While heat is a good thing in the cold winter months, it may not always be positive for your business. For instance, improper wiring can cause electrical circuits to overheat, possibly causing a fire. Getting an infrared electrical inspection using electrical thermography can provide the information you need to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone who works in your building.
The problem with bad wiring is it isn’t always made evident by inconsistent lighting or electronic operations. Conducting a thermal imaging survey of your electrical systems can help identify problem areas so your electrician can resolve the issue before you experience major loss.
Roof moisture surveys are used by building and facility managers around the world in order to locate moisture trapped in the roofing assemblies of their properties, plants and factories. Infrared detection can be used on almost all types of low slope roofs. With this technology, imagers can detect differences in heat on the roof and easily pinpoint any uneven heat dissipation and retained moisture. This excess moisture could lead to future problems for your building’s roof, including collapse. If it’s time for your regular inspection, infrared testing can be performed identify wet insulation areas.
A thermal imaging survey is a great way to find hidden problems before they show themselves. By the time these issues become evident to the naked eye, serious damage has often occurred, which requires more expensive repairs. Whether you save your business from a fire due to bad wiring, curtail high gas or electric bills or prevent water damage, the cost of one of these inspections is well worth it to ensure your building is protected from damage.
If you’re looking for a company to perform electrical thermography in your place of business, contact us. We take pride in providing the assistance you need to identify hidden issues before they become expensive.
Many things in life either give heat off or absorb heat from their surroundings. The way this heat disperses can tell you a lot about what’s going on behind the scenes, especially in a commercial building. This is why thermographic imaging services are often used to determine the structural integrity of a building, as well as to identify issues that may be hidden to the naked eye. Understanding how a thermal imaging inspection works can help you determine if it’s the right step for you.
A Special Lens
If you look at the world around you, you won’t see heat sources. Everything is a specific color based on the way it bends the light. However, when you look at the same objects through the special lens of thermographic imaging equipment, everything tells a much different story. You will see varying shades of blue, green, red and yellow, along with a spectrum of colors in between. The blues and greens indicate cooler temperatures, while reds and yellows indicate the presence of heat. It is only through a special thermographic lens you can see these colors and interpret what they mean.
How It Works
When you aim the thermographic imaging equipment at an object, the thermogram, or depiction of the temperature ranges, is measured and translated into electrical impulses. These electrical impulses are then sent to the signal-processing unit of the machine, which consists of a circuit board that contains a dedicated chip. This chip effectively translates the impulses and shares them on the unit’s display in a pattern of colors that is easy to read. This technology can be used in any condition, even in complete darkness, unlike night vision goggles that also use a form of infrared technology.
What Is It Used For?
Thermographic imaging services can be used for a number of applications, including identifying heating leaks in your business, locating water leaks, measuring the energy efficiency of a building and determining whether there are electrical or insulation issues present. You may wish to get a thermal imaging inspection as part of the typical inspection process associated with buying a business building. It can also be used to make repairs faster and more efficient.
Thermographic imaging is an easy way to measure the temperature of any given object, including entire homes and business buildings. This technology can provide a number of benefits and is useful in helping to find problems so they can be fixed before serious issues occur or to assess the integrity of a building before making a purchase. When you request thermographic imaging services, you can rest easy your business is in good condition at the end of the inspection and after any repairs have been made.
If you’re looking for a company to help with your thermographic imaging needs, contact us. We have the equipment and expertise required to complete the process quickly and efficiently.
Infrared inspection is best applied to electrical environments. It can be used to conduct a thermal imaging survey to scout for potential problems in electrical equipment. When electrical machinery begins to malfunction, it gives off an exceptionally high level of heat. Infrared scanning is designed to detect this. Infrared scans depict the temperature of a given unit of equipment through the use of color coding, with the lightest shades representing the hottest temperatures.
If you manage a manufacturing facility or similar, infrared consulting services may be of interest to you in terms of maintaining your equipment. For further proof, here are some of the benefits of infrared inspection.
Infrared Inspections Improve Your Machinery’s Lifespans
Even newly-purchased equipment can run into unexpected snags or malfunctions without warning. There are all sorts of reasons for this, from defective parts connected to the equipment to the way the equipment was set up in general. Sometimes you move locations to find your normally reliable equipment doesn’t work as well in the new environment as it did in the old.
No matter the circumstances, it is all too easy for equipment to develop malfunctions you can’t immediately see but can be quickly located with the help of infrared scanning. It’s better to take protective measures and catch problems before they escalate because it not only boosts the life expectancy and functionality of your equipment, but it saves you in other areas of business as well. The longer your equipment is able to last, the longer it can serve you and help you turn a stable profit.
Infrared Inspections Make the Workplace More Secure
Malfunctioning equipment comes with a large number of risks. Fires can erupt from dysfunctional equipment that reaches too high of a temperature or that was not set up properly. There are a vast number of other mishaps that can occur when faulty equipment goes unchecked. Unsafe workplaces can lead to shutting down your facility, costing valuable time that could be devoted to production.
