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IRISS is a Proud Sponsor of CBM Connect, powered by Mobius Institute

Posted by Martin Robinson on 6/26/18 10:00 AM

 

CBM CONNECT is the new home of condition monitoring knowledge.  The site is designed to provide educational articles, videos and podcasts. Condition monitoring and reliability improvement are very important but also technically challenging topics.  IRISS supports CBM CONNECT by providing condition-based monitoring knowledge related to managing your electrical and electromechanical assets enabling viewers to create or maintain a safe and successful electrical maintenance program.  Visit www.cbmconnect.com today.

Condition-based monitoring and reliability improvements are key to our mission.  IRISS is dedicated to pioneering solutions for people to safely perform energized inspections on electrical assets.  Our innovations save lives, minimize risks and protects our client’s investments.  Visit www.IRISS.com.

 

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Topics: Infrared Windows, Thermography, IR window, Testing & Certifications, IRISS News, Electrical Inspection, Marine, Case Study, DNV Certfication

Performing Critical Maintenance Inspections on Transformers

Posted by Debbie Whitehair on 5/3/18 9:48 AM

Preventing Transformer Failures

How critical are transformers in our everyday lives? Transformers are everywhere feeding various voltages into our homes and businesses and most people take them for granted.  When a transformer fails in a commercial or industrial setting, power disruptions will significantly affect many aspects of our everyday life.   Would you be happy if the power goes out during the Stanley Cup Finals or the NBA Playoffs? 

Preventing transformer failures is critical because a failure is costly:  high cost of replacement, long lead times for replacement and high in/our swap costs.  The disruption to operations when a transformer fails could be long and detrimental to clients served and could negatively affect customer satisfaction

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

2017 Plant Engineering Award

Posted by Debbie Whitehair on 4/25/18 11:56 AM


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

Stop! Before Installing Your Infrared Window, Watch This Video...

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 1/17/18 4:52 PM

Did you think we forgot about #6 of the 10-part series on the “10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows”? Well, we didn't. We had a busy 2017 but we are back. This is Part 6 of a 10-part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows. Can you answer these questions?

  • How do I calculate where to place an IR window?
  • How many IR windows will I require?
  • What can I see through an IR window?
  • How do I use an IR window?
  • How do I install an IR window?

After watching this video, you will be able to answer every one of these questions.

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

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.

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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


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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.

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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

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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.

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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. 

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

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