What is an Electrical Infrared Thermal Imaging survey?

Electrical infrared thermal imaging surveys are a way of inspecting electrical systems and equipment using infrared technology. They can detect faults, such as loose connections, overloaded cables, or faulty components, that might cause overheating, fire, or power loss.

Electrical thermal surveys are non-contact and non-destructive, meaning they do not require any physical contact with the electrical system or any interruption of its operation. They are also fast and safe, as they can scan large areas from a distance and avoid any electrical hazards and therefore lower risk.


Why undertake an electrical thermal survey to my building?

Electrical infrared thermal surveys are useful for various purposes within new and existing buildings, such as:

  1. Saving time & money: by reducing downtime, maintenance costs, and energy consumption.
  2. Improving quality and productivity: by optimizing the electrical systems operation and performance.
  3. Reducing risk: By identifying potential problems before they cause damage or failure, electrical thermal surveys can prevent costly downtime, repairs, or accidents.
  4. Lowering energy costs: By finding poor connections or inefficiencies that waste energy, electrical thermal surveys can help lower annual bills and improve environmental performance.
  5. Extending the lifespan of equipment: by improving the serviceability of electrical equipment by preventing premature wear and tear
  6. Fulfilling insurance requirements: Some insurance companies may require or recommend electrical thermal surveys as part of their risk assessment or policy compliance.



Why use a Level 3 trained thermographer for my electrical inspection?

To perform a worthwhile electrical thermal imaging survey, you need a qualified and certified thermographer who has the appropriate training, experience, and equipment. The thermographer will use a thermal imaging camera to capture infrared images of the electrical system or equipment. The images will show the temperature distribution and variations across the surface of the system or equipment. The thermographer will then analyse the images and identify any anomalies or hot spots that indicate faults or defects. The thermographer will also produce a report that documents the findings and recommendations of the survey.


Planning for a electrical thermal imaging survey

To prepare for an electrical thermal imaging survey we need to define the objectives, scope, schedule, resources, and methods of inspection. Some of these tasks include:

  • identifying the equipment or systems to be inspected
  • Reviewing the history and condition of the equipment or system
  • Selecting the appropriate camera and accessories for thermography
  • Determining the optimal time and location for thermography
  • Establishing the safety measures and procedures for thermography

For more information on our electrical thermal imaging survey please contact Darren on 07775623464 or email darren@aptsoundtesting.co.uk