Why You Should Inspect Machines With Infrared Technology

There are many times when expensive electrical machinery can breakdown or malfunction without warning. The reasons for this can be many. They can range from a part which is defective and still attached to the machine to the machine not being set up properly to begin with. Some companies find that the machines are moved to a new location and just don’t seem to work as well as they did in their previous location.

No matter what the reason is for the machine malfunction, it is always easier for the problem to be seen when performing an electrical infrared inspection. By using this type of inspection, the problem can be determined before it escalates and more problems present themselves. In this way, the life of the machine can be lengthened and the efficiency and functionality of the machine can also be increased. There are other benefits to infrared inspections, here just a few:

Workplace Safety- Equipment or machines that are malfunctioning can present the workplace with a slew of hidden dangers. Chief among these is the danger of a fire breaking out and destroying the building or facility, or in a worst-case scenario, taking lives.

Saving Money- An inspection that uses infrared technology is far cheaper than it is to have to replace expensive machinery due to unforeseen repairs or hidden damage. Even not including repairs, a machine that shuts down is obviously no longer functioning. This puts a stop to the production process that the machine was involved with. And every good business owner knows that if a machine is not producing, it is costing the company money.

If your business relies heavily on machinery or large equipment of any kind, it only makes sense to request a thermal-imaging survey be taken of everything in the work environment. It will be a simple matter of course for the infrared scanner to read the heat that the malfunctioning equipment is giving off. By performing this simple test, the business is, in effect, investing in their future instead of haphazardly gambling with it.

by Margaret W. Cook