Thermal Imaging Analysis.
Using thermal imaging to determine the temperature of connections and wiring is a safe and effective method to determine possible faults , shorts and overheating of circuits in both domestic and commercial applications.
The thermal imaging camera is effectively an infra red camera used to view light in the infra red spectrum which is beyond the visual range of humans.
Aiming at the circuits , it clearly shows the heat patterns on the board and from there, the electrician can see where potential problems lie and work directly to solve them.
This saves a lot of unnecessary testing and reduces the cost of fault finding and repair in electrical installations.
The thermal imaging camera (in picture) shows the heat signature from the board and this helps the electrician easily analyze any problems within the connections or on the wiring.
The History of Thermal Imaging
The astronomer, Sir William Herschel, in Bath, England, discovered the existence of infrared radiation by trying to measure the heat of the separate colors of the rainbow spectrum cast on a table in a darkened room. He found the highest temperature to fall beyond the red end.
His son, Sir John Herschel, who was more interested in photography, managed to record the heating rays on the infra red side of red by creating an evaporograph image using carbon suspension in alcohol.
He termed this image a thermogram.
The foundation was laid for the advances that would come over a century later with the sophisticated thermal imaging devices that are used in military, industrial and medical applications.
Art Electrical – Thermal Imaging Service
Equipped with thermal imaging technology, Art Electrical offers this diagnostic service as a cost effective analysis of electrical connection and wiring.
Using this could greatly assist in identifying current overload, faulty switches or breakers and potentially dangerous connections.
In the past, a ‘hit and miss’ approach was used until this technology become more freely available and affordable to use in every day applications.