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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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."

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

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.

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

Infrared Inspection Window Lens Materials

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 8/19/16 1:19 PM

Welcome back!  This is part 2 of a 10 part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows." You may not have considered that the optic material used in IR Windows is a particularly important component of the product.  The optic is actually the most important piece of the IR Inspection Window. Being new to this industry, I have learned a lot in the last 6 months about Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices.  I would have never thought that careful consideration must be given to the material used depending on the infrared window application. This webinar that Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS has created will illustrate just how important it is to know the materials available in your IR Inspection Windows.

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

What is an Infrared Inspection Window?

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 7/22/16 5:02 PM

This is a 10 part series on the "10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Inspection Windows." 

Part 1 will give you a detailed outline on exactly "What is an Infrared Inspection Window?" and what is the purpose of Infrared Inspection Windows.

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

A Clear Solution to Overcoming Infrared Window Inspection Problems

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 7/14/16 3:36 PM

For a clear solution to an everyday problem with infrared window inspections, the FlexIR-Clear product line is the answer.  These infrared window products are a clear polycarbonate grill that is IP20 compliant and allow direct temperature measurement of energized components for infrared inspections and visual inspections while ensuring the operators cannot come in contact with the energized components.

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Topics: infrared window, Custom, IR window, EMSD, IR windows

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