Power Quality Audits & Thermography

Owing to the phenomenal use of microprocessors & power electronics, power quality has become a frequently encountered problem in most industrial networks & modern offices. The large scale & unmonitored use of these devices has literally polluted the complete electronic network with harmonics. This has generated a need for reliable power quality audits.

Using Thermography Technique

Power quality audit using Thermography technique comes up as an effective solution in this regard. The technique can be applied to audit problems related to power conditioners to surge suppressors to every imaginable power quality problem. The reason for infrared thermography to be such an effective tool for power quality audits is that, it is a reliable, non-contact tool that can scan & visualize temperature disturbances in electrical networks. Moreover, the results of audit can be seen in the form of IR images that helps in easy documentation for the best possible solutions.

The prime objective of power quality audit is determining the source of problem & devising a solution. In order to accurately pinpoint the source of problem, a thorough scanning of the complete system is required. Thermal imaging cameras help in accurate & quick scanning of the power system to precisely determine the source of power quality problem. Not only this, they are also helpful in monitoring utility disturbances & wiring systems.


Correct identification of the power problem is a prerequisite for any power quality audit & thermography technique helps in this assessment. Thus, although an expensive technique, thermography is by far the best tool for identifying power quality issues & recommending solutions.
Advantages of Thermography
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benefits
  • Reduction of production losses due to unplanned
  • Reduced maintenance and repair costs
  • Increased equipment life
  • Increased Mean-Time-Between-Failures (MTBF)
  • Increased productivity and profitability
  • Reduced insurance premiums
Applications
  • Condition monitoring
  • Medical imaging
  • Research
  • Process control
  • Non destructive testing