Infrared Inspections Save Money
Remember: requesting a thermal imaging survey is much cheaper in the long run than ordering repairs to already expensive machinery. Beyond the costs of repairs, equipment that shuts down can no longer function. This can hinder the production process. If you cannot produce, you lose even more money. Equipment that’s on the verge of breaking bleeds heat, which can hurt you financially. Infrared readings can track the source of wasted energy and help solve the problem, saving your funds.
If you’d like an infrared scan performed, contact Infrared Consulting Services. We employ only expert thermographers who will provide efficient and expedient readings and reports for your facility. We also provide suggestions to improve any problem equipment. For more information, contact us.
Flat roofing systems often make it more difficult to detect moisture issues, which can have a negative effect on the rest of the structure. This makes getting an infrared roof moisture survey, using infrared thermography, a necessity before you replace the roof or even before you choose to purchase a building. Armed with this information, you will be able to choose whether you need to go through the expensive process of replacing this type of roof.
What Happens to Your Roof?
Over time, the waterproofing layers installed on the roof can grow thin or may develop cracks that let moisture in. This can create a vast number of issues with the rest of your structure, many of which will be difficult to notice until the damage is extreme. Some of the issues these moisture leaks can cause include:
- Interior damage to the building
- Hazardous conditions for occupants
- Mold growth
- Corrosion of metal components
- Degradation of the building
- Added weight to the structure
Many of these issues may not be evident in their early stages, which makes infrared inspection services a necessity, especially before you purchase a building.
When you get an infrared roof moisture survey, you will learn where moisture exists in a roof and whether the issue requires repairs or a full replacement of the roof. This non-invasive test uses infrared technology to measure the temperature of the roof to map it out thermally. Areas with higher temperatures are more likely to contain moisture than cooler spots. This is because higher density materials retain the heat from the sun for longer.
Identify Trouble Areas
The best part about using infrared thermography to inspect a flat commercial roof for damage is it can quickly and easily determine the exact locations of issues. Because a full roof replacement is such a costly job, it’s best for businesses to get repairs done first, if possible. Infrared inspection services can provide a clear map of where the problem areas lie and how large they are so roofing contractors can evaluate the condition of the roof and determine if repair is the best option. This ensures businesses don’t spend unnecessary funds on a replacement.
If you’re considering buying a commercial building with a flat roof or you already own one, an infrared roof moisture survey is an absolute necessity. These surveys will use the latest in infrared thermography to identify areas of the roof that may contain excess moisture that can lead to structural issues if not resolved. When you can clearly identify problem areas, you will be able to make the right decision regarding whether a replacement is necessary or a repair will provide the changes needed to protect the structure of your building.
If you’re interested in infrared inspection services, contact us. Our experienced team of professionals can inspect your roof and supply a thorough report to help you make the right decisions.
It’s difficult to fix what you can’t see. ICS technicians use infrared imaging techniques and their years of experience to locate, inspect and provide you with information you need to solve problems before they become serious.
Infrared Roof Moisture Detection
As the sun shines on the roof of your building, hidden threats to the integrity of your building heat up. Water, mold and other moisture-related threats retain this heat.
After sunset, ICS conducts a detailed infrared roof moisture detection scan. These heat retaining masses are revealed by our equipment. Our detailed survey provides you with the information you need to accurately, efficiently and successfully repair the roof.
Why is this important? Trapped moisture can not only cause water damage to the building. Mold formation can cause pose a health threat to you and your employees. Left untreated, these threats can damage the building, reduce it’s value, cause work stoppages, threaten the health of your workforce and even lead to serious structural failure than can cause damage to property and loss of life.
Contact ICS today to schedule an infrared roof moisture detection inspection. Or call Toll Free at 1-888-925-4404. Having accurate information can help you manage your facility, make efficient and needed repairs or simply know for sure that your building is providing you and your employees a safe working environment.
ICS is a trusted industry leader that’s been providing thermal imaging surveys and infrared inspection services for 35 years.
We provide wide range of Infrared Services
Infrared Electrical Systems Survey – Quickly inspect a large amount of electrical equipment.
Infrared Roof Moisture Survey – Accurately locate and quantify roof moisture.
Infrared Roof Evaluation Survey – Complete documentation of the existing roofing conditions.
Infrared Building Envelope Performance Survey – Document thermal performance of walls and windows.
Infrared Wall Moisture Survey – Protect structural integrity, identify mold and insect infestations.
Baseline Infrared Survey – Document the current condition of certain building systems.
High Voltage Electrical Infrared Survey – Promote safety and reliability of power systems.
Infrared Mechanical Systems Survey – Document condition of boiler jackets, piping and refractory linings.
Infrared Steam Utilities Survey – Find leaks, blockages and other hidden problems in steam systems.
Boiler And Refractory Infrared Survey – Find leaks, blockages and other malfunctions in sub-surface manifolds and piping.
To discuss your infrared imaging inspection requirements an infrared imaging professional, please call us Toll Free at 1-888-925-4404.