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IRISS Introduces NEW Product

Posted by Michelle Detweiler on 7/4/16 9:20 PM

Just in time for Independence Day, the NEW E Sentry Connect Intelligent Asset Management Solution offers companies complete independence from antiquated data management systems.  Check out how the E Sentry Connect digitally stores all critical data related to your assets and their inspections on a simple to use NFC tag attached directly to the asset.

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Topics: infrared window, Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, IRISS, Electrical Maintenance, Infrared Windows, Electrical Inspections, EMSD, Asset Management, NFC Tags

Why is Emissivity so important?

Posted by Martin Robinson on 12/1/15 9:56 AM

A typical plant is full of equipment that requires periodic infrared (IR) inspection. The challenge, as any thermographer knows, is getting an accurate indication of equipment health. Properly compensating for the various emissivity values of all the components one encounters on the factory floor is possibly the most critical factor in performing accurate and meaningful inspections. Even slight errors in emissivity compensation can lead to significant errors in temperature and Delta T (difference in temperature) calculations. Electrical cabinets are a good example, as they may contain materials with emissivity values ranging from 0.07 to 0.95.

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Topics: Electrical Maintenance, Infrared Windows, Thermography, Electrical Inspection, Energized Electrical Maintenance, Emissivity, IR-ID Labels

Talk Talk Invests in Electrical Failure Prevention and Personnel Safety

Posted by Martin Robinson on 11/5/15 10:00 AM

The telecommunications company, the TalkTalk Group, has appreciated the value of thermal imaging for many years. The technology is used to detect electrical faults that could disrupt its network operation, although historically, thermal surveys were only conducted during maintenance shutdowns.

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Topics: Electrical Maintenance, Infrared Windows, Thermography, IR window, IRISS News, Electrical Inspection, Case Study

Sign up for the FLUKE VT02 Giveaway!

Posted by Tyler McDonald on 11/4/15 10:00 AM

We are giving away a FLUKE VT02 Visual IR Thermometer, The VT02 is the original visual IR thermometer that includes a digital camera with a thermal heat map overlay, hot and cold markers, and the ability to document your work and create reports. View our contest page to view current offers, and upcoming offers.

The drawing has been concluded as of December 14th 2015.

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Topics: Electrical Maintenance, Thermography, Electrical Inspection, Energized Electrical Maintenance, Emissivity, Giveaway

Last Chance to sign up for the FLUKE VT02 Giveaway!

Posted by Tyler McDonald on 9/22/15 10:30 AM

We are giving away a FLUKE VT02 Visual IR Thermometer, The VT02 is the original visual IR thermometer that includes a digital camera with a thermal heat map overlay, hot and cold markers, and the ability to document your work and create reports. View our contest page to view current offers, and upcoming offers.

Drawing to be concluded September 30th 2015.

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Topics: Education, Electrical Maintenance, Thermography, Electrical Inspection, Energized Electrical Maintenance, Emissivity

Analyzing your findings… How accurate are your readings and why?

Posted by Martin Robinson on 9/15/15 9:39 AM

Many people are not aware that the detector in an infrared camera actually only reads electromagnetic radiation it receives in a specific range of wavelengths. In order to display this in a useful reading the camera makes several calculations in order to convert the actual data to a temperature. The emissivity and transmissivity (sometimes depending on the camera manufacturer) have to be manually entered into the camera’s menu. if this value is entered incorrectly the actual temperature will be exponentially different (see Stefan-Boltzmann’s Law) than the displayed temperature. The old saying of “well as long as it is consistently wrong the change will be noted” is not entirely correct either, as the difference between phases will also be exponentially wrong. The error is going to be worse as the temperature rises – if the differential between the measured temperatures is significant then the displayed temperatures could be significantly different!

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Topics: Safety, Electrical Maintenance, Infrared Windows, Thermography, Electrical Inspection, IR Cameras

What Certifications Apply to Infrared Windows?

Posted by Martin Robinson on 9/3/15 9:48 AM

Years of industrial manufacturing experience have given technicians a trust that the minimum requirements necessary for certifying a product to UL standards are usually enough to ensure safe and reliable operation. In the case of infrared windows this is not necessarily true.

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Topics: Electrical Maintenance, Infrared Windows, Testing & Certifications, certifications

Infrared Windows for Marine Application

Posted by Tyler McDonald on 8/25/15 4:47 PM

An infrared (IR) inspection of electrical distribution systems are the same whether they are on a ship at sea, on a ship in port, or in a building. The main difference is that if a critical component fails within a building it can be replaced far more easily than if it was on a ship at sea…

This is why it is critical to make sure that the electrical systems in a ship are in A1 condition before the ship leaves port. It is imperative to inspect these systems regularly at sea during their day-to-day operations to find and rectify any developing faults before a breakdown occurs.

Because of this critical demand, IRISS has strived to fill that need. As such IRISS has become the only company to hold the DNV certification awarded for Marine and Offshore Applications. This allows preventative maintenance on electrical equipment in vertical markets covering rules for ships, cruise liners, tankers, and offshore oil rigs.

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Topics: Electrical Maintenance, Infrared Windows, Marine

IRISS Blows Away the Competition with the New CAP-ENV

Posted by Martin Robinson on 7/13/15 3:07 PM

IRISS recently announced impressive testing results stemming from three of their products, the VPT and two of their new CAP-ENV IR Windows. (read the press release here)

IRISS’ VPT-100, CAP-ENV-6 and CAP-ENV-12 went under intense testing. The Arc flash test was performed in Poland, and the results were just down right impressive, the IR Windows were Arc Flash tested in line with the requirements of IEC62271-200 (1KV -50KV metal enclosed switchgear) at 6KV, 31.7kA, for 1.1 seconds, (was twice as long as standard tests).  All the IRISS products successfully passed this extreme test.

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Topics: Safety, Electrical Maintenance, Standards & Regulations, Electrical Inspection, NFPA 70E

Special Offers and Giveaways!

Posted by Martin Robinson on 6/3/15 2:04 PM

We are giving away a FLIR C2 thermal camera, the slim, light profile fits comfortably in any work pocket so you can always keep your C2 at your side and never miss an opportunity to uncover invisible building issues, show them to customers, and offer helpful solutions. View our contest page to view current offers, and upcoming offers.

Drawing to be concluded July 4th 2015.

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Topics: Education, Electrical Maintenance, Thermography, Electrical Inspection, Energized Electrical Maintenance, Emissivity

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