Introducing Infrared Temperature Measurement

Infrared temperature measurement is usually carried out as a part of predictive maintenance program in a chemical plant. It is done to detect and measure abnormal temperature or hotspot of electromechanical equipment before troubles happen.

thermographic-inspectionsThe thermal image resulted from infrared temperature measurement represents thermal property of the equipment. By knowing that condition, preventive maintenance will be more effective, efficient and downtime of the plant can be reduced significantly.

In safety standpoint, infrared temperature measurement helps providing important information about problems at electrical components. Electrical component or equipment failure due to overheating for example could cause fire accident that harms employees’ safety.

Infrared temperature measurement will detect hotspot early, and fire hazard potential can be eliminated immediately before it turns into accident.

Infrared Temperature Measurement

Infrared temperature measurement is done by using infrared thermal camera and performed by maintenance persons or third party services. It is also known as thermographic inspections or infrared surveys.

Such service is also provided by plant insurance company and the survey is done at the same time when they do loss control audit at a chemical plant site. Infrared temperature measurement result is called by thermogram.

infrared-cameraThe information included in thermogram is visual appearance of hotspot and its temperature. The measured temperature is then compared with temperature warning guidelines (control standard).

If the measured temperature is higher than temperature warning guideline, it means that the measured component is in problem. Corrective action required to overcome the problem is divided into three criteria, i.e. low, medium and urgent. Each criteria depends on temperature rise above the warning guidelines.

Note: It is better if you can provide infrared thermal camera for your own use. If you plan to buy it at this time, infrared thermal camera from InspectUSA can be considered to be bought.

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