Thermal imaging puts the heat on insurance premiums
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.
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