Thermal Imaging Surveys

Thermographic Surveying Leeds

A useful addition to a preventative maintenance program, Scott Electrical offers thermographic imaging as part of its Electrical Installation Reports (EICR), which can detect extra hidden electrical concerns in commercial buildings.

Thermographic surveys can detect these defects quickly and easily while your electrical system is in operation, causing minimal disruption to your daily operations. Thermal imaging can be used to determine the location of a fault in seconds by displaying abnormally high temperatures on a camera, allowing the region to be investigated and the fault to be identified and corrected fast.

What can Thermal Imaging detect?

  • High resistance connections
  • Hot spots
  • Overloaded cables
  • Overloaded fuses or breakers
  • Imminent motor or conveyor bearing failure
  • Motor windings overheating
  • Overheating in distribution equipment
  • Phase load imbalance
  • Hot spots in high-level lighting (easily scanned from the floor)
  • Heat build-up in overcrowded trunking
  • Thermal insulation breakdown (hot or cold)
  • Thermal loss
  • Damp ingress

What is a Thermal Imaging Survey?

Thermal Imaging or Thermographic Imaging makes use of a specialised camera that detects different light wavelengths that are otherwise hidden from the human eye. The camera equipment creates an image that shows hot spots in wall cavities, roofs, and floorboards using infrared light.

A Thermographic Imaging survey identifies problem areas that could cause fire hazards on distribution boards if there are loose connections or overloaded circuitry. Thermographic imaging detects possible issues before they become dangerous as part of a periodic inspection or stand-alone service.  

Following a thermographic survey, our electrician in Leeds will produce a report that highlights temperature anomalies, along with possible causes and severity and will advise on any remedial actions to minimise risks and downtime.

What are the benefits of a thermographic survey?

  • Increase the life of electrical equipment
  • Reduce electrical loads and costs
  • Prevent electrical damage
  • Reduce the risks of fire
  • Comply with insurance requirements
  • Complement periodic fixed-wire testing 

Leeds Electrician for Electrical Installations, Repairs, Testing and Inspection

Our NEIC-approved electrician in Leeds provides electrical thermography using thermal imaging cameras to help inspect home and businesses’ electrical systems. We work with clients to ensure electrical systems remain operational, whilst reducing electrical risks and system outages.

Electrical Thermography Survey with Scott Electrical

Our engineers are fully qualified and capable of carrying out these surveys. If you would like further information or a free quotation, please get in touch with us today.

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