Hidden Danger

Heat is an early symptom of damaged and malfunctioning mechanical equipment. Is your facility at risk from potential mechanical failures and fire hazards?

Performing regular infrared inspections on critical building equipment is an important routine for the safety and performance of building operations. Facilities currently utilizing this service are saving millions of dollars a year by avoiding downtime, equipment failure, and building fires.

Infrared inspections quickly locate potential component failures, so they can be safely repaired before major damage occurs. Proactive beats reactive.

Use Infrared Mechanical Inspections to:

  • Reduce Equipment Damage – Locate failing components before they potentially explode or burn. Locating and repairing failing components through an Infrared Inspection program prevents the major costs associated with repairing equipment damage after a catastrophic failure and extends the service life of the building’s equipment.
  • Reduce Unscheduled Downtime – Increase profits by preventing interruptions in production. A good Infrared program pays for itself through increased uptime. (Tip: Conduct inspections just before planned shutdowns to do repairs during already scheduled downtime.)
  • Increase Effectiveness of Maintenance Personnel –Stop wasting manhours searching for problems or accidentally creating new ones through physical interference. Infrared Inspections locate exact locations without any physical interference, so repairs can be made quickly and efficiently.
  • Improve Quality Control – Increase the quality and reliability of new components. Inspecting new installations helps to ensure proper functionality. Inspecting new repairs often finds components that are still producing excess heat and need to be redone because of improper installation.

How it Works:

  • Mechanical equipment normally gives off heat. Malfunctioning or damaged mechanical equipment will give off excessive heat due to increased friction and wear.
  • This heat can be detected and documented with the use of certified infrared imaging radiometers.
  • The temperature of the problem area is recorded along with the thermal image. The thermogram, control photograph, and problem information are compiled into a comprehensive report.
  • Detecting mechanical hot spots allows for repair or replacement of the affected equipment before component failure occurs.
  • Atlantic Testing Services uses only certified thermographers and state-of-the-art equipment to provide professional surveys in compliance with industry standards.

If you would like more information about how an Infrared Mechanical Inspection can help you, call Atlantic Testing Services at 888-696-6429.

Recommended Equipment to be Inspected:

  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Motors
  • Recent Repairs
  • Refractories
  • Rotating Machinery

“The nature of this inspection affords risk consultants the opportunity to identify hazards that may have previously gone undetected. It provides the customer with the opportunity to intervene early and fix issues which, without the inspection, could lead to costly repairs, business interruption, and physical damage losses.” – The Economical Insurance Group