Infrared Inspections for Electrical Systems Training
Hands-On 2 Day Training
Learn to Keep Your Electrical System Safe & Efficient with Infrared Inspections for Electrical Systems Training
Infrared inspections of electrical equipment identify excess heat on apparatus and detect electrical issues such as loose connections, faulty fuses, defective breakers, damaged switches, overloaded or imbalanced circuits and a myriad of other problematic electrical conditions. Addressing these issues helps your electrical systems run more efficiently and creates a safer workplace. Left untreated these issues can cause potential fire, explosion, or electrical service interruption threats.
This 2-day hands-on training if for qualified electrical personnel who need to apply IR Thermography as a predictive maintenance technology on electrical equipment. The course uses the customer’s infrared cameras allowing students to learn how to perform thermographic infrared inspections on electrical equipment.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the fundamentals of thermal imaging for electrical equipment, perform electrical infrared inspections and analyze the results.
1. Determine which electrical assets within their facility are good candidates for IR inspection.
2. Operate various types of thermal imagers.
3. Understand IR imager settings and adjustments necessary for high quality image capturing.
4. Capture high quality thermal imagery.
5. Understand and identify common failure modes of electrical equipment that present thermally.
6. Develop and deliver IR inspection reports in accordance with industry standards.
Day one of this course will discuss Thermal Imager theory of operation, high quality image gathering, and heat transfer basics. Day Two will explore the fundamentals of inspecting electrical equipment with IR Thermography, failure modes in electrical apparatus discoverable with IR Thermography, interpreting IR images of electrical apparatus and the basic of report generation.
• Discovery of Infrared as an energy source, including how Infrared energy behaves (i.e. as a wave, particle, sometimes both)
• Understanding how modern IR Imagers sense Infrared energy and quantify it (radiometric temperature measurement)
• IR imager functionality, understanding image optimization utilizing IR imager controls.
• An overview of Thermodynamics, modes of heat transfer, thermal properties of materials commonly found in electrical components, principles of emission and reflection.
• Fundamentals of IR testing of electrical apparatus
• How/why heat is generated in electrical apparatus.
• Failure modes (defects) typically found in electrical apparatus that can be detected thermally.
• Thermal patterns associated with the various failure modes.
• Application of IR Thermography to generation/transmission equipment
• Application of IR Thermography to distribution equipment
• Application of IR thermography to switchgear and other service entrance equipment
• Application of IR Thermography to motor starters, Motor Control Centers (MCCs)
• Application of IR Thermography to circuit breaker panels and load centers
• Application of IR Thermography to control panels, PLC cabinets and smaller electrical apparatus