Engaging an Experienced Team
Although today’s modern electrical equipment has dramatically improved reliability compared with that of years past, components and connections can and will degrade over time - due to oxidation, poor installation or fatigue.
IR scanning is a method for proactively detecting potential problems in electrical systems and wiring via an infrared (IR) scanning device. An IR scanner measures invisible infrared heat and converts it into a visible format that represents various levels of temperature as distinct colors, visually highlighting hot spots. The temperatures indicated by the thermography scan are relative to their surrounding components. This method has proven to be highly effective in identifying and communicating an otherwise hidden problem.
Performing successful IR scanning requires a mix of the right hardware and diagnostic software training, in-depth knowledge of electrical systems and familiarity with the specific environment and equipment to be inspected. An experienced and well-equipped thermographer is a must. An industry standard certification program exists
to provide consistency and recommended best practices.
In our latest white paper, hosted on Data Center Frontier, Instor's team of experts guides you through the process of infrared scanning in the data center. Download it today to learn more.