Electrical Thermal Imaging Survey
To compliment our data centre planned preventative maintenance services we also recommend an annual Electrical Thermal Survey which is detailed within this service schedule.
Infrared Thermography is non-contact temperature measurement technique and has the ability to see and measure temperature differences in a non-intrusive manner with the use of an infrared thermal imaging camera.
Electrical circuits and components often fail because of fatigue, defective components, contamination, or just loose connections due to poor workmanship. Failing components have one thing in common, they will always have a rise in temperature or ‘hot spot’ prior to failure. Infrared thermal imaging cameras allow Workspace Technology to quickly identify anomalies before components fail.
Typical faults that the imaging survey will detect include:
- Loose cable connections
- Unbalanced circuits
- Corroded connections
- Internal faults within a circuit breaker
- Internal faults and overheating within a fuse
- Connections with high resistance
- Internal faults or overheating of contactors
- Overheating Lighting circuits
Faults on data centre electrical systems cause expensive business downtime, damage, loss of data or risk from fire. These problems call be prevented by undertaking a regular thermal imaging survey on your data centre electrical systems and equipment.
Systems covered under the Data Centre Thermal Survey include :
- LV Distribution Boards
- AC Control & Power Panels
- Control Panels
- UPS and battery systems
- Busbar systems
- Electrical Distribution System
The deployment of Workspace Technology’s Electrical Thermal Imaging Survey will help stop costly breakdowns by spotting deteriorating components before they fail.
Minimum recommended frequency: Yearly
Thermal Imaging Survey Schedule of Works
- Identify and create an “Electrical Components Schedule” of all equipment to be included within the electrical thermal survey. This schedule will include equipment location / reference, equipment type and I.D
- Each item surveyed or inspected will be documented together with its average temperature onto data sheets. This allows the item to be monitored and trended accurately during future surveys or inspections
- Where faults or problems are detected they will be thermal imaged and photographed to aid identification and detailed on fault sheets which appear within the report
- Complete fault sheets which will contain an analysis of the fault or problem, its criteria rating (Low-Medium-Severe) with advice and timescale for corrective and remedial action should it be required
- Generate detailed report document to include all thermal data, relevant information and recommended actions