Infrared Electrical Inspection

Total Fire Protection’s professionals are ready to visit your building and perform a comprehensive infrared electrical inspection of your safety systems.

Electrical and mechanical malfunctions are one of the leading causes of commercial building fires.

Total Fire Protection’s Infrared Electrical Inspection services safeguard against the hazards of electrical and mechanical malfunctions by identifying the need for repair or replacement of affected equipment before equipment failure or fire occurs.

“One of the first steps when implementing an electrical Preventative Maintenance Program is to perform a complete Infrared Thermographic Survey of all electrical equipment. This type of survey should also be performed on a periodic basis – usually once a year.”
Traveler’s Insurance Co.

How It Works

Using thermal imaging, an infrared electrical inspection detects and documents potentially dangerous hot spots and anomalies in energized electrical components and panels. Periodic infrared scans of electrical, mechanical and steam system components are often mandated by insurance companies and are recommended as part of a Preventive and Predictive Maintenance program.

Infrared Electrical Inspection Sample
Infrared Electrical Inspection Sample

What Equipment Is Inspected


  • Automatic Transfer Switches
  • Air Circuit Breakers
  • Bus Ducts
  • Capacitors
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Control Cabinets
  • Current Transformers
  • Disconnect Switches
  • Distribution Panels
  • Emergency Distribution Panels

Electrical (cont’d)

  • Emergency Power Panels
  • Emergency Power Transformers
  • Environmental Control Units
  • Fire Pump Panels
  • Generators
  • Incoming Lines
  • Junction Boxes
  • Lightning Arrestors
  • Lighting Contactors
  • Metering Cabinets


  • Steam Supply Lines
  • Condensate Lines
  • Steam Traps


  • Rotating Machinery
  • Refractories
  • Boilers
  • Etc.

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Why Preventive And Predictive Maintenance Is Important

Periodic Preventive and Predictive Maintenance allows facilities to gain back time, resources and money spent reacting to and searching for problems.

IR Electrical InspectionInfrared inspections:

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

Total Fire Protection’s annual Preventive and Predictive Maintenance program is an effective way of preventing electrical and mechanical malfunctions that can lead to equipment failure and building fires.

Concise Reporting

Total Fire Protection’s Infrared Inspection Reports are concise and on-point, making problems easy to diagnose and repair

  • Complete List of Equipment Inspected
  • Written Narrative of the Survey
  • Problem Area Temperatures and Location
  • Potential Cause of the Problem with Digital Photographs
To learn more about Total Fire Protection’s Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Infrared Inspection Program for your facilities, please call (718) 951-7200 or complete the online form.