benefitsofinfrared

Benefits of Infrared Services

Safety: Surveys are conducted with a minimum of contact with equipment

Reliability: A properly conducted inspection will produce results not obtained through conventional means

Affordability: Potential problems can be found before they become real issues, preventing unexpected shut-downs or replacement of expensive equipment

ROI (Return On Investment): Infrared Testing has the highest return on investment. “When an infrared inspection program is coupled with timely maintenance repairs and equipment condition improvement, it is common for the return on investment to be on the order of ten times the cost of the program.” www.mrgcorp.com

Benefits of Infrared

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Engineering and Mechanical Services

ThermoTesT provides engineering services in the following ares: Vibration analysis, harmonic analysis, power of quality monitoring, EMF studies, power factor testing and ultrasonic testing.

ThermoTesT provides many other testing and maintenance services to help facility engineers keep their distribution systems running efficiently and reliably. Working with your staff, ThermoTesT can help plan a maintenance schedule that includes testing and maintenance of switchgear, auto transfer switches, GFI and protective devices, transformers, UPS systems and generators. Keeping these critical operations running smoothly is our primary concern. We are committed to working from start to finish; from finding possible issues to resolving them. That is why ThermoTesT strives to be your single point of contact for all your testing and maintenance needs.

Electrical maintenance services are provided to correct issues determined through the infrared inspection or by request of a client. We provide switchgear testing (low, medium and high voltage), ground fault testing, switchgear cleaning and torqueing, circuit breaker testing, retrofitting or replacements, transformer testing and maintenance, automatic transfer switch, load bank and generator testing.

Below is an example of a problem that can occur from a lack of switchgear maintenance.

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Arc Flash and Short Circuit Studies

Companies are increasingly concerned with the safety of their employees and contractors who may work with hazardous electrical equipment. The most common electrical injuries come from electric show and from arc flash.

  • Electric Shock occurs when contact with live parts causes current to pass through the body to ground or to another phase.
  • The most damage occurs when current passes through the lungs, heart or brain.
  • Arch flash occurs when an electrical current passes through the air from one point to another.
  • The resulting arc can reach temperatures up to 35,000 degrees F, igniting clothing and causing severe burns.

ThermoTesT offers Arc Flash and Short Circuit Analysis studies which help clients comply with changing safety regulations.

This study details the hazards that workers encounter when working on electrical equipment and methods necessary to reduce the risk of injury.

  • Each study involves an inspection of the electrical distribution system.
  • This study includes up-to-date single line drawings of electrical system for each type of analysis.
  • A report and safety labels indicating hazard levels.
  • The report also details required personal protection equipment (PPE) for working on specific electrical equipment.
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