Thermal Imaging for Manufacturing Industries

Predictive maintenance and RCM programs at manufacturing facilities regularly use thermal imaging cameras for inspecting a countless number of mechanical and electrical components.

An infrared image that integrates accurate temperature data provides maintenance experts with crucial information about the condition of all kinds of equipment. As a non-contact measurement tool that also makes invisible heat issues visible, thermal cameras let technicians inspect production equipment more safely even at peak operation. Along with troubleshooting, thermal imagers can also help optimize the production process itself as well as monitor quality control.

Mechanical Equipment

Steam Leaking from a Pipe

Thermal Fusion image of steam leaking from a pipe due to insufficient insulation.

Some examples of mechanical equipment where thermography is used:

  • Pumps: Overheated connections, fuse problems, overloaded electrical cables, etc.
  • Process valves: Open, closed, leakage
  • Storage tanks: Sludge levels
  • Pipelines: Check if and where there are anomalies, for example locate build-up of scale, etc.
  • Motors: Overheating bearings, misalignment, overheated windings
  • Conveyor belts: Overheated bearings
  • Furnace inspections: With a special camera designed to “see through flames” for high temperature industrial furnace applications, ideal for monitoring all types of furnaces, heaters and boilers

Electrical Equipment

Some examples of electrical equipment where thermography is used:

  • Primary power source: Outdoor high voltage switchyard
  • Switchgear
  • Transformers
  • Low voltage installations: Breaker panels, faulty electrical outlets/wall sockets
  • Fuse panels
  • Motor control centers (MCC)
  • Electrical cabinets

To get even more out of your camera investment, you can use your infrared camera to audit energy efficiency of your plant environment, including roofing, heating and cooling systems, and building structures.

Choose the thermal imaging product that is right for you:

FLIR C-Series Thermal Camera | FLIR Systems

NEW FLIR C-Series

Professional Thermal Imaging in Your Pocket

FLIR C-Series is the world's first full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera designed for building applications. Use it to point out energy waste, structural defects, plumbing clogs, HVAC issues, and other problems.

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FLIR TG165 Spot Thermal Camera

The FLIR TG165 gives you the advantage of thermal imaging to discover temperature issues you can’t see with a typical IR thermometer.

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FLIR Ex-Series Thermal Cameras | FLIR Systems

FLIR Ex-Series

With Thermal, Visible & MSX® Imaging

Easier than a smartphone, only FLIR’s E4 thru E8 line offers such an unprecedented choice to new thermographers and seasoned pros alike, starting at !

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NEW FLIR Exx-Series Thermal Cameras | FLIR Systems

New FLIR Exx-Series

Advanced Thermal Imaging Cameras

FLIR redesigned the Exx-Series from the handle up to deliver the best performance, resolution, and sensitivity of any pistol-grip handheld thermal camera.

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FLIR T-Series Thermal Cameras | FLIR Systems

FLIR T-Series

Professional Thermal Imaging Cameras

T-Series cameras offer superior sensitivity, high resolutions, and the image clarity of UltraMax® and MSX®, so you can find leaks and building faults quickly and easily. With ergonomic designs and customizations to fit your needs, T-Series cameras are the ultimate tools to streamline your workday.

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FLIR Test and Measurement Instruments | FLIR Systems

FLIR Test & Measurement Instruments

Leveraging our 50 year history as the world's largest supplier of thermal imaging technology to military, government, and commercial customers, FLIR introduces a new line of test & measurement instruments built upon our commitment to innovation, quality, and reliability.

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FLIR IR Windows

Eliminate the need for opening electrical enclosures and protect yourself from the threat of arc flash injuries with new FLIR IR Windows.

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