How Infrared Electrical Inspection Reduces Risk of Building Fires

How Infrared Electrical Inspection Reduces Risk of Building FiresElectrical and mechanical systems malfunctions are one of the leading causes of commercial building fires. Regular infrared inspection of electrical, mechanical and steam systems allows for potential problems to be detected in a timely manner before equipment failure or fire occurs.

What is Infrared Electrical Inspection?

Infrared electrical inspection uses thermal imaging to detect potentially dangerous hotspots and anomalies that can lead to equipment malfunction and fire hazards. To the naked eye, electrical systems and rotating equipment may seem normal. Infrared inspection has the ability to detect potential fire hazards in electrical, mechanical, and steam system components before the malfunction occurs, keeping your premises and building occupants safe.

Why Infrared Inspection Is Important

Infrared inspection is required by many insurance companies because of its speed and effectiveness at visually pin-pointing the precise problem area. The thermographic imaging provides facilities with the information needed to repair or replace affected equipment to avoid equipment failure or fire. The efficiency infrared inspections afford saves time, resources and money that would otherwise be spent searching for the problems.

Infrared inspections offer many benefits. In particular, they are:

  • Precision
  • Reduce unscheduled downtime
  • Reduce equipment damage
  • Reduce insurance costs
  • Reduce risk of fire due to electrical and mechanical malfunctions
  • Increase personnel effectiveness

Regular infrared electrical inspection as part of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance of electrical, mechanical and steam systems has the potential to protect against catastrophic equipment failure, unscheduled downtime, and higher insurance costs due to an increased risk of building fires.

Contact Total Fire Protection for more information about Infrared Electrical Inspection and our Preventive and Predictive Maintenance services.