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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

DNV Certified IR Windows Assure Reliability and Safety at Sea

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

Manufactured in 2013, the Maersk Intrepid is a drilling rig that has been designed to operate in the extremely harsh environment of the North Sea. Up to 150 people stay on the rig at any one time so, safety and fire prevention are paramount and to minimise the risk Maersk operates a rigorous preventative maintenance programme for all electrical equipment on board, in line with NFPA 70E and SOLAS regulations.

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

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

8 Reasons to Choose IRISS IR Windows

Posted by Martin Robinson on 11/3/15 10:00 AM

IRISS Infrared (IR) Windows can provide a wide variety of benefits for your unique maintenance requirements. Take a look below to learn more and make sure to download the full document below to learn why an IRISS infrared (IR) window is the solution your electrical maintenance program has been looking for.

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Topics: IRISS, Infrared Windows, IR window, Testing & Certifications, IR windows, FOV, FAST, Custom

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