iriss-inc.jpg

Why We Love Evolution (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 6/18/17 4:41 AM

Historically, the electrical industry has utilized the Crystal Infrared Viewing Windows.  These are developed with fluoride based infrared lens materials. The challenges with these viewing windows is that the failure rate is high.  Typical failure modes are caused by direct & indirect impact, load applied on lens system, heat damage and hygroscopic failure due to moisture ingress.  For these reasons,IRISS has continually improved and perfected their maintenance inspection systems.

Read More

Topics: Infrared Windows, Inspection Windows

How Do I Create a Safe & Effective Electrical Maintenance Program?

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 3/2/17 12:39 PM


Read More

Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

Field of View (FOV) Through an IR Window

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 2/15/17 4:00 AM



Welcome back!  This is Part 5 of a 10 part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows. Knowing the field of view for an IR window is an essential part of selecting the appropriate size window for your intended inspection point as choosing an oversized window could make the project more costly than is necessary. Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS explains how to calculate FOV and other important factors in Part 5 of this webinar series.

To review, Part 1 gave you a detailed outline on exactly “What is an Infrared Inspection Window?” and what is the purpose of IR Inspection Windows.  If you missed it, click the picture below to catch up.

Read More

Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

It's all about the IMPACT...When it comes to IR Windows!

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 12/8/16 11:52 AM

Read More

Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

Is knowing your IR windows transmittance rate important?

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 11/30/16 4:18 PM

Welcome back!  This is Part 4 of a 10 part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows." It is essential for a thermographer to know the transmittance rate of the IR window that they are about to scan, otherwise the measurements recieved from the inspection are null and void. However simply knowing the windows transmittance rate may not be enough as on crystal windows this value changes over time. Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS explains why this occurs and how to deal with it in Part 4 of this webinar series. 

To review, Part 1 gave you a detailed outline on exactly “What is an Infrared Inspection Window?” and what is the purpose of IR Inspection Windows.  If you missed it, click the picture below to catch up.

Read More

Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

Emissivity's Role In Infrared Inspections

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 11/16/16 1:34 PM

Welcome back!  This is Part 3 of a 10 part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows." The property of a material that relates to how well that material radiates infrared energy when compared to a “perfect emitter” at the same temperature is “EMISSIVITY”.  This is extremely important for the thermographer to know when inspecting target components.  Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS explains and demonstrates why it is imperative to know emissivity in Part 3 of this webinar series. 

Read More

Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

Why Crystal IR Windows Just Don't Work for Industrial Applications

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 11/9/16 2:57 PM

 

Read More

Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Crystal IR Window, Polymer IR Window, crystal infrared windows

Is Calendar Based Prevention Maintenance Passé?

Posted by Rudy Wodrich on 9/8/16 8:03 AM

 

"Ok team, the long weekend is almost upon us - time for annual electrical switchgear shutdown and maintenance," said John, the Maintenance Manager.

Read More

Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

When a Window Becomes a Door... An Infrared Window that is!

Posted by Rudy Wodrich on 8/31/16 3:30 AM

Growing up in a large family in the 1970's, we had a single small (like 22") color TV that we would huddle around in our living room.  Inevitably, someone would get up during a program we were all watching intently and block someone else's view.  Often, it was the person trying to adjust the antenna for better reception that would be met with the typical smart aleck comment, "Hey, you make a better door than a window."

Read More

Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window

Delta Data Center Fire - Preventable with Condition Based Maintenance?

Posted by Rudy Wodrich on 8/25/16 5:05 PM

Although not confirmed by the airline itself, there are multiple reports circulating that the root cause of Delta Airlines problems a couple weeks ago seems to have been caused by a fire in their Data Center.  More than 2100 Delta flights around the world were cancelled and thousands more were delayed.  Delays and cancellations continued three full days after the event.

Read More

Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Electrical Inspection, IR windows, Electrical Inspections, Custom, EMSD, Polymer IR Window, CBM, condition based maintenance

Subscribe to Email Updates

Social Sharing