Cameras that Thermo-View utilizes for their inspections are manufactured from the world renowned company, FLIR. Thermo-View owns 2 different cameras. Models EX320 and T400. Both cameras provide the same pixel resolution 320x240. The T400 camera also has a built in digital camera which reduces the inspection times and allows us to take and record simultaneously an infrared image and digital image of the same view. Both of these images are part of the final report for analysis. The camera temperature range is from -20 dgC to +1200 dgC which covers an extremely wide range of equipment being viewed for analysis. Our EX320 camera has a 45dg wide angle lens. This feature enables us to take a full structural wall and transfer it on a single image.
The T400 camera has an 8x zoom which permits the technician to view an object from a safe distance when dealing with electrical components. The camera has the capability of video recording in MPEG-4 and also takes images in “fusion” mode which is part digital part infrared and then the recorded image can be transferred immediately to a USB stick.
This information is just a quick glimpse of the capacity these cameras have and enables us as technician to provide you with the best results and reports which surpasses most competitors.
Report exemple of FLIR T-400
Thermo-view has added a new state of the art instrument to their PdM arsenal. We now have the latest in airborne ultrasound detecting equipment, the Ultraprobe 3000 digital detector.
The reason for us adding this to our resource is to provide our customers another means for being proactive rather than reactive to system anomalies and be able to put in place corrective measure to stop wasting energy. Infra-red scanning is an excellent means to provide early detection of heat signatures found in mechanical and electrical systems and their components but the Ultraprobe 3000 is a instrument which captures and records sound that is generated above the human ear’s capability of hearing well before overheating may occur. In some cases there is a problem which needs to be corrected but this anomaly does not generate a het signature, for instance, compressed air leaks or early bearing degrading caused by overgreasing.How does it all work?
Airborne ultrasound instruments receive and pick up high frequency emissions produced by operating equipment, electrical emissions and pressurized leaks. These frequencies typically range from 20Khz to 100Khz which are beyond the range of the human ear. Average human ear can hear sound frequencies up to the 16Khz range. The sound that the Ultraprobe listens for is from 40 kHz and up. This is the range where it all happens. The instruments electronically translate ultrasound frequencies through a process called heterodyning down to audible range where they are heard through headphones and the intensity observed on a display unit usually as db levels.Applications
A major advantage to ultrasound leak inspection is that as a high frequency, short wave signal, ultrasound emissions tend to be localized around the leak site. By scanning an area with an ultrasound instrument, a user will follow the hissing sound of the leak to the loudest point. Once identified, the leak amplitude can be noted and used in UE Systems' compressed gas reporting tool for reporting, cost analysis and environmental impact.
Thermo-View Inc. can assist in your power monitoring requirements. As preventive maintenance (pdm) provider, Thermo-View has made the acquisition of a “ Power Logger”. This recorder gives us the ability to analyze the condition of electrical circuits where we can visually and record swells & dips in voltages as events, min/max values of power and record in these in Kwatts or KVA, frequency anomalies or harmonic distortions (up to the 40th harmonic) The logger can be pre-programmed to record various events within required parameters to match your needs.
The logger’s software enables us to download the recorded data which then can be analyzed. This enables us to help you, make proper decisions about solutions to problems or provide the changes to circuits that are of concern.
Like adding additional loads to a circuit which you taught was fully loaded. You may have a panel with all breaker spaces used up and your client requires more circuits. Your concern is, do I have to augment the feeder size to this panel in order to provide these extra circuits? This is very costly. Quite often the source of supply is quite a distance away which adds to the costs. By recording your panels’ loads over a period of time you will make an informed decision and this may well save a great amount of money.
Our power logger is made by “Fluke” instruments model no. 1735. This piece of equipment is rated Cat. III at 600 volts. It will operate at circuits of up to 600 volts either as single phase or three phase, wye or delta configuration. The current probes enable’s the recorder to gather values in a circuit up to 3000amps. These probes are of flexible construction and adapt very well around large cables or equipment buss bars.
Reports can be generated in a variety of formats, either print, on disk or e-mailed so they can be analyzed
Click here to view an example of Fluke 1735 report