something worse. You can therefore use the data collected from a thermographic scan to repair any problems with your manufacturing equipment while they are still small. This means considerable savings for your company in terms of finances and production time. The cost of a thermography inspection is ultimately much better and more worthwhile than the cost of the potentially extensive repairs you’ll have to seek out if you let your machinery run to the point of breaking down.
How Are Thermographic Scans Conducted?
When a certified thermographer arrives at your facility to conduct the reading, they will do so with equipment designed to detect infrared signals, which are indicated by colored signals that cannot be traced with average human sight. Readings range from red to yellow by the severity of heat. These inspections can take place outdoors or indoors, depending on the location of your equipment.
Thermographers check everything from the main switchgear, plant electrical distribution down to lighting panels and safety switches for hot spots and overloads. Should any problems be detected, your hired thermographer will give you a report on their discoveries and make suggestions on how to get them repaired before they worsen and lead to complete malfunction.
Consider Infrared Consulting Services, Inc. for your next thermography inspection. We employ only the most qualified professionals to perform your readings and offer you their expert reports and advice. Our readings are always exhaustive and our inspection equipment is kept up-to-date to ensure our readings are as accurate as possible. To learn more about our services or schedule a reading for your facility, contact us.
If your company’s line of work involves the production of tangible products, we at Infrared Consulting Services know how important it is that every component of your production facilities runs as smoothly as possible. If the slightest malfunction occurs, you risk the possibility of your entire timetable going off-kilter. One valuable form of prevention against time-killing equipment failures is infrared thermography. You can use infrared thermography at your production headquarters to check for signs of wear and hazards in the machinery and other materials you use on a daily basis. Infrared problem prevention services are not only efficient for spotting potential malfunctions, but they are the safest means of doing so for your equipment.
How Does Infrared Thermography Work?
Infrared thermography is best defined as a method of detecting the heat (or thermal energy) given off by something or someone. Humans cannot detect thermal energy with the naked eye and have to use special equipment to pick it up. Areas at risk of breakdown typically give off higher than average levels of heat, making infrared thermography the best way to detect any problems arising in your production machinery systems. This method of troubleshooting first arose during the 1970s and has proved useful ever since. Engineers now rely upon electrical infrared surveys to look for issues in their equipment before they can occur and cause harm to production.
These surveys are first performed at the production site, usually far away enough from the equipment under inspection to ensure personal safety, while the production plant itself is fully operational and equipment is working at full capacity.
Certified thermographers can then go on to incorporate the survey readings into a maintenance report, which will be delivered by email. Your report will list the source and solution of any problems detected, the placement and name of the equipment evaluated, a depiction of the reading with a colored chart, information on the boost in temperature and the extent of the malfunction, and details on what part of the equipment is faulty.
Why Should I Choose Infrared Thermography for My Plant?
Evidence suggests infrared problem prevention is safe for your equipment, highly cost-effective, quick and efficient. With an infrared reading, you can save thousands of dollars in lost production and damage to equipment.
Readings can be performed without interruption of regular production procedures and during your normal working hours, allowing you to continue production during the process. An infrared survey can inspect thousands of termination points in one day, making the process much faster than traditional inspections. This means you’ll see results quicker.
Should you decide to utilize infrared thermography for your industrial plant, Infrared Consulting Services hires only the best certified thermographers to perform this service. If you have questions or are interested in our services, feel free to contact us by email or by phone.