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Infrared IR/Ultrasonic Testing

Infrared IR/Ultrasonic Testing

At Lemberg, we’re committed to ensuring the integrity of your electrical systems and identifying problems before they create costly downtime or worse, a catastrophic incident.

Our electricians are certified to perform non-invasive, electrical preventive and predictive maintenance using state-of-the-art infrared and ultrasonic testing for all areas of your business including:

  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Motors and bearings
  • Power systems
  • Indoor switch gear
  • Transformers
  • Electrical panels and circuit breakers

Infrared Electrical Thermography and Ultrasonic Testing Uncover Inefficiencies and Hazards

Infrared Electrical Thermography (IR) scanning technology detects heat generated by failing electrical equipment and poor craftsmanship. Ultrasonic testing uses sound waves to detect cracks and defects in parts and materials. These can be used as predictive and diagnostic tools to uncover inefficiencies and dangerous hazards in your electrical systems and mechanical equipment such as

  • Poor or loose electrical connections
  • Defective electrical equipment and components
  • Overloaded conductors/circuits
  • Defective motor equipment
  • Imbalanced loads

IR and Ultrasonic Inspection Benefits

IR and Ultrasonic scanning of your systems and components can be part of a regular and ongoing preventive and predictive maintenance program. Benefits include:

  • Ensuring critical power system reliability
  • Reducing repair costs
  • Increasing the life of your electrical systems and components
  • Reducing environmental impact
  • Reducing unplanned downtime
  • Improving insurability
  • Improving system performance
  • Preventing catastrophic incidents
  • Correcting poor craftsmanship

What To Expect with Infrared Testing

Infrared (IR) and Ultrasonic testing of your equipment can provide valuable details about your equipment that can inform scheduled maintenance and replacement programs. Here is what you can expect from a professional scanning appointment.

Timing: Testing is done during open hours, with machinery operating at full capacity. This allows the scanner to evaluate equipment performance.

Safety: Our electricians will be wearing full arc flash safety suiting and protective gear. They will work with you to secure the area to protect your employees.

Service Panels: Service panel covers will be removed to expose electrical components and replaced when the scan is completed.

Scanning/Imagery: The scan will detect hot spots or defects. Our electricians will take both infrared and regular images of the equipment/components. The infrared images show the defective equipment and the level of urgency. The regular images allow technicians to understand the actual repairs needed. The images are evaluated by our team.

Reporting: Once the team has evaluated the scan, you will receive a full report along with recommendations to maximize your equipment life, lower your energy consumption, and avoid unplanned downtime.

  • General repairs
  • Replacing equipment with more energy efficient models
  • Preventive maintenance such as cleaning and tightening of connections
  • Regular maintenance schedule such as a quarterly maintenance visit to tighten connections, observe for wear and tear, schedule mechanical equipment replacements.

A quality electrical preventive maintenance program and corrective action will safeguard your business no matter what your budget.

To learn more about IR and Ultrasonic Scanning or other risk mitigation and efficiency services, please contact our Service and Energy Technology teams at (262) 781-1500 or request a quote today.