Switchgear Testing

Switchgear Testing

Infrared thermography is a widely used technique for electrical switchgear testing, and is routinely employed by thermographers across the country. The use of electrical infrared has been well-established as a critical element of preventative/predictive maintenance (P/PM) programs for facility managers.

By regularly inspecting electrical switchgear using infrared thermography, potential problems can be identified and addressed before they result in disruptions or damage, helping to minimize the risk of costly downtime. Our state-of-the-art technology and expertise allow us to provide reliable and accurate results for our clients, helping to ensure the smooth operation of their electrical systems.

Side-by-side image showing infrared results of switchgear testing

Electrical equipment that should be routinely checked include:

  • Utility substations, transformers and feed poles
  • Main incoming services, plant main knives, capacitor banks, etc
  • Main switchboards and disconnects
  • Main distribution panels and main disconnects
  • Uninterruptible power supplies
  • Generator controls and transfer switches
  • Main I-Line panels
  • Lighting and receptacle panels
  • Disconnects and combination starters
  • Service disconnects for motors
  • Machine control panels