Why an Infrared Electrical Inspection Should be Part of Your Regular Fire Safety Inspection Plan

Residential and commercial building fires are disastrous. They can scorch crucial operations, cripple structures, and destroy lives. Defective electrical, steam system, and mechanical equipment is one of the leading causes of fires. Usually, we learn about faulty equipment after the fact, when it’s too late. The components were neglected for too long; the fire has already burned.

Why an Infrared Electrical Inspection Should be Part of Your Regular Fire Safety Inspection PlanWhat if we told you how easy it is to prevent electrical and mechanical malfunctions? What if there was a way an affordable and straightforward way to identify affected equipment before tragedy strikes?

Infrared Electrical Inspection

Infrared electrical inspection services follow a fundamental principle. Electrical equipment is hot, but malfunctioning electrical equipment is too hot. An infrared electrical inspection uses thermal imaging to identify irregularly warm temperatures in your equipment.

During an inspection, a professional will examine vulnerable electrical equipment, including:

  • Breaker panels,
  • Motor control centers
  • Transformers
  • Disconnects
  • Switchgear
  • Bus duct
  • Other critical electrical and mechanical equipment.

These are the areas at the highest risk, prone to malfunction with the potential to raze your building.

Why Infrared Electrical Inspection?

Let’s say you’re pretty handy, and you’re confident there are no abnormalities in your electrical system. Why, then, would your business or residence need an infrared electrical inspection service?

Chiefly, your eyes can’t identify many electrical, mechanical, and steam system malfunctions. That’s why professionals use thermal imaging techniques. Plus, you might be missing a tiny problem in your electrical system. While you may not worry about it, that issue may harm your equipment’s efficiency. And instead of optimizing your equipment, you’re sinking money into unnecessary operating costs.

In NFPA 70B, The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends periodic infrared scans of electrical, mechanical, and stream system components. Trusted experts realize the value of infrared electrical inspection services. They know it can help you avoid tragedy, the high cost of temporary repairs, and inefficient spending. In fact, many insurance companies require inspection services. They consider occasional surveys as an integral part of a Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Program.

Why face needless issues? Instead, hire a professional to perform a complete Infrared Thermographic Survey of your electrical system. As a rule, you should survey your equipment once a year. Among other things, a survey will detect potential circuit overload, areas of unusually high electrical resistance, safety hazards, and unscheduled downtime.

To schedule an Infrared Electrical Inspection, call Total Fire Protection today!