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Thermal Imaging

OCTOBER 8, 2021

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Thermal imaging is the process of converting infrared (IR) radiation (heat) into visible images that depict the spatial distribution of temperature differences in an image viewed by a thermal camera. BBEC has qualified professional contractors who will capture images with an infrared camera of electrical panels, disconnects, transformers, and more. This process will generate a report that will be able to showcase any potential problems.


Why should we thermal scan electrical equipment?
Thermal Imaging should be done annually as preventative maintenance to detect overloads, loose connections, defective/failing equipment and unbalanced loads.


How do you know if there is an issue?
Heat is, almost, always the first sign of an electrical malfunction. Problems are detected by looking at the captured thermal image and pinpointing different temperatures.  


When should thermal imaging be done?

  1. Thermal imaging should be done on an annual basis to see changes in the electrical equipment. 

  2. If a problem is detected on a scan, and repairs are made, there should be a follow up scan to verify the issue has been resolved.

  3. It should, also, be completed at the same time each year, to assure the same variables are active. Such as heating equipment, air conditioning, etc.


What are the benefits of thermal imaging?

  1. Cost savings on your insurance

  2. Less down time – plan for repairs instead of at an unexpected time
    Example: A panel wasn’t working due to a loose connection. It added an extra cost for occurring on a weekend and everything stopped until it was fixed.

  3. Peace of mind with knowing you will have fewer repairs and unexpected expenses.