This video in the IRISS E Learning Series discusses the 10 main advantages of the IR Polymer Windows over Crystal IR Windows. The 10 points outlined in this short video demonstrates the superior benefits of the Polymer IR Windows. Polymer IR Windows were designed to specifically overcome the failure modes of the crystal infrared windows.
Topics: Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices, Infrared Windows, Thermography, certifications, Electrical Inspection, Energized Electrical Maintenance, IR Cameras, Crystal Optic, Crystal IR Window, Polymer IR Window, polymer infrared windows, crystal infrared windows
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.
There exists a dangerous misconception regarding the “Arc Rating” of infrared (IR) windows or viewing panes. Many reliability and maintenance professionals are under the impression that an IR window will protect them in the event of an arc blast; still others are under the impression that installing IR windows will turn non-arc-rated switchgear or electrical equipment into “arc-rated” cabinets. Neither is the case, and both misconceptions need to be corrected because they present very real safety concerns.