For utilities, failure is not an option. That’s why infrared thermography has become the core of utility predictive maintenance programs around the world. Utilities depend on thermography to avoid costly failures in power generation, transmission and distribution as infrared cameras help find anomalies before trouble strikes and service is affected.
A bad connection on a transmission line shows up as a clear hot spot in the infrared image. A bad connection results in increased resistance and the current flow generates excessive temperature that can easily be detected with infrared thermography. If not attended to this connection might break, resulting in loss of power.
Protect the Environment
FLIR’s special camera GasFindIR LW is a one-of-a-kind infrared camera designed to help utilities and environmental protection agencies to find the exact location of Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) leakages. SF6 is the most potent “greenhouse gas” that exists, it is 23 900 times stronger than CO2.