Topics: Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, Infrared Windows, Thermography, Testing & Certifications, Electrical Inspection, Energized Electrical Maintenance, Polymer IR Window, polymer infrared windows, Asset Management, NFC Tags, E Sentry Connect, Near Field Communication
Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS and developer of the IR Polymer Window explains the importance and necessity of IR Window certifications. The minimum requirements necessary for certifying a product to UL standards are usually sufficient to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the product; is that statement true or false? Well, in the case of an infrared (IR) window this is not necessarily true as specific application details must be factored in before its use can be deemed ‘safe’.
UL is a US based, Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and worldwide safety consulting and certification company that performs safety testing. UL is the only organization to have a defining standard for infrared windows called UL50V. These devices are basically data collection ports for infrared inspection by thermal imaging camera that are designed to allow electrical inspections to be conducted with the utmost safety when the system is under load. They ensure the electrical enclosure remains in a ‘safe and guarded condition’ so the risk of arc flash or electrocution injury is eliminated.
Topics: Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, UL Ratings, Infrared Windows, Thermography, Testing & Certifications, Electrical Inspection, Energized Electrical Maintenance, Polymer IR Window, polymer infrared windows, ISO Certification
IRISS is awarded the ISO 14001 Environment Management System certification. This means IRISS meets an internationally recognized environmental management standard which was first published in 1996.
IRISS is proud to announce that as part of its annual ISO9001 review, the company has also been awarded ISO14001 accreditation for environmental management. This environmental standard is a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long term environmental impacts of an organization's products, services and processes.
Topics: Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, Infrared Windows, Thermography, Testing & Certifications, Electrical Inspection, Energized Electrical Maintenance, Polymer IR Window, polymer infrared windows, ISO Certification
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.
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.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) enforces electrical safety regulations in the United States. Although OSHA has not adopted and does not mandate NFPA 70E compliance it possible you can still be cited for non-compliance?
The short answer to your question is: No, there is no published ” pressure rating ” for the infrared (IR) window lens. There actually is no specific Standard existing to begin with requiring specific pressure withstand testing or assigned ratings for IR windows. However, IRISS products and lenses are tested against a minimum challenge of 950°Celsius and 25 PSI. In the case of IRISS only, this information does exist and is derived from the stunning results of much more severe testing parameters which our full product lines are subjected to–and this aspect is uniquely so for IRISS alone as our products are the most tested and certified in this industry and product category.
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.