Ther­mal imag­ing puts the heat on in­sur­ance pre­mi­ums

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - THERMAL IMAGING & TESTING -

In re­cent years Ther­mal Imag­ing has be­come very pop­u­lar with prop­erty own­ers look­ing to iden­tify stress points and fu­ture prob­lems with their elec­tri­cal equip­ment, be­fore they be­come a se­ri­ous is­sue.

Ac­cord­ing to one in­sur­ance bro­ker a prop­erty owner that un­der­goes this sort of pre­ven­tive main­te­nance is likely to be looked at more favourably when it comes to as­sess­ing pre­mi­ums. “They rate it as stan­dard rather than as an ad­di­tional load­ing de­spite the age of the wiring or the high level of hot spots,” says Athenry Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Dave Har­ris. “They be­lieve that it’s in the best in­ter­ests of all own­ers to have reg­u­lar ther­mal imag­ing checks and that in fact should be com­pul­sory for ev­ery build­ing,” he said.

Ther­mal Imag­ing is a ser­vice pro­vided by Athenry Elec­tri­cal which is non in­tru­sive and al­lows cus­tomers to test their equip­ment un­der stress to en­sure it is work­ing within its lim­its. Most com­pa­nies sign up to a yearly main­te­nance pro­gramme but in some cases where the plant is hard work­ing or the prod­uct is of a highly com­bustible na­ture, this can be of­ten as lit tle as three or six months.

The Ther­mal Imag­ing cam­era it­self is very sen­si­tive so it is im­por­tant to Athenry Elec­tri­cal that the cam­era it­self is cal­i­brated an­nu­ally along with the elec­tri­cian re­spon­si­ble or car­ry­ing out the anal­y­sis has achieved Level 1 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in the in­tri­cate work­ings of this valu­able piece of equip­ment. The cal­i­bra­tion and train­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion will also pro­vide va­lid­ity for the in­sur­ance com­pany.

The cam­era is very ac­cu­rate and the in­for­ma­tion pro­vided not only records pos­si­ble ter­mi­nal is­sues with easy to fol­low colour graph­ics but can also de­liver com­par­a­tive data on which to base fu­ture main­te­nance in­spec­tions.

Athenry Elec­tri­cal pro­vides spe­cialised elec­tri­cal de­sign and ser­vices for the man­u­fac­tur­ing, pro­duc­tion and en­ergy in­dus­tries.

FOR FUR­THER IN­FOR­MA­TION ABOUT ATHENRY ELEC­TRI­CAL OR TO BOOK YOUR THER­MAL IMAG­ING CHECK UP CALL 09 273 7325.

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