Over the years I have been involved in the infrared industry I have seen some mistakes made and problems missed using spot temperature measurements on IR cameras, luckily these were rectified using the IR software when the reports were written… (would not have been the case had we been using “report by exception” techniques!).
A simple way to check the transmission rate of any infrared window is the “coffee cup test.” Use this test before your initial installation and during regular IR window maintenance for windows with materials that are known to degrade over time.
How do YOU perform an infrared electrical inspection?
For many people this is not something defined and utilized for ensuring every inspection goes correctly. Why not define the procedure on a work order? Can there be too many variables to write out a procedure? Taking the time to document the process on the front end of any job is not only prudent it is absolutely necessary for repeatable, consistent testing to take place. The benefits to the overall efficiency of the inspections, ensures safety for the personnel performing inspections, and non-technical management is made aware of any issues and in most cases “buys into” the program more readily when the entire process is defined at the onset...