Infrared Testing

Don't let this happen to you...

Nearly everything that uses or transmits power gets hot before it fails. Cost effective power management is critical to maintaining the reliability of your electrical and mechanical systems. And today, no one would argue that infrared thermography is the most effective proven predictive maintenance (PM) technology available to quickly, accurately and safely locate problems prior to failure.


Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera to "see" and "measure" thermal energy emitted from an object. With infrared, everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Even very cold objects, emit infrared. The higher the object's temperature, the greater the IR radiation emitted. Infrared allows us to see what our eyes cannot.

Infrared Camera

An infrared camera is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image. Heat sensed by an infrared camera can be very precisely quantified, or measured, allowing you to not only monitor thermal performance, but also identify and evaluate the relative severity of heat-related problems. Infrared thermography is the only diagnostic technology that lets you instantly visualize and verify thermal performance and provide precise non-contact temperature measurement capabilities.

Below example shows the overheated sections that cannot be detected through the naked eye and how the use of the infrared cameras can help discover that critical place before the disaster happens.

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Infrared thermography is an extremely cost-effective, valuable diagnostic tool in many diverse applications. As industry strives to improve manufacturing efficiencies, manage energy, improve product quality, and enhance worker safety, new applications for infrared thermography continually emerge.

Infrared Testing Services

Colvin Infrared specializes in testing the following areas:

  • MMCs
  • Lines
  • SUBs
  • Bearings
  • Steamlines
  • Compressors
  • Hyd Systems
  • Insulation
  • Switchgear

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