Electrical Infrared Scanning

Westcan Power Services offers Electrical Infrared Scanning in Calgary and Surrounding area. We have properly trained by ITC Infrared Training Center Level 2 Our Technicians are also Electricians with over 30 Years of service to properly diagnose issues in your electrical system.

Electrical infrared inspections find hot spots caused by defects in connections and components. Increased resistance and heat are the primary reasons most electrical components fail. Thermal imaging cameras detect this heat. Infrared scanning is utilized to inspect electrical equipment because excess heat is usually the first sign of trouble. Loose connections, imbalanced and/or overloaded circuits, defective breakers, damaged switches, faulty fuses or mis matched fuses, and material defects lead to equipment failure, and these are detectable by thermal imaging inspections.

Electrical infrared inspections are usually conducted on an annual basis as part of a regular preventive maintenance program. Testing is non invasive and does not impact the day-to-day operations as it is preferable to have maximum loading of the building this is typically done during the summer months with cooling load running. The infrared electrical testing allows for inspection of a large amount of electrical equipment in a short time as opposed to the alternative method of physically inspecting and tightening electrical components. The electrical infrared inspection locates faulty electrical items not generally found during a physical inspection.

Electrical infrared inspections locate problems before they lead to an unscheduled outage, equipment damage or a fire. Today’s facilities managers are avoiding costly expenses every year with infrared electrical surveys. An infrared inspection or survey can substantially improve profitability and reduce unplanned outages, testing and maintenance costs by offering the following benefits:

  • Quickly pinpoints electrical systems problems
  • Reduces downtime and electrical equipment damage
  • Prevents catastrophic and costly system failures
  • Allows engineers and facility managers to establish repair priorities
  • Drastically improves preventive maintenance efficiency
  • Can be tested under load to avoid costly system shutdowns

And because infrared thermography testing is non-contact and non-destructive testing (NDT), there is no need to interrupt system production. Our experienced Electrical Service Techs are fully trained Level II Thermographers and can inspect your electrical equipment under normal loads and operating conditions. By performing an infrared inspection of your electrical system in real time, our electrical infrared inspections can help you understand the practical impacts of emerging or existing electrical issues.