Thermography Surveys has revolutionized preventative maintenance inspection

The use of thermography has revolutionized preventative maintenance inspection programs for virtually all types of industries. With the use of a thermal imaging camera is a reliable non contact instrumentation which is able to scan and visualize the temperature distribution of entire surfaces of machinery and electrical equipment quickly and accurately, absolute temperatures can be measured with accuracies better than 3%, while relative temperatures can be measured with accuracies better than 1%. This non-contact, line-of-sight measurement technology can measure surface temperatures of virtually any surface.

This has proven that thermography programs have contributed to substantial cost savings for our customers and prevented downtime of crucial equipment.

Your safety is our priority!

HWL Technical Solutions - Thermal Imaging Service provides a range of national wide services whatever your testing needs are. From thermal imaging to testing and tagging.

Whether it's commercial or domestic, HWL’s Thermal Imaging Service can provide a national service for all aspects of electrical testing, appliance risk assessment, inspections, tagging - proactively identifying faults in a non-evasive and non-destructive manner and avoiding system breakdowns and reporting. Faults detected at an early stage can be investigated or repaired as part of your routine maintenance program or planned outage basis, thus reducing the need for unnecessary shutdowns.

A full comprehensive report is given after every test and your records are maintained so an bimonthly or annual test check can be automatically be scheduled in giving you one less task to worry about. The frequency of our service can be discuss to meet each customers individual needs

Thermal Imaging ???

HWL’s Infrared Thermal Image Service is an electronic technique which quite literally allows us to see thermal energy scanning within a preventative maintenance process which assists in the reduction of emergency maintenance costs on electrical and mechanical equipment and is an excellent condition monitoring tool used to carry out non destructive testing? While the equipment is online and running under full load, we are able to monitor temperatures and thermal patterns. It allows for early detection of faults indicated by a rise in temperature. Our guideline would be the operating temperature limits that most electrical and mechanical equipment allows.

Measure Temperatures in a Non-Contact Mode

A thermal camera allows you to measure the temperature of any object you are looking at in a non-contact mode, without putting yourself in danger. A crosshair or an area in the infrared image allows you to measure either the point value or the max or min value. Detect the most diverse electrical problems instantaneously by seeing them on a thermal image.

Detect Problem Areas Before the Real Problems Occur

In production plants, office facilities, hospitals or hotels, an infrared camera instantly makes hot spots visible on a clear thermal image. You can scan electrical cabinets and components and survey multiple wires and connections to get an instant picture of potential trouble. Detect the problem area and repair it before real problems occur. Common electrical targets are fuses, electrical panels, bolted connections and switchgear.

Complex systems are now smaller

Today, devices are smaller, more complex and dissipate more power/cm² than previous generations of technology. This means that traditional point contact measurements may introduce errors due to their thermal mass and heat sinking effects. Also, contact measurements may not be practical for complex mechanical structures or moving materials such as are found in paper, film and steel production.

Thermal imaging inspection if perfect for businesses and factories with electrical distribution panels, UPS power supplies, steam systems and HVAC systems. Rotating equipment such as bearings, belts, motors, gear boxes,

and other mechanical systems can take considerable advantage of the benefits in early detection and productivity savings thermal imaging technology has to offer.

Applications inlude -

  • Electrical Systems – Loose/corroded connections, overloaded circuits, faulty equipment
  • Construction - CMU Blockwall Scan for missing or improperly placed grout
  • Under slab/floor radiant heating and steam pipe leaks
  • Mechanical Equipment – Motors, bearings, belts and transmissions
  • Process Equipment – Pipe blockages, coolant leaks, steam traps, tank levels
  • Building Systems – HVAC systems, building envelopes, flat roofs
  • Data Centres – Airflow analysis, UPS systems, emergency generators

What else can we offer with our Theraml Iamaging Servive

Underground Pipe Inspection

We locate leaks in buried HP Steam, Heating and Water pipes No more random digging!

Commercial boilers have fill water monitoring systems which inform owners on how much replacement water is being consumed by the boiler. Some consumption is normal, but when the amount consumed becomes excessive, it is usually an indication of a leak. Breaks in high pressure steam lines are critical and are usually buried under streets and sidewalks, requiring a permits to dig up the street and the expense to repair it once the leak is found. We can find these leaks and pinpoint their location.

Any leak below ground is notoriously problematic for building owners. Often their only solution is to start digging where they think the leak may be. Thermal Infrared imaging can pin point steam and water leaks under the floor or ground and prevent unnecessary digging and destruction. The imager can show water spreading under the concrete or other surfaces the break could be any thing form a broken union connection or a cracked pipe which can show a leaking on the condensate return line. Also an image can show the location of an non leaking, un-insulated union on the steam supply line.

Why use infrared roof inspections?

Infrared roof inspection is a proven method for detecting trapped moisture problems in flat roofs, energy loss due to wet insulation, and preventing equipment down time, production losses and damage to structural components.

Periodic Infrared roof inspections can add years to the service life of a roof. Infrared roof surveys provide the diagnostic information necessary for developing an effective roof maintenance program, planning capital budgets and for making informed decisions when dealing with repairs.

Residential Energy Audits

Only one thing can reduce your total energy usage and lower utility bills, the knowledge of knowing what to do to first! Winter or summer what's more important, replacing windows or adding insulation? Should you buy a high efficiency heater first, insulate the attic or change the front door? Do you know where are all those cold drafts coming from. Don't waste money by guessing, you need a strategy, a roadmap to guide you, you need an energy audit! Contact us and we'll show you how to lower your utility bills year round by making your home more energy efficient and comfortable.

HWL can inspect your whole house and give you a energy audit and by adding the power of thermal infrared Imaging technology, to give you the "big picture" of where your energy Pounds are leaking and exactly where to make improvements! Get an audit, follow our recommendations and you will save money on your monthly energy bill!

Infrared inspection is recognized as the fastest and most cost effective way to find energy leaks. Infrared is a proven diagnostic technique recommended by the Department of Energy for identifying areas of heat loss.