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We Specialize in Electrical / Mechanical Infrared Inspections

 

Your buildings electrical system supports the health and safety of your personal. Your business requires safe, reliable electrical power to maintain production. 

A buildings electrical system is the most important yet least maintain building system. Traditional inspections are dangerous and may require a building shutdown. It’s for this reason the system is rarely if ever inspected.

Our safe and effective infrared inspections are no contact / non-destructive inspection process where Electrical/Mechanical building systems are scanned and analyzed. 

We specialize in Electrical/Mechanical infrared inspections. We have 29+ years of experience in Electrical / Mechanical Inspection. Using the best FLIR infrared imagers and I.T.C. training we offer the most effective infrared inspection, detailed reporting, and analysis. 

 Learn more about our Inspection Services.

Intro- Inspections

We offer this Intro-Inspection as the best way to show the inspection process, as well as, highlighting what a valued investment Electrical / Mechanical Infrared Inspections are to maintaining a safe and reliable Plant operation.

Baseline Inspection

This type of inspection is common for the new client or first infrared inspection. Client and Equipment data is collected for current and future inspections. All equipment inspected will be listed in the final report. The amount of equipment inspected is unlimited, within the inspection time frame. Any issue scans will be outlined in the sub-reports with analysis and recommendations. Voltage/amperage readings may be required and provided by the electrician. Non-issue scans will NOT be added to the final report. All inspections scans will be kept on file, for comparative analysis with future scans. We recommended that the electrician take voltage and amperage readings during the inspection to be included in the report. The report will be sent to the client by email as a PDF and a hard copy will be mailed.

Annual Inspection

This inspection is generally part of an ongoing predictive maintenance program. Equipment data is already on file and inspection processes are established. The data found during this inspection would then be used to compare with a prior Baseline or Annual inspections. All equipment inspected will be listed in the final report. The amount of equipment inspected is unlimited, within the inspection time frame. Any issue scans will be outlined in the sub-reports with analysis and recommendations. Voltage/amperage readings may be required and provided by the electrician. Non-issue scans will NOT be added to the final report. All inspections scans will be kept on file, for comparative analysis with future scans. We recommended that the electrician take voltage and amperage readings during the inspection to be included in the report. The report will be sent to the client by email as a PDF and a hard copy will be mailed.

Investigative Inspection

This inspection would be used to identify the cause of a specific problem within an electrical or mechanical system. If that issue creates a thermal signature and can be located, a scan will be completed with a report. All equipment inspected will be listed in the final report. The amount of equipment inspected is unlimited, within the inspection time frame. Any issue scans will be outlined in the sub-reports with analysis and recommendations. Voltage/amperage readings may be required and provided by the electrician. All inspections scans will be kept on file, for comparative analysis with future scans. The investigative report would be used by your electrician or engineer to make a final determination as to the cause of the issue and corrective action. The report will be sent to the client by email as a PDF and a hard copy will be mailed.

Re-Inspection

This inspection is a follow up to issues identified in previous inspections, after repairs have been made or if conditions have changed. A re-inspection will confirm that a prior issue identified with infrared was repaired successfully. This inspection may also show that conditions have worsened. The report analysis will compare the re-scan to the original issue scan. The report can be sent as a stand-alone report or to be added to the original inspection. The report will be sent to the client by email as a PDF and a hardcopy will be mailed.

Consulting

Many of our clients request our support and consultation about infrared and non-infrared related issues.

Our experience in the maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting electrical/mechanical equipment such as power generation and power transfer systems is an added resource to our clients.

Please contact us for a free conversation about your issue or concern.

Our Inspection Process

Communication and Planning

We offer a free intro- inspection as the best way to show our inspection process and the infrared technology. The Clients questions are answered and they can see how an inspection will affect the operation of the facility.

We discuss the importance of inspection planning to get the most thorough and efficient inspection. Planning starts with safety and system loading, but also equipment access and inspection route play a key role in a successful infrared inspection.

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Report and Support

When the inspection report is completed we’ll email a PDF copy to the client to be shared or printed. The Client also receives a hard copy of the report by mail. The hardcopy includes a contact inspection sheet for each of the issues found. This allows the report to be amended when the electrician completes his inspection and final repairs.

We continue to support the client with an after repair equipment re-scan to confirm the repair.

Consulting services are offered to help resolve more complicated thermal issues.

