Infrared Inspection

Request a Quote

Electrical Infrared Inspection Service

The goal of every electrical infrared (thermal) inspection is to survey designated electrical equipment in order to pinpoint defective/damaged components and elevated temperatures within your power distribution system. If unfound or untreated these thermal “hot spots” can cause potential fire, explosion, or electrical service interruption threats. Thermal hot spots are typically caused by unbalanced or overloaded electrical circuits, loose connections, or broken/damaged equipment. These conditions are often overlooked during routine evaluations of facilities and can result in the release of heat that will be visible only through infrared thermography detection services. If you suspect that your facilities’ electrical circuits are malfunctioning or are defective/damaged then an infrared inspection of the facilities’ electrical system can assist in finding these anomalies. Infrared inspections should be performed annually as part of the electrical preventive maintenance program.



A typical electrical infrared survey can in net savings from $10,000 to $20,000, depending on the number and category of anomalies found. In addition to the direct financial savings, valuable time is saved by incorporating an annual infrared electrical survey into your PM program. Providing accurate information regarding the integrity of your electrical system’s components cuts down on maintenance time, prevents costly replacements, and can eliminate unforeseen outages and downtime. An infrared (thermal) electrical inspection survey can help:

  1. Maintain the integrity of your facility’s electrical system
  2. Reduces electrical fire hazards
  3. Provide uninterrupted power to tenants/clients/employees
  4. Detect faulty connections/overloaded circuits
  5. Provide a snapshot in time of the condition of your mechanical systems, motors, bearings, etc.
  6. Preventative or predictive maintenance programs save money by reducing:a. pre-mature equipment failure
    b. emergency overtime
    c. overnight shipment of parts
    d. insurance premiums (many insurance companies give discounts for performing regular infrared inspections)
    e. loss of revenue due to downtime


Our certified thermographers quickly and non-destructively pinpoint electrical and mechanical problems that can not be seen with the naked eye, such as loose connections, faulty breakers, disconnects, overloaded circuits, imbalanced loads, weak motor windings and bearings, and much more. Detection of and imaging of thermal problems are done using modern thermography cameras. During the electrical infrared survey, our team will generally inspect the following equipment but can provide inspection and imaging on any electrical or mechanical components according to your specification.

  • Switch Gear
  • Transformers
  • Service Disconnects
  • Transfer Switches
  • Bus Runs
  • Motors / Pumps / Bearings
  • Lighting / Heating Contactors
  • Motor Control Centers
  • Breaker Panels
  • Starters
  • UPS Equipment
  • Chillers and Roof Top HVAC Equipment
  • VFDs


Martin Technical electrical infrared reports are concise and to the point, making anomaly locations easy to determine and facilitate repairs. Your report will include: A detailed easy-to-read inspection report including:

  • Complete list of equipment inspected
  • A written narrative of the survey
  • Report form for every anomaly detected during the inspection.
electrical_infrared_inspection_service_clip_image001Motor Drive Infrared Image

A report sheet accompanies each problem which includes:

  • Digital visible light photograph & color thermogram (infrared) picture
  • Severity category of problem
  • Potential cause of the problem
  • The physical location of the problem
  • Problem area temperatures
electrical_infrared_inspection_service_clip_image003Faulty Crimp Infrared Image


Request a Quote