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Thermal or Infrared (IR) Electrical System Scan

A Great Addition to Your Preventative Maintenance Program

Service Overview

Uncover electrical system component issues, prevent worker downtime, and reduce employee injuries. Infrared (IR) electrical scans quickly find problem areas in your electrical systems and help solve these common issues.

After a thermal scan has been completed, you will receive a report similar to our Sample Report.

What is an IR Electrical Scan?

An IR electrical scan is an inspection that will identify hot spots in your electrical system.


An Example of an Electrical System Scan

Infrared Scan Before
Infrared Scan After

In these side-by-side views of an electrical panel, the infrared scan on the right highlights specific breakers that are much hotter than others. In this case you should replace the breakers that are generating excess heat.

Why Are Infrared Scans Needed for Your Electrical Systems?

IR electrical scans are needed because electrical system components put out excess heat caused by increased resistance whenever something is not working properly.

Infrared electrical testing services will help determine if there are wiring errors, overloaded systems, loose connections, damaged switchgears, or components that are likely to fail.

By pinpointing these issues via electrical thermal imaging, you can prevent damage to equipment and any hazards that could cause harm to workers.

Scanning electrical components with thermal imaging cameras can also prevent productivity losses by identifying components that need to be replaced before they break down and cause a shutdown.

An electrical thermal scan is a great supplement to an arc flash study.


Frequently Asked Questions


NFPA 70B recommends annual thermal scans.

No, but we can recommend a qualified electrical contractor.

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