These samples of infrared findings, including the visually observable components, show the importance of using infrared in electrical systems.
Infrared surveys of electrical systems, along with related surveys such as ultrasound and oil analysis, are a high value, high return investment in safety and preservation of your equipment.
This first section shows some examples of what can happen to equipment if problems are not caught and corrected. Some of these cases are repeated below to include the infrared findings.
Could all of these have been prevented? Are all problems preventable? Maybe not, but most of them are.
This section of the Samples page shows a variety of infrared findings along with the visual photo of the component. In some cases there is actually visual evidence of the problem, but that is likely due to the fact that the component has already been overheated beyond a safe point.
Infrared, not visual, is the way to find the issues before they become problems.
All images can be viewed in a larger version by clicking or tapping on them.
All images can be viewed in a larger version by clicking or tapping them.