Safety and Inspection

The day of inspection starts with a review of the prepared plan. Its a reoccurring cycle of safely exposing the electrical equipment for inspection, IR scanning and recording the data for analysis and reporting. The condition of each piece of equipment is assessed onsite by the Thermographer and the Client provided Electrician.

Depending on the conditions found, the inspection may be delayed to collect other data such as amperage and voltage readings. The Electrician may want to make an onsite repair.

At the end of the day’s inspections, the Client will be briefed on what was found during the inspection. We discuss what will be in the report which will be completed within 5 business days.

If another day is needed to complete the inspection, we’ll discuss the best way to continue the momentum and complete the inspection as efficiently as possible.

Accuracy and Analysis

After the onsite inspection, we return the office for downloading data and preparing the final report. The data collected during the inspection consists of thermographic images, digital pictures, written and recorded notes. We may add client and electrician requests and recommendations to give the most accurate reporting of equipment condition.

We analyze the data, pinpoint the potential destructive source of heat, and recommend corrective action when possible. We research equipment and components to best determine issue cause and corrective action. This may include contacting equipment manufacturers for specs and thermal limitations.

This IR inspection is a non-contact inspection process. The true level of damage, its cause, and the corrective action needed may only be found when the electrician performs his contact inspection.

 

 

Your inspection report is completed in 5 business days.

The digital inspection report will be sent by email and the report hard copy by mail.

Why Choose Us

To receive the safest and most effective electrical infrared inspection your Thermographer needs to have the right equipment, training and a full understanding of the systems that are being inspected.

We use the best FLIR imagers, ITC Certified, and 29+ years inspecting electrical/mechanical  systems

Thermography is a universal certification with many applications.  You need a Thermographer with the Electrical inspection experience to identify the  destructive sources of thermal energy within a system with multiple sources of heat . The success of the inspection depends on the training and experience of the inspecting Thermographer. We don’t inspect roof systems, building insulation, or window leaks.

 

We are Thermorgraphers with 29+ years of experience in Electrical / Mechanical Inspection, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.

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IACT Member

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ITC Certified Level 2

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NFPA 70 E Certified

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OSHA 30 Ceritified

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Kohler Industrial Generators and Transfer Switch Certified

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EGSA Certified/Member

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29+ Years in Electrical / Mechanical Inspection,Maintenance and Repair.

Mission

Our mission is to improve the safety and reliability of electrical/ mechanical systems with infrared technology.

Vision

To be the Infrared Inspection company of choice for electrical/ mechanical inspections. We believe problems are predictable. Its what we do.

Values

  Respect, Integrity

Science,  Focus.

Valued Service Delivered.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does NFPA 70B recommend electrical infrared inspections ?

Yes. NFPA 70B: 11.17.1 states that,Routine infrared inspections of energized electrical systems should be performed annually prior to shutdownMore frequent infrared inspections, for example, quarterly or semi-annually, should be performed where warranted by loss experience, installation of new electrical equipment, or changes in environmental, operational or load conditions.”

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Will this inspection effect normal building operations ?

Most inspections have no effect on normal building operations. In fact, the building should be consuming as much electrical energy as possible. The electrical load creates the heat needed to expose flaws and failure point within the system. Access to the internal equipment components is necessary for inspection. Some safety switches may require a shutdown to allow covers to be removed.

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How often should my building be inspected ?

This depends on many factors. Your Thermographer will work with you to find the best inspection interval for your building. Generally, after a Baseline Inspection, every year or every other year shows the best results for early detection of issues.

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Can your infrared camera see through an electrical panel cover ?

No. The infrared camera only images surface temperature. When material within the wall transfers its heat to the surface, it creates an image. Material like studs and sheetrock screws then show themselves as a heat signature.  

News & Resources

Training Re-certification

Feb 2019 we re-certified our NFPA – 70E training

ATCAVE19 TRADESHOW

Source Energy Infrared displayed its services at the 2019 ATCAVE19 Tradeshow. It was a great event and some key contacts were made. We look forward to attending again next year.

Another Company vehicle gets the SEI Logo

We just completed phase one of truck lettering and logo to show electrical/mechanical infrared inspection services are in your area .

YCWPAA Annual Trade Show 2019

April 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association is holding their 34th Annual Trade Show,  Stop by Source Energy Infrared’s booth where we’ll have an infrared demonstration and inspection report examples. We explain our inspection services in detail and offer a free on-site Intro-inspection with a report.

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“All Maintenance Starts With Inspection.”