Industrial Thermography has become a vital tool for building and industrial inspections around the globe. Here at Center Grove Real Estate Inspections, we have the capabilities to conduct electrical and mechanical inspections in buildings using Industrial Thermography techniques. We carry professional equipment and experience for all your needs. Managing member and principal inspector, Jim Schwarz, has over 25 years of experience in dairy food manufacturing facilities in quality assurance and production management roles. Since 2006, our business name says it all. We can address any inspection process of your facility. We have the experience, certification and training to go into an industrial building for electrical and mechanical analysis. Jim carries current levels of Level 1 thermography certification. Continuing education updates are required.
With infrared thermal imaging and thermography, we are able to detect problems before they become major issues in an industrial building. We can detect heat and moisture using infrared thermal imaging. For regular inspections, these check-ups have to be conducted for safety and energy savings.
Industrial Thermography Certification
It takes experience, education and training to be enable effective and informative industrial thermography inspections. Infrared industry leader FLIR, provides levels of training to fulfill the requirement across the globe. The three levels of certifications include field application (Training Level 1), teaching (Training Level 2), and research (Training Level 3). Some companies have their own certification requirements to perform these inspections. Others rely on the infrared industry to provide the necessary certification and training. Either way, the training comes from the same field of information, then applying it to a specific industry.
Maintenance for panels, switches, relays, transformers, cables, power grids, and much more can be inspected and examined using infrared thermal imaging. A change in temperature that can’t be seen by the human eye will be detected using a professional infrared thermal camera allowing operators to pinpoint conditions.
- Loose Connections
- Poor Contacts
- Capacitor Breakdowns
- Unbalanced Loads
Maintenance for internal combustion engines, pumps, compressors, fans, blowers, bearings, and more can be inspected using industrial thermography. Temperature changes in mechanical equipment can cause problems and in using infrared thermal imaging, we’re able to detect these changes.
- Air Leaks
- Clogged Condenser Tubes
- Overheated Bearings
- Increased Discharge Temperatures
- Excessive Oil Temperatures
- Broken/Defective Valves/Steam traps
- Pump wear/damage