Application Spotlight: Insulator Inspections and Diagnostics in Substations

Inspect and Diagnose Failure at Long Ranges

When an insulator fails, it may cause a widespread outage. There’s a good chance it will affect multiple components in the transmission system – creating a larger, more unmanageable problem. It isn’t always easy to inspect for potential failures as insulators are often located up high and out of reach.

Regular temperature monitoring using a combination of thermal  imaging cameras can help you both inspect and diagnose impending failures before they occur. Using a thermal camera, you can easily scan for temperature differences and hot spots to locate the problem area and diagnose the issue. You’ll establish a safer work environment, increase product efficiency across the system, and improve customer satisfaction by ensuring no loss of electricity. 

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