A non-invasive technique for measuring significant electrical leakages in electrical panel switchboards is infrared thermography service. Relative measurements of infrared radiation energy are used in electrical switch board inspection techniques. Due to molecular and atomic agitation brought on by the internal energy of the substance, all substances continuously emit thermal radiation, one type of electromagnetic radiation. Using temperature and heat flow measurements, infrared thermography service can forecast or identify electrical failure. Utilizing contacting, non-contacting, or a combination of both devices is required for electrical leak testing. To understand the importance of temperature and temperature variations on a test, a basic understanding of heat flow and the thermal behavior of materials is required.
Thermometers of various kinds, thermocouples, thermopiles, and thermochromic coatings are examples of contacting devices. Convection (heat flux) devices, optical pyrometers, infrared radiation thermometers, infrared line scanners, and infrared thermal imaging (thermo graphic) equipment are some examples of non-contacting devices. The non-contact, non-intrusive, non-destructive mapping of temperature patterns on the surface of objects, such as electrical switchboards and concrete slabs, is known as infrared thermography. It is typically used to diagnose thermal behavior and, as a result, to evaluate the functionality of machinery as well as the consistency of materials, goods, and processes. Thermograms are the thermal images created by infrared thermal imaging equipment. With IR Electrical Inspections, ship owners and electrical engineers may identify and fix electrical issues before they arise. Downtime can be decreased, and revenues can rise, by using thermal imaging.
Infrared Thermal Imaging Survey Procedure for Electrical Equipment, Military Standard MIL-STD-2194 (12 Feb 1988)
ASTM C 1060-90. Thermographic inspection of insulation installations in frame structures’ envelope cavities is a standard procedure.
ANSI/ASTM E1933-99A Using infrared imaging radiometers, common test procedures for emissivity measurement and correction.
ASTM C 1153-97. Typical procedure for employing infrared imaging to locate damp insulation in roofing systems.
ASHRAE 101-1981 by ANSI. Utilization of Infrared Sensing Equipment to Evaluate Building Heat Loss Parameters