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Indoor Air Quality and Its Importance to Buildings
8th January 2019
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Infrared Thermography and its benefits for commercial and domestic properties

Infrared Thermography

What is Infrared Thermography?

Infrared Thermography, also known as Thermal Imaging, is used as part of preventive maintenance and condition inspection services to evaluate the Thermal Performance of many aspects of a building and its equipment such as electrical and electro-mechanical, providing opportunities for targeted corrective and/or improvement works and assessment of condition.

Infrared Thermography troubleshooting is a valuable part of preventative maintenance procedures. Two good examples would be identification of overheating in switchgear or motor bearings.

Facilities maintenance use Thermal Imaging for building inspections, internal and external condition inspections (heat loss/gain) plus the inspection of many elements of the Building Services plant, equipment and reticulation.

Importance of Infrared Thermography

When inspecting a building for a prospective buyer/tenant, Thermography can provide important supplemental information during the assessment of a buildings condition. Thermography helps in identification of potential failures. Electrical faults if undetected can lead to equipment failure, damaging fires in riser shafts or equipment rooms or even explosive failure of switchgear with potential to harm maintenance personnel and disable the power supply effectively shutting down your building for days or even weeks.

Infrared Thermography is a service which has the potential to generate significant savings in:

  • Planned maintenance
  • Energy usage
  • Refit
  • Repair costs helping to minimise equipment/systems down time

Infrared Thermography detects heat patterns in the infrared wavelength spectrum that are not visible to the naked eye. These heat patterns help identify problems before equipment fails.

Infrared Thermography Heat Pattern

Advantages of Infrared Thermography

Infrared Thermography is suitable for both residential and commercial requirements to ascertain the causes of heat irregularities. Here are some of its benefits:

  1. Capturing thermal images without making direct contact with the operating equipment in a safe distance.
  2. Non-invasive and accurate analysis of temperature anomalies.
  3. Thermally adjusted images can identify developing faults in switchgear and equipment by observing overheating.
  4. Helps identify unnecessary energy loss from a building which when rectified reduces energy bills.

Forsspac recommends that infrared thermography should be conducted on all buildings every 6 months as building conditions change significantly over time.

For more information contact us at info@forsspacglobal.com or call +632 310 5130 and ask for Raymund Lee our Business Development Manager.

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