How Infrared Thermography Can Save You Money on Electrical Maintenance

Aug 9, 2021 | Commercial Electrical, Industrial Electrical

Modern commercial and industrial electrical systems are highly complex. Identifying and correcting potential issues (especially before they cause outages and other hazards) can be a challenge for even the most experienced electrical contractors. However, modern technological innovations, such as high-resolution infrared thermography, can be used to proactively manage your system’s maintenance requirements, identifying and correcting problems before they damage other components.

Since 1993, MCL Power has proudly provided complete electrical service and maintenance for commercial and industrial clients of all sizes and scopes. Today, we use cutting-edge technologies, including state-of-the-art infrared thermography, to help keep our customers get the most out of their electrical systems. Read on to learn more about how infrared thermography can save your organization money on maintenance and repairs, as well as MCL Power’s complete range of electrical service and maintenance offerings.

What is Infrared Thermography?

Infrared thermography (IRT) uses thermal imaging to detect heat coming off of objects. One of the best-known applications for IRT is military night vision goggles, although the technology has a wide range of uses, including the maintenance of electrical systems.

MCL Power uses high-resolution IRT imaging to seek out “hot spots” in your electrical systems caused by loose/deteriorated connections, overloads, open circuits, defective equipment, and more. Heat and electricity are a dangerous combination; often, excessive heat is a sign of increased electrical resistance and potentially faulty components. Infrared thermography is one of the easiest and most accurate ways to identify potential problem spots in your electrical system before failures that may lead to outages, fires, and other potential safety hazards.

How IRT Saves Organizations Money

Infrared thermography is a highly effective electrical maintenance tool because of its speed, cost-effectiveness, and ability to detect problems before they cause downtime and safety concerns.

IRT testing is one of the fastest, most effective methods of detecting potential faults in an electrical system. It can be performed with little to no operational downtime or service interruption, meaning organizations don’t have to sacrifice productivity to attain peace of mind about their electrical systems. Because IRT is able to detect potential issues well before catastrophic failure, it can save operations thousands on emergency repairs and unexpected downtime while virtually eliminating safety risks for your building’s occupants.

Complete Electrical Maintenance with MCL Power

In addition to industry-leading IRT imaging, MCL Power offers a complete range of electrical service and maintenance offerings for commercial and industrial customers. With over thirty years of experience working on some of the most challenging electrical projects in Western Canada, our team has the expertise to provide proactive, value-adding maintenance services to operations of all sizes and scopes.

Our comprehensive capabilities include:

  • 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Complete Electrical System Management & Planning
  • Lighting Maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Electrical Maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Switchgear Preventative Maintenance
  • Electrical Testing
  • Emergency Standby Power Systems
  • Tenant Fit-Up/Renovation
  • And More!

Our comprehensive service capabilities allow us to support every aspect of our client’s electrical system, providing efficient one-stop-shop service that saves organizations time and money in the short and long term.

Looking for an Electrical Maintenance Partner?

Contact us today to learn more about MCL Power’s complete electrical service solutions.