Our new fixed wire inspection service eliminates the need for electrical shutdown and effectively reduces costs through decreased downtime.
Traditional Electrical Installation Condition Reports require system shutdowns and disruption which can be a significant issue for a variety of organisations. Many industries require business activities to be continuous.
ir with EICR Safety Inspection combines the visual inspection of a traditional ‘PIR’ utilising our highly trained electricians, together with thermal imaging, which allows the engineer to ‘see’ any invisible degrading of an electrical system.
This service enables BS7671:2008 to be met in an efficient, non-intrusive manner whilst also identifying possible overloading that may normally go undetected.
What is a Thermographic Survey Condition report?
More and more commercial and industrial properties are now being asked for a thermal survey to comply with insurance policy requirements. A Thermal survey can be used in conjunction with a traditional Electrical inspection and test report to give a full picture of your electrical installation.
Thermal imaging is a non-contact technology that measure infrared wavelengths to determine temperatures from a safe distance. This makes it quick and easy to visually check surface temperature and to help identify hot spots. These often indicate the existence of problems
In basic terms, it means looking for temperature differences, or hot spots. A Thermographic Survey of electrical equipment, or an electrical system, would normally be looking for heat build up that could cause a problem.
Thermal detection equipment is very effective in detecting problems that may be difficult to spot during a conventional test, usually before they can develop into a serious issue.
It is quite normal for a hard working electrical system to generate some heat, this does not always mean there is a problem, many other factors need to be taken into account. Heat can also be found in a area of a system where it should not be, this can often be indicative of a problem developing.
The objective of a thermographic survey is to identify abnormally high temperatures within electrical distribution systems. Any high temperatures within electrical components are often indicative of imminent or possible problems. Early identification of these faults is essential in order that corrective action can be undertaken before the problem escalates. Electrical circuits and components often fail because of fatigue, defective components, contamination, or just loose connections due to poor workmanship, but all failing components have one thing in common, they will always have a rise in temperature or ‘hot spot’ prior to failure.
Electrical equipment which cannot be isolated or equipment which is giving cause for concern can be easily inspected using thermography. A methodical approach, from source of supply through to final circuits is the normal procedure.
We recommend regular thermographic surveys of the following types of equipment:
•High voltage and medium voltage systems
•Power line connections and insulators
•UPS and battery systems
•Motor control centres