Switchgear Testing

Switchgear Testing

The most popular and widely used application of infrared thermography is electrical switchgear testing. Daily, the electrical switchgear in thousands of buildings are checked by thermographers all over the country. Electrical Infrared has proven to be a vital part of any facility manager’s preventative/predictive maintenance (P/PM) program.